News & Events


Event: Pupillage Information Evening

You are invited to our virtual Pupillage Information Evening on 13th January to find out more about becoming a pupil at Outer Temple Chambers. This information evening will include: an introduction to Chambersa guide to pupillageadvice on what we are looking for from applicants You will also have the opportunity to ask questions to our panel which will include Saul Margo, Head of Pupillage, and some of Pupillage Committee/former pupils. Event Details Date: Thursday 13th January 2022 Time: 5pm onwards (approximately 1 – 1.5 hours depending on Q&A) Location: Virtual via Zoom Register your place Please register here to receive the access link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Saul Margo, Head…

Events 29 Dec, 2021

Sarah Crowther QC to speak at the APIL Accidents Abroad Conference 2021

Now in its 6th year, APIL will be hosting their Accidents Abroad Conference 2021 and have invited Sarah Crowther QC to speak about the developments in jurisdiction following the landmark Brownlie decision. As well as Sarah, a host of eminent speakers will be taking part in this popular annual event, which is returning to London’s Marriott Marble Arch Hotel as a hybrid event where delegates can either choose to view the event live in person or watch this virtually, via APIL’s dedicated conference app. All delegates attending in person will also have access to the virtual programme, where they can watch this back – on demand – over a period of six months. Developments in jurisdiction After an introduction to…

Events, News, Travel 1 Dec, 2021

Anthony Lo Surdo SC addresses the Japan Sports Lawyers Association

CAS Arbitrator, sports law expert and OTC Professional Associate, Anthony Lo Surdo SC delivered a webinar to members of the Japan Sports Lawyers Association (JSLA) on Friday, 1 October 2021 on the topic of discrimination in sport.   This interactive webinar took the form of a case study with a Q & A session and examined conduct that may comprise discrimination, the source and power to sanction for such conduct and the approach to sanctions. This webinar was the second in a series presented by Anthony Lo Surdo SC to the JSLA as part of its Study and Research on International Sports Arbitration. Anthony discussed the incident in the Eastern SC v Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao FC match in Mong Kok…

Events, News, Sports 7 Oct, 2021

Robert Rhodes QC to speak on post-Brexit opportunities on business and dispute resolution with Asia

Robert Rhodes QC to present at a webinar on ‘Post-Brexit Opportunities on Business and Dispute Resolution’ co-organised by IDRRMI and AMATI in Hong Kong. Given the multifaceted changes that Brexit has presented, many businesses in the post-Brexit landscape may be posing the question: What opportunities could Brexit present for my business? The International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute (IDRRMI) and Association of Mediation Assessors, Trainers and Instructors (AMATI) will be co-organising this two hour webinar. Robert has been invited to join a panel of four speakers at the event. This webinar will consider a variety of  discussion points relating to both the disruption of Brexit and that of Covid-19 with a specific focus on Asia and Hong Kong as…

Events, News 20 Aug, 2021

Event: Annual Travel Law Conference 2021

You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers and guests for an afternoon of seminars and discussions. This will be a hybrid event, taking place in London and streamed online. The Agenda 1:30pm: Event Chair – Gerard McDermott QC will open and close this event1:45pm: The Great Escape: the scope of Article 4(3) – Ian Denham and Carin Hunt 2:15pm Product Liability and Clinical Negligence claims in France – Daniel Clarke and Solenn Le Tutour (Advocat, France)2:45pm: Recent issues with Rome II – Geert van Calster (Advocat and Academic, Belgium)3: 15pm Panel Discussion – Chaired by Sarah Crowther QC with: Eliot Woolf QC Will Young Louise Howard (Lanyon Bowlder) Jennifer Lund (Irwin Mitchell)4:00pm – Drinks at Middle Temple Bar  Gerard McDermott QC, Barrister Gerard McDermott QC is a…

Events 5 Aug, 2021

Webinar invitation: Pensions Rectification – Evidence and Pitfalls

You are invited to join the Outer Temple Chambers’s pensions team for a webinar on rectification, looking at what evidence you need and some of the pitfalls to be avoided. The speakers at this event, Keith Bryant QC and Michael Uberoi, will cover: What evidence needs to be put before the court when the alleged mistake is not referred to in the documents?How does a Claimant go about establishing the necessary mutual intention in such cases?When is a mistake a mistake as to legal effect, and when is it a mistake as to consequences? – how to approach this distinction in pension rectification cases.The use of confidential opinions – how the courts presently view them.How to establish the necessary subjective intention of the…

