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Facing a Bar disciplinary tribunal? The odds are increasing that you’ll be disbarred

A third of Bar disciplinary tribunals last year led to disbarment, nearly twice the proportion of 2013, the Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service’s (BTAS) annual report has shown.

March 18th, 2015 | No Comments »

Barrister cleared of misconduct because of ombudsman’s “failure to co-operate”

The Bar Disciplinary Tribunal has told the Legal Ombudsman that “co-operation is a two-way process”, in a case involving a failure to share information with the lawyer who was the subject of a complaint.

August 19th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

BSB bids to put disciplinary appointments nightmare behind it with revamped regime

Three-quarters of the recommendations made by the 2012 Browne report into the disciplinary regime for barristers – sparked by irregularities over appointments to the disciplinary panels – have so far been implemented, according to a Bar Standards Board report.

March 14th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

LSB hits out at “jumble” of disciplinary regimes, but admits it can do little to improve them

The sanctions and appeals regimes of the frontline regulators are an inconsistent “jumble” of different powers that may protect lawyers rather than consumers, according to the Legal Services Board.

March 10th, 2014 | No Comments »