A barrister who was convicted of breaching a court order twice has been suspended from practice for three months.

Sami Rahman, called to the bar in 1996, was convicted in June 2018 of breaching, on two occasions, a non-molestation order which had been served on him three months earlier.

The tribunal found that Rahman had behaved in a way which was likely to diminish the trust and confidence which the public places in him or in the profession. As well as ordering a three-month suspension from practice from 1 May, the tribunal also imposed a fine of £1,000.

Commenting on the tribunal’s decision, a BSB spokesperson said: ‘The public expect barristers to comply with court orders of this type, even if they arise from matters in their private lives. The tribunal’s decision to suspend Mr Rahman from practice reflects the seriousness of his actions.’