25 February 2018

Barrister to be disbarred for multiple charges of serious misconduct

17 July 2014

An independent disciplinary tribunal has ordered the disbarment of a barrister after she admitted a series of charges of serious misconduct.

Tammy McNally, who represented herself at the tribunal, admitted to all five charges. These included: 

  • A conviction for drink-driving, received on 5 October 2011.
  • Failing to declare this conviction on Call to the Bar in July 2012. 
  • Repeatedly breaching orders of the Court between November 2011 and March 2013, for which she received a suspended prison sentence.
  • Assaulting a police officer in March 2013, for which she was convicted on 15 March 2013. 
  • Assaulting a bartender in December 2012, for which she was convicted on 27 June 2013.

Part of the hearing was held in private after the panel, chaired by HHJ Michael Baker QC, agreed to a request by Ms McNally in order to allow her to explain sensitive details of her personal circumstances.

The hearing took place on Tuesday 15 July 2014.

ENDS

Notes to editors

About Tally McNally
Ms McNally was Called to the Bar by Middle Temple, July 2012.

About Disciplinary Tribunals
The Council of the Inns of Court (COIC) is an independent body - separate to the BSB - which is responsible for appointing the Disciplinary Tribunal panels which adjudicate on disciplinary charges brought by the BSB for professional misconduct. This function is performed under COIC's auspices by the Bar Tribunal and Adjudication Service (BTAS).

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