- Careless talk can cost a severe sanction (Khan v Bar Standards Board)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
Corporate Crime analysis: Did the appellant’s behaviour amount to professional misconduct, or was his behaviour nothing more than an exercise in ‘robing room gossip’ or ‘barrister tittle-tattle’? Marc Beaumont, barrister and FCIArb member, of Windsor Chambers and No 8 Chambers in Birmingham, who represented the appellant, looks at the right to freedom of speech and privacy of correspondence vis-à-vis considerations of confidentiality.
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