Monday, October 12, 2015

Minicab Boss Barrister Found Culpable Of Professional Misconduct

Barrister fined for running unlicensed Minicab firm.

A barrister who operated a minicab company from without a licence has been fined £600 by the bar regulator.

Ahtiq Raja, who was a barrister at 9 King’s Bench Walk until September this year, was the director of company "Call a Cab". The firm found guilty at Oxford Magistrates’ Court of five separate offences for operating a minicab in a controlled district without a licence.

According to local news reports, Raja and his PH firm were ordered to pay a fine of £25,000 after a two-year legal battle. The firm was also banned from operating in Aylesbury.

The Bar Standards Board has now found Raja culpable of professional misconduct for behaving in a way that was likely to diminish trust and confidence in the profession. 

The finding was as a result of determination by consent.

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