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If the Disciplinary Tribunal finds any of the charges or applications proved against a defendant, it may then hear evidence of, among other things, any previous disqualification order or finding of professional misconduct.BSB Handbook Disciplinary Tribunals Regulations B2 rE203
After hearing any representations by or on behalf of the defendant, the Disciplinary Tribunal must then decide what sentence to impose on a defendant, taking into account the sentencing guidelines and must record its sentence in writing, together with its reasons.
When a charge of professional misconduct has been found proved against a barrister by a Disciplinary Tribunal. the Disciplinary Tribunal may decide:BSB Handbook Disciplinary Tribunals Regulations B3 Annex 1—sentencing powers against barristers
to disbar them
to suspend their practising certificate and suspend their rights and privileges as a member of their Inn for a prescribed period (either conditionally or subject to conditions)
not to renew their practising certificate
to impose conditions on their practising certificate
be prohibited, either indefinitely or for a prescribed period and either unconditionally or subject to conditions, from accepting or carrying out any public access instructions
to remove or to suspend their authorisation to conduct litigation or to impose conditions on it
to order them to pay a fine of up to £50,000 to the Bar Standards Board (BSB) (or up to £50m if the charges relate to their time as an employee or manager of a licensed body)
to order them to complete continuing professional development of such nature and duration as the Tribunal may direct and provide satisfactory proof of compliance with this order to the supervision team
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