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Lawyers and women's organisations are criticising the Bar Council for not disciplining a barrister who was convicted of stalking and who breached a restraining order.
Justin Webster, formerly of Hardwicke Building, admitted in January he harassed Bosmath Sheffi of 9 King's Bench Walk.
He was sentenced to a conditional discharge and a restraining order was issued against him. But he continued to harass Sheffi and was committed to hospital for a week under the Mental Health Act (The Lawyer, 3 May).
Lawyers say Webster is still representing clients and that he has not been disciplined by the Bar Council.
One barrister says: "I would be disgusted with my professional body if they did not do anything."