Enquiry about barrister's conduct

ismail made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to General Council of the Bar
This authority is not subject to FOI law, so is not legally obliged to respond (manylion).


This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Although not legally required to do so, we would have expected General Council of the Bar to have responded by now (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear General Council of the Bar,

We were represented by a barrister who acted on probono.

He represented us in a court's hearing but lost the case. Currently he is afraid that he will be professionally embarassed if he pursue our case as we have been issued with an Extended Civil Restraint order (which is unlawful).

My question is whether a barrister can refuse to fight a case on that basis? whether he can be afraid of such orders? Will it not be against the code of conduct as stated in your policies:

A barrister:

- must promote and protect fearlessly and by all proper and lawful means the lay client's best interests and do so without regard to his own interests or to any consequences to himself or to any other person (including any colleague, professional client or other intermediary or another barrister, the barrister's employer or any Authorised Body of which the barrister may be an owner or manager);

Yours faithfully,

mrs ismail