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Lucian ILIE joins Outer Temple Chambers

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to welcome the arrival of Lucian ILIE, a former senior associate at Reed Smith LLP, London. Lucian is a specialist in international law and international arbitration, with particular expertise in investor-State and commercial arbitration disputes. Lucian ILIE combines his experience of both civil law culture with common law know-how within International Arbitration, International Organisations, Private and Public International Law and International Commercial Litigation. Before moving to the English Bar, during almost 10 years, Lucian has advised and represented parties throughout Europe, the Middle East and the CIS countries in arbitration matters in various industry sectors including construction, telecoms and energy and under many arbitration rules such as ICSID, UNCITRAL, PCA, SCC, ICC, LCIA and SCAI,…

News, International 1 Jul, 2022

David E. Grant QC and Anson Cheung successful in significant franchising case in the Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has just handed down judgment in Dwyer (UK Franchising) Ltd v Fredbar Ltd & Bartlett [2022] EWCA Civ 889 in which David E. Grant QC and Anson Cheung appeared for the successful respondents. This is the most detailed consideration yet by the courts of the enforceability of post-termination restrictions in franchise agreements. Background to the Appeal The First Respondent, Fredbar Ltd, was a franchisee of the “Drain Doctor” brand licensed by the Appellant, Dwyer, which claimed to be the UK’s largest full-service network of emergency plumbing and drainage operations and part of the world’s largest home service franchise. Fredbar and the Second Respondent, Mr Bartlett (the sole director and employee of Fredbar and guarantor under the franchise agreement)…

Commercial, News 30 Jun, 2022

Chloë Bell speaks at ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE Crypto in Disputes event

Chloë Bell joined a panel of experts at the Crypto in Disputes 2022 conference at the Law Society. This was hosted by ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE. We were delighted to be the Event Partner Sponsor. Crypto in Disputes is a conference hosted by ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE where a range of expert speakers discuss all areas of disputes where Crypto is involved. Some of the topics discussed include: NFC DisputesInvesting in Crypto CompaniesADRInternational RegulationAsset RecoveryTrusts, Divorce & Private Client Chloë Bell joined, Dan Wyatt, Tim Penny QC, Charlotte Bhania and Matthew Bradley QC on the panel at this lunchtime talk. They covered “Settlements, Mediation & Negotiation: Unique Intricacies of Crypto”. Click here to find out more about the event. Find Out More Chloë Bell  has…

Events, Commercial 30 Jun, 2022

Alex Haines instructed in sale of Chelsea Football Club sanction case

Outer Temple’s Alex Haines was instructed to provide expert advice on the sale of Chelsea FC and the implications of Russian sanctions imposed on club. Alex Haines – member of the Attorney General’s Civil Panel and Outer Temple’s specialist sanctions team – was instructed by the legal team at Her Majesty’s Treasury to advise on the sale of Chelsea Football Club and the proceeds thereof in light of the designation of its former owner, Roman Abramovich, under Russia sanctions.  On 10 March 2022, Mr Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK Government and, as a result, the Club operated within the confines and constraints caused by the imposition of sanctions.  The sanctions imposed on Mr Abramovich presented unique and unforeseen challenges…

News, Sports 29 Jun, 2022

Louis Weston acts pro bono for Spain rugby player in FER appeal

An Independent Appeal Committee has upheld a decision relating to breaches of player eligibility in an appeal lodged by the Spanish Rugby Federation (FER). Louis Weston acted pro bono to advise the accused rugby player who was subject to the allegations of fraud and dishonesty. Louis Weston, Head of the OTC Sports Law Group, acted pro bono along with Olivia Amos of Northridge Law. They advised a rugby player who was subject to allegations of fraud and dishonesty by the Spanish Rugby Federation (FER), in it’s appeal against the decision of World Rugby’s Judicial Committee to dock points for fielding an ineligible player in World Cup Qualification.  On the appeal FER, having contested the opposite at first instance when the…

News, Sports 27 Jun, 2022

Deborah Sabalot published by LexisNexis Butterworths

One of Outer Temple’s Professional Associates Deborah Sabalot, has recently been published by LexisNexis Butterworths. Her handbook is entitled ‘Butterworths Securities and Financial Services Law Handbook 23rd edition’. ‘Butterworths Securities and Financial Services Law Handbook 23rd edition’ by Deborah Sabalot, has been described as the most comprehensive curation of consolidated UK legislative material on the financial services industry. Presented across two volumes, this annual handbook brings together the primary, secondary and European legislation which forms the regulatory framework for the financial services industry. To complete this comprehensive work, lists or tables of all amending enactments are included at the beginning of each Act, statutory instrument and European Directive and Regulation. Click here to view where you can purchase the handbook.…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Financial Services 17 Jun, 2022

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

Naomi Cunningham gives evidence to the Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee of Scottish Parliament

The Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee invited Naomi Cunningham to give evidence the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill on 14th June 2022. Naomi Cunningham gave evidence to the Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee on the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 14th June 2022. The Committee took evidence on the Bill from Professor Sharon Cowan (Professor, University of Edinburgh School of Law), Naomi Cunningham (Barrister, Outer Temple Chambers), Karon Monaghan QC (Barrister, Matrix Chambers) and then from David Parker (Lead Clinician, National Gender Identity Clinical Network for Scotland). The Committee then considered the evidence in the afternoon in private. You can watch the meeting on-demand here: Find Out More Naomi…

News 14 Jun, 2022

Outer Temple Barristers recognised in ‘Best Lawyers®’

A number of Outer Temple Barristers have been recognised in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom – ‘Best Lawyers®’. Best Lawyers®, the most respected guide to the legal profession with more than 40 years of experience compiling purely peer review data, is pleased to release the 11th edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom™ and the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the United Kingdom™. The 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom recognizes the professional excellence of6,017 lawyers in 84 practice areas across 35 metropolitan areas. The “Lawyer of the Year” honor isawarded to only one individual per practice area in each region with extremely high…

News 10 Jun, 2022

Naomi Cunningham, Will Young and Bianca Venkata have completed the ’25 for 25: Pro Bono Challenge’

Outer Temple Barristers Naomi Cunningham, Will Young and Bianca Venkata have recently completed the ’25 for 25: Pro Bono Challenge’, run by the charity Advocate. In order to complete this challenge, they all had to complete 25 hours or over of pro bono work between June 2021 – June 2022. Advocate is a charity that connects volunteer barristers with those who require free legal assistance. This ensures that those who cannot afford legal assistance can still receive justice. Yet another three of Outer Temple’s barristers have completed the ’25 for 25: Pro Bono Challenge’ ran by Advocate. This challenge requires barristers to complete a total of 25 hours of pro bono work between June 2021 – June 2022. We are…

News 6 Jun, 2022

Ben Bradley secures £2.3m settlement in for client with brain injury after RTA

Ben Bradley secures £2.3m settlement for client with brain injury after RTA

Ben Bradley has successfully represented a cyclist in a personal injury claim after he sustained life changing brain injuries in a road traffic accident. Ben’s client, WH, was hit by a lorry whilst cycling to work when the lorry driver accelerated to try and clear a junction before the traffic lights turned red. The light had in fact turned red before the lorry passed through, leading to a collision with WH. WH was knocked unconscious and was taken to hospital. He had sustained skull fractures, a subarachnoid haemorrhage and brain contusions. He also suffered post-traumatic amnesia. He was in hospital for approximately seven weeks and required considerable care and assistance from his family at home afterwards. Prior to the accident…

News, 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

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