Perverting the course of justice…

UPDATE: Hyman imprisoned for 12 months / Telegraph report

Bruce Hyman, former member of Doughty Street Chambers, is to be sentenced today and, if given a custodial sentence, will be the first barrister in 800 years to be imprisoned for perverting the course of justice.

My first coverage of this: “The Boys from the Bar stuff” was on 26th August.

Victorian Maiden and Nearly Legal both note that Doughty Street Chambers are keeping silent. VM has a take on Freedom of Information which is well worth reading. VM also hopes to be first with the news on the sentence!

See also: The Lawyer 17 September

John Bolch, Family Lore, has an interesting side comment on ‘bad pennies’ in the Law.

7 thoughts on “Perverting the course of justice…

  1. “The court heard that Hyman, a father of four, was devastated after failing to achieve a chambers tenancy and suffered from severe depression which affected his judgment.”
    Affected his judgement? I expected a barrister whose actions could have got an innocent man jailed, to get a longer sentence.

  2. Archer got 4 years for far FAR less. Hyman put a man’s reputation and liberty in jeopardy. Plus the aggravating feature of abuse of his position.

    Mitigation schmitigation. If this isn’t unduly lenient, I’m a banana.

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