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Peter Linstead to give webinar on new DIFC Employment Law in collaboration with the DIFC Academy of Law & Stephenson Harwood

On 21 July 2020 Peter Linstead has been invited by the DIFC Academy of Law to speak on the new DIFC Employment Law of 2019, with Kiersten Lucas and Emily Aryeetey of Stephenson Harwood. This two hour webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the new Law and will include an update of events since its enactment and the 2020 amendments relating to Dubai Employee Workplace Savings plans. Peter Linstead has unique insight into the Law having advised the DIFC Authority on aspects of its drafting. The new Law is an important development in terms of the importance of the DIFC as a base for commerce and international business. Booking the Webinar You may read more about the webinar and…

Events 14 Jul, 2020

Webinar Invite: Indexation: The courts’ recent wrestles with RPI

Outer Temple invites you to a multi-disciplinary webinar on the courts’ recent wrestles with RPI, with Lydia Seymour, David Grant, Philip Stear, Nicholas Hill and Richard Gibson. What is the outlook for inflation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdown and the various government support schemes for businesses? Will there be renewed pressure on schemes to explore options to switch out of RPI-based escalation? A run of cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court since 2012 have confirmed that in principle scheme powers may be available to switch from RPI to CPI, following the lead taken by the State schemes (and the statutory minima for revaluation and LPI increases) in 2010. But these decisions have also suggested…

Events 8 Jul, 2020

Webinar Invite – Litigation Friends: Where are we now?

Outer Temple invites you to a webinar on Litigation Friends, with Gerard McDermott QC, Will Young and Katarina Sydow.  Members of Outer Temple Chambers will provide an update on Litigation Friends on Wednesday 29th July at 12pm. The panel will be chaired by John McKendrick QC. Key Note Speaker: Rt. Hon. Sir Ernest Ryder Guest Speaker: The Official Solicitor, Sarah Castle Webinar Details Date: Wednesday 29th July 2020 Time: 4:30pm via Zoom To book a place at this webinar please register here. Click here to book your place now

Events 7 Jul, 2020

Alex Haines Moderates at The 2020 Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists Virtual Sanctions Summit

On 23rd July, Alex Haines will be moderating a panel of experts at the 2020 Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists Virtual Sanctions Summit. Alex Haines has been invited to chair the panel, who will be discussing US, EU and UK sanctions. Featured speakers at the event will include: Kelvin Ong (Director for United Nations Sanctions in the Security Council Affairs Division in the Department of Political Affairs), Aimee Langley (Head of Compliance at OFSI), Amalie Wedege (Head of Sanctions Framework & Compliance for the Danske Bank Group) and Sheila Jassies (COFCO International’s lead counsel for Europe, the Middle-East and Africa). The 2020 Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists Virtual Sanctions Summit will be taking place virtually on 23rd July 2020. You…

Events 7 Jul, 2020

Webinar: Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts, in collaboration with Oxford Deep Tech Lab

Outer Temple invites you to a lunchtime webinar on Cryptoassets & Smart Contracts, presented by Dr Mimi Zou and Hin Liu of Oxford University Deep Tech Lab and John McKendrick QC, Chloë Bell, Jeremy Scott-Joynt. Members of Outer Temple Chambers will collaborate with the Oxford University Deep Tech Dispute Resolution Lab to present a webinar on Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts on Wednesday 8th July at 12pm. Topics The fundamental legal foundations for cryptoassets and smart contracts in modern legal systems. What aspects of the technology surrounding cryptoassets, smart contracts and blockchain regulators need to understand in order to regulate these areas effectively. The potential for business crime involving crypto and smart contracts. Speakers Chair: Dr Mimi Zou (Fellow of St Hugh’s…

Events 12 Jun, 2020

Webinar Invitation: An Update on Abuse

Outer Temple Chambers would like to invite you to a lunch-time briefing update on Abuse Claims on Wednesday 27th May 2020. James Counsell QC, Patrick Sadd and Paul Livingston will be conducting a lunch-time briefing update and practice points review on the subject of abuse claims. Topics will include: Reviewing two High Court decisions: DSN v Blackpool Football Club and BXB v Watchtower Costs: the impact of the Defendants’ approach before and during trial Limitation climate: is it possible to forecast? Consequence for vicarious liability following Supreme Court decisions in Barclays and Morrisons The Speakers James specialises in acting for claimants in historical and more recent sex abuse claims against religious organisations, schools, the scouts and against football clubs and…

