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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

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

Outer Temple barristers in EUWA 2018 pensions case

Andrew Short KC and Bianca Venkata, acting for the claimants, and Naomi Ling, acting for the Trustee, have appeared in an important case relating to age discrimination in pension schemes. Mrs Justice Eady, President, sitting in the EAT, found that claimants bringing claims of age discrimination against a private sector body after IP Completion date (31 December 2020) could not rely on general principles of EU law to disapply a provision [in the Equality Act (Age Exemptions for Pension Schemes) Regulations 2010] excluding all claims for age discrimination relating to pensionable service before 1 December 2006. The Employment Tribunal had disapplied this provision relying on the case of Innospec v Walker [2017] UKSC 47.  The decision of the Employment Tribunal…

News, Pensions 1 Nov, 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

Anson Cheung published in The MENA Business Law Review (LexisNexis)

Outer Temple’s Anson Cheung has been published in The MENA Business Law Review (LexisNexis). Her ‘Case Comment’ is entitled ‘IGPL General Trading v. Hortin Holdings & Ors’. Anson Cheung has written an article (Case Comment) for The MENA Business Law Review (LexisNexis). Within the article, Anson provides a detailed analysis of the ‘IGPL General Trading v. Hortin Holdings & Ors’ case. Please view Ansons’s full article here- This article was first published in The MENA Business Law Review No. 03/2022 (LexisNexis) Find out more Anson Cheung practises in international arbitration, construction and commercial litigation including financial services, professional negligence and pensions. She was awarded a full-ride merit-based scholarship, the Swire Scholarship, for her undergraduate degree, and graduated from the University of Oxford with a Double First in…

Legal Blog & Publications 10 Oct, 2022

James Counsell KC and Alex Haines represented the contemnor in a landmark appeal to the CA

James Counsell KC and Alex Haines, who were instructed by Janes Solicitors, represented the contemnor in a landmark appeal to the CA against the findings of contempt and the sanction imposed. The Court of Appeal gave helpful guidance on when permission to appeal is needed and on the Court’s power retrospectively to dispense with service of the injunction under the new CPR Part 81 regime. In Hussain v Business Mortgage Finance 4 PLC & Ors [2022] EWCA Civ 1264, delivered on 4th October 2022, the Court of Appeal (Arnold, Stuart-Smith and Nugee LJJ) gave judgment upholding the committal order against the Appellant by Mr Justice Miles and the ensuing 24-month sentence of imprisonment, the maximum term.  The Judgment is available…

News, Sanctions 7 Oct, 2022

Andrew Short KC and Helen Pugh published in New Law Journal (LexisNexis)

Outer Temple’s Andrew Short KC and Helen Pugh have been published in the New Law Journal (LexisNexis). Their article is entitled ‘No green light (yet) for climate actions’. Andrew Short KC and Helen Pugh have written an article called ‘No green light (yet) for climate actions’ which has been published in the New Law Journal (Lexis Nexis). Within the article, they discuss the high hurdles still faced by claimants when bringing climate-related derivative actions. Please click here to read the full article. Find out more Andrew Short KC’s practice centres on pensions, employment, and general commercial work. He is able to bring years of experience as a trial lawyer in hostile and contentious claims to bear whenever necessary. He has been recommended for Pensions…

Legal Blog & Publications 5 Oct, 2022

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