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Robert Rhodes QC to speak at Thailand Arbitration Centre ADR Week

Robert Rhodes QC has been invited to speak at the ‘THAC ADR Week Webinar Series 2021’ on 22 September, co-organised by the Thailand Arbitration Centre and the Singapore International Mediation Institute. Given the significant levels of growing international support for the Singapore Convention on Mediation and the growing popularity of international commercial mediation, the focus has been on how more disputes can be channeled appropriately, and at an early point, to mediation. Multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses (MTDRC) have been around for a long while and have been a mainstay in many domestic and trans-border contracts. MTDRC provides a certainty of both dispute resolution venue and method, which is of significant importance in business efficacy. This is especially important in time-sensitive…

News 22 Sep, 2021

OTC Members give advocacy training at the DIFC Academy of Law

Members of Outer Temple will be providing advocacy training at the DIFC Academy for pupils completing the Common Law Advanced Advocacy Skills. The DIFC Academy of Law have launched this course for Emirati Advocates and other civil law trained lawyers, in-house counsel, and legal professionals seeking to diversify their skills and enhance their professional development. This will be the third edition of Advanced Advocacy Skills as part of the Certificate in Common Law, DIFC Laws & Courts Practice programme that Outer Temple has contributed to. From September to November 2021, members will be providing advanced advocacy classes. James Counsell QC and Justina Stewart will be teaching trial advocacy and witness handling and examination. John McKendrick QC and Chloë Bell will be teaching written submissions, oral…

News 17 Sep, 2021

Oliver Powell acts for former Private Client Director at Hampden in proceedings before Council of Lloyd’s

Oliver Powell acted for Mr Gregory White, former Private Client Director at Hampden Agencies Limited, in proceedings brought before the Lloyd’s Enforcement Board. Chloë Bell acted for Lloyd’s of London. In proceedings brought before the Lloyd’s Enforcement Board, Mr Gregory White (‘Mr White’), former Private Client Director at Hampden Agencies Limited (‘Hampden’), has accepted one charge of discreditable conduct. This relates to his involvement in the facilitation of loans between members of the Society who were clients of his employer, in return for which Mr White received substantial sums as commission. Background At the material time, Mr White was a Private Client Director at Hampden, one of the members’ agents operating in the Lloyd’s market. The charge faced by Mr…

News 15 Sep, 2021

Outer Temple shortlisted for ‘Set of the Year’ at The Lawyer Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that Outer Temple has been shortlisted for ‘Set of the Year’ at The Lawyer Awards 2021. Outer Temple Chambers is a leading global civil and commercial chambers with a forward-thinking approach to business development and client care. We are involved in some of the most cutting-edge litigation and advisory work undertaken by the Bar. Our “one OTC” and “client first” ethos stands us apart from the crowd; an exemplar of how a Chambers should be run and provide first class services to its clients. The Lawyer Awards set the industry standard for benchmarking and celebrating the best practice in innovation in the legal industry. Every year the Awards brings together private practice lawyers, senior corporate…

News 14 Sep, 2021

Oliver Powell successful in Environmental Appeal

Oliver Powell, instructed by Andrew Oliver of Andrew Jackson LLP, appeared at York Crown Court in relation to an environmental appeal which had its genesis in regulatory breaches in the fishing sector. Oliver (who was not instructed at first instance) appeared on behalf of the appellant, John MacAlister (Oban) Ltd (‘the Company’). The case concerned an investigation by the North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (‘NEIFCA’) into the activities of one of the Company’s vessels, the Star of Annan. The breaches, which occurred variously on six different occasions, concerned: catching undersize scallops; fishing outside of a permitted area; fishing without a valid permit; fishing with more than 10 scallop dredges; failing to operate AIS; and fishing in a closed…

News, Health & Safety 10 Sep, 2021

Sarah Crowther QC appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge

We are delighted to announce that Sarah Crowther QC has been appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge. Sarah will hear cases in the Queen’s Bench Division. Sarah’s appointment followed an open competition by the Judicial Appointments Commission and she has been assigned to hear cases in the Queen’s Bench Division. The appointment commences on 1 October and will involve 6 weeks’ or 30 days’ sitting time each year. Meanwhile, Sarah is a leading personal injury, private international law, clinical negligence and public law Silk and her practice of complex cases in these areas will continue alongside this part-time judicial appointment. Sarah has commented that “I am honoured to have been appointed and looking forward to the opportunity to serve…

