Miss Sky Bibi

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Barrister Status:
Suspended
Called:
Nov 2007
Inn:
Inner Temple
Hearing type:
Disciplinary Tribunal (5 Person)
Decision date
24/09/2021
Breach details:
Professional misconduct contrary to Core Duty 3 and rule Rc9.1 of Bar Standards Board’s (BSB’s) Handbook, version 4.0.
Offence details:

Ms Sky Bibi, a barrister and BSB regulated person, failed to act with honesty, and with integrity in that she: (i) Failed to disclose the fact of her conviction and sentence pursuant to or during the course of the recruitment process leading to her employment with Backhouse Jones Solicitors; (ii) In June 2019, provided a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate which she had obtained on 27 November 2018, prior to her conviction on 6 December 2018, and which accordingly did not reflect the true state of her criminal record; and (iii) Between 12 June 2019 and 20 October 2019, during her employment with Backhouse Jones Solicitors, failed to disclose the fact of her conviction and sentence; The above matters, either individually or in combination, amount to professional misconduct.

Ms Sky Bibi, a barrister and BSB regulated person, knowingly or recklessly misled her employer in that she: (i) Failed to disclose the fact of her conviction and sentence pursuant to or during the course of the recruitment process leading to her employment with Backhouse Jones Solicitors; (ii) In June 2019, provided a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate which she had obtained on 27 November 2018, prior to her conviction on 6 December 2018, and which accordingly did not reflect the true state of her criminal record; and (iii) Between 12 June 2019 and 20 October 2019, during her employment with Backhouse Jones Solicitors, failed to disclose the fact of her conviction and sentence; The above matters, either individually or in combination, amount to professional misconduct.

Sanction:
Suspended for 12 months. If appeal lodged, suspended pending appeal.
Status:
Appeal Pending