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Criminal barrister fined for ‘inadvertently’ sending cocaine to a chambers

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And reprimanded by the regulator

An experienced criminal barrister has been reprimanded and fined by the regulator after he “inadvertently” sent cocaine to a chambers.

Richard Thomas Keogh failed to act with integrity in that, on 10 April 2018, “he was in possession of a Class A drug (cocaine) which he inadvertently sent to a chambers”, according to a finding published by the Bar Standards Board (BSB).

Keogh later accepted a police caution for possession of a class A drug, contrary to Section 5, Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, the finding adds.

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Keogh, who was called to the bar in 1991, was fined £750 and reprimanded by the BSB. The offence was dealt with by a ‘determination by consent’, an agreement that means the case was not sent to a disciplinary tribunal. The decision is open to appeal.

The BSB declined to provide further details regarding the case. Keogh didn’t immediately respond to Legal Cheek’s request for comment.

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18 Comments

Anonymous

At any set worth its salt, the clerks will supply it.

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A barrister who practises criminal law

For a Solicitor I imagine this would be a four/five figure costs bill and a striking off from the SRA!

Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘criminal barrister’.

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Anon

As ever, legal cheek will name and shame an individual barrister but protect its corporate sponsors. Great integrity.

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Anonymous

Lining up the best stories as usual.

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Anonymous

Bit of cheeky c no harm done

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Anonymous

They should go into business together. Blacker White.

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Anonymous

“to a chamber”. CRINGE.

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Anonymous

This is all well and good, but DOES HE HAVE A YOUTUBE CHANNEL WE SHOULD SUBSCRIBE TO?

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Anonymous

Never mind the coke, these posed photos should be illegal… http://www.alexander-johnson.co.uk/the-team.html

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Anonymous

Sabina yes please

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Anonymous

White privilege

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Lord Harley of Counsel

He should be in prison with Alan Blacker.

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Anonymous

I love reading this snort of content.

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Alderman Belcher

“You haff cocaine?”

Shiny sixpence to the clever boy or girl who can tell me which sitcom that quote is from!

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Anonymous

Bottom?

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Alderman Belcher

Close.

Not Bottom.

Has one of the same stars.

Care to try your luck again for a threepenny bit?

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disgruntled

Could have been worse.

They could have given him 100 lines…

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Terry Stewart

“To protect the children of the poor and punish the wrong dealers”

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