Unregistered barrister Mohammed Tamij Uddin was ordered to be disbarred by an independent disciplinary tribunal which concluded on 30 June 2021 following charges of professional misconduct brought by the Bar Standards Board (BSB).
The tribunal’s decision follows Mr Uddin’s conviction in November 2018 for conspiring to defraud by supplying false documentation between 2010 and 2013 to a number of people for the purpose of obtaining visas from the Home Office - a conviction for which he was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment.
The tribunal found that Mr Uddin had engaged in conduct which was dishonest, prejudicial to the administration of justice, and likely to diminish public confidence in the legal profession or otherwise bring the legal profession into disrepute. The tribunal also found that Mr Uddin had failed to be open with his regulator when he did not report promptly, or at all, that he had been charged with an indictable offence and when he was convicted.
Commenting on the disbarment order, a BSB spokesperson said: “Being convicted of an offence involving conspiracy to defraud is a very serious matter and the tribunal’s decision to disbar Mr Uddin reflects this.”
The tribunal’s decision is open to appeal.
Notes to editors
About Mohammed Tamij Uddin
Mohammed Tamij Uddin was called to the Bar of England and Wales by Lincoln’s Inn in July 2005.
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. 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
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