26 April 2018

Unregistered barrister Khalil Hosenbux suspended for providing immigration services when suspended from doing so

27 July 2016

An independent disciplinary tribunal has ordered Mr Khalil Hosenbux to be suspended from practising as a barrister for three months.

His suspension from practising in any way as a barrister follows his suspension in 2013 as a Regulated Immigration Advisor by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC).

Mr Hosenbux was suspended by OISC for charges of professional misconduct. However, he continued to provide immigration advice or immigration services when he was not authorised to do so during the period of his suspension. It was this act that the independent Bar disciplinary tribunal found was likely to diminish the trust and confidence placed on him by the public as a barrister and that led them to order his three-month suspension from practising as a barrister.  He was also fined £250 for the same offence and an additional £500 for two related charges.

As an unregistered barrister, it means that Mr Hosenbux cannot be issued with a practising certificate for practising as a barrister for the three month duration of the suspension.

During the course of the tribunal, Mr Hosenbux undertook not to undertake any immigration work in the future. This undertaking was accepted by the tribunal panel.

BSB Director of Professional Conduct Sara Jagger said: "Where a barrister is also regulated by another professional body, it is important that they abide by the rules of practice imposed by that body. Not doing so undermines public confidence in the legal profession and, it is right, therefore, that the Tribunal decided to suspend Mr Hosenbux for this matter. "

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Notes to editors

About Khalil Hosenbux

Mr Hosenbux was Called to the Bar by Middle Temple in July 2005.

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, which is responsible for bringing charges of professional misconduct against barristers. These charges are then adjudicated on by BTAS' tribunal panels.

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