19 April 2017
Mahnoor Choudhury was ordered to be disbarred by an independent
disciplinary tribunal at a hearing held earlier today following
charges brought by the Bar Standards Board (BSB).
The tribunal's decision comes after Miss Choudhury was summarily
dismissed by her employer on 22 June 2016 for stealing a total of
around £400 from the petty cash belonging to her employer and from
the bags of her work colleagues.
In addition, Miss Choudhury was reprimanded by the tribunal for
not reporting this serious conduct to the BSB promptly.
A BSB spokesperson said: "Acting dishonestly by stealing
money is incompatible with membership of the Bar. The
tribunal's decision to disbar Miss Choudhury reflects this."
The tribunal's decision is open to appeal.
Notes to editors
About Mahnoor Choudhury
Miss Choudhury was called to the Bar by Lincoln's Inn in March
2014. She has never practised as a barrister in England and
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
Our mission is to regulate barristers and specialised legal
services businesses in England and Wales in the public interest.
For more information about what we do visit: http://bit.ly/1gwui8t.
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