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Jurisdiction in cross-border tort claims seminar

Our Cross-Border and International claims team is hosting a seminar on jurisdiction in cross-border tort claims on Monday 12th March 2018. The session will be held from 5pm to 6pm, at our London offices, and will include a Q&A section followed by drinks. The panel speakers include Sarah Crowther QC, Dan Clarke and William Young, all specialists in claims for injury, illness or accident involving an international element. During the session, they will discuss the outcome of the jurisdiction challenge in the Brownlie v Four Seasons Supreme Court decision, and what it means for jurisdiction in international claims. If your caseload includes jurisdiction disputes in civil and commercial matters of a non-contractual nature, including personal injury and economic tort claims, and you…

Events 8 Mar, 2018

James Counsell QC – holistic update on professional negligence

The PNLA (Professional Negligence Lawyers Association) conference welcomes James Counsell QC who will address the scope of duty by professional advisers. The event, to be held on Wednesday 7 February in Bristol, UK, will explore legal developments and general trends and issues, providing an essential update to practitioners in the sector. Discussions will cover, amongst others, ‘Litigation & ADR in Ireland’, ‘The Business and Property Courts’, ‘Wills & Probate’. James is part of a group of experienced practitioners speakers. He acts against a wide variety of professionals, including accountants, solicitors, barristers and surveyors. To reserve a place at the conference, please use this link.

Events 6 Feb, 2018

Brexit on the fight against economic crimes

Michael Bowes QC is due to speak at an upcoming conference discussing the effects of Brexit on the fight against economic crimes. The fully-booked event, run by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, takes place on Wednesday, 31st January 2018, in London, UK. The organisers announce that the conference seeks to address a number of topical issues, “including the kind of challenges Brexit poses for the UK in terms of tackling economic crimes domestically and internationally; the kind of tools that the UK will have at its disposal after Brexit; how the UK’s legal framework will be impacted by Brexit; the EU’s stance on judicial cooperation in criminal matters with the UK after Brexit; whether Brexit will require…

Events 26 Jan, 2018

Middle East Wealth Management Forum 2018

On Wednesday 24th January, Outer Temple Chambers will be represented by David Russell QC at the Middle East Wealth Management Forum 2018 in Dubai. The organisers announce that the agenda includes ‘presentations, panel discussions, case studies and workshops – to look at where the market is today, the opportunities and challenges it faces, and where it needs to go to move to the next level’. David will be part of a panel discussing ‘Family businesses in the GCC – the challenges they face ‘. Other key areas for debate at the forum involve: the UAE’s means for becoming a robust centre for wealth management; the challenges and opportunities in developing regulatory frameworks; segmenting and serving the next generation, as clients become…

Events 22 Jan, 2018

Andrew Short QC to present at the 22 QCs conference

’22 QCs on the Hot Employment Law Issues for 2017-18 ′ is a forthcoming equality, diversity and discrimination law conference, presented by an outstanding team of 22 top Queen’s Counsel on Thursday the 5th and Friday the 6th of October 2017. Andrew Short QC will be there again talking on ‘Employment law and occupational pensions: an update’. Feedback for the last year’s conference includes: ‘What an exceptional series of briefings on a huge range of topics given by the thought-leaders in the field – the added value for practitioners is massive. It is the best conference I have ever attended’; ‘An exceptional array of expert speakers’; ‘First class – the best employment law training available’. To learn about Andrew’s expertise, access…

Events 5 Oct, 2017

Brexit Breakfast Briefing in New York – Outer Temple Chambers and The Law Society

In the context of rethinking the United Kingdom’s position in Europe, Outer Temple Chambers in collaboration with The Law Society of England & Wales are holding a Brexit Breakfast Briefing at our New York offices on Friday 11th August 2017. Guests will hear from Gerard McDermott QC, Teresa Rosen Peacocke and The Law Society’s Head of International, Mickaël Laurans, on the following: “Brexit: An Update on Negotiations” “Practicalities for Cross Border Litigators Post Brexit” and “Brexit and International trade – Trade in Legal and Professional Services”. Gerard McDermott QC practises from England and is based in London and Manchester, with associated offices in Abu Dhabi and New York. Teresa Rosen Peacocke practises in London and from Chambers’ New York office…

