Junior criminal lawyer pleads GUILTY to conspiracy to supply cocaine

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By Thomas Connelly on

Barrister turned solicitor Omar Khan was charged in December 2015 and spent Christmas behind bars


A rookie lawyer has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to supply cocaine at Nottingham Crown Court.

Omar Khan, 31, appearing in court via video link from Nottingham prison on Friday, admitted to conspiracy to supply a Class A substance. Having been charged back in December 2015 by police, Khan was remanded in custody and spent Christmas behind bars. He will be sentenced on April 15.

According to local newspaper The Nottingham Post, the conspiracy took place between October 1 and December 1 2015, and involved the “recovery of one kilogram of cocaine”.

Khan was called to the bar in 2009 and went on to qualify as a solicitor in 2012. Prior to his run in with the law, the fledgling lawyer was in the process of opening his own firm called Quantum Chambers Law, based in the Khan’s hometown of Huddersfield.

During the time of his arrest, Khan was a solicitor at the Midlands office of The Johnson Partnership, which specialises in — yes, you guessed it — criminal law.

Digby Johnson, a partner at the criminal outfit, who was aware of Khan’s plans to set up his own firm, told Legal Cheek back in December:

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

Three men were also charged alongside Khan. All pleaded guilty to the same count of conspiracy to supply a Class A drug.