In brief: Levitt prosecution faces complaints at Bar

In the wake of the Roger Levitt trial scandal, complaints will be lodged at the Bar Council over the alleged professional misconduct of all three prosecution barristers in the 1993 trial. Levitt's former solicitor John Perry, a partner at Goldkorn Davies Mathias, and John Marshall, Conservative MP for Hendon South, are drafting formal complaints against the prosecution team of David Cocks QC, Jonathan Fisher and Jane Bewsey, all of 5 King's Bench Walk, for their alleged role in the misleading of Parliament and, in Cocks' case, also of public comments about the role of trial judge Mr Justice Laws. MPs on Parliament's treasury select committee accused the Serious Fraud Office of bungling the trial and of being misled by Cocks over its conduct.