Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2017] All ER (D) 25 (Dec)
Neutral Citation: [2017] UKSC 78
Court: Supreme Court

Lady Hale P, Lord Kerr, Lord Wilson, Lady Black and Lord Lloyd-Jones SCJJ

Representation Mark Anderson QC and S Chelvan (instructed by Pegasus Legal LDP) for the claimant.
  Alison Padfield (instructed by BLM) for the BSB.
Judgment Dates: 6 December 2017


Counsel - Disciplinary proceedings - Appeal

The Case

Counsel Disciplinary proceedings. The claimant barrister's appeal against a finding that her appeal against certain disciplinary findings was time-barred was allowed by the Supreme Court. On the basis that the court was concerned with a single act of alleged incomparability, time had run from the date when the continuing act had ceased, not when it had begun. Further, the present proceedings against the BSB, which had been commenced on 21 February 2013, had been commenced within a period of one year beginning with the date on which the act complained of had taken place.

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