An unregistered barrister who stole from her employer has been disbarred, just months after she was also banned from working in the solicitors’ profession.
Mahnoor Choudhury was struck out of the profession following an independent disciplinary tribunal after charges were brought against her by the bar regulator the Bar Standards Board.
A BSB spokesperson said: ‘Acting dishonestly by stealing money is incompatible with membership of the bar.’
Choudhury had been working in a non-solicitor role at Howell-Jones Solicitors in Surrey. She was sacked in June last year after stealing around £400 from the petty cash and from the bags of her colleagues.
In November last year, Choudhury was ordered to pay £300 and was banned from working in the solicitors’ profession by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Choudhury was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in March 2014 but had never practised as a barrister in England and Wales.