A barrister who has represented famous figures including Tory MP Nadine Dorries has confessed to buying drugs from some of his clients.
Messages from Henry Hendron asking for drugs were discovered on the phone of a suspected dealer who he was representing in a criminal case.
A further investigation found evidence that the 42-year-old – who purchased drugs that killed his teenage boyfriend in 2016 – was also buying drugs from another client.
His behaviour has been named ‘unacceptable, unethical and illegal’ by Detective Inspector Lewis Sanderson.
‘Actions like his can tarnish the reputation of all those involved in the criminal justice system and the whole team were determined to bring him to account’, he said.
‘As a result of the hard work and thorough investigation, Hendron has been now been made to face the consequences of his actions.’
Hendron was called to the Bar in 2006 and has represented prominent clients including the Earl of Cardigan.
He acted for former culture secretary Ms Dorries in a civil matter in 2009, according to reports.
But his career fell flat in 2016 when his partner Miguel Jimenez, 18, died after taking chemsex party drugs at the couple’s flat in Temple, London.
Hendron was sentenced to 140 hours of unpaid work after admitting buying £1,000 worth of M-cat or Meow Meow and GBL.
He was suspended by the Bar Standards Board for three years, and later prohibited from undertaking public access work for two years after holding himself out as a barrister on websites while suspended.
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