Mr Peter Masniuk

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Barrister Status:
Unregistered
Called:
Jul 1983
Inn:
Inner Temple
Hearing type:
Disciplinary Tribunal (3 person)
Decision date
20/01/2021
Breach details:
Professional misconduct contrary to Core Duty 10, rS6 and rS8 of the BSB Handbook (Versions 4.0, 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3)
Offence details:

Peter Masniuk practised as a barrister when not authorised to do so from 1 May 2019 until 26 November 2019 inclusive and therefore failed to take reasonable steps to manage his practice competently and in such a way as to achieve compliance with his legal and regulatory obligations in that he carried on a reserved legal activity by exercising a right of audience (at Leicester Combined Court on 7 November 2019 in a private law children matter; and at Birmingham Family Court on 26 November 2019 in a private law children matter) when he was not entitled to do so by reason of the fact that he did not have a practising certificate and was not authorised by the Bar Standards Board to carry on any reserved legal activity and was not otherwise authorised to do so pursuant to the Legal Services Act 2007.

Peter Masniuk practised as a barrister when not authorised to do so from 1 May 2019 until 26 November 2019 inclusive and therefore failed to take reasonable steps to manage his practice competently and in such a way as to achieve compliance with his legal and regulatory obligations in that he practised as a barrister when he was not entitled to do so by reason of the fact that he did not have a practising certificate.

Sanction:
Suspended from practice for 4 months (Sentence came into effect 11 February 2021)
Costs:
£1,200.00
Status:
Final