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David Russell KC and Shabana Saleem speaking at the DIFC Academy on 'Amendments to the DIFC Trusts Law and Foundations Law'.

David Russell KC and Shabana Saleem speaking at the DIFC Academy on ‘Amendments to the DIFC Trust Law and Foundations Law’.

Outer Temple’s David Russell KC and Shabana Saleem will be speaking at the mandatory course on the ‘Amendments to the DIFC Trust Law and Foundations Law’ on Thursday, 27th June from 9-11am (GST). The DIFC Academy, in association with Outer Temple Chambers presents a mandatory course on the amendments to the DIFC Trust Law and Foundations Law. At this session, David Russell KC and Shabana Saleem of Outer Temple Chambers will give an overview of the key amendments to the DIFC Trust Law and Foundations Law, as amended by DIFC Laws Amendment Law No.1 and No.3 of 2024. The amendments seek to enhance the legal framework for managing substantial wealth in the region through innovating to address the challenges that have…

News 18 Jun, 2024

Will Young settles clinical negligence claim for £500,000

Will Young settles clinical negligence claim for £500,000

Will Young successfully represented the claimant in a clinical negligence claim for £500,000 arising out of a negligent failure. Will was instructed by the Claimant in a clinical negligence claim arising out of a negligent failure to diagnose Giant Cell Arteritis, leading to virtual blindness in one eye. The Claimant attended hospital complaining of headaches and various other symptoms. The diagnosis of GCA was not adequately considered, with the result that the Claimant was not given appropriate steroid treatment, which would have avoided the subsequent deterioration in her vision. The Claimant, who was retired, suffered significant visual loss (amounting effectively to blindness) in one eye, resulting in a need for care and assistance, as well as accommodation adaptations and equipment.…

News 18 Jun, 2024

Will Young settles RTA brain injury claim for £525,000

Will Young settles RTA brain injury claim for £525,000

Outer Temple’s Will Young has recently settled a brain injury claim for £525,000 as a result of a road traffic accident. Will was instructed by the Claimant in a case involving a cycling accident leading to brain injury. The Claimant was struck by a lorry driven by the Defendant’s employee when riding her bicycle. She suffered a traumatic brain injury, including a fractured skull leading to a craniotomy. Thankfully she made a good recovery, given the severity of the original injury, although it was complicated by significant psychiatric and psychological symptoms. She was able to return to work, albeit on reduced hours, and she would need a degree of care and assistance in future. She had not been wearing a helmet at…

News 17 Jun, 2024

Outer Temple's sanctions law specialists, Alex Haines and Henry Reid to provide a sanctions training session alongside the British Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan on Tuesday the 18th of June 2024.

Alex Haines and Henry Reid to provide Sanctions Training in Kazakhstan alongside the British Embassy

Outer Temple’s sanctions law specialists, Alex Haines and Henry Reid are providing a sanctions training session alongside the British Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan on Tuesday the 18th of June 2024. The training session will focus on the Russia sanctions regimes implemented by the UK and US. The sessions will cover: Designated persons, ownership and control, financial and trade sanctions, enforcement, and compliance within the UK context; The role of sanctions in litigation and arbitration, focusing on contentious cases; and An overview of secondary sanctions in the US context. The training aims to ensure that companies comply with specific regulations and standards, enabling employees to understand and adhere to these requirements. By doing so, the training helps minimise legal risks and…

News 14 Jun, 2024

Outer Temple's Helen Pugh, James Leonard KC and Charlotte Elves were instructed in Commercial Bank of Dubai SC & Ors v Al Sari. The Court of Appeal handed down judgment which clarifies the law on alternative service in contempt proceedings.

Court of Appeal provides important clarification in contempt proceedings; Commercial Bank of Dubai SC & Ors v Al Sari

Outer Temple’s Helen Pugh, James Leonard KC and Charlotte Elves were instructed in Commercial Bank of Dubai SC & Ors v Al Sari. The Court of Appeal handed down judgment which clarifies the law on alternative service in contempt proceedings. The Court of Appeal have clarified the law on alternative service in contempt proceedings in an important judgment handed down in Commercial Bank of Dubai SC & Ors v Al Sari [2024] EWCA Civ 643. The Court of Appeal accepted the submission of the 1st Appellant (represented on appeal by Helen Pugh of Outer Temple Chambers) and 2nd Appellant (represented on appeal by James Leonard KC and Charlotte Elves) that an order permitting alternative service in a previous phase of…

News 13 Jun, 2024

Andrew Spink KC and Justina Stewart have succeeded in securing a re-trial in (1) Gate Mena DMCC (2) Huobi Mena FZC v Tabarak Investment Capital Ltd and another DIFC CA-002-2023 (‘Huobi v Tabarak’).

Andrew Spink KC and Justina Stewart secure re-trial in landmark crypto-fraud appeal in the DIFC Court of Appeal

Andrew Spink KC and Justina Stewart have succeeded in securing a re-trial in (1) Gate Mena DMCC (2) Huobi Mena FZC v Tabarak Investment Capital Ltd and another DIFC CA-002-2023 (‘Huobi v Tabarak’). In a much anticipated judgment, the DIFC Court of Appeal (Justice Black KC giving the leading judgment) has reviewed the law in relation to digital assets, and developed DIFC jurisprudence in other areas. The DIFC recently enacted wide-reaching legislative reform, in the form of the DIFC Digital Assets Law and Law of Security and associated amendments to numerous DIFC laws (a project on which Andrew and Justina, alongside other OTC members, were instructed).  These bespoke and innovative legislative reforms, alongside the Court of Appeal’s decision in Huobi…

News 13 Jun, 2024

Outer Temple's Will Young has recently settled a clinical negligence claim alleging negligent failure on the part of an NHS Trust for a seven-figure sum on the eve before the trial.

