Barrister suspended for repeating false allegations against fellow barrister
A barrister has been suspended from practising for seven months by the Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service (TBAS) following his admission of three charges of professional misconduct.
On two occasions in 2016 at two separate Crown Courts, Forz Khan (called 1988) repeated serious false allegations of rape, assault and conspiracy to murder made by a third party against a barrister (whom he did not know). Less than a month after repeating these allegations in the robing rooms at Stafford Crown Court and Birmingham Crown Court, Mr Khan contacted the partner of the barrister via social media and made reference to the allegations.
Mr Khan faced three allegations of failing to act with integrity and three allegations of behaving in a way which is likely to diminish the trust and confidence which the public places in both him and the profession.
Sara Jagger, director of professional conduct at the Bar Standards Board said:
“The tribunal’s decision that Khan’s actions amounted to serious misconduct is a clear indication that behaviour such as this is not acceptable – acting in this way lacks integrity and diminishes the trust and confidence which the public places in the profession”.
Mr Khan who according to his website, the Chambers of F.Khan ‘specialises in criminal and regulatory work’ , has lodged an appeal.
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