23 September 2019

Lying to the Court

Complainant J complained about Barrister K who represented the Respondent in litigation brought by the complainant.  J claimed that the Respondent's case was untruthful and that by presenting the case to court, K was also lying to the court. The complaint was dismissed wthout further investigation because there was no evidence that K was presenting a case which he knew to be untrue.  Further, it is not a breach of the BSB Handbook for a barrister to put forward their client's case; it is the role of the court to adjudicate on a case and the BSB is not an alternative to the courts.