6 April 2017
Barrister Henry Hendron was suspended for three years by an
independent disciplinary tribunal at a hearing held on Wednesday, 5
April 2017. The suspension follows charges brought by the Bar
Standards Board (BSB) and takes effect from 17 May 2016, the date
when he was originally made subject to an immediate suspension.
The tribunal's decision comes after Mr Hendron pleaded guilty in
March last year to two charges of possessing controlled drugs
(Class B and Class C) with intent to supply in January
In addition, Mr Hendron was fined a total of £2000 for two
charges relating to administrative failings as a Head of Chambers.
These included failing to make sure fees earned by a particular
barrister working in the chambers were properly and efficiently
administered, and failing to give proper notice to a barrister when
asking that barrister to leave the chambers.
BSB Director of Professional Conduct Sara Jagger said: "A
conviction for supplying illegal drugs is a serious matter. In this
case, it had tragic consequences. Mr Hendron failed to meet one of
the core duties of a barrister, which is to uphold public trust and
confidence. The suspension imposed by the tribunal reflects
Notes to editors
About Henry Joseph Christopher Hendron
Mr Hendron was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in November
About disciplinary tribunals
The appointment, operation, and decisions (including sentencing)
of disciplinary tribunal panels are performed by the Bar Tribunals
and Adjudication Service (BTAS). BTAS is run independently of the
Bar Standards Board, the barristers' regulator, which is
responsible for bringing charges of professional misconduct against
barristers. These charges are then adjudicated on by BTAS' tribunal
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