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Bianca Venkata has written an article for Lexis® PSL on NHS Pension Schemes – proposed amendments to regulations.

Bianca Venkata has recently been published in Lexis Nexis® PSL. Her article provides a short overview of the proposed amendments of Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to the National Health Service Pension Scheme Regulations 1995 (1995 Regs). On the 5th December 2022, DHSC launched a consultation regarding proposed amendments to the 1995 regulations. The background to the consultation was a desire to make it more attractive for NHS employees to work for longer and thereby reduce NHS waiting times and retain the skills and knowledge of experienced NHS employees. The key reform proposals include allowing pensionable re-employment for retired members of the 1995 Scheme, allowing partial retirement for members who wish to continue working while reducing their hours and drawing…

Legal Blog & Publications, Employment, Pensions 22 May, 2023

Event: Pensions Law Conference, Manchester. Thursday 8th June 2023

Event: Pensions Law Conference, Manchester. Thursday 8th June 2023

Join Outer Temple Chambers at the Edwardian Radisson Hotel, Manchester for an afternoon of pensions law talks at the next stop of this conference series around the country. You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers in Manchester for the next stop of our Pensions Law Conference 2023 series. Topics will include: an actuary’s role in Section 67 certification, age discrimination and the EU Withdrawal Act 2018, the presumption of regularity, and notable non-pensions cases for pensions lawyers. The event will be rounded off with a panel discussion comprised of Outer Temple’s silks. Agenda 1.30pm – Registration (tea and coffee on arrival)2pm – Consultation with the scheme actuary and Section 67 Certification. Where has Mitchells & Butler left Us?2.30pm –…

Events, News, Pensions 18 May, 2023

Do bitcoin developers owe fiduciary duties to the true owners of a defrauded cryptoasset owner?

Outer Temple’s Anson Cheung comments on the case of Tulip Trading which was first heard in the High Court. This case generated much interest in being the first case to argue that bitcoin developers owed fiduciary duties to the true owners of a defrauded cryptoasset owner. That argument was quickly shot down in the High Court for having no prospects of success, but has now been resuscitated by the Court of Appeal. Background Following an alleged hacking and subsequent theft of keys controlling approximately £3b in cryptoassets, Tulip Trading Limited (Tulip) issued proceedings against certain crypto developers who it claimed controlled and ran 4 different bitcoin networks. Tulip claimed that the developers owed it a fiduciary duty and/or tortious duty…

FinTech & Digital Assets, Legal Blog & Publications, Commercial, News 23 Apr, 2023

'International Construction Contracts in Saudi Arabia Demystifying Saudi Law and Shari'ah Principles in the Kingdom' by Dr Ali Almihdar and Joseph Chedrawe

‘International Construction Contracts in Saudi Arabia: Demystifying Saudi Law and Shari’ah Principles in the Kingdom’ by Dr Ali Almihdar

Dr Ali Almihdar has co-authored an article for International Construction Law Review on international construction contracts in the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia with Joseph Chedrawe of Covington & Burling. It has been said that the laws applicable to disputes arising in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are a black box – complicated, inaccessible, hidden, mysterious. For many years, Saudi Arabia has been home to some of the world’s biggest and most important construction projects. Alongside these projects has come the inevitability of international arbitration over disputes arising from them. While the disputed issues may be generally described as typical in construction law – contractual notice, non-payment, scope variations, limitation of liability, and damages – the applicable law may be counter-intuitive…

Arbitration, Legal Blog & Publications, International 14 Apr, 2023

LawInSport - Betting and Corruption

LawInSport; Sports Integrity – Betting And Corruption. The Year In Review 2022

Two of Outer Temple’s specialist sports barristers, Louis Weston and Samuel Cuthbert, have been published in the Sports Integrity section of the LawInSport Yearbook 2022 on betting and corruption. The chapter identifies and reviews some of the notable cases and events in 2022 and discusses what trends might be drawn from them. This year, Louis Weston was joined by Samuel Cuthbert to review the topic of betting and corruption. As memories of the empty stadiums caused by COVID 19 have faded, the sporting calendar has found its feet once more. Like night follows day, with more professional sport has come more corruption, match manipulation and the detection and prosecution of cases left hovering by inability to travel and interview. This…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Sports, Sports 7 Mar, 2023

Helen in JIBFL

Helen Pugh published in JIBFL – Crypto fraud and the bona fide purchaser for value defence

