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News & Events

Vlog: The Spinal Injuries Series – Care Claims in Spinal Injuries

In the first episode of the Outer Temple Spinal Injuries Series, Jonathan Hand QC and Ian Denham provide a short video presentation on care claims in spinal injuries. Welcome to Outer Temple’s Spinal Injuries Series – a collection of short recorded discussions and presentations on various topics of interest related to spinal injury claims. Care is often the largest head of loss and can give rise to a wide range of issues. Jonathan and Ian discuss issues that they encounter frequently in their practice, which can often have a significant impact on the value of the claim. Jonathan considers the principles for the assessment of future care and how the outcome of these issues can often be uncertain. Jonathan considers…

News, Webinars & Vlogs, Spinal Injuries Series 25 May, 2021

Helen Pugh discusses knowing receipt and the proprietary base

Read Helen Pugh’s article on knowing receipt and a recent related High Court decision in Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law. Helen Pugh was recently published in the May edition of Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law where she analysed a recent High Court decision in a knowing receipt claim against a Saudi Arabian bank; Byers and Ors v Samba Financial Group [2021] EWHC 230 (Ch). It considered the vexed issue of whether a beneficiary must have a continuing equitable interest enduring upon receipt of the property by the recipient to establish a knowing receipt claim. In a detailed and well-reasoned judgment Mr Justice Fancourt answered that question in the affirmative. Knowing receipt Knowing receipt is…

Banking, Legal Blog & Publications, Insolvency and Restructuring 24 May, 2021

Judgment in franchise dispute; Dwyer (UK) Franchising Ltd v Fredbar Ltd & Bartlett

Judgment was handed down last week in the case of Dwyer (UK) Franchising Ltd v Fredbar Ltd & Bartlett [2021] EWHC 1218 (Ch). David E. Grant acted for the Defendants in this expedited trial on liability and injunctive relief between a franchisor and ex-franchisee. Judgment was handed down in this franchise dispute on 11 May 2021. The First Defendant was a franchisee of the “Drain Doctor” brand licensed by the Claimant, Dwyer (UK Franchising) Ltd, which claimed to be the UK’s largest full-service network of emergency plumbing and drainage operations and part of the world’s largest home service franchise. The case raised issues of misrepresentation, undue influence, repudiatory breach, affirmation and the reasonableness of the post-termination restrictive covenants. The Defendants…

Covid-19, Commercial during Covid-19, Commercial, News 18 May, 2021

Ben Fitzgerald joins Outer Temple Chambers’ Health Team

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to welcome Practice Manager Ben Fitzgerald to our health team. We are delighted to welcome Ben Fitzgerald to the Practice Management Team at Outer Temple Chambers. Ben has taken up the position of Practice Manager and will be supporting the Health Department, which includes Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury and Travel, Sports and Public Law practices. Ben will work alongside Mark Gardner and Chris Rowe to ensure the efficient day to day running of the team and support Paul Barton, the Health Team Practice Director. Ben has been clerking since 2008, with experience in multiple practice areas, most recently focusing on personal injury, clinical negligence and international practices. He has also managed employment and professional discipline…

News 18 May, 2021

Tim Nesbitt QC

It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely death of our friend and colleague, Tim Nesbitt QC. Tim was not only a very fine lawyer, but a person of huge decency, graciousness and humour who was always modest about his own exceptional abilities and generous with his time in supporting his colleagues in Chambers, with particular encouragement and support for those at the start of their careers.  His loss will be felt profoundly. Tim was called to the Bar in 1991 and took silk in 2018. He joined Outer Temple in 2006, from 199 Strand, along with his colleagues Eliot Woolf QC, Rachel Vickers QC, Patrick Sadd and James Aldridge. He built up a successful practice, focusing on…

News 11 May, 2021

Sam Carter joins Outer Temple Chambers’ Business Team

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to welcome Practice Director Sam Carter to our business team. Sam Carter joins the practice management team today, with responsibility for our commercial and international teams. With a wealth of experience in international ADR, he will be taking a particular interest in driving forward our thriving international arbitration team. Sam has been clerking for over 15 years, and previously worked with the business team at Outer Temple so already knows the team well. He has spent the last few years in senior clerking roles and was most recently Managing Director of an international arbitration set, focusing on alternative dispute resolution on a global scale. He has worked with clients throughout London and Europe, US and…

Commercial, News, International 4 May, 2021

Outer Temple Talks; Brexit. The impact of Brexit on jurisdiction on contract claims

