Mr Thomas David Davidson

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Barrister Status:
Self Employed
Jul 1973
Middle Temple
Hearing type:
Disciplinary Tribunal (3 person)
Decision date
Breach details:
Professional misconduct contrary to Core Duty 5 of the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales.
Offence details:

Thomas Davidson, a practising barrister, behaved in a way which was likely to diminish the trust and confidence which the public places in him or in the profession, in that, on 7 February 2022 at Salisbury Magistrates Court, following the conclusion of a trial during which he had represented a defendant before a Bench consisting of three Lay Magistrates, and after the Chairperson raised with him the issue of his having used a German accent during the proceedings and telling him that this conduct had been inappropriate, Mr Davidson looked at the Bench and said “Jawohl” at the same time as raising a hand in a Nazi salute, which conduct was seriously offensive and discreditable.

Reprimanded and fined in the sum of £250 (sentence effective from 19 December 2023).