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Outer Temple Chambers has experts in EU law in the diverse areas where it arises, including: competition, employment, financial services, personal injury and human rights law.

Competition Law

In the competition sphere we advise in respect of all types of horizontal and vertical agreements between competitors, CMA and EU Commission cartel investigations and competition follow-on damages claims. In particular, Chambers also advised the Financial Conduct Authority on the scope and implementation of its new mandate to promote competition in the interests of consumers as well as its new status as a competition regulator.

Financial Services Law

We frequently act in financial services claims with a cross-border or EU element, including LIBOR and FOREX investigations, cross-border corruption investigations and MTIC fraud cases.

Environment, Procurement & Transport Law

Chambers also has several leading practitioners in the areas of EU environmental enforcement and waste law, EU procurement law and EU road transport regulation and compliance.

Employment Law

We are a leading employment law set, with particular experience of cases with an EU law angle. In recent years barristers have appeared in the Supreme Court in Abdulla v Birmingham CC, a leading case on equal pay, and in the CJEU in USA v Nolan on the interpretation of collective redundancy rights and in British Airways v Williams, on the interpretation of holiday pay under the Working Time Directive.

Personal Injury

In the field of personal injury, we are experienced in handling cross-border claims with a European element. This includes direct claims against insurers, cases raising jurisdiction issues under Brussels 1A and applicable law issues under Rome II, and package travel claims.

We frequently act in group and class actions, including illness, wrongful death, multiple victim accidents and product liability claims. We also act in cases where European social security providers and other insurers raise subrogated or assigned claims arising from a personal injury accident or illness.

Human Rights

Our barristers also appear in leading European human rights cases concerning rights under the European Convention on Human Rights, including the so-called Gay Cake case, cases on discrimination in the provision of services, landmark cases concerning assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia (Purdy and Nicklinson) and mental health issues.

To discuss your legal requirements please contact us directly.