In the first of this mini-series of ‘Outer Temple Talks; Brexit’ vlogs, Helen Pugh and Dan Clarke discuss the impact of Brexit on jurisdiction in contract claims. Brexit impacts many aspects of the legal system. Members of Outer Temple Chambers have produced a series of short vlogs discussing some of the key issues, from commercial considerations to changes in travel and international injury law.   In this episode, Helen and Dan look at the impact of Brexit from a commercial point of view. As far as civil and commercial jurisdiction is concerned, there was a ‘hard’ Brexit with the UK falling out of Brussels 1A regime. Helen and Dan look at the implications for claims in contract.  A discussion about jurisdiction This vlog covers: Provisions of Brussels…

Brexit, Commercial Vlogs, News, Webinars & Vlogs 30 Apr, 2021

Jonathan Hand QC speaks at the AvMA (Not The) ACNC, sponsored by Outer Temple

Outer Temple is proud to sponsor the Action Against Medical Accidents (Not The) ACNC Online Event, a virtual alternative to their Annual Clinical Negligence Conference. Jonathan Hand QC will be speaking on Wrongful Birth Claims. On the mornings of 29th and 30th April 2021, rather than a trip to Bournemouth for the 32nd Annual Clinical Negligence Conference (ACNC), you are invited to virtually join a collection of expert speakers at the second online ‘(Not the) ACNC’. The event will have an obstetrics theme and there will be a live Q&A with the speakers at the end of both mornings. Wrongful Birth Claims Jonathan Hand QC has been asked once again to join the event as a speaker. Jonathan joins Miles…

Events, Clinical Negligence, News 29 Apr, 2021

Tim Nesbitt QC and Alex Cisneros successful in Court of Appeal in the Matter of P (Discharge of Party)

Tim Nesbitt QC and Alex Cisneros were successful this month in a Court of Appeal case, in which the Court of Appeal gives authoritative guidance on the approach required of Court of Protection under Article 6 of ECHR when considering excluding a party from proceedings. The case was an appeal against orders made by Mr Justice Hayden, the Vice-President of the Court of Protection, to exclude the mother of a highly vulnerable 19-year-old woman (“P”) from proceedings relating to the best interests of P. Allegations of sexual abuse by her partner against P had been made and were being investigated by the police. Tim Nesbitt QC and Alex Cisneros represented the  mother, who had been excluded without being given an…

News, Public Law 20 Apr, 2021

Watch the Webinar: OTC and The Pensions Regulator discuss the Pension Schemes Act 2021

Saul Margo of Outer Temple Chambers was delighted to host a talk on the Pension Schemes Act 2021 with David Fairs, Executive Director of Policy, Analysis and Advice at The Pensions Regulator. This live virtual talk, hosted by Saul Margo, saw David Fairs cover topics such as the new criminal offences contained in section 107 of the Act, including the concept of “reasonable excuse”, as well as the impact that the pandemic has had and will continue to have on the exercise of TPR’s enforcement powers. After a brief introduction to the Act from David, Saul posed a number of questions by guests in attendance. This Q&A session proved very popular and many questions were answered during the event, providing…

Pensions Webinars, News, Webinars & Vlogs, Pensions 14 Apr, 2021

Anson Cheung offered tenancy at Outer Temple Chambers

We are delighted to offer tenancy to our successful pupil, Anson Cheung, from April 2021. After months of hard work as a pupil and excellent feedback at Outer Temple Chambers, we are delighted to announce that Anson Cheung has been offered a tenancy at Chambers. During pupillage, Anson saw a broad range of general commercial, pensions, financial services and construction work, both in litigation and arbitration. Anson has most recently worked under the supervision of Justina Stewart specialising in the areas of banking, financial services and commercial fraud. She has been exposed to a wide range of commercial matters involving cross-border jurisdictional issues. Anson was also supervised by Nicholas Hill which exposed her to a wide range of pensions law…

News 6 Apr, 2021

Percival Billimoria appointed as Senior Advocate by High Court of Delhi

We are delighted to announce that Percival Billimoria has attained the elite title of Senior Advocate in India. Percival is a Professional Associate at Outer Temple Chambers and practises in India and internationally. The applications for Senior Designation were called in early 2019 pursuant to the newly notified High Court of Delhi Designation of Senior Advocate Rules, 2018. Over 200 applications were made with less than a quarter being successful in achieving this nomination, Percival being one. Strict application criteria includes bar practice for at least 10 years, a significant amount of work in the High Court of Delhi and the Courts, and a demonstrable history of pro-bono work. The designation is akin to Queen’s Counsel. Percival Billimoria is a…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, International 22 Mar, 2021

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