Mr Ehi Andrew Ukiwa

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Barrister Status:
Self Employed
Called:
Oct 2010
Inn:
Middle Temple
Hearing type:
Disciplinary Tribunal (5 Person)
Decision date
09/10/2020
Breach details:
Professional misconduct contrary to paragraph 301(a)(i), 301(a)(ii) and 301(a)(iii) and pursuant to paragraph 901.7 of the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales (8th edition), Core Duty 9 and Rule rC65.7 of the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales (9th Edition).
Offence details:

Ehi Ukiwa, a barrister, engaged in conduct which was dishonest or otherwise discreditable to a barrister, in that, on a date between March 2013 and November 2013, Mr Ukiwa deliberately and in an attempt to deceive the court and Mrs R, wrongly stated that Mrs R’s address was at [an address unknown to Mrs R and which was not her address], knowing that Mrs R had no connection with that address, and that someone else at that address would complete and return the acknowledgement of service with the intention of obtaining a divorce fraudulently.

Ehi Ukiwa a barrister, behaved in a manner prejudicial to the administration of justice, in that, on a date between March 2013 and November 2013, deliberately and in an attempt to deceive the court and Mrs R wrongly stated that Mrs R’s address was at [an address unknown to Mrs R and which was not her address], knowing that Mrs R had no connection with that address, and that someone else at that address would complete and return the acknowledgement of service with the intention of obtaining a divorce fraudulently.

Ehi Ukiwa, a barrister, behaved in a manner likely to diminish public confidence in the legal profession or the administration of justice or otherwise bring the legal profession into disrepute in that, on a date between March 2013 and November 2013, Mr Ukiwa deliberately and in an attempt to deceive the court and Mrs R wrongly stated that Mrs R’s address was at [an address unknown to Mrs R and which was not her address], knowing that Mrs R had no connection with that address, and that someone else at that address would complete and return the acknowledgement of service with the intention of obtaining a divorce fraudulently.

Ehi Ukiwa, a BSB regulated person, failed to report promptly to the Bar Standards Board that he had committed serious misconduct, in that, on 15 December 2016, HHJ Karp found that Mr Ukiwa had deliberately and in an attempt to deceive the court and Mrs R wrongly stated that Mrs R’s address was at [an address unknown to Mrs R and which was not her address], knowing that Mrs R had no connection with that address, and that someone else at that address would complete and return the acknowledgement of service with the intention of obtaining a divorce fraudulently. Mr Ukiwa failed to report to the BSB that finding of serious misconduct promptly or at all.

Sanction:
Disbarred – Sentence still to come into effect
Status:
Appeal Pending