Barrister suspended after repeating criminal allegations against another lawyer in court robing rooms

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By Katie King on

He’s lodged an appeal

Stafford Combined Court

A barrister has been suspended after he mouthed off about another lawyer, called ‘M’ in tribunal papers, in the robing room of two crown courts. A judgment states Forz Khan repeated allegations of rape, assault and conspiracy to murder against M in both Stafford Crown Court and Birmingham Crown Court, despite not knowing M.

The decision made by The Bar Tribunals & Adjudication Service (TBAS) continues that, after his robing room outbursts, Queen Mary law graduate Khan contacted M’s partner “via a professional networking site and made reference to issues concerning M”.

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Khan, whose LinkedIn profile states he’s a “Senior Barrister from Middle Temple with substantial experience of Practice”, admitted three charges of professional misconduct.

The Bar Standards Board’s director of professional conduct, Sara Jagger, said:

“The tribunal’s decision that Mr Khan’s actions amounted to serious misconduct is a clear indication that behaviour such as this is not acceptable — acting in this way lacks integrity and diminishes the trust and confidence which the public places in the profession.”

The decision of the three-person tribunal was to suspend Khan for seven months. Legal Cheek has been told Khan has lodged an appeal.

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