Rookie criminal barrister charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine

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Junior who was called in 2009 to spend Christmas behind bars


Nottingham barrister Omar Khan has been charged with one count of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

The 31 year-old was working at Midlands criminal law firm Johnson Partnership at the time of his arrest.

Called to the bar in 2009, Khan went on to qualify as a solicitor in 2012. According to the Nottingham Post, he had been planning to open up his own law firm-chambers hybrid, Quantum Chambers Law, in his hometown of Huddersfield.

Digby Johnson, a partner at Johnson Partnership, told Legal Cheek:

This was not the goodbye present we were hoping for. I am devastated for both Omar and the firm.

Johnson went on to describe how he came about the news:

One minute I thought he was going to Huddersfield, the next the police showed up at the office to search his table. I suppose you’ll now find him in F Wing at Nottingham Prison.

After appearing at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court over the weekend, Khan was remanded in custody. He will appear before Nottingham Crown Court on 4 January.

A spokesman for the Bar Standards Board (BSB) declined to comment on Mr Khan’s arrest, stating:

The BSB does not usually comment on individual cases in order to balance being open and transparent along with its duty to safeguard information and confidentiality.

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