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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 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 22 Apr, 2021

Robert Rhodes QC to speak at the The Singapore Mediation Convention 2021

Robert Rhodes QC, FCIArb has been invited by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators to speak at a Webinar on 22 April about the Singapore Convention on Mediation. It is hoped that the recent Singapore Convention on Mediation will have the groundbreaking consequences for international commercial mediation that the New York Convention of 1958 has had for international commercial arbitration.  Its purpose is to simplify the enforcement of international commercial mediation agreements. Robert Rhodes QC, FCIArb and James Ng MCIArb will introduce the key elements of the UN Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (known as the Singapore Convention on Mediation) and will discuss its relevance to the UK even though the UK have yet to sign up to…

Events 19 Apr, 2021

Webinar: It’s not always the horse’s fault – defending strict liability claims under the Animals Act 1971

On Thursday 8th April, Jonathan Hand QC of Outer Temple and Bruce Ralston of Weightmans will present a webinar about defending claims for personal injury brought under the Animals Act 1971, with a focus on the areas which are most commonly in dispute and practical guidance about how to deal with them. Claims for strict liability under the Animals Act are particularly challenging because of the complex wording of the Act and the difficulty in applying its provisions to the wide range of factual situations which arise. This webinar will look at the areas which are most commonly in dispute, namely whether the conditions for strict liability in s.2(2) of the Act are made out – with particular reference to…

Events 7 Apr, 2021

Webinar: Outer Temple Chambers and the Pensions Regulator discuss the Pension Schemes Act 2021

You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers and the Pensions Regulator for a talk on Tuesday March 30 2021 at 10:00 AM on the Pension Schemes Act 2021. Outer Temple Chambers is 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. The talk will be hosted by Saul Margo of Outer Temple Chambers and David will 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. You are invited to submit…

Events 12 Mar, 2021

Webinar: US/UK Axis on Global Sanctions & AML: Will Biden Re-Set the Dial?

On Tuesday 16th March at 3pm, Michael Bowes QC will be chairing a webinar on how the global sanctions and anti-money laundering scene might develop following the election of President Biden. This webinar is a collaboration with Guidepost and UK Finance. This panel brings together experts on sanctions, anti-money laundering and cybercrime from the US and UK. Each panelist is deeply experienced in investigations, enforcement and effective teamwork. Together they will explore how a US/UK axis under President Biden can re-set the dial on global controls and make them work. Topics to be discussed: •  The Biden/Harris agenda: Is the UK on board? •  Working with governments and corporates: Can it be done? •  Effective teamwork •  Using technology to counter…

Events 2 Mar, 2021

Webinar: Preserve the Game – Protect the Players. Concussion and Liability in Sports Law

You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers, Irwin Mitchell and guests for a lunch-time discussion on Tuesday 16th February on concussion, liability and litigation and sports law. Outer Temple Chambers and Irwin Mitchell will be hosting a joint webinar to discuss the issue of sports related concussion and liability on Tuesday 16th February 2021. We are delighted to be joined by two external speakers for this event to explore the issue from all angles; Dr Michael Turner, a medical expert in this field, and David Denton, an ex-professional rugby player who was forced into early retirement due to a head injury. Please join us for this unique event which we are sure will be invaluable to all sports law…

Events 5 Feb, 2021

Webcast invitation: Equalising for the effect of unequal GMPs: Lloyds 2 – transfers

We are delighted to invite you to a webcast about the recent Lloyds Judgment on Wednesday 9th December. Hear from Andrew Short QC, Richard Hitchcock QC and Nick Hill,  experts from our Pensions Team and counsel instructed on the case. As you will be aware, in 2018 the first Lloyds Judgment confirmed that pension schemes had to equalise excess benefits for the effect of unequal GMPs. It did not however address the position of trustees of pension schemes where a member had transferred out and the trustees had made a transfer payment. On 20th November 2020, Judgment concerning the position of trustees following on a transfer payment was handed down. The consequences of this Judgment for pension schemes are far reaching…

Events 25 Nov, 2020

Sarah Crowther QC at The British Association for Sport and Law Debate 2020

Sarah Crowther QC will be debating at the annual British Association for Sport and Law Debate being held on Thursday 22nd October 2020. The British Association for Sport and Law hold an annual debate on athlete welfare and the duty of care in sport. This year the debate will be virtual and the proposition is: “Athletes are suffering from a lack of protection and representation on fundamental issues of welfare and safety”. The debate provides a unique opportunity to hear leading figures in sport debate an emotive and important topic. Athlete welfare has been a key theme of 2020 in the world of sports law with Jess Varnish’s appeal in her employment tribunal case against British Cycling and worrying allegations…

Events 21 Oct, 2020

Zoom Across the Atlantic

Daniel Barnett and Gerard McDermott QC feature in the inaugural Zoom Across the Atlantic event on Thursday 12 November at 5:30pm UK Time (12:30pm EST). It is an exciting, transatlantic video discussion about the similarities and differences between the American and United Kingdom legal systems. The event is organised by the Barney Masterson American Inn of Court, and is chaired by the Honourable Judge William Burgess. The other panellists on the UK side are barristers Matt Jackson and David Hughes.  The US panellists are retired Florida Appellate Court Judge Chris Alternbernd, Federal District Court Judge the Hon. Mary S. Scriven, and US litigator Robert Persante. For an invitation to the Zoom event (no charge), please email Find out more You can…

Events 20 Oct, 2020

Barristers offer Zoom Discussion for BPTC students over recent exam problems with BSB and Pearson VUE

An independent group of barristers are providing a forum, chaired by OTC, for BPTC students to discuss and get advice about the difficulties encountered taking their exams this summer. The Bar Standards Board (BSB) exams have not gone well so far this year, first being postponed due to Covid-19, then suffering technical problems during the online exams. Back in May, the BSB announced that the centralised assessments on the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and the Bar Transfer test (BTT) would be offered as computer based exams in August after the April exams had to be cancelled. Pearson VUE’s OnVUE secure global online proctoring solution was supposed to enable students and transferring qualified lawyers to sit the exams remotely. However…

Events 13 Aug, 2020

Webcast Invitation: Navigating your compliance and investigations framework

Outer Temple and EY invite you to a joint webcast: Practical legal and risk considerations when navigating your compliance and investigations framework. Failure to organise your compliance framework and react to internal issues can be disastrous for organisations, resulting in fines, sanctions and reputational damage. During the heat of the COVID-19 crisis, while most organisations adapted at pace and carried on through the pandemic, aspects of their usual compliance processes did go into a level of hibernation. Now is the time to look back at what happened, put right any ‘wrongs’ and use lessons learnt to strengthen your organisations’ business conduct and ethics framework. Where there may have been ‘wrongs’, the decision of any corporate entity to launch an internal…

Events 15 Jul, 2020

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