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The barrister lost the right to appeal of her conviction in 2015, but avoided paying court costs of £89,246.33 after revealing she owed the taxman £150,000, and had been forced to sell her flat to her son to raise capital.
The Bar Standards Board found that Briscoe had engaged in conduct which was dishonest and discreditable to a barrister, engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice, and diminished public confidence in the legal profession.
As a result, she has been banned from the profession.
Tribunal chair Veronica Hammerton, said: ‘Ms Briscoe’s actions were a serious and consistent departure from professional standards.
‘This is a serious matter, and it is quite clear that serious harm has been caused to the administration of justice and to the reputation of the Bar.
‘It is an aggravating fact that she tried to blame the police for inaccuracy in a witness statement.
‘She has continued to maintain she is not guilty of the offences for which she is convicted.
‘No other sentence can be imposed other than disbarment.’
Briscoe, of Clapham, who was not present at the hearing.