17 February 2017
Barrister Sanjay Roy was ordered to be disbarred by an
independent disciplinary tribunal, at a hearing held on Friday, 17
The tribunal's decision comes after the Bar Standards Board
(BSB) brought disciplinary proceedings against Mr Roy in relation
to a criminal conviction for putting a person in fear of violence
by harassment. That conviction resulted in an 18-month suspended
sentence imposed by Northampton Crown Court in July 2016.
A BSB spokesperson said: "A conviction for putting a person in
fear of violence is a serious matter. This behaviour is likely to
diminish the confidence the public has in Mr Roy and the barrister
profession in general. The tribunal's decision to disbar Mr Roy
reflects the nature of his actions."
Mr Roy has been suspended from practice by the BSB since August
2016 pending the outcome of today's tribunal. He practised family
law in the Northampton area.
The tribunal's decision is subject to appeal.
Notes to editors
About Sanjay Roy
Mr Roy was called to the Bar by Inner Temple in October
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
About the Bar Standards Board
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services businesses in England and Wales in the public interest.
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