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ames Counsell QC and Olinga Tahzib published in APIL

James Counsell QC and Olinga Tahzib published in APIL’s PI Focus

James Counsell QC and Olinga Tahzib have recently contributed to an article, entitled ‘Picking up the Pieces’, in the June edition of APIL’s ‘PI Focus’. The article draws practitioners’ attention to ‘must read’ guidance provided by Johnson J in the case of TVZ and Ors v Manchester City Football Club Ltd [2022] EWHC 7 (QB).  In eight conjoined claims for psychiatric injuries caused by non-recent sexual abuse by Barry Bennell, the Court ruled that the Claimants would have been entitled to separate awards for pain, suffering and loss of amenity and for the abuse itself, had they been successful on liability and two of the Claimants would have been awarded substantial damages for loss of earnings as professional footballers.  Please…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Personal Injury 16 Jun, 2022

Bianca Venkata

Bianca Venkata has written an article for Lexis® PSL on The Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Act 2022.

Bianca Venkata has recently been published in Lexis Nexis® PSL. Her article looks at The Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Act 2022 and is available now online. Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Act 2022 (PSPJOA 2022) was given Royal Assent on 10 March 2022. Following a detailed report on the need to reform public sector pensions, the ruling in the McCloud and Sargeant case, a cost control valuation, and a review conducted by the Senior Salaries Review Body, the government introduced the PSPJOA 2022. The key measures, including the removal of discriminatory transitional provisions and of the final salary link, alongside the introduction of the cost control mechanism have meant public sector pension schemes are arguably fairer. In…

Legal Blog & Publications, Pensions 13 Jun, 2022

David Russell QC and Justina Stewart to speak at FIRE Middle East & TL4 Disputes: MENA Asset Recovery and Enforcement Challenges

David Russell QC and Justina Stewart are due to be speaking at FIRE Middle East & TL4 Disputes: MENA Asset Recovery and Enforcement Challenges this evening. Outer Temple’s David Russell QC and Justina Stewart will be speaking at FIRE Middle East & TL4 Disputes: MENA Asset Recovery and Enforcement Challenges which is being hosted by Keidan Harrison. The event will take place this evening from 6pm-9pm at Ashworth Centre, Lincoln’s Inn. The event is free to attend, click here to register now. Find out more: David Russell QC commenced legal practice in 1974. He is admitted to practise in Australia, England and Wales (Lincoln’s Inn), the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre, New York (as a Legal Consultant), New Zealand…

Events, International 9 Jun, 2022

James Counsell QC APIL Conference article

James Counsell QC to speak at APIL Abuse Conference 2022

James Counsell QC will be speaking at the APIL Abuse Conference 2022, which is being held in association with ACAL. The event will take place on 23th June 2022. Outer Temple’s James Counsell QC, is due to be speaking at this year’s 14th annual APIL Abuse Conference 2022, held in association with ACAL. The conference will be held at the Marriot Marble Arch Hotel in London on the 23rd of June. This will be a hybrid event; delegates and attendees will choose whether they would like to attend in person or virtually. Topics for this event include: Survivors of sexual abuse and the criminal justice systemClient welfare and the role of the ISVAVicarious liabilityThe latest on failure to remove claimsClaims…

Events, Personal Injury 31 May, 2022

Beach Paul Rogers Case

Paul Rogers acted for Sussex Police in Inquest into tragic drowning accident

Outer Temple’s Paul Rogers acted for Sussex police in the Inquest into the death of Ms Blessing Olesegun. This involved the tragic death by drowning of a 21-year-old woman. In September 2021, A 21-year-old woman was found dead on the shore of Bexhill seafront. She was found clothed on the beach and further along the beach her shoes, mobile telephone and some other personal items were found together. It was confirmed by her post-mortem that she had unfortunately drowned. Dr Rycroft, Consultant Pathologist has said that “There is nothing to suggest there was a third-party involvement that caused her to be in the sea”. H.M. Senior Coroner Alan Craze recorded a conclusion of accidental death. Paul Rogers was instructed by…

News, Inquests & Inquiries 27 May, 2022

Victoria Brown in LawInSport

‘Bullying In The Weighing Room’ – Victoria Brown discusses the Bryony Frost case with LawInSport

Victoria Brown has written an article for LawInSport on the topic of athlete welfare; ‘Bullying In The Weighing Room – Will Bryony Frost’s Case Mark A Sea Change For Sports?’ The willingness and capability of sports governing bodies to tackle discrimination and harassment in sport has long been topical and the case of English National Hunt jockey, Bryony Frost, is the latest in a long line of cases. Head of Sports Law team, Louis Weston, acted for the British Horseracing Authority in this disciplinary case against Robbie Dunne which resulted in a ban for bullying and harassment of Ms Frost and there is now cause for optimism that things may be changing. Victoria Brown has written an article for LawInSport…

