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Barrister who took BSB to judicial review hopes for “fair hearing” of forgery claims

Damian McCarthy, a barrister whose disbarment was overturned by the Court of Appeal, has said he is hoping for a “fair hearing” from a new Bar disciplinary tribunal. The Bar Standards Board said it remained of the view that he had acted dishonestly.

August 20th, 2015 | No Comments »

Bar disciplinary tribunal to rehear disbarment overturned by Court of Appeal

A long-running disciplinary case involving accusations that a barrister forged client care letters must be heard again, the Visitors to the Inns of Court have ruled. They said there was “no basis” for saying that the barrister would be deprived of a fair hearing “by reason of delay and/or any prior knowledge” of BSB witnesses.

August 17th, 2015 | No Comments »

Nobody gets what they want as BSB “subverting the rules” case heads back to Visitors

Appeal judges have decided that a disciplinary case in which they found a Bar Standards Board official responsible for “subverting the rules” on disclosure should return to the Visitors to the Inns of Court.

February 16th, 2015 | No Comments »

Court of Appeal: BSB official “blind to any sense of fairness” in disciplinary prosecution

The Court of Appeal has criticised in the strongest language the behaviour of an official at the Bar Standards Board responsible for “subverting the rules” on disclosure in a case that led to a barrister being disbarred.

January 21st, 2015 | 2 Comments »

Barrister to appeal against BSB discrimination ruling

A barrister who claims she is the victim of racial discrimination by the Bar Standards Board has said she will appeal against last week’s High Court ruling that she has an arguable case but that it was brought out of time.

December 22nd, 2014 | No Comments »

Appeal court throws out attack on Bar disciplinary tribunals over time-expired members

Anomalies in the appointment of panel members to Bar disciplinary tribunals between 2006 and 2011 did not affect the validity of their findings, the Court of Appeal decided yesterday.

December 17th, 2014 | No Comments »

Former pupillage head launches judicial review over non-judge Visitors

Ben Conlon, former head of the pupillage committee at 3 Temple Gardens, has launched a judicial review arguing that the Visitors to the Inns of Court should made up only of High Court judges.

October 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »

High Court rejects challenge to BSB disciplinary tribunals

A High Court judgment that refused three applications for judicial review of barristers’ disciplinary decisions is to be appealed, after the court found that anomalies in tribunal panel member appointments did not affect the validity of the findings.

October 17th, 2013 | 1 Comment »

Barristers appeal disciplinary findings in wake of Bar tribunal failures

Three barristers have so far said they will appeal against disciplinary decisions affected by the failure of the Council of the Inns of Court to administer the Bar’s tribunal system properly, with the Bar Standards Board not resisting two of them, it has emerged.

February 12th, 2013 | No Comments »

Revealed: new “bias” concern ramps up Bar disciplinary controversy

The controversy brewing over faulty appointments to Bar disciplinary panels – and the impact this could have on the decisions they took over recent years – has taken a new turn, Legal Futures can reveal.

June 18th, 2012 | 1 Comment »