26 Jan 2021

Barrister Craig Charles Tipper was ordered to be suspended from practice for three months by an independent disciplinary tribunal which concluded on 22 January 2021 following charges of professional misconduct brought by the Bar Standards Board (BSB).

The tribunal's decision comes after Mr Tipper touched two individuals sexually without their consent.

The tribunal found that Mr Tipper had behaved in a way which was likely to diminish the trust and confidence which the public places in him or in the profession.

Commenting on the order, a BSB spokesperson said: “This conduct is entirely unacceptable and our decision to bring charges of professional misconduct against Mr Tipper demonstrates our commitment to taking action against such behaviour by members of the Bar”.

The tribunal’s decision is open to appeal.

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Notes to editors

About Craig Charles Tipper

Craig Charles Tipper was called to the Bar of England and Wales by Middle Temple in July 2018.

About disciplinary tribunals

The appointment, operation, and decisions (including sentencing) of disciplinary tribunal panels are performed by the Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service (BTAS). BTAS is run independently of the Bar Standards Board, the barristers' regulator. The BSB is responsible for bringing charges of professional misconduct against barristers, which BTAS tribunal panels then adjudicate. The sanctions imposed are a matter for the tribunal having regard to BTAS Sanctions Guidance which is endorsed by the Council of the Inns of Court.

About the Bar Standards Board

Our mission is to regulate barristers and specialised legal services businesses in England and Wales in the public interest. For more information about what we do visit: http://bit.ly/1gwui8t

Contact: For all media enquiries call: 0207 611 4691 or email press@barstandardsboard.org.uk

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