BSB probe could see VAT fraud barrister struck off By Sam Chadderton 15 February 2013 12:51 17 December 2015 14:45 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Ben Edict 15 February 2013 at 12:54 Yes, he could be struck off. The Pope could be Catholic also! Reply Link Anonymous 15 February 2013 at 13:34 Solicitors are struck off; Barristers are disbarred! Reply Link jason 15 February 2013 at 14:01 we all know why he wouldn’t be automatically struck off by the BSB but its the kind of thing which members of the public find hard to stomach about the legal profession Reply Link jason 15 February 2013 at 15:13 thanks anon at 1.34 pm perhaps the le plaignant’s disciplinary hearing will be heard in camera Reply Link Wakash 17 February 2013 at 09:54 Another contributing factor to the public’s diminishing faith in the legal profession. Reply Link Anonymous 26 February 2013 at 10:13 Sentenced to 3 years 6 months..discuss!! Reply Link Anonymous 17 March 2013 at 12:06 As a solicitor I am not familiar with the Bar requirements for professional indemnity cover but presume they are similar to Law Society/SRA rules and suitable insurance is an essential requirement to practise. What chance does a barrister on release from a period in custody have of obtaining cover if full disclosure made? it would seem probable even if available the cost would be such as to make it impossible for someone not in work for sometime. The decision of the disciplinary hearing is perhaps of little practical importance but critical to public perception of the integrity of lawyers. Any result other than “disbarred” would be hard to comprehend. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.