Training & Knowledge: Lewis MacDonald

25th Apr 2023Blog

Sportspeople and advertising – a gamble worth taking or a recipe for an early bath?

In October 2022, the Committees of Advertising Practice (‘CAP’) updated the Advertising Codes to prevent gambling advertising that was likely to be of strong appeal to those under 18 years of age (the rule previously referred to “particular appeal”). There have now been a number of Advertising Standards Authority decisions that give advertisers an important […]

21st Feb 2023Newsletters

Lars Stuewe v Health and Care Professions Council [2022] EWCA Civ 1605

“Time and tides [a statutory time limit without provision for extension] wait for no man” Geoffrey Chaucer may not have been contemplating time limits under the Health and Professions Order 2001 when he wrote his Clerk’s Tale, but as ever his words prove relevant even to modern professional discipline lawyers. As in the above order, […]

11th Oct 2022Newsletters

CMA v Flynn [2022] UKSC 14 – a costly opportunity missed?

In a line of authorities starting with Bradford Metropolitan District Council v Booth [2000] 164 JP 485, the Court of Appeal developed a rule that a successful party acting against a public authority will not recover its costs as a starting point, but rather the starting point is that no order for costs should be […]

26th May 2022Newsletters

Gray v SRA [2022] EWHC 624: Previous findings before the SDT

Rule 32(2) of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Rules provides that the judgment of any civil court, or any tribunal exercising a professional or disciplinary jurisdiction, may stand as proof but not conclusive proof of the facts upon which the judgment is based. Rule 32(2) is to some extent unusual. Whilst tribunals and civil courts have […]