A barrister who was found guilty of tax evasion last year has been disbarred. Peter Moss, called to the bar by Middle Temple in 1980, was convicted for the fraudulent evasion of tax at Leeds Combined Court in June 2018. The Bar Standards Board subsequently brought charges of professional misconduct.

Last week, an independent disciplinary tribunal found that Moss failed to act with honesty and/or integrity, and that he had acted in a way likely to diminish public trust in him and the profession.

Sara Jagger, BSB director of professional conduct, said: ‘Involvement in fraudulent tax evasion is entirely incompatible with the ethical standards of the profession and continued membership of the bar. The tribunal’s decision to disbar Mr Moss reflects this.’