BPP tutor suspended amid BSB probe

BPP Law School has launched a probe into one of its Bar Vocational Course (BVC) tutors after it emerged that she has been suspended from practising as a barrister by the Bar Standards Bar (BSB) for bringing the “profession into disrepute”.

Former Lincolin’s Inn barrister Isabel Dakyns is being investigated by BPP after the law school found that she had been suspended by the BSB back in February 2008 for failing to comply with a judgment ordering her to shell out almost £50,000.

A BPP spokesperson said: “A tutor from the BVC course in London has been suspended from BPP Law School, on full pay, pending an investigation relating to personal circumstances”.

The BSB suspended Dakyns for 30 months after she failed to comply with a judgment and ignored subsequent correspondence from the regulator.

The news comes after BPP itself was investigated by the BSB last year after it emerged that it had over-subscribed the number of students it was authorised for on its BVC course.