Cocks faces disciplinary

DAVID Cocks QC is to face a disciplinary hearing over his involvement in the Roger Levitt fraud trial.

Complaints against Cocks, who heads 5 King's Bench Walk chambers, were lodged with the Bar Council last year by Levitt's solicitor John Perry, a partner at Goldkorn Davies Mathias, and Conservative MP John Marshall.

They relate to allegations that Cocks, prosecution counsel for the SFO in the Levitt case, misled Parliament over plea bargaining.