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Watch the Webinar: The Anatomy of a Criminal Pensions Investigation

Watch a recent webinar by the pensions team and business crime team at Outer Temple Chambers, discussing a business crime lawyer’s perspective on the Pension Schemes Act 2021. Outer Temple Chambers hosted a well received talk on 16th July 2021, focusing on criminal proceedings arising out of the Pension Schemes Act 2021. Two of our finest pensions barristers, Andrew Spink QC and David E. Grant, joined two of our renowned business crime barristers, Michael Bowes QC and Oliver Powell, to examine how and when a regulatory matter may become a criminal matter and, if it looks like it might do so, how to respond, prepare and advise your clients. The Topics Andrew Spink QC: Welcome and introductionDavid E Grant: Civil…

Business Crime Webinars, Business Crime, Pensions Webinars, Webinars & Vlogs, Pensions 28 Jul, 2021

David Holloway contributes to debate on Hague Choice of Court Convention

David Holloway recently contributed to the debate on the Hague Choice of Court Convention, hosted by João Ribeiro-Bidaoui, first Secretary of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. The HCCH 2005 Choice of Court Convention (“Convention“), adopted over fifteen years ago, has recently become the subject of damning criticism from Gary Born, Chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. Born suggested that states bound by the Convention should denounce it, and that other states, including those like the United States, China, and Israel whose signature foreshadows ratification, should discontinue their work. João Ribeiro-Bidaoui, first Secretary of the Hague Conference on Private International Law responded, firmly, against the charges laid at the Convention’s feet…

International 28 Jul, 2021

Webinar invitation: Pensions Rectification – Evidence and Pitfalls

You are invited to join the Outer Temple Chambers’s pensions team for a webinar on rectification, looking at what evidence you need and some of the pitfalls to be avoided. The speakers at this event, Keith Bryant QC and Michael Uberoi, will cover: What evidence needs to be put before the court when the alleged mistake is not referred to in the documents?How does a Claimant go about establishing the necessary mutual intention in such cases?When is a mistake a mistake as to legal effect, and when is it a mistake as to consequences? – how to approach this distinction in pension rectification cases.The use of confidential opinions – how the courts presently view them.How to establish the necessary subjective intention of the…

Events, Pensions 27 Jul, 2021

Oliver Powell appears in the Croydon Tram Inquests

The inquests into the Croydon tram crash have now concluded, in which Oliver Powell appeared on behalf of Bombardier Transportation UK Limited. The inquests into the deaths of seven people killed in the Croydon Tram crash at Sandilands on 9 November 2016 have now concluded. Following a 10 week inquest, the jury returned a unanimous conclusion of accidental death, together with a narrative. Oliver Powell, instructed by Philip Tansley of Shoosmiths LLP, appeared on behalf of Bombardier Transportation UK Limited, the designer and manufacturer of the CR4000 trams. About Oliver Oliver is ranked in Legal 500 UK for Health & Safety (Tier 1). He is frequently instructed in inquests and inquiries, appearing on behalf of companies and company officers. Clients include Beko, Bombardier, Clipper Ventures Plc,…

News, Health & Safety 23 Jul, 2021

Joshua Hitchens successful in constitutional rights appeal against the Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago

Joshua Hitchens acted as part of a team who were successful in a constitutional rights appeal for two appellants who wrongly served additional time in prison in Duncan and Jokhan v Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago. Joshua Hitchens was led by Anand Beharrylal QC in a constitutional rights appeal against the Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago for two appellants whom, due to an error by the Court of Appeal in criminal proceedings, were required to serve 29 months in prison after their earliest date of release which they ought not have served. The Privy Council allowed the appeal of Duncan and Jokhan (Appellants) v Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago (Respondent) (Trinidad and Tobago) [2021] UKPC 17 and the matter was remitted to the…

News, International, Public Law 21 Jul, 2021

Webinar invitation: J2A – Limitation and concealment issues (Lloyds, Axminster and Canada Square)

You are invited to join the juniors at Outer Temple Chambers for the first of a brand new series of events; ‘Juniors to Associates’. The first event on 22nd July will focus on limitation and concealment issues. Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to inform you of a new programme of events specifically tailored to associate level legal practitioners. Juniors to Associates This new programmes, ‘Juniors to Associates’ (J2A), will consist of a range of lunchtime forums for Junior Barristers and Associate Solicitors. Juniors from Outer Temple will discuss topical issues and recent judgments likely to impact future litigation. Guests will then be invited to ask questions and share views and opinions on these topics in an open forum. Each event will be…

