Suspension for barrister convicted of GBH

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Also fined £2k

An unregistered barrister has been suspended for three years following a conviction for grievous bodily harm.

The Bar Tribunals & Adjudication Service (BTAS) said Felix Joel Evans had acted in a way which was likely to diminish the trust and confidence which the public places in a barrister or the profession.

Evans, who was called to the bar in 2014, caused “wounding/grievous bodily harm” according to a decision published this week. In January 2018, he was sentenced to 24 months in prison, suspended for 24 months, and ordered to pay £5,000 in compensation and a £140 victim surcharge.

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The finding also states Evans failed to promptly report he had been charged, and subsequently convicted, with an indictable offence.

Evans was suspended for three years and fined £2,000.

The decision is open to appeal.

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Section 20, my bad. But still more serious.



What does a barrister have to do to get disqualified?


I prefer nice people, no narcissists

No idea. No-one likes them anyway, regardless.

Maybe they want to keep the bad ones in the profession.

The good ones don’t pursue a career at the bar and usually behave.


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