Christopher Gillespie

Christopher Gillespie

"Chris is a highly effective barrister. He is elegant, confident and straight-talking."

Legal 500 UK 2023
Year of call: 1991
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Chris has an extensive advisory practice in the fields of gambling and licensing. In 2014 he was instructed to advise the then government of Bermuda on its proposed gambling legislation. He can be instructed either through solicitors or in appropriate cases on a direct access basis.

Recent instructions have included:

  • Whether particular schemes constituted an unlawful lottery
  • Whether a particular lottery was entitled to withhold £1m of winnings
  • Whether a gambler who had self-excluded from online betting had a claim against bookmakers at whose physical premises he continued to gamble
  • Advising companies on the renewal of SEV licences
  • Advising companies in relation to annual reviews and potential proceedings by the Gambling Commission
  • The potential liability of personal licensees and/or qualifying persons
  • Advising companies and individuals generally in proceedings brought by Licensing Authorities or the Gambling Commission

Chris also accepts instructions to appear before Licensing Authorities and the Gambling Commission and in appeals from these bodies.

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