Defending Professionals Law Blog

1 December 2017

SDT refuses solicitor’s application to terminate suspension

A solicitor that was suspended indefinitely by the SDT in 2005 has his application to lift suspension refused, despite practising as a lawyer abroad for 12 years.

George Babalola was indefinitely suspended by the SDT in 2005 for making claims for costs which were excessive, claiming disbursements on the basis of invoices bearing false and/or inaccurate signatures and making misleading representations to the Law Society’s investigation officer.  

Sian Jones

26 October 2017

No place at the table for an honest cheat

In a landmark Supreme Court decision, international poker star Phil Ivey has lost his final attempt to salvage £7.8 million in baccarat winnings. All five Supreme Court judges that sat to hear Ivey v Genting Casinos were in agreement that Ivey’s technique of 'edge sorting' constituted cheating and found that the casino had no liability to pay him.

Ryan Mowat

25 October 2017

Supreme Court overrules the Ghosh test - The Implications for Professional Disciplinary Proceedings

Ivey (Appellant) v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd t/a Crockfords (Respondent) [2017] UKSC 67.

Iain Miller

10 April 2017

Landlords beware – Selective Licensing prosecutions are on the increase

Further to our previous blog on selective licensing, as predicted, prosecution of landlords are on the increase. 

Shannett Thompson

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