7 Jul 2023

Barrister Carly S Walters was ordered to be suspended from practice for six months by an independent disciplinary tribunal which concluded on 4 July 2023 following findings of professional misconduct on two charges brought by the Bar Standards Board (BSB).

The charges arose from Ms Walters’ two convictions for driving whilst over the legal limit for alcohol, first in 2016 and then in 2020. The earlier matter came to the BSB’s attention when Ms Walters reported it alongside the later one.  

Commenting on the order, a BSB spokesperson said: “The tribunal’s decision to suspend Ms Walters from practice reflects seriousness of such repeated criminal offending. Such conduct is likely to diminish the trust and confidence which the public places in her or in the profession.”

The tribunal’s decision is open to appeal.


Notes to editors

About Carly S Walters

Miss Carly S Walters was called to the Bar of England and Wales by Lincoln’s Inn in March 2005.

About disciplinary tribunals

The Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service (BTAS) is responsible for appointing and administering Disciplinary Tribunals on behalf of the President of the Council of the Inns of Court and its tribunals are independent of the BSB. The BSB is responsible for bringing charges of professional misconduct against barristers, which BTAS tribunal panels then adjudicate. The sanctions imposed are a matter for the tribunal having regard to the facts of the individual case and the BTAS Sanctions Guidance.

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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