A barrister has been struck off after assisting with forgeries in relation to the sale of land.

Frankie Tan Lyn Seang was ordered to be disbarred by the bar’s disciplinary body, the Bar Tribunal and Adjudication Service, for acting in a way that was dishonest or otherwise discreditable to a barrister.

Tan Lyn Seang had witnessed, and attested to, the forged signatures of both the seller and buyer during a sale of land. 

He was called to the bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1989 and struck off the roll of advocates and solicitors of the High Court of Malaysia following a finding from the advocates and solicitors disciplinary board that he was guilty of misconduct for acting dishonestly and fraudulently.

The Bar Standards Board’s head of professional conduct Sara Down said: ‘It would be wrong to allow Mr Tan to continue to be a barrister when he has acted in such a way to diminish public confidence in the profession and discredit the bar.’