Fake barrister receives 18-month jail term By Margaret Taylor 26 March 2012 16:40 17 December 2015 13:26 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 Anonymous 27 March 2012 at 09:47 Seems a bit harsh to me. Reply Link Anonymous 27 March 2012 at 10:20 amusing Reply Link Rumpole of Wormwood Scrubs 27 March 2012 at 12:58 Not really that harsh – it’s meant as a deterrent so that nobody tries it again as there’s a danger that an imposter may end up doing a better job than a qualified barrister. Reply Link No Solon 29 March 2012 at 15:42 Seems perfectly justifiable to me as a way of ensuring that the public is not prey to an assortment of sociopaths who wish to bestride the courtroom floors, waxing not-so-lyrical. The sole shame is that crimes of violence are not sentenced as robustly, I’d say, but we’d probably need to greatly increase prison capacity to achieve that. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.