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August 2015

PCB Litigation was recognised for being home to a trio of “outstanding” asset recovery lawyers by the International “Who’s Who” Legal Asset Recovery 2015: “world-class” Steven Philippsohn (one of only five Most Highly Regarded Individuals in Europe), “great tactician” Anthony Riem and Trevor Mascarenhas.

PCB Litigation has obtained judgment for £2m plus interest and indemnity costs on behalf of the Ritz Club against billionaire Safa Al Geabury. As was widely reported in the national press, Mr Al Geabury claimed that he had a gambling addiction and the Ritz Club ought to have stopped him gambling; he counterclaimed for £4m that he lost gambling at the Ritz Club. In dismissing his counterclaim and giving judgment for the Ritz Club, Mrs Justice Simler was persuaded on the facts presented by PCB and Clive Freedman QC that Mr Geabury had no gambling addiction.