Controversial barrister says he’s ‘taking the matter to courtroom subsequent week’

Henry Hendron

Scandal-hit barrister Henry Hendron is at loggerheads with the Bar Council after it rejected his nomination for the upcoming bar elections.

The row between the 2 revolves round Hendron’s signature on his nomination paperwork, in accordance with emails seen by Authorized Cheek. The barrister submitted the kinds at 4:57pm on Monday, three minutes earlier than the Council’s 5pm deadline, having signed them by putting the letters ‘HH’ within the signature subject.

Not adequate, stated the Bar Council, who rejected the applying and suggested him that solely hand-signed signatures will do.

Hendron — who was suspended for three years in 2016 after admitting possession of a managed drug with intent to provide following his boyfriend’s dying — obliged and offered a hand-signed copy at what he says was “no later” than 5:01pm.

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The Bar Council went on to reject his utility for a second time, arguing on this event that he’d failed to fulfill their strict 5pm cut-off.

Following a little bit of backwards and forwards, a Bar Council bigwig advised Hendron: “I’m afraid that we’ve got a strict coverage on the receipt of late purposes because the deadlines are enshrined throughout the Structure. Please do think about standing subsequent 12 months or, alternatively, look out for informal vacancies all year long.”

However Hendron isn’t taking no for a solution, telling Authorized Cheek: “On stability I believe that it’s price a punt so, until the Bar Council (by some change of character and miracle) again down in the present day, I will probably be taking the matter to courtroom subsequent week.”

Elected candidates go on to signify their fellow barristers on a spread of points, together with regulation reform, ethics, equality and variety, and training and coaching.

The Bar Council declined to remark.