27 May 2018

Independent panel decides not to suspend Birmingham based barrister Tariq Rehman on an interim basis - but imposes restrictions on him taking on new public access cases

22 December 2014

An independent interim suspension panel, run by The Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service (BTAS), has decided not to suspend Birmingham based barrister Tariq Rehman, following concerns about his professional conduct.

As a result Mr Rehman who operates out of KC Chambers (also known as Kings Court Chambers and Hilton Chambers), remains able to practise as a barrister for his current clients pending the outcome of any disciplinary action.

The BTAS panel did however impose restrictions on Mr Rehman which will prevent him from taking on any new public access cases for up to four months pending the outcome of ongoing disciplinary action. The restrictions only apply to new cases briefed to him directly by members of the public - he remains able to work on new cases referred to him by a solicitor.

Director of Professional Conduct for the Bar Standards Board, Sara Jagger, said: "Our ultimate concern is of course the interests of Mr Rehman's clients and so our Supervision team will continue to monitor closely his activities and those of his Chambers."

ENDS

Notes to editors

About BTAS
The appointment, operation, and decisions of interim suspension panels are performed by the Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service (BTAS). BTAS is run independently of the Bar Standards Board. The BSB, as the barristers' regulator is responsible for referring matters to interim suspension panels where it has concerns about a barrister continuing to practise pending consideration and determination of disciplinary matters.

About the Bar Standards Board
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