A barrister who was fined £6,000 for avoiding train fares for more than two years has been disbarred.

Peter Barnett travelled from Haddenham and Thame Parkway, in Buckinghamshire, to London’s Marylebone station between April 2012 and November 2014 avoiding the full fare for the 50-mile journey by claiming his journey began in outer London. 

The 44-year-old was disbarred following a hearing by an independent disciplinary tribunal on Monday.

Barnett was convicted for six accounts of fraud in September 2015 and was handed a 16-week suspended prison sentence.

He was ordered to pay back nearly £6,000, though Chiltern Railways claimed he owed closer to £20,000.

A spokesperson for the Bar Standards Board, said: ‘Dishonest conduct is incompatible with membership of the bar. The tribunal’s decision to disbar Barnett reflects this.’