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James Counsell successful in disciplinary hearing against barrister


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On 9 June 2016, James Counsell represented the Bar Standards Board in disciplinary proceedings brought against employment barrister, Damian McCarthy, for dishonestly forging client care letters when acting for a public access client.

The hearing that took place over four days was the second time that a tribunal has disbarred Mr McCarthy for these actions. He was first disbarred in 2011 in earlier proceedings in which James was not involved. That disbarment was overturned by the Court of Appeal in 2015, due to a procedural error made by the BSB during the original disciplinary tribunal.

The 2016 independent tribunal found both allegations proved and disbarred Mr McCarthy from practising as a barrister.

Click here to read more about the case.


Barristers: James Counsell QC
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