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Tamsin Blow

Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English

Tamsin Blow is a Partner in the Litigation and Arbitration Group, specialising in commercial, media and public law dispute resolution. Tamsin draws on over ten years’ experience with the firm to offer clients strategic and commercial advice on potential and on-going disputes.

Tamsin acts in substantial commercial disputes including multi-jurisdictional fraud cases for claimants (such as the former subsidiaries of Yukos Oil) and defendants.

Tamsin supports clients through reputation management issues and times of crisis. She draws on her expertise in defamation, data protection and privacy law and her investigations experience, including as advisor to News International in relation to the voicemail interception crisis.

Tamsin also has particular expertise advising gambling operators on a full range of contentious legal and regulatory issues, including supplier disputes, customer disputes, judicial reviews, Gambling Commission investigations and licence reviews and anti-money laundering and social responsibility policies and procedures.

Tamsin is a strong supporter of CMS’ CSR programme, in particular co-ordinating support for the Ladies Day initiative by Whitechapel Mission, which provides support to the homeless and vulnerable in East London.

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"Tamsin Blow supports businesses, particularly in the media, technology and gambling sectors, in complex judicial reviews. She has experience handling public law proceedings in the domestic and European courts."

Chambers, 2018

"Next Generation Lawyer"

Legal 500, 2017

"She is sharp, commercial and gets things done."

Chambers, 2017

"Described by peers as "meticulously thorough," and “someone who is going places"."

Chambers, 2016

Relevant experience

  • Judicial review before the English Court of legislation introducing point of consumption licensing and taxation of remote gambling and a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union on behalf of the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association.
  • Yukos entities and former senior management in multi-jurisdictional litigation arising out of the misappropriation of assets and related issues.
  • Successful Supreme Court challenge of HMRC decision to disclose confidential information regarding Ingenious Media and its CEO.
  • Obtaining interim injunction for defamation, final judgment for defamation, strike out of conspiracy claim and several civil restraint orders on behalf of international accountancy firm.
  • Defendant to $120m fraud claim by Kazakh bank JSC BTA against former Chief Executive Mukhtar Ablyazov.
  • Secondment to the Management and Standards Committee of News International during the voicemail interception litigation and acting on the civil cases.
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Education

  • 2006 – LPC, Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, Oxford
  • 2005 – GDL, Oxford Brookes, Oxford
  • 2003 – BA Hons, Cambridge
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08/07/2021
On­line op­er­at­or has its li­cence sus­pen­ded fol­low­ing re­view by Gambling...
The Gambling Com­mis­sion (the “Com­mis­sion”) re­cently an­nounced that it had sus­pen­ded Play­erFT Lim­ited’s (“Play­erFT”) op­er­at­ing li­cence, with im­me­di­ate ef­fect. Play­erFT is the op­er­at­or of Five­yards...
25/05/2021
Man­aging in­vest­ig­a­tions: plan­ning pres­sures and pit­falls video series
With more in­tern­al re­port­ing of con­cerns with­in busi­nesses thanks to im­proved train­ing and con­trols, and with com­plex reg­u­lat­ory, crim­in­al and HR in­vest­ig­a­tions be­com­ing more com­mon­place, cor­por­ates need...
18/05/2021
UK's On­line Safety Bill pub­lished
The draft On­line Safety Bill was pub­lished on 12 May 2021, three years after the Gov­ern­ment first pub­lished its White Pa­per on On­line Harms. The Bill sets out the pro­posed frame­work for the first reg­u­lat­ory...
28/04/2021
Money Laun­der­ing and Ter­ror­ist Fin­an­cing Risk As­sess­ment 2020
The Gambling Com­mis­sion pub­lished its risk as­sess­ment in­to money laun­der­ing and ter­ror­ist fin­an­cing (the “Com­mis­sion’s Risk As­sess­ment”) on 18 Decem­ber 2020. This fol­lowed HM Treas­ury’s and the...
12/04/2021
Gambling Com­mis­sion as­sess­ments res­ult in reg­u­lat­ory ac­tion against five...
On 30 March 2021, the Gambling Com­mis­sion (the “Com­mis­sion”) pub­lished a state­ment giv­ing de­tails of en­force­ment ac­tion taken against five land-based casi­nos, which were all found to have failed to...
12/04/2021
Two on­line op­er­at­ors giv­en sub­stan­tial pen­alty pack­ages fol­low­ing second...
The Gambling Com­mis­sion (the “Com­mis­sion”) re­cently an­nounced that it has taken fur­ther reg­u­lat­ory ac­tion against gambling op­er­at­ors Casumo Ser­vices Lim­ited (“Casumo”) and In­Touch Games Lim­ited...
17/03/2021
Sanc­tions against Per­son­al Man­age­ment Li­cence Hold­ers of Caesars En­ter­tain­ment
The Gambling Com­mis­sion (the “Com­mis­sion”) an­nounced on 3 March 2021 that it has taken ac­tion against more than 30 Per­son­al Man­age­ment Li­cence (“PML”) hold­ers in con­nec­tion with Caesars En­ter­tain­ment...
18/02/2021
Re­duced sanc­tion for AML and so­cial re­spons­ib­il­ity breaches by As­pers
On 4 Feb­ru­ary 2021, the Gambling Com­mis­sion (the “Com­mis­sion”) an­nounced that it had im­posed sanc­tions on As­pers Strat­ford (“As­pers”) as a con­sequence of its mis­hand­ling of cus­tom­ers from both...
29/01/2021
Gambling Com­mis­sion con­sults on new meth­od­o­logy for gambling par­ti­cip­a­tion...
On 18 Decem­ber 2020, the Gambling Com­mis­sion (the “Com­mis­sion”) com­menced a con­sulta­tion in­to the re­search meth­od­o­logy used in col­lect­ing gambling par­ti­cip­a­tion and prob­lem gambling stat­ist­ics. This...
10/12/2020
The Gambling Act Re­view – what do we know so far?
Fol­low­ing the an­nounce­ment on 8 Decem­ber 2020 that the Gov­ern­ment has launched its re­view of the Gambling Act 2005, the Terms of Ref­er­ence and Call for Evid­ence have now been pub­lished, to­geth­er with...
30/11/2020
Gambling Com­mis­sion launches con­sulta­tion on re­mote cus­tom­er in­ter­ac­tion
On 3 Novem­ber 2020, the Gambling Com­mis­sion (the “Com­mis­sion”) an­nounced a con­sulta­tion and call for evid­ence on cus­tom­er in­ter­ac­tion by re­mote op­er­at­ors, with a view to in­tro­du­cing stronger re­quire­ments...
20/11/2020
Gambling Com­mis­sion’s En­force­ment Re­port and Na­tion­al Stra­tegic As­sess­ment
On 6 Novem­ber 2020, the Gambling Com­mis­sion (the “Com­mis­sion”) pub­lished its: latest an­nu­al Com­pli­ance and En­force­ment Re­port, ‘Rais­ing Stand­ards for Con­sumers’ (the “Re­port”);...