Legal Blog & Publications, Sports 27 May, 2022

Robert Rhodes QC Singapore Convention on Mediation

Robert Rhodes QC to speak about The Singapore Convention on Mediation 2019 at Forum

Robert Rhodes QC will be giving a lecture about The Singapore Convention on Mediation 2019, at the “Financial Street Innovation Service Thinktank Conference of Beijing”. The event is due to be held on Friday 27th May 2022. Outer Temple’s Robert Rhodes QC, has been invited to give a lecture at the “Financial Street Innovation Service Thinktank Conference of Beijing”, a Forum held in Beijing by the Belt & Road Initiative. The event will take place this Friday 27th May and will be held remotely. It is expected that over 1000 people will attend, including a representative of the Supreme People’s Court of China, as well as various other levels of judicial office-holders. Robert Rhodes QC will be speaking about The…

Events, News, Mediation, Mediation 26 May, 2022

Court of Appeal Rolls Building

David E. Grant QC appears in the Court of Appeal re: Dwyer v Fredbar

Following David E. Grant QC’s previous instruction acting for the defendant in Dwyer (UK Franchising) Limited v Fredbar Limited [2021] EWHC 1218 (Ch), he will be appearing in the Court of Appeal leading Anson Cheung, on Tuesday 24th May. Details of the case The Claimant, Dwyer (UK Franchising) Limited, appeals paragraph 3 of the order of Jones J sitting as a High Court Judge at the Business and Property Courts dated 17 May 2021 by which he declared that the restrictive covenants contained in clauses 18.2.1.1, 18.2.1.2, 19.3.1 and 18.3.2 are unenforceable as between the Claimant and each of the Defendants to whom those sub-clauses apply and the Claimant’s claim for injunctive relief is dismissed. The Claimant is the franchisor…

Legal Blog & Publications, Commercial, News 23 May, 2022

Nathan Tavares QC speaks at APIL Advanced Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Conference 2022

Nathan Tavares QC was invited to speak at the APIL Advanced Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Conference in Wales in May on two recent notable cases with JPIL colleagues. Nathan Tavares QC, a member of the JPIL Editorial Board as well as a barrister at Outer Temple Chambers, was invited to join his JPIL colleagues on stage at the APIL Advanced Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Conference 2022 for the ‘JPIL Case and Comment’ segment on the final day of the conference. The conference was held at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales on 18th – 20th May and was also available to attend remotely. This annual event updated attendees on the most recent and advanced developments in…

Events, News, Personal Injury, Personal Injury 20 May, 2022

James Leonard, leading Oliver Powell, secure halftime acquittals in gross negligence manslaughter case 

James Leonard and Oliver Powell, instructed by Chris Baranowski of DAC Beachcroft, appeared on behalf of Mr Gary Robinson, the former director of Complete Demolition Ltd, at the Central Criminal Crown Court. Mr Robinson was indicted on two counts: (1) gross negligence manslaughter; and (2) section 37 of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (‘HSWA 1974’). Background: On 23 August 2018 Robert Stoian went to work as a labourer for Complete Demolition Ltd (‘the Company’). The Company been contracted to remove the internal fittings on the fifth floor of the Global Switch Building in Docklands, East London. This included; the studded partition walls, the suspended ceiling and raised floor.  Embedded in one of the partition walls was a glazed unit which was 5.1m wide,…

Health & Safety 9 May, 2022

David Russell QC acts successfully for Godolphin Australia Pty Ltd, owned by HH Ruler of Dubai, in thoroughbred horse breeding dispute

In Godolphin Australia Pty Ltd v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue, David Russell QC acted successfully for the plaintiff, with the Australian court finding that the thoroughbred horse breeding properties were exempt from land tax. Factors included, the uneconomic nature of the racing operations viewed as a stand-alone operation, as important reasoning for finding the dominant use of the land was for the maintenance of animals to sell their bodily produce.  The plaintiff, Godolphin Australia Pty Ltd, is part of the global thoroughbred breeding operation and horseracing team founded by the Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Represented by David Russell QC, it sought a review under s97(1) of the Taxation Administration Act 1996 (NSW) of an unfavourable…

Private Client & Trusts, News, International 3 May, 2022

The Reciprocal Enforcement of Civil Judgments between the UAE and India

David Russell QC has co-authored a feature in the MENA Business Law Review, looking at the Agreement between the UAE and India on Juridicial and Judicial Cooperation in Civil and Commercial Matters. The Agreement between the United Arab Emirates and India on Juridicial and Judicial Cooperation in Civil and Commercial Matters (the “Treaty”) was signed in 1999 and ratified in 2000. In January 2020, the Government of India notified the UAE as a “reciprocating territory” for the purposes of recognising UAE civil judgments in India without a re-examination of the merits of the underlying dispute. The Treaty is a reflection of the close cultural and economic ties between the two countries. The mutual recognition of civil judgments between a civil…

Legal Blog & Publications, Commercial, International 11 Apr, 2022

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