Mr Robert John Gilbert

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Barrister Status:
Self Employed
Called:
Apr 1986
Inn:
Middle Temple
Hearing type:
Determination By Consent
Decision date
05/05/2021
Breach details:
Professional misconduct contrary to rule rC8, rC65, rC65.2 and Core Duty 5 of the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales (9th Edition).
Offence details:

Robert Gilbert, a self-employed barrister, failed to report promptly to the Bar Standards Board that he was made bankrupt, in breach of rC65.6, in that having been made bankrupt on 26 February 2018, he failed to report the bankruptcy to the Bar Standards Board until 7 November 2019.
Robert Gilbert, a self-employed barrister, in failing to report promptly the bankruptcy as set out in charge 1 above, behaved in a way which was likely to diminish the trust and confidence which the public places in him and in the profession.

Robert Gilbert, a self-employed barrister, in failing to report promptly the bankruptcy as set out in charge 1 above, behaved in a way which could reasonably be seen by the public to undermine his integrity.

Robert Gilbert, a self-employed barrister, behaved in a way which is likely to diminish the trust and confidence which the public places in him or in the profession, in that, on 26 March 2018, he on the A1(M), Northbound carriageway, Junction 63:

a. drove a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol such that the proportion of it in his breath, namely 51 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeded the prescribed limit, contrary to section 5(1)(a) of the Road Traffic Act 1988; and
b. drove a mechanically propelled vehicle without due care and attention, contrary to section 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.

For which two matters he pleaded guilty at West Yorkshire Magistrates’ Court on 25 October 2018

Robert Gilbert, a self-employed barrister, behaved in a way which could reasonably be seen by the public to undermine his integrity, in that on 26 March 2018 he on the A1(M), Northbound carriageway, Junction 63:

a. drove a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol such that the proportion of it in his breath, namely 51 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeded the prescribed limit, contrary to section 5(1)(a) of the Road Traffic Act 1988; and
b. drove a mechanically propelled vehicle without due care and attention, contrary to section 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.

For which two matters he pleaded guilty at West Yorkshire Magistrates’ Court on 25 October 2018.

Robert Gilbert, a self-employed barrister, failed to report promptly to the Bar Standards Board that he had been convicted of the offences set out in charges 4 & 5 above in that, having been convicted on 25 October 2018, he reported the convictions to the Bar Standards Board on 22 December 2019.

Sanction:
Reprimand and Fined £2100
Status:
Final
Determination by consent: