An 32-year-old Indian-origin attorney in the United Kingdom, who was convicted of harassing his former girlfriend has been disbarred from practicing law.
Last year in July the Northampton Crown Court convicted Sanjay Roy and gave an 18-month suspension statement after the court found him guilty of putting his ex-girlfriend in fear violence by harassment.
According to The Times, The Bar Standards Board, which had suspended the lawyer soon after the court’s decision has decided to ban Roy from practicing as a family lawyer on Friday (17 Feb).
A spokesperson for the board said "This behavior is likely to diminish the confidence the public has in Mr Roy and the barrister’s profession in general,"
According to the court documents Roy harassed his ex-girlfriend Bibi Taylor-Wilcott by beating her with a belt buckle and poured iced water on her. Roy was also said to be highly controlling and wanted her to have an abortion.
Taylor-Wilcott told to the court that she was forced to refer Roy “as master as she was nothing but a dog or a slave” and had to “prove to be selfless and treat Roy as her everything to earn privileges.”
But Roy’s defense team told the court last year that he was “genuinely remorseful” and his behavior was “out of character.”