News 10 Sep, 2021

Teresa Rosen Peacocke and Alex Haines on dual qualification and the New York Bar

Teresa Rosen Peacocke and Alex Haines have authored an article in the September issue of Counsel Magazine on the advantages of dual qualification and a guide to qualifying for the New York Bar. Teresa explores the benefits of becoming an attorney in the United States, particularly in New York State, where most cross-border legal business is conducted. Teresa qualified as an attorney in New York 20 years after her call to the Bar of England and Wales after completing an LLM at New York University School of Law. Teresa explains that dual qualification enables the practitioner to understand and appreciate different approaches to resolving legal issues and, in turn, to become more flexible in providing legal services. It also enhances your…

Commercial, News 8 Sep, 2021

David Holloway accepted onto the DIAC arbitrator panel

Outer Temple is delighted to announce that David Holloway has been registered as an arbitrator with the Dubai International Arbitration Centre. The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) is the largest arbitration centre in the Middle East, providing a high calibre of arbitration services and facilities on an international scale.  The specific services offered include the overseeing of arbitral proceedings and commercial disputes; appointing arbitrators; choosing the venue for arbitration and fixing the fees of arbitrators and mediators. DIAC maintains a directory of experts with diverse knowledge and practical experience in this field. David Holloway is a specialist in international trade law and international commercial dispute resolution. David has particular expertise within the field of international arbitration, sitting on other arbitration…

News, International, Mediation 6 Sep, 2021

Andrew Short QC and Andrew Allen QC speaking at ’22 QCs on the Hot Employment Law Issues 2021 – 22′

Andrew Short QC and Andrew Allen QC will be speaking at Michael Rubenstein’s ’22 QCs on the Hot Employment Law Issues 2021 – 22′ on 30 September & 1 October 2021. Andrew Short QC and Andrew Allen QC will be Michael Rubenstein and 17 of Britain’s other top employment law and discrimination silks over the annual 2-day seminar. Andrew Allen QC will be presenting on fair and unfair dismissal on Thursday 30 September 2021 at 2:15pm. Andrew Short QC will be presenting the latest cases in disability discrimination on Friday 1 October 2021 at 1:45pm. Registration You can register for the event here. Find out more Andrew Short QC is a leading employment law silk, ranked in the directories and…

News 2 Sep, 2021

Alex Line successful in the Upper Tribunal in appeal concerning fair process in remote hearings

Alex Line represented the respondent local authority in an appeal to the Upper Tribunal from a decision of the First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs & Disability). The Appellant complained that the hearing lacked procedural fairness to her as a disabled litigant, and should be overturned. The Upper Tribunal accepted Alex’s arguments that the Tribunal has taken sufficient steps to ensure fairness in the proceedings, and dismissed the appeal accordingly. The decision is of interest for three main reasons (the first two of which may not be limited to the SEND jurisdiction in application): (i) it considers the question of fairness in the context of remote hearings, which have become commonplace in the First-tier Tribunal as well as in other jurisdictions…

News 1 Sep, 2021

Andrew Short QC shortlisted for ‘Employment Silk of the Year’ at the Chambers & Partners UK Bar Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that Andrew Short QC has been shortlisted for ‘Employment Silk of the Year’ at the Chambers & Partners UK Bar Awards 2021. Andrew Short QC continues to act in the biggest multi party cases. He is at the forefront of equal pay claims in the private sector (ASDA; Sainsbury’s; Next). His multi party and pensions knowledge has resulted in instructions on behalf of hundreds of judges and thousands of firefighters in successful discrimination challenges to public sector pension reform (McCloud; Sargeant). Andrew’s expertise and experience in pensions crossover employment claims and in equal pay litigation is unrivalled and his work is different from individual claims by employees against employers. Andrew’s cases are complex in terms…

News, Employment 27 Aug, 2021

Bianca Venkata published in Lexis Nexis PSL on the NHS Pension Scheme changes

Bianca Venkata writes for Lexis Nexis PSL on the NHS Pension Scheme changes, equalisation of survivor pensions and final pay control. The Department of Health & Social Care has published the outcome of its consultation on the draft NHS Pension Schemes and Injury Benefits Regulations 2021. The draft regulations seek to equalise survivor pensions and make changes to final pay control by amending the National Health Service Pension Scheme Regulation 1995 (as amended). Bianca examines the response and its implications. Analysis This analysis was first published on Lexis®PSL on 13 August 2021 and can be found here (subscription required).Alternatively, please read the PDF here. Find out more Bianca Venkata accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice including pensions, commercial…

News 20 Aug, 2021

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