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Success in Chambers & Partner UK Bar Rankings 2022

Outer Temple is delighted to announce that we are again ranked as a leading set across 8 practice areas in the 2022 edition of Chambers and Partners. Outer Temple now has 86 individual barrister rankings in Chambers & Partners, including 28 individual promotions this year. In addition to our expertise in Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury, Court of Protection, Employment, Education, Financial Services, Health & Safety, Pensions, Professional Discipline and Travel, Financial Crime, Inquests and Public Inquiries, Sport, Chancery Commercial, Chancery Commercial, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Traditional Chancery, POCA, and Industrial Disease, we now also have members recognised in Group Litigation, Animal Law and Cryptocurrency. Our Employment Team “continues to impress with its involvement at the epicentre of ground-breaking mass equal pay litigation. The…

News 21 Oct, 2021

Supreme Court dismiss appeal in FS Cairo (Nile Plaza) LLC v Lady Christine Brownlie

The Supreme Court has this morning dismissed the appeal of the Four Seasons hotel group, meaning that Lady Brownlie’s claims for personal injury and wrongful death arising out of the accident which killed her husband, Sir Ian Brownlie, in Egypt over 10 years ago, can proceed before the courts of England and Wales. The Court held by a majority (Lords Reed, Lloyd-Jones, Briggs and Burrows JJSC), that the jurisdictional gateway in tort claims pursuant to the civil procedure rules applies where a significant part of the damage is or will be sustained in England and Wales, notwithstanding initial or other damage also sustained outside the jurisdiction. It also held unanimously (Lord Leggatt JSC giving the main judgment on this issue)…

News 20 Oct, 2021

Sarah Crowther QC and Ian Denham speak at the PEOPIL Annual Conference in Málaga

On 15 and 16 October 2021, the Annual Conference of the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers was held in Málaga, Spain.  This was the first conference held by PEOPIL since the pandemic started. Both Sarah Crowther QC and Ian Denham were invited to speak at the Conference. Sarah presented with Chris Deacon, Partner at Stewarts Law, on “UK – Post Brexit: Update on cross border personal injury claims, the Lugano Convention and international enforcement of judgments”.  Sarah focused on the jurisdiction rules that currently apply in England and Wales post-Brexit. Ian spoke on “Remote assessments for medical legal reports: are they here to stay?” alongside Jack J. Casciato, a Partner at Clifford Law Offices in Chicago and Rebeca…

News 19 Oct, 2021

We excel in Legal 500 UK Bar 2022 results

Outer Temple is delighted to announce that we are again ranked as a leading set across 8 practice areas in the 2022 edition of Legal 500 UK. Outer Temple now has 124 individual barrister rankings in this directory, including 43 individual promotions and 20 new entries this year. The recently announced Legal 500 UK results has yet again ranked Outer Temple as one of the best in Clinical Negligence, Employment, Financial Services Regulation, Pensions, Personal Injury, Professional Discipline and Professional Negligence work. We are also delighted to announce our promotion to Tier 1 for Travel Law. In Clinical Negligence, Outer Temple were described as “going from strength to strength with a good offering of clinical negligence practitioners at leading and…

News 16 Oct, 2021

David Russell QC to speak at the STEP Arabia Branch Conference

David Russell QC has been invited to speak at the STEP Arabia Branch Conference which takes place on 7th & 8th November 2021.   David will be presenting on developments in GCC Structuring, alongside Alastair Glover (Chairman of STEP Arabia and Partner at Trowers & Hamlins LLP), Jacques Visser (Chief Legal Officer at the DIFCA) and Dr. Sameer Al Ansari (Chief Executive Officer of RAK ICC. STEP Arabia seeks to address key issues that are faced by private investors of the United Arab Emirates when conducting personal investments and seeks to educate investors on the significance of careful estate and trust planning. STEP Arabia has members located in the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan and Saudi Arabia that have been involved in the development of…

News 15 Oct, 2021

Anthony Lo Surdo SC addresses the Japan Sports Lawyers Association

CAS Arbitrator, sports law expert and OTC Professional Associate, Anthony Lo Surdo SC delivered a webinar to members of the Japan Sports Lawyers Association (JSLA) on Friday, 1 October 2021 on the topic of discrimination in sport.   This interactive webinar took the form of a case study with a Q & A session and examined conduct that may comprise discrimination, the source and power to sanction for such conduct and the approach to sanctions. This webinar was the second in a series presented by Anthony Lo Surdo SC to the JSLA as part of its Study and Research on International Sports Arbitration. Anthony discussed the incident in the Eastern SC v Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao FC match in Mong Kok…

