The sum was almost quarter of a million pounds

Barrister Ahtiq Raja has been disbarred by an independent disciplinary tribunal which concluded on 17 November 2022 following a charge of professional misconduct brought by the Bar Standards Board (BSB).

The Tribunal ordered the disbarment should take effect within 14 days and also ordered Raja to pay the BSB £1,560 costs.

The tribunal made their decision after Raja dishonestly retained an overpayment of gift aid to his charity in the sum of £238,787.50 made on 11 May 2017. For this, he was convicted before the Crown Court sitting at Northampton on 31 October 2019 and sentenced on 14 January 2020.

The tribunal found Raja behaved in a way likely to diminish the trust and confidence the public places in him or...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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