The Bar Standards Board the body which regulates Barristers has accepted the Sunlight Centre complaint dated 29th September regarding Baroness Scotland’s employment of an illegal overstayer.
The complaint was based on the fact that Baroness Scotland is a qualified Barrister and we believe that she has breached the Barrister’s Code of Conduct by:
‘acting in a way that damages the profession’s reputation’
This is even more relevant due to the fact that she is the Chief law officer for England and Wales and all Barristers should look up to her as she is the head of their profession. Although she does not take private legal work outside parliament.
We must now await the decision of the complaints department at the Bar Standards Board to make a decision on the Attorney General.