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Andrew Spink KC and Helen Pugh talk at Outer Temple Chambers and Mishcon de Reya cryptocurrency panel event

Outer Temple’s Andrew Spink KC and Helen Pugh recently joined Henry Farris, Guy Wilkes, and Stephanie Melone at the cryptocurrency panel event, ‘Next Generation of Cryptocurrency Litigation – A Practical Insight’. Outer Temple Chambers and Mishcon de Reya recently held a Cryptocurrency event called ‘Next Generation of Cryptocurrency Litigation – A Practical Insight’ which took place on Wednesday 23rd November 2022 in London. Andrew Spink KC and Helen Pugh were part of the panel of experts who examined two cryptocurrency case studies and the challenges and legal issues that arise, now and which may arise in the future. The discussion on a range of topical issues included a consideration of the possible claims against exchanges who suspend withdrawals (such as…

Events 1 Dec, 2022

Philip Stear appears live in the Court of Appeal on Thursday 1st December

Philip Stear will be live-streamed on the Court of Appeal YouTube channel on Thursday 1st December when he represents his appellant (defendant) clients in Jennison v Jennison & anr. The appeal relates to an important point in the Conflict of Laws as it relates to the administration of estates, namely whether the executor of a person who died domiciled abroad but owning property in England & Wales can commence proceedings on behalf of the estate before obtaining an English probate (or the resealing of the overseas grant).  By Appellants Notice filed on 25 April 2022, the First and Second Defendants are appealing the three findings at paragraph 65 of the judgment of, and paragraph 1 of the order of HHJ…

Events, News 30 Nov, 2022

James Counsell KC to attend the DIFC Laws Certificate Programme Awarding Ceremony

Head of Chambers, James Counsell KC will be attending (remotely) the DIFC Laws Certificate Programme Awarding Ceremony on behalf of Outer Temple Chambers on Tuesday 13th December 2022. The DIFC Laws Certificate Programme is a course organised by the DIFC Academy. Over the course of a 7-month programme, it aims to provide education and training in common law and DIFC laws and courts procedures to civil law lawyers, DIFC Courts practitioners, Emirati advocates, In-house counsel and other professionals whose work involves exposure to common law systems and jurisdictions. There are three parts to the Advanced Advocacy course given by Outer Temple Chambers barristers, each part over two days. The first part of the course was led by James Counsell KC and Justina Stewart.…

Events 28 Nov, 2022

Helen Pugh to speak at TL4 FIRE breakfast event on winding up foreign companies to unravel multi-jurisdictional fraud

Helen Pugh will be speaking at an upcoming ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE breakfast event on 13th December 2022; “It’s A Wind Up. Winding up foreign companies in London to unravel multi-jurisdictional fraud”. ThoughtLeaders 4 FIRE (TL4 FIRE) are a global asset recovery community bringing together key practitioners across contentious insolvency, fraud litigation and international enforcement. They will be hosting a breakfast event on Tuesday 13th December at Outer Temple Chambers titled “It’s a wind up! Winding up foreign companies in London to unravel multi-jurisdictional fraud”. Outer Temple’s Helen Pugh will be speaking at this event alongside Luke Harrison and Srishti Jain from Keidan Harrison and Robert Starkins from Grant Thornton. After coffee, breakfast and registration Luke Harrison (Chair) will open the event…

Events 22 Nov, 2022

Event: Three Faces of Sanctions Litigation – 6th December 2022

Join Outer Temple Chambers and guests on the 6th December 2022 for a Sanctions & Export Controls breakfast seminar hosted at The Reform Club. You are invited to join our Business Crime and Regulatory Team and our esteemed guests for a discussion on navigating sanctions regimes, designations and export controls in civil, administrative and criminal proceedings. The event will be co-chaired by Outer Temple’s John McKendrick KC and Fiona Horlick KC. Speakers include Oliver Powell, Alex Haines, Sophie O’Sullivan, Jeremy Scott-Joynt, Joshua Hitchens, and Henry Reid. Guest speakers include; Tristan Grimmer, Partner at Baker Mckenzie; Elizabeth Robertson, Partner at Skadden; and Tom Cornell, Associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. The conference will take place at The Reform Club in London…

Events, Sanctions 14 Nov, 2022

David Russell KC to speak at TL4 FIRE Middle East 2022

Outer Temple’s David Russell KC will be speaking at the ThoughtLeaders4 ‘FIRE Middle East’ conference taking place between 13th & 15th November 2022, at The Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai. David will be on a panel discussing the ‘The Nuances of Litigation in UAE – Interaction between the DIFC and Other Regional Courts’ on Monday 14th November. Outer Temple are thrilled to be an event partner for the conference. To book your place, please use our 15% discount code FME22 here. Find out more David Russell KC specialises in commercial, private client including tax, insolvency, and banking disputes. He is based in Dubai is admitted to practise in England and Wales, Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and the Courts of the Dubai International Financial…

