A London-based solicitor of Indian-origin, who was made a Queen's Counsel in March 2011, is facing criminal charges for failing to pay 600,000 pounds in VAT, the Crown Prosecution Service today said.
Rohan Anthony Pershad, QC, is to be prosecuted for not paying Value Added Tax between June 1999 and September 2011.
It is alleged he knowingly failed to declare VAT payments for which he charged on services he provided while working as a barrister.
Queen's Counsel is a status conferred by the Crown. Members have the privilege of sitting within the Bar of court.