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Gabor Bognar

Gabor Bognar

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Gabor accepts instructions on disputes, as well as non-contentious advisory and drafting matters. He has appeared as sole counsel in the High Court, the County Court, the Employment Tribunal, and before the disciplinary committees of professional regulatory bodies.

Gabor is registered to work on a public access (i.e. direct access) basis. He is an Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator.

Gabor’s legal skills are complemented by deep commercial and entrepreneurial experience from a 16-year career in investment management and investment banking. Before turning to law, he was a partner at Elsworthy Capital, a fund management business he co-founded. Earlier, Gabor was an investment strategist and portfolio manager for equities at Cheyne Capital. He was an economist at Dresdner Kleinwort (as it then was) and Goldman Sachs, advising on foreign exchange and sovereign bond investments in Emerging Europe and the Middle East.

Gabor completed the BPTC at City University; has an LLM (Qualifying Law Degree) from Birkbeck College, University of London; an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge; and a BA in Economics from Bard College (Annandale, New York). He has also studied at the London School of Economics, the University of Melbourne and the National Law School of India University (Bangalore), amongst others.

Disciplinary & Regulatory

Nursing & Midwifery Council v Whitfield (Conduct & Competence Committee, 2016)

Fitness to practise proceedings. Nurse convicted by Magistrates’ Court of driving with excess of alcohol and being drunk while in charge of a child (instructed by Bar Pro Bono Unit). See: https://www.nmc.org.uk/globalassets/sitedocuments/ftpoutcomes/2016/october/reasons-whitfield-cccsh-49508-20160805.pdf.

General Dental Council v Singh (Professional Conduct Committee, 2016)

Fitness to practise proceedings. Misconduct by dental technician: Acting beyond permitted scope of practice, including a charge of dishonesty. Succeeded in submissions that registrant had no case to answer in respect of dishonesty (instructed by Bar Pro Bono Unit). See: http://www.gdc-uk.org/Membersofpublic/Hearings/Pages/default.aspx?Hearing=2761.

General Dental Council v Serrato Marti (Professional Conduct Committee, 2016)

Fitness to practise proceedings. Alleged misconduct by dentist: Using unnecessary force during treatment; continuing treatment after patient withdrew consent; and communicating with patient in inappropriate manner (assisted Matthew McDonagh). See: https://www.gdc-uk.org/Membersofpublic/Hearings/Pages/default.aspx?Hearing=2705.

Appointments & Memberships

  • Lincoln’s Inn
  • Bar Pro Bono Unit
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Company Insolvency Pro Bono Scheme
  • Competition Law Association
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Financial Services Lawyers Association
  • South Eastern Circuit
  • Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA Institute)

Awards

  • Wolfson Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn; 2015)
  • Lord Mansfield Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn; 2014 – 2015)
  • Hardwicke Entrance Award (Lincoln’s Inn; 2013)
  • External Studentship (King’s College, Cambridge; 1995 – 1996)
  • Jerome Levy Economics Scholarship (Bard College; 1992 – 1995)
  • Eric Warren Goldman Scholarship (Bard College; 1992)
  • Soros Foundation Scholarship (Bard College; 1991 – 1992)

Languages

  • Hungarian (bilingual)
  • Spanish (advanced written)
  • French (intermediate written)
  • Russian (basic)
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