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Supreme Court judgment on the leading case in gaming law

Judgments

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.

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Thomas Grant QC wins Chancery Silk of the Year

Awards

19 November 2021

We are thrilled to announce that Thomas Grant QC has won Chancery Silk of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards. 

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Diversity/Gender Programme of the Year Award No...

Awards

17 November 2021

We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated for Diversity/Gender Programme of the Year at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2022 due to our successful mentoring scheme.

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Chambers UK Bar Guide 2022

Maitland Chambers

21 October 2021

We are delighted to have a number of leading recommendations which further cement our position as one of the leading commercial chancery sets at the Bar. 

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