Events, Pensions 27 Jul, 2021

Webinar invitation: J2A – Limitation and concealment issues (Lloyds, Axminster and Canada Square)

You are invited to join the juniors at Outer Temple Chambers for the first of a brand new series of events; ‘Juniors to Associates’. The first event on 22nd July will focus on limitation and concealment issues. Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to inform you of a new programme of events specifically tailored to associate level legal practitioners. Juniors to Associates This new programmes, ‘Juniors to Associates’ (J2A), will consist of a range of lunchtime forums for Junior Barristers and Associate Solicitors. Juniors from Outer Temple will discuss topical issues and recent judgments likely to impact future litigation. Guests will then be invited to ask questions and share views and opinions on these topics in an open forum. Each event will be…

Events, Pensions 19 Jul, 2021

Helen Pugh and Justina Stewart present ‘Distribution & Dividends’ to MBL Seminars

Helen Pugh and Justina Stewart were pleased to speak to a range of solicitors, insolvency practitioners and accountants about shareholders’ and directors’ liability in relation to unlawful distributions during an MBL Learn Live webinar recently. MBL Learn Live offer live broadcast sessions in the same way as face to face seminars with the ability to engage with the speaker and other delegates through interactive features including polls, chat-box and breakout exercises. Sessions are also recorded for delegates to revisit. Distributions & Dividends Given the widely reported misuse of Covid loan schemes and the economic climate, investigation of and proceedings relating to the distribution of company assets is likely to increase. Therefore, the talk was particularly timely. Helen and Justina provided a toolkit for…

Events, News 6 Jul, 2021

Webinar: The Anatomy of a Criminal Pensions Investigation

You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers to discuss a business crime lawyer’s perspective on the Pension Schemes Act 2021. Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to host a talk focusing on criminal proceedings arising out of the Pension Schemes Act 2021. Our specialist pensions barristers will join our renowned business crime barristers to examine how and when a regulatory matter may become a criminal matter and, if it looks like it might do so, how to respond, prepare and advise your clients. After short presentations by our panel, there will be the opportunity to ask questions. Agenda Andrew Spink QC: Welcome and introductionDavid E Grant: Civil versions of criminal offences; the interaction between the target and the regulatorMichael Bowes…

Business Crime, Events, Pensions 6 Jul, 2021

James Counsell QC to speak at APIL’s 2021 Abuse Conference

Outer Temple is pleased to announce that James Counsell QC will be speaking at the APIL Abuse Conference 2021 on 15th July. James will be speaking on the topic ‘Consent – the legal perspective’. The conference will take place on Thursday, 15th July. For the second year running, it will take place entirely virtually with delegates able to view the sessions, via Zoom, on APIL’s dedicated conference app. Recordings of the sessions will also be available to view, on-demand, for six months after the live event. James Counsell’s talk The conference will consider broadly a panoply of topics related to abuse. James‘ segment will be at 10.15am on the topic of ‘Consent – the legal perspective’. This will be one of eight talks, with the…

Events, News, Personal Injury 2 Jul, 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

James Counsell QC to speak at the APIL Child Abuse Special Interest Group Meeting

James Counsell QC will be speaking at the APIL Child Abuse Special Interest Group Meeting on Monday 26th April between 17:00pm – 18:00pm. The meeting will provide an introduction to the group and an APIL activity update from David McClenaghan (APIL’s Child Abuse special interest group co-ordinator) and Richard Sweetman (APIL’s Child Abuse special interest group secretary). James Counsell QC and Thomas Beale (Bolt Burdon Kemp) will discuss the recent judgment in The Trustees of the Barry Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses v BXB (EWCA 2021). The Court of Appeal handed down their decsion in March 2021 and held the Trustees of the Barry Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses liable for an act of rape committed by one of its elders, against an…

Events, Webinars & Vlogs 22 Apr, 2021

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