Legal recipes – golf, banks and the law

How to bake the perfect court case?


One senior banker in a multi-national banking company
Allegations of cheating by said banker during a matchplay tournament involving marking his ball in the wroing place
Allegations of similar conduct some years before on more than one occasion
A disciplinary hearing
The banker being banned from his golf club
The matter being referred to the senior director of the multi-national banking company
A judicial review action to challenge the fairness of the discplinary hearing

Mix together in a big courtroom and add a slight smattering of one Scottish Court of Session judge who reviews the process and indicates that the hearing was fair while correctly refusing to address the merits of the case.

Add a brief dusting of publicity and leave to cool.

Serve cold.

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2 Responses to Legal recipes – golf, banks and the law

  1. hoiho says:

    Bah. Golfers!
    Hanging’s too good for them.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Golf has frequently provided a diverting amusement for the courts. I cannot remember the citation, but I vaguely remember a reparation case where the pursuer was struck in the face by a ball driven by the defender off the tee – the slight novelty being that the pursuer was the defender’s playing partner and was standing just a few feet away at right angles to and slightly behind the defender at the time. The defender’s sliced drive was of almost ‘magic bullet’ type magnificence, squirting backwards at high velocity before re-arranging the pursuer’s features permanently.
    The judge said something along the lines of, “I am advised that controlling the direction of travel of the ball when striking it with the club is a matter of some inherent uncertainty. Were it otherwise, then much of the attraction of the game of golf would be lost”

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