Timothy King

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Sir Timothy Roger Alan King (born 5 April 1949), styled The Hon. Mr Justice King, is a retired judge of the High Court of England and Wales assigned to the Queen's Bench Division. [1]


Career as counsel

King was educated at the Liverpool Institute and Lincoln College, Oxford, where he achieved the degrees of MA and BCL. [2] He was called to the Bar in 1973 by Lincoln's Inn and practised on the Northern Circuit, [2] taking silk in 1991. [3]

Notable cases as counsel

Career as judge

King was appointed to the High Court bench on 29 January 2007, [1] and awarded a knighthood on 28 June the same year. [8]

In March 2013 he was formally reprimanded by the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge, and Lord Chancellor, Chris Grayling MP, following a complaint. The Office for Judicial Complaints (OJC) gave little details about the complaint it received about Queen's Bench Division judge Mr Justice King other than to say that it regarded a late handing down of a judgment. On 3 August 2016 the Judicial Conducts Investigation Office issued the following statement "The Right Honourable Mr Justice Timothy King has been subject to an investigation into his conduct in respect of a delay in producing a judgment. The Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice found that the delay was unacceptable and concluded that Mr Justice King’s behaviour in respect of this matter fell below the standards expected of a member of the Judiciary. Mr Justice King has been issued with a reprimand".

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  2. 1 2 Knighthood conferred upon Timothy King
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  5. "PD, R (on the application of) v West Midlands and North West Mental Health Review Tribunal [2004] EWCA Civ 311 (17 March 2004)". bailii.org. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
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  8. London Gazette