Events 20 May, 2020

Webinar – MEASA private wealth opportunities during uncertain times

Enabling legal structures that protect and grow wealth. Join David Russell QC, Vistra and DIFC on 13th May for a webinar on private wealth opportunities in the Middle East. Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA)  remains a top 3 global region for growth of private wealth after APAC and Latin America. Over $3T of private wealth and $3T of sovereign capital is available in the GCC alone. By 2023, the UNHW population in UAE is expected to grow by 15%. Demand for personal and family wealth continues to grow rapidly yet wealth management remains underpenetrated with a disproportionate amount of wealth still held in bank deposits. The DIFC has become one of the largest wealth centres between Europe and…

Events 11 May, 2020

Webinar: Best Practices in Waqf Management

You are invited to join a webinar on Tuesday 7 April (11am GMT) on the basic principles of endowments, awqaf, and the frameworks required. As part of their ‘Governance in Philanthropy Series’, The Pearl Initiative is delighted to invite you to participate in an upcoming webinar on Tuesday, 7th April from 3:00 – 4:00 pm (Gulf Standard Time), to discuss the basic principles of endowments, awqaf, and the frameworks required to govern this vehicle to ensure its sustainability. Led by David Russell QC, of Outer Temple Chambers, this webinar will highlight ways to maximise social investment through awqaf, and underline international best practices in establishing, managing, sustaining and investing in awqaf. More specifically, the presentation will delve into the following…

Events 2 Apr, 2020

Outer Temple Chambers’ international law team back at the UN in Vienna

On Tuesday 18 June 2019, Alex Haines will give a one-day workshop to the Staff Council of the United Nations Office in Vienna (UNOV). The workshop attendees will include employees of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The workshop will cover International Administrative Law, the UN’s Duty of Care, the UN’s internal justice system, freedom of speech and the applicability of the International Civil Service Commission Code of Conduct to retirees. Members of Outer Temple Chambers’ international law team are currently instructed in a number of cases involving several international organisations. The team’s work ranges from legal and…

Events 17 Jun, 2019

International Injury & Travel team Seminar in Manchester

In March 2019, the Outer Temple International Injury & Travel team held an invitation-only seminar in Manchester focusing on ‘Key Issues and Developments in Travel Law’. The seminar was chaired by Gerard McDermott QC and attended by leading cross-border personal injury lawyers from across Europe. Ian Denham kicked off the afternoon, presenting on the recent Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 and explored what impact the Regulations might have on the travel industry and personal injury claims. A presentation from US attorney, Jack J. Casciato followed. Jack, a partner at Clifford Law Offices of Chicago gave an illuminating and engaging overview of aviation claims brought under the Montreal Convention. This was followed by a joint segment by Gerard…

Events 15 Apr, 2019

The ‘APIL Guide to Accidents Abroad’ – 2nd Edition

Outer Temple Chambers was delighted to welcome both valued clients and members of the Bar at last night’s launch of the ‘APIL Guide to Accidents Abroad’, held at our London offices. General Editor: Sarah Crowther QC Contributors: Daniel Clarke, Gerard McDermott QC, Eliot Woolf QC, Ian Denham, Chloë Bell, Harry Trusted, Will Young and Pierre Janusz. The evening was undoubtedly the ideal opportunity to rub shoulders with the great and the good of the Travel law world. It was also a great time to speak to our Travel law team who were out in force. The book – a joint APIL and LexisNexisUK publication – is available to purchase from LexisNexis and via Amazon. Sarah is a specialist in all claims for injury, illness…

Events 20 Sep, 2018

Seminar: The Package Travel & Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018

Our Cross-Border and International claims team is hosting a seminar on The Package Travel & Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018. Join us for the session on Tuesday 10th July from 17:00 to 18:15, at our London offices, to include a Q&A section followed by drinks. The panel speakers include Sarah Crowther QC, Dan Clarke and Ian Denham, all specialists in claims for injury or accident involving an international element. During this informative seminar, the team will discuss the effect the new regulations will have on package travel claims, including the new definition of ‘package’ and in particular, will discuss the outcome of X v Kuoni: when will a tour operator be liable in future? If your caseload includes jurisdiction disputes in…

Events 9 Jul, 2018

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