A barrister has incurred a further three-month suspension for continuing to practise while banned.
In 2013 Khalil Hosenbux was suspended as a regulated immigration advisor by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner for professional misconduct.
But the barrister continued to provide immigration advice or immigration services when he was not authorised to do so.
The independent bar disciplinary tribunal has now found his conduct was likely to diminish the trust and confidence placed in him by the public. He was given a three-month suspension from practising as a barrister in any field.
He was also fined £250 for this offence and an additional £500 for two related charges.
As an unregistered barrister, Hosenbux cannot be issued with a practising certificate for the three month duration of the suspension.
The Bar Standards Board said Hosenbux has undertaken not to do any immigration work in future – an undertaking accepted by the tribunal panel.
BSB director of professional conduct Sara Jagger said: ‘Where a barrister is also regulated by another professional body, it is important that they abide by the rules of practice imposed by that body.
‘Not doing so undermines public confidence in the legal profession and it is right, therefore, that the tribunal decided to suspend Mr Hosenbux for this matter.’
Hosenbux, who was called to the bar in July 2005, was last year handed a conditional discharge of 18 months after he continued to operate as an adviser by submitting a Home Office application on behalf of a client, without disclosing that he was disqualified from doing so.