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To be clear, he has three separate convictions:

2006 - harassment receiving a conditional discharge (Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court)

2008 - breach of restraining order receiving community order with 50 hrs unpaid work (Blackfrairs Crown Court)

2015 - breach restraining order receiving a 9 month suspended prison sentence (Isleworth Crown Court)

Now I can't see the SDT being satisfied with a reprimand for a solicitor who had convictions for those offences (particularly those involving the breach of a court order) and receiving a custodial (albeit suspended) sentence.

The Bar Standards Board guidance states: "Where a conviction results in a custodial sentence, the general starting point should be disbarment unless there are clear mitigating factors that indicate that such a sanction is not warranted."

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