The recent news about Peter Gray, the Dubai-based partner of Gibson Dunn and Crutcher, serves as a clear reminder of when our duties to the court outweigh our duties to our clients and why the duty must be strictly adhered to. These are duties which apply as much to junior litigators as they do to senior counterparts.

Gray was instructed to obtain a freezing injunction on behalf of his client, the Djibouti government, against Mr Boreh, the opposition leader who had been convicted of a terrorist grenade attack. Evidence presented to the court by Djibouti prosecutors included an incriminating transcript of a telephone ca...

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