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Winner in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
Maitland is delighted to have won 'Set of the Year' for Private client: trusts and probate in the latest Legal 500 Awards.
Supreme Court judgment on the leading case in gaming law
On 25 October 2017 the Supreme Court gave judgment in Ivey v Genting, now the leading case in gaming law and the law on dishonesty. The claimant, a world famous gambler, walked into Crockford’s casino in Mayfair and won nearly £8m at Punto Banco in just two sessions. There was no dispute about what he did: it was a card trick called edge-sorting: the only issue was whether it was cheating. The High Court, the Court of Appeal and now the Supreme Court decided that it was, setting a new standard of probity in gaming law and re-writing the law on dishonesty in the process. It has already been called “the most important case in a generation”. Crockford’s was represented by Christopher Pymont QC and Siward Atkins.
The Chambers UK Bar Awards 2017
Congratulations to Catherine Newman QC who was shortlisted for 'Chancery - Silk of the Year' in the Awards. Maitland was also nominated for Set of the Year in the same category.
Legal challenge against Conservative/DUP deal
Dominic Chambers QC has been instructed by David Greene, Senior Partner and Head of Litigation at Edwin Coe LLP, to lead the Bar team on behalf of Mr Ciaran McClean who is challenging the proposed confidence and supply agreement between the Conservative Government and the Democratic Unionist Party on the grounds that it would be contrary to the terms of the Belfast Agreement, popularly known as the Good Friday Agreement.
Andrew Walker QC - Chair of the Bar 2018
Andrew Walker QC, the current Vice-Chair, has been confirmed as the 2018 Chair of the Bar. He will take over from the current Chair, Andrew Langdon QC, on 1 January 2018.
China Training Scheme
Maitland Chambers has been selected to host a Chinese lawyer as part of the Bar Council's 'China Training Scheme'.
Waterfall 1 - Supreme Court
Louise Hutton and Rosanna Foskett act for the Joint Administrators of LBHI2 in the Supreme Court Lehman Waterfall I litigation; judgment handed down today.
Thomas Fletcher
Maitland Chambers is pleased to announce that Thomas Fletcher commenced practice from these chambers on Wednesday, 17 May 2017.
Caley Wright
Maitland Chambers is pleased to announce that Caley Wright will commence practice from these chambers on Monday, 20 February 2017.
Sale of Green Investment Bank
Catherine Newman QC and Matthew Smith are acting for clean energy investment business Sustainable Development Capital Limited in relation to the Government’s controversial sale of the public stake in the £2bn Green Investment Bank
Dominic Chambers QC and Benjamin John win Brexit Article 50 Case in the Supreme Court
Dominic Chambers QC and Benjamin John act for successful Respondent in the Supreme Court Judgment handed down today.
Queen's Counsel Appointment
Congratulations to Catherine Addy who has been made a Silk in the recent appointments.
Brexit Article 50 Case in the Supreme Court
Dominic Chambers QC and Benjamin John appear for the Respondents in the Supreme Court hearing starting today.
Smith & Ors v Molyneux [2016] UKPC 35
Catherine Newman QC acted for the successful Appellants in the Privy Council, overturning the decision of the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal
Brexit Article 50 Litigation
Court rules in favour of Claimants represented by Dominic Chambers QC and Benjamin John
Duncan McCombe is elected as Chairman of the Young Bar
Congratulations to Duncan on his appointment.
Leading case in gaming law is set
On 3 November 2016 the Court of Appeal handed down its eagerly awaited decision in Ivey v Genting
Paul Girolami QC 'Star at the Bar'
Congratulations to Paul Girolami QC who has been named as one of Chambers UK's 'Stars at the Bar'.
The Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016
Catherine Addy was a member of the Committee that was consulted upon and approved The Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016 which were published and laid before parliament on Wednesday, 26 October (for implementation in April 2017).
Brexit Article 50 Litigation Trial commences
Dominic Chambers QC and Benjamin John, instructed by David Greene, Senior Partner and Head of Group Action Litigation at Edwin Coe LLP, are representing one of the Claimants at the trial of the Brexit Article 50 litigation (R (oao Miller and Santos) v The Secretary of State for Exiting the EU) in the Divisional Court before the Lord Chief Justice, the Master of the Rolls and Lord Justice Sales.