Carl Rohsler

Carl is a partner in Memery Crystal's London office. His practice covers the full range of intellectual property work including patents, trade marks and designs, copyright and confidential information. Carl specialises in contentious intellectual property work and is known as one of the UK's leading exports on gambling law, acting for a number of the leading online and land-based gambling operations in the UK and across the world. Carl also has considerable experience in advertising and marketing regulation, data protection, e-commerce and labelling and packaging law. Carl is Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2015 for Intellectual Property and as a Leading Individual for Gaming and Betting.

Contributed to


Gambling law—at-a-glance guide
Practice notes

This guide to gambling law outlines the legal issues most pertinent to the gambling industry, and is designed for general commercial lawyers looking to familiarise themselves with betting, gaming and lotteries law generally and the current hot topics affecting the sector. It covers the legal treatment of betting, gaming and lotteries activities, the Gambling Act 2005, non-gambling activities and international gambling.

Taxation of gambling in the UK
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides an introduction to the taxation regime relating to gambling in the UK. The UK tax treatment of gambling underwent a significant change in 2014 under Part 3 of the Finance Act 2014. This Practice Note looks at general betting duty, pool betting duty, gaming duty, remote gaming duty, machine games duty, bingo duty and lottery duty. This Practice Note was produced in partnership with Carl Rohsler of Memery Crystal.

UK gambling licensing regime
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides an overview of the gambling licensing regime in the UK. It looks at operating licences, personal licences and premises licences, and explains the application process, including matters for consideration by the Gambling Commission or local authority before determining the application. It also covers licence conditions, variation and termination of each licence together with reforms introduced by the Gambling Commission.

Practice areas


  • Admitted, England and Wales, 1995
  • Solicitor advocate (High Court: Civil 2001)


  • Contributing Author


  • College of Law, Chester: CPE, 1992; Law School Finals, 1993
  • Merton College, Oxford: MA, History 1991

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