A barrister who was convicted of assault has been reprimanded following a disciplinary tribunal hearing. According to a finding published by the Bar Tribunal and Adjudication Service (BTAS) Amiot Vollenweider has escaped fine or suspension. The barrister however, will have to receive ’advice as to his future conduct’ from the leader of the south-eastern circuit.
The BTAS finding states that the incident occurred on 14 May last year, involving behaviour likely to diminish the trust and confidence the public places in the barristers’ profession.
Vollenweider, called to the bar by Gray’s Inn in October 2000, was convicted on 31 May 2018. He admitted assault by beating and was fined £1,500 and ordered to pay a surcharge of £150 and prosecution costs of £85.
A barrister of the same name appears on the website of Thomas More Chambers. He is described as a ‘leading junior counsel’ who acts in complex financial remedy cases.
The chambers has been contacted for comment.
The tribunal’s decision is open to appeal.