Events, Pensions 19 Jul, 2021

James Counsell QC and Stephen Doherty successful before DIFC Court of Appeal in Lakhan v Lamia [2021] CA 001

James Counsell QC and Stephen Doherty, instructed by Leonora Riesenburg at INTADR, have been successful before the DIFC Court of Appeal in its recent judgment in Lakhan v Lamia [2021] CA 001.   The DIFC Court of Appeal has dealt a blow to recalcitrant parties seeking to invoke the jurisdiction of the Joint Judicial Committee (“JJC”) in an attempt to obstruct proceedings before the DIFC Courts. In Lakhan, the Court of Appeal has revised its historical practice of automatically staying proceedings upon petitions being made to the JJC, by confirming that, in order for any stay to take effect, there must first be a positively determined “conflict of jurisdiction”, and the mere existence of two sets of proceedings before the DIFC Courts and the onshore…

Commercial, News, International 15 Jul, 2021

James Counsell QC and Ben Bradley compel Chelsea FC to clarify its Defence in Racial Abuse Proceedings

In a recent High Court application before Stacey J, James Counsell QC (leading Ben Bradley) obtained a Court Order compelling Chelsea FC to clarify its Defence in abuse proceedings. Four Claimants aver that they were subjected to abhorrent racial abuse by two Chelsea FC team coaches, whilst playing for the club’s youth teams, and that such abuse is actionable as a matter of law. In the proceedings initially, Chelsea FC simply put the Claimants to proof that the abuse took place. They subsequently served evidence from the 2 football coaches involved, which (1) denied that much of the abuse took place; but (2) where abuse did take place, they averred that it was acceptable by the standards of the day. Neither of these…

News, Personal Injury 14 Jul, 2021

James Counsell QC and Ben Bradley secure first victory in Manchester City FC Child Abuse Litigation

James Counsell QC and Ben Bradley have successfully appeared on behalf of the Claimants in the high profile case of TVZ and Ors v Manchester City FC, which was widely reported, particularly on the back sports pages of the national press. James and Ben currently represent eight Claimants, all of whom were abused by Barry Bennell. It is alleged that Bennell ran a number of youth ‘feeder teams’, which were connected to Manchester City FC and set up to feed young players into its schoolboy teams, once they reached the age of 14. The Defendant instructed solicitors and Leading Counsel to conduct an Inquiry into Bennell’s connections with the club (“the Inquiry”) and had set up a compensation scheme (known…

News, Personal Injury 8 Jul, 2021

A holistic overview of Qatar Financial Centre Trust Law

David Russell QC has been recently published in the Qatar Business Law Review. In his article, David provides a holistic overview of the nature, functionality, and practical administration of trusts in Qatar and highlights analogues that may be found with the Common Law of trusts and principles in England and Wales. David begins the article by noting that the law of trusts is codified in the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Trust Regulation No. 12/2007. These QFC foundations David notes have a comparable outcome in private international law terms, and unlike in neighbouring Abu Dhabi, should be regarded as providing general application. As a starting point, Article 78 of the amended regulations defines a trust as “a right, enforceable solely in equity, to the beneficial…

News, International 7 Jul, 2021

Anthony Lo Surdo SC named a leading mediator in NSW by Doyles Guide 2021

We are pleased to announce that Anthony Lo Surdo SC has been named in Doyles Guide to the Legal Profession as a leading mediator in NSW, 2021. Anthony has been recognised for his expertise using online peer-review based surveys as well as extensive telephone and face to face interviews with clients, peers and relevant industry bodies. This category was introduced in 2017 and Anthony has been ranked every year since. Doyles Guide Doyles Guide is an awards recognition program for law firms and lawyers across Australia. Awards are attributed as “Australia wide” or for specific states and are also awarded relative to practice area or speciality. Doyles Guide rank their leading mediators across a range of mediation disciplines including general commercial…

Commercial, News, International 7 Jul, 2021

Webinar: The Anatomy of a Criminal Pensions Investigation

You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers to discuss a business crime lawyer’s perspective on the Pension Schemes Act 2021. Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to host a talk focusing on criminal proceedings arising out of the Pension Schemes Act 2021. Our specialist pensions barristers will join our renowned business crime barristers to examine how and when a regulatory matter may become a criminal matter and, if it looks like it might do so, how to respond, prepare and advise your clients. After short presentations by our panel, there will be the opportunity to ask questions. Agenda Andrew Spink QC: Welcome and introductionDavid E Grant: Civil versions of criminal offences; the interaction between the target and the regulatorMichael Bowes…

Business Crime, Events, Pensions 6 Jul, 2021

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