29 May 2017

Barrister Omar Mohammed Khan disbarred for conspiring to supply cocaine

24 February 2017

Barrister Omar Khan was ordered to be disbarred by an independent disciplinary tribunal at a hearing on Friday 24 February, following his conviction for conspiring to supply a controlled drug of Class A (cocaine).

The BSB brought three charges against him for engaging in conduct which is likely to diminish the trust and confidence the public places in him or the profession, after his conviction in March 2016 at Nottingham Crown Court. He was sentenced to three years' imprisonment.

A BSB spokesperson said: "A conviction for conspiring to supply a Class A substance and subsequent prison sentence is incompatible with membership of the Bar. The tribunal's decision to disbar Mr Khan reflects this."

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Notes to editors

About Omar Mohammed Khan

Mr Khan was called to the Bar by Lincoln's Inn in October 2009.

Mr Khan had practised in a dual capacity, then became unregistered in April 2016.

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 panels.

About the Bar Standards Board

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