Singing lawyer to face Bar inquiry

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A BARRISTER captured on camera singing sectarian songs after the Scottish FA Cup Final is to face a professional conduct inquiry.

Donald Findlay QC, a senior member of the Bar, resigned as the vice- chairman of Rangers Football Club after his celebrations of his side's victory over rivals Celtic was publicised.

The Scottish Faculty of Advocates said that the hearing into Mr Findlay's behaviour would be only the second time its disciplinary tribunal had sat since it was established 12 years ago.

Nigel Emslie QC, dean of the Faculty of Advocates, who is in charge of disciplinary measures against members of the Scottish Bar, has filed his own complaint against Mr Findlay. The faculty is also investigating 19 complaints from members of the public.

The complaint alleges "serious and reprehensible misconduct bringing the faculty into disrepute". A faculty spokesman said: "It was inappropriate behaviour for a senior member of the Bar."

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