Read Helen Pugh’s latest article in Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law on Crypto fraud and the bona fide purchaser for value defence. Helen Pugh was recently published in the January 2023 edition of JBIFL where she considered the fundamental issue of the application of the bona fide purchaser for value defences to crypto transactions tainted by fraud. The key issue for 2023/24 The courts of England and Wales have repeatedly recognised that at least some digital assets can be a type of property for the purposes of granting a claimant proprietary and freezing injunctions and for the purpose of the jurisdictional gateways. As these early claims proceed through the courts, the focus needs to turn to a defendant’s…

Banking, Legal Blog & Publications, Commercial 13 Feb, 2023

Elaine Palser published in latest edition of Trusts & Trustees

Elaine Palser has written an article titled Proprietary Estoppel and the Position of the Stranger in Trusts & Trustees Vol. 29, No. 3, 2023, pp. 1–11 (OUP).   The article examines the position of a stranger in two principal scenarios, and the implications for strangers of the possible outcomes to these scenarios. First, if A makes a promise to B that C will receive A’s property if B advances monies to A, can the promise be enforced to benefit C who is a stranger to the promise? Secondly, if A makes a promise to B that B will receive A’s 50% share in a property if B advances monies to A, but A then enters into a declaration of trust with…

Private Client & Trusts, Legal Blog & Publications 2 Feb, 2023

Philip Punwar is published in ‘The MENA Leading Arbitrators’ Guide to International Arbitration’

Philip Punwar has written a chapter on Advocacy in leading publication ‘The MENA Leading Arbitrators’ Guide to International Arbitration’. The MENA Leading Arbitrators’ Guide to International Arbitration aims to provide a unique insight into how leading arbitrators of the Middle East and North Africa approach a number of core procedural and substantive law issues in arbitrations seated in the MENA region. The publication is described as being written by a “Who’s Who” of leading arbitrators in MENA. Philip Punwar was invited to author Chapter 15; Advocacy. About the publication Apart from taking the reader through the main procedural milestones of a MENA-seated arbitration, it also deals with some of the key subjects of arbitration in the region, such as the question of…

Arbitration, Legal Blog & Publications, International 30 Jan, 2023

Josh Hitchens Book Prize

Joshua Hitchens wins prize in the Inner Temple Book Prize 2022.

Outer Temple’s Joshua Hitchens’ book, Forced Marriage Law and Practice, has come Runner-Up for New Author’s prize in the Inner Temple Book Prize 2022. Josh Hitchens, jointly with Niamh Daly of 1GC Chambers, recently published Forced Marriage Law and Practice and we would like to congratulate them both for coming Runner-Up in the New Author category of the Inner Temple Book Prize 2022. The Inner Temple Book Prizes are described as “one of the highest honours that legal authorship can aspire to”. The Prizes are intended to recognise and to encourage the writing of books which make an outstanding contribution to the understanding of law as administered in England and Wales. The long term aim of the Prize is to…

Legal Blog & Publications, International, Public 5 Jan, 2023

DRKC Asia-Pacific Trusts Law

David Russell KC published in Asia-Pacific Trusts Law, Volume 2

Outer Temple’s David Russell KC has written a chapter in the latest edition of Asia-Pacific Trusts Law (Volume 2) on adaptation in a Civil Law and Sharia context. Asia-Pacific Trusts Law, Volume 2; Adaptation in Context, published by Hart Publishing, is now available to purchase online on This edition, edited by Ying Khai Liew and Ying Chieh Wu, features David Russell KC in Part III Commercial Adaptation. He contributes Chapter 8 to the edition, on ‘Adaptation in a Civil Law and Sharia Context: Trusts and Foundations in the Gulf Region’. This book brings together leading legal scholars and practitioners from across the Asia-Pacific region to probe the ways in which trusts law has been adapted by various jurisdictions, and…

Private Client & Trusts, Legal Blog & Publications, International 21 Dec, 2022

Travel Law Conference: Enforcement and Torpedoes – All you need to know from a Spanish perspective! by David Sanchez Almagro

Outer Temple Chambers hosted our annual London Travel Law Conference which included a number of topical talks on international injury claims. The first in a series of four talks was by David Sanchez Almagro of Estudio Jurídico Almagro, where he discussed enforcement and torpedoes. Outer Temple Chambers hosted a series of talks and discussions, chaired by Eliot Woolf KC, on travel law. The conference was held in London on 13th October 2022. The first talk of the day was by David Sanchez Almagro of Estudio Jurídico Almagro, who talked on ‘Enforcement and Torpedoes – All you need to know from a Spanish perspective!’. His talk covered enforcement of UK judgements in Spain in proceedings instituted BEFORE end of transitory period, AFTER the end of the transitory…

Webinars & Vlogs, Travel Vlogs, Travel 1 Dec, 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

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