A barrister who was found guilty of conspiring to provide cocaine has been disbarred.

Omar Khan was ordered to be disbarred by an independent disciplinary tribunal at a hearing today.

In April 2016, he was sentenced to three years' imprisonment at Nottingham Crown Court after being found guilty.

The BSB brought three charges against him for engaging in conduct which is likely to diminish the trust and confidence the public places in him or the profession.

Khan, originally from Huddersfield and a dual qualified solicitor and barrister, worked at Nottingham-based criminal defence firm The Johnson Partnership.

Digby Johnson, a founding partner at the firm, said Khan had already handed in his notice before the offences came to light. 

'The news came as a surprise to everyone at the firm, but we are pleased that the regulator acted swiftly,' he told the Gazette.

According to media reports, the case involved the recovery of 1kg (2.2lb) of cocaine.

A spokesperson for the BSB said: ‘A conviction for conspiring to supply a class-A substance and subsequent prison sentence is incompatible with membership of the Bar. The tribunal’s decision to disbar Khan reflects this.’