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
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."
Notes to editors
About Omar Mohammed Khan
Mr Khan was called to the Bar by Lincoln's Inn in October
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
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