Events, News, Sports 7 Oct, 2021

Andrew Spink QC discusses Cryptoassets at FSLA & Taylor Wessing Webinar

Andrew Spink QC will join a panel discussion on recent developments and future trends in the regulation of cryptoassets. The webinar will be held on Thursday 7th October from 5.45pm to 7pm and is open to all FSLA members.The panel event will chaired by Charlotte Hill, head of Taylor Wessing’s UK Financial Services Regulatory group and will feature the following speakers: Andrew Spink QC, Outer Temple ChambersKatie Fry-Paul, Associate at Taylor Wessing LLPRichard Fox, Head of Markets Policy at the Financial Conduct AuthorityJannah Patchay, Director and Founder of Markets Evolution.  The 1 hour webinar will focus on the latest developments, future trends and areas of concern in the fast evolving and increasingly important field of crypto-regulation. The webinar will be of interest…

Commercial, News 7 Oct, 2021

Saul Margo appointed Fee-paid Judge of the Employment Tribunals

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to announce that Saul Margo has been appointed as a Fee-paid Judge of the Employment Tribunals. Saul will sit in Watford and Reading and will continue to practise full-time as a barrister. Saul’s appointment is in recognition of his extensive experience of all areas of employment law. Saul appears regularly in the EAT, as well as in the Court of Appeal. Saul specialises in all aspects of employment law with a particular specialism in cross-over employment / pensions cases. He continues to be instructed in some of the highest profile employment and employment/pensions cases of recent years including the Sainsbury’s equal pay litigation challenge to the 2015 changes to the police pension scheme, the part-time…

News 1 Oct, 2021

John McKendrick QC appears in Bell v Tavistock in the Court of Appeal

John McKendrick QC (instructed by John Holmes at Hempsons) acted for the First and Second Interveners in Bell v Tavistock And Portman NHS Foundation Trust [2021] EWCA Civ 1363. On 17 September, the Court of Appeal held that doctors can decide whether children under 16 can give informed consent to puberty blocker use. This judgment reverses the High Court ruling that individuals under 16 normally lacked the capacity to give informed consent to the treatment of puberty blockers, which delays the onset of puberty.The appeal was brought by the Tavistock Trust (supported by John’s clients), which has operated a Gender Identity Development Service for patients up to the age of 18 suffering from gender dysphoria since 1989. The Court of…

News 30 Sep, 2021

Elaine Palser acts successfully for stylist and influencer, Caroline Stanbury, in the High Court

Elaine Palser, led by Andrew Trollope QC and instructed by RPC, acted successfully for personal stylist and influencer, Caroline Stanbury, in the High Court in Mark Reynolds (as liquidator of CSB123 Ltd) v Caroline Stanbury [2021] EWHC 2506 (Ch). The application against Ms Stanbury was described as “regrettable” and all allegations against her were dismissed in full. The application was brought against Ms Stanbury as a director of CSB 123 Ltd (“SC1”) under s.212 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (the “misfeasance” provision). It was wrongly alleged by Mr Reynolds that she transferred the business and assets of SC1 for no consideration in breach of her duties under ss171 to 175 of the Companies Act 2006 and that the alleged transfer…

Insolvency & Restructuring, News 28 Sep, 2021

Robert Rhodes QC to speak at Thailand Arbitration Centre ADR Week

Robert Rhodes QC has been invited to speak at the ‘THAC ADR Week Webinar Series 2021’ on 22 September, co-organised by the Thailand Arbitration Centre and the Singapore International Mediation Institute. Given the significant levels of growing international support for the Singapore Convention on Mediation and the growing popularity of international commercial mediation, the focus has been on how more disputes can be channeled appropriately, and at an early point, to mediation. Multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses (MTDRC) have been around for a long while and have been a mainstay in many domestic and trans-border contracts. MTDRC provides a certainty of both dispute resolution venue and method, which is of significant importance in business efficacy. This is especially important in time-sensitive…

News 22 Sep, 2021

OTC Members give advocacy training at the DIFC Academy of Law

Members of Outer Temple will be providing advocacy training at the DIFC Academy for pupils completing the Common