Will Young settles clinical negligence claim for seven-figure sum on eve of trial

Outer Temple’s Will Young has recently settled a clinical negligence claim alleging negligent failure on the part of an NHS Trust for a seven-figure sum on the eve of trial. Will was instructed by the Claimant in a clinical negligence claim alleging negligent failure on the part of an NHS Trust to diagnose bowel obstruction, leading to a bowel perforation, and subsequent post-ITU syndrome. The Claimant was a successful businessman, and the claim involved a complex loss of earnings claim, requiring the input of expert Forensic Accountants, and was pleaded just short of £2 million. Attempts to resolve the claim at a joint settlement meeting with the Defendant were unsuccessful, and the case was listed for a 7 day trial…

News 12 Jun, 2024

Outer Temple Chambers' Employment Law specialist, Daniel Barnett, has recently hit one million downloads on his podcast channel 'Employment Law Matters', ranking it a #1 business podcast.

Daniel Barnett’s Employment Law podcast channel hits one million downloads

Outer Temple Chambers’ Employment Law specialist, Daniel Barnett, has recently hit one million downloads on his podcast channel ‘Employment Law Matters’, ranking it a #1 business podcast. Employment Law Matters, the podcast by Daniel Barnett, which features many members of the Outer Temple Chambers employment team, has been ranked a #1 business podcast in the Apple podcast charts, after reaching one million downloads. Launched five years ago, for the first 12 months after the podcast launched, Daniel published one episode a week, mainly consisting of monologues and mini-seminars on employment law. During the height of the Covid lockdown, it moved to up to three episodes a week keeping employment lawyers and HR Professionals up to date on the frequently changing furlough…

News 11 Jun, 2024

Outer Temple's Gerard McDermott KC, Sarah Crowther KC, Ian Denham and Aliyah Akram will be attending the PEOPIL Conference in Lisbon from Thursday 6th - Friday 7th of June.

Members of Outer Temple Chambers attending PEOPIL Conference in Lisbon

Outer Temple’s Gerard McDermott KC, Sarah Crowther KC, Ian Denham and Aliyah Akram will be attending the PEOPIL Conference in Lisbon from Thursday 6th – Friday 7th of June. The PEOPIL conferences offer a great opportunity to network and to share knowledge. Members of Outer Temple regularly provide talks/attend PEOPIL events throughout the year. Gerard, Sarah, Ian and Aliyah are attending the Joint Conference of the Product Liability/Pharmaceutical/Mass Tort and RTA & Whiplash SIGs later on this week for the two day event. Ian Denham, (PEOPIL representative for England and Wales & Secretary of the PEOPIL RTA & Whiplash EEG) will chair a panel session taking place on the afternoon of Friday the 7th of June. Ian, Michał Krzanowski and Dorothy…

News 5 Jun, 2024

Education Law Specialist, Alex Line, has recently been involved in an important Upper Tribunal decision concerning families of armed forces personnel who have children with special educational needs.

Alex Line appears in the Upper Tribunal in ‘test case’ concerning armed forces personnel with SEND children

Education Law Specialist, Alex Line, has recently been involved in an important Upper Tribunal decision concerning families of armed forces personnel who have children with special educational needs. Alex Line recently appeared in the Upper Tribunal in Hampshire County Council v GC & GC [2024] UKUT 128 (AAC), acting for the local authority. This is an important case (described by Upper Tribunal Judge West in his decision as a ‘test case’) concerning a family who moved to Dubai for two years because the father was deployed there as part of his naval service. The local authority ceased to maintain their child’s EHC Plan pursuant to s.45 of the Children and Families Act 2014, on the basis that the family were…

News 5 Jun, 2024

Lucian ILIE will be speaking the 5th Edition of the Bucharest Arbitration Days

Lucian ILIE will be speaking at the 5th Edition of the Bucharest Arbitration Days

Lucian ILIE will be speaking at the 5th Edition of the ‘Bucharest Arbitration Days: Critical Developments in International Arbitration’ taking place on 6th to 7th June 2024 at the Grand Hotel Bucharest, Sala Ronda. The theme of the Bucharest Arbitration Days 2024 focuses on the legitimacy of international arbitration as a suitable dispute resolution mechanism for commercial disputes. Bucharest Arbitration Days 2024 will discuss ethics and conflicts in international arbitration; the evolving relationship between arbitration and courts; the diversity in arbitration from the perspective of diversity of seats and arbitration institutions; the ongoing discussion on evidence and the impact of technology on it. The conference will bring together over 40 arbitration experts from 12 countries and 3 continents, who will…

News 30 May, 2024

David Russell KC will be speaking at the India UAE Business Forum & Delegation

David Russell KC will be speaking at the India UAE Business Forum & Delegation

David Russell KC will be speaking at the India UAE Business Forum & Delegation on Wednesday, 29th May at Sofitel Downtown Dubai. The India UAE Business Forum, organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is a premier event dedicated to fostering and enhancing the business relations between India and the UAE. The objective of the forum is to address and navigate the regulatory, legal, and compliance challenges faced by businesses operating in both India and the UAE. Through insightful discussions, expert speakers, and the release of a comprehensive White Paper by Fox & Mandal on the Regulatory and Legal Ecosystem between UAE & India, the forum aims to provide valuable insights and solutions to the participants. David Russell KC…

News 28 May, 2024

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