Training & Knowledge: Zubair Ahmad KC

14th Dec 2020Blog

Ivey and legal certainty in rate-rigging prosecutions

In Bermingham & Anor[1], the Court of Appeal (Fulford LJ V-P, Cutts J and Sir Nicholas Blake) refused to overturn the convictions of two former Barclays PLC traders for conspiring to manipulate the ‘Euribor’ (Euro Interbank Offered Rate).  Amongst other things, the court considered whether the change from the Ghosh test (applicable at the time […]

26th Jul 2019Articles

A Tale of Two Leaks

Gavin Williamson, Sir Kim Darroch, and the Official Secrets Act 1989 Introduction One side-effect of our current political turmoil seems to be an increase in leaks of sensitive government information. In May 2019, Prime Minister Theresa May sacked her Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, after cabinet disagreements about the role of Huawei in the UK 5G […]

28th Mar 2017Newsletters

What constitutes cheat? The Ivey Case

Phillip Ivey a high stakes professional gambler won, with the assistance of another professional gambler Cheng Yin Sun, around £15 million playing Baccarat at the Crockfords Club in Mayfair, London (£7.7 million on 20 and 21 August 2012) and at the Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey ($2,416,000 in April 2012, $1,597,400 in […]

23rd Feb 2017Newsletters

HKSAR v Luk Kin Peter Joseph and another – an analysis

On 8 December 2016, the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (“the CFA”) gave judgment in HKSAR v Luk Kin Peter Joseph and Yu Oi Kee [FACC 6/2016]. The ruling clarified the meaning of “agent” and “other document” for the purposes of section 9 of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance, Cap 201 (“POBO”).  The ruling […]

5th Jan 2017Newsletters

The Independent Review of the Metropolitan Police Service’s Handling of Non-Recent Sexual Offence Investigations Alleged Against Persons of Public Prominence

On 8 November 2016, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) published the Independent Review (‘IR’) by Sir Richard Henriques, a distinguished and highly respected retired High Court Judge, into their handling of cases of historic sexual abuse. The IR focused on Operation Midland (‘OM’) which was set up after a person known as ‘Nick’ made extraordinary […]