Mr Alexander Stamatis Mercouris

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Barrister Status:
Disbarred
Called:
Nov 2006
Inn:
Middle Temple
Hearing type:
Disciplinary Tribunal (5 Person)
Decision date
12/03/2012
Breach details:
Paragraphs 301(a)(iii) and 901.7 of the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales (8th Edition)
Offence details:

Alexander Mercouris engaged in conduct likely to diminish public confidence in the legal profession or the administration of justice or otherwise bring the legal profession into disrepute, contrary to paragraph 301(a)(iii) in that on 28 October 2009 you purported to obtain a statement from H that was not a true document and you knew was not a true document and you had not had any contact with H.

Alexander Mercouris engaged in conduct likely to diminish public confidence in the legal profession or the administration of justice or otherwise bring the legal profession into disrepute, contrary to paragraph 301(a)(iii) in that you instructed J not to attend an appeal hearing in relation to a purported dispute with Westminster City Council on the basis that you were negotiating with Westminster City Council when no such negotiation was being conducted and you knew that no negotiation was being conducted.

Alexander Mercouris engaged in conduct likely to diminish public confidence in the legal profession or the administration of justice or otherwise bring the legal profession into disrepute, contrary to paragraph 301(a)(iii) in that you stated that you would be making an application to the Court for an interim payment of ?50,000 when you knew that no such application had been made or was going to be made.

Alexander Mercouris engaged in conduct likely to diminish public confidence in the legal profession or the administration of justice or otherwise bring the legal profession into disrepute, contrary to paragraph 301(a)(iii) in that you claimed that ?983,000, a settlement by Westminster City Council in favour of J, had been stolen by your brother.

Alexander Mercouris engaged in conduct likely to diminish public confidence in the legal profession or the administration of justice or otherwise bring the legal profession into disrepute, contrary to section 301(a)(iii) in that you purported in a statement dated 11 December 2009 that you had been detained by bogus police officers and taken to a meeting at the Royal Courts of Justice where P a senior law lord tried to bribe you to drop a legal case in return for a payment to you of ?50,000 plus payment of your debts and mortgage knowing that this did not happen and dishonestly claiming that it did.

Sanction:
Disbarred
Costs:
£786.00
Status:
Final