Events 4 Aug, 2017

David Russell QC at London Australian Bar Association conference

The London ABA conference will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of July at Inner Temple. Barristers from across the globe and from all areas of law will discuss innovative ideas, political influences and the challenges and opportunities facing their profession. The Hon. Justice Keane AC, High Court of Australia is expected to deliver the keynote address. David Russell QC has also accepted the invitation to participate in the tax stream on the second day of the event. His session is entitled “Tax and bilateral investment treaties – a means to both create and resolve disputes?”. The event’s organisers describe David’s session as one that “will discuss the circumstances in which substantial tax disputes can be resolved through the…

Events 26 Jun, 2017

Robert Rhodes QC to moderate International Summit Grand Panel

Wolters Kluwer law conference for in-house counsel is due to be held on Thursday 8 June in Shanghai. This is the second annual international arbitration, compliance and competition law summit. Robert has been invited to give the keynote address and to moderate a Grand Panel. He will be speaking on the use of mediation and arbitration in disputes arising from international commercial contracts. “Managing the arbitration process” is another topic that Robert is expected to discuss. The speakers, specialists from all over the world, will give talks on various topical subjects. These include “Tools for arbitrating efficiently”, “What does the past tell us about the future of competition law in China?” and many more. For the event’s agenda and registration…

Events 2 Jun, 2017

Sentencing Guidelines and Prosecution of Individuals in Health & Safety cases

The Health and Safety Lawyers Association (“HSLA”) spring seminar programme attracted over 150 delegates across three separate seminars this year. James Leonard, Paul Rogers, Tim Green and Oliver Powell of Outer Temple Chambers provided key talks across the three seminars. They addressed the impact of the new sentencing guidelines and the increased prosecution by the HSE of individuals, to audiences in Bristol, London and Birmingham, with a Glasgow seminar scheduled for June. Links to the slides used in the Birmingham event on 25 April can be found here and here.

Events 3 May, 2017

Outer Temple Chambers barristers in Dublin for NYSBA Spring meeting

This year’s New York State Bar Association Spring Meeting takes place in Dublin, Ireland on 20 and 21 of April. Outer Temple Chambers barristers take pivotal slots on several panels, with discussions covering topical subjects such as: The Impact of Brexit on Dublin and other European Cities; Anti-Corruption Law and Enforcement; International Human Rights: European and US Perspectives on Current Challenges and much more. Michael Bowes QC, David Russell QC and Christophe Jolk speak on Friday, 21  April with Teresa Rosen Peacocke attending. Michael will give talk on Anti-Corruption Law and Enforcement. He is part of a panel that “includes some of the leading voices in this area”, being “critical for anyone representing clients with cross border interests.” David analyses the…

Events 20 Apr, 2017

Outer Temple Chambers hosts ‘Pro Bono Connect’ launch

Promoting Pro bono collaboration between barristers and solicitors. Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to have hosted the Pro Bono Connect launch seminar this morning, Tuesday 8th November. The Pro Bono Connect referral scheme brings solicitors and barristers together to provide free legal services to individuals, charities and community groups. These Pro Bono barristers and solicitors work as a team by sharing workload and using their complementary skills. This scheme’s purpose is both to increase the scope and volume of pro bono work and to strengthen the relationship between solicitors and barristers. Both the Bar Pro Bono Unit and the Law Society are the two main supporters of this initiative. Covered areas of law are currently chancery, commercial, common law, public and…

Events 8 Nov, 2016

Tourism & Sports EEG Conference in Dublin

The pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers is holding a conference on Tourism and Sports EEGs, on 18th of November 2016, in Dublin. Sarah Crowther will be participating in the event and is due to speak on “Claims arising from sporting activities on holidays”. Many other interesting and topical subjects will be debated on this occasion. These include: international food poisoning claims, liability for damages arising from terrorist attacks, safety standards in various countries hotels and much more. To book your place, please click here.

Events 6 Oct, 2016

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