Mr Matthew John Boyden

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Barrister Status:
Suspended
Called:
Jul 2007
Inn:
Middle Temple
Hearing type:
Disciplinary Tribunal (5 Person)
Decision date
21/01/2021
Breach details:
Professional misconduct contrary to Core Duty 9, rC64.1 and rC64.2 of the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales (9th Edition), Bar Standards Board’s Handbook (Version 2.1, 3.5 and 4.3).
Offence details:

Matthew John Boyden, a barrister, failed to co-operate with his regulator and failed to comply in due time with an administrative sanction, a fine imposed on him by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) on 13 January 2016 under case reference PC 2015/0476. The letter of 13 January 2016 required him to pay a fine of £400 by 11 February 2016, extended to 17 July 2017 by letters and emails from the BSB dated 12 February 2016, 1 March 2016, 10 March 2016 and 3 July 2017. Matthew Boyden failed to pay the fine by 17 July 2017 or at all.

Matthew John Boyden, a barrister, failed to co-operate with his regulator in that he failed to respond to BSB correspondence dated 12 February 2016, 1 March 2016, 10 March 2016, 31 May 2016, 3 July 2017, 18 July 2017 and 1 August 2017 relating to the imposition and compliance with an administrative sanction.

Matthew John Boyden, a barrister, failed to co-operate with his regulator and failed to comply in due time with a financial penalty imposed on him by the Disciplinary Tribunal (BSB case reference 2017/0248/D5) of the Bar Tribunals Adjudication Service (BTAS) on 22 March 2019, and confirmed by the Disciplinary Tribunal on 4 April 2019 as being due within 14 days of the time for appealing the decision.

Matthew John Boyden, a barrister, failed to co-operate with his regulator and failed to promptly provide information to the Bar Standards Board (BSB) that it required from him, in that he failed to respond to BSB correspondence under BSB case reference 2017/0248/D5 dated 1, 16 and 24 May 2019.

Matthew John Boyden, a barrister, failed to co-operate with his regulator and failed to promptly provide information to the BSB that it required from him, in that he failed to respond to BSB correspondence under case reference PC 2019/0391 dated 28 November 2019, 4 and 24 March 2020 and 17 April 2020.

Sanction:
Suspended – Practising certificate not to be renewed for for 3 years (Sentence came into effect 21 January 2021)
Costs:
£1,770.00
Status:
Final