Events 9 Nov, 2022

Outer Temple Chambers members to attend Dubai Arbitration Week

11 members of the Outer Temple International Team will attend Dubai Arbitration Week, (DAW 22) between 14th & 18th November 2022. Outer Temple’s; David Russell KC, Andrew Spink KC, Philip Punwar, Justina Stewart, David Holloway, Sean Yates, Peter Linstead, Stephen Doherty, Lucian ILIE, Anson Cheung, and Sam Carter will be joining delegates at this year’s Dubai Arbitration Week. Sean Yates will be speaking at a number of events throughout the week hosted by Accuracy, The Firm (Moaza Alkhadar Advocates), Trowers and Hamlins LLP and Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA). Outer Temple is also thrilled to be an event partner for the TL4FIRE Middle East 2022 conference between 13 and 15 November at the Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai. David Russell KC will be on a panel discussing the ‘The Nuances of Litigation in UAE…

Arbitration, Events, News 8 Nov, 2022

Lucian ILIE to moderate at IBA Arb40 – Award Writing Workshop

Lucian ILIE will be moderating at the International Bar Association’s upcoming event entitled ‘IBA Arb40 – Award Writing Workshop’ which is being held in London on 25th November 2022. The IBA Arb40 Toolkit was created by the International Bar Association’s Arb40 Subcommittee to assist young arbitration practitioners in drafting of their first arbitral awards.  It offers practical guidance and tips for getting started, and writing, a reasoned and enforceable award. During the training, participants will receive hands-on training from leading international practitioners. Participants will be divided into smaller groups and review a hypothetical award and the underlying papers. The aim is to present a view on the discovered flaws in the award, and redrafting or outlining corrected award sections. Lucian…

Events 8 Nov, 2022

Sean Yates is speaking at the International Construction Claims and ADR Conference 2022

Outer Temple’s Sean Yates is speaking at the International Construction Claims and ADR Conference 2022, which is taking place from 7th – 8th November 2022 at Jumeriah Beach Hotel, Dubai. At this ‘hybrid’ conference, the participants will be able to hear from, and interact with some of the finest construction legal eagles and technical consultants from various jurisdictions, who will be sharing their views of and discussing the current and difficult construction issues and problems faced by the stakeholders in the construction and ADR industries. Sean Yates will be speaking about ‘Managing construction projects during the Covid-19 pandemic – What are the lessons learned?’. Please click here to find out more about the conference. Find out more Based in Dubai,…

Events 7 Nov, 2022

Daniel Barnett raises £12,920 for the Teenage Cancer Trust through an employment law seminar

On 6th October 2022, Daniel Barnett presented an online lecture entitled ‘Retained EU (Revocation and Reform Bill)’. 646 delegates attended via Zoom, paying £20 each, with all the proceeds being donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust. Within the online lecture, ‘Retained EU (Revocation and Reform Bill)’, Daniel Barnett provided a simple and practical explanation of the government’s plans to repeal and replace all EU law by the end of 2023. Please click here if you would like to find out more about Daniel’s lecture. Find out more Daniel Barnett is a leading employment and commercial barrister. With 25 years’ experience representing business, he has acted for international airlines, FTSE-250 companies, NHS Trusts, many hundreds of SMEs and a Royal Family. As the co-founder and past COO…

Events 20 Oct, 2022

Jonathan Hand KC and David Holloway lead the third Advanced Advocacy session for the DIFC Academy

Outer Temple’s Jonathan Hand KC and David Holloway lead the third Advanced Advocacy session for the DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre) Academy on the 10th and 11th of October 2022. Jonathan Hand KC and David Holloway were the course tutors for the last of the three Advanced Advocacy sessions that the DIFC Academy put on again this year in association with OTC. The first day dealt with appeal advocacy, including presentations and workshops on written and oral advocacy. The second day was the Advocacy Assessment when all of the participants took part in an oral hearing held at the DIFC Court. Please click here if you would like to find out more about the DIFC Academy. Find out more Jonathan…

Events, News, International 19 Oct, 2022

David Holloway speaks at Taiwan Arbitration Week

David Holloway was invited to speak at the Taiwan Arbitration Week, which took place in Taipei between 3th-7th October. David spoke on the topic of party-appointed experts in international arbitration. The week commencing October 3rd was Taiwan Arbitration Week, a week to expand the understanding of arbitration and mediation and other extra-litigation dispute resolution mechanisms. Outer Temple’s David Holloway spoke at the event on the topic of party-appointed experts in international arbitration, giving a counsel’s perspective and sharing a panel with a leading arbitrator and professional expert. More details on Taiwan Arbitration Week can be found here. Find out more David Holloway is a specialist in international trade law and international commercial dispute resolution. Throughout his career he has developed particular experience of…

Arbitration, Events 12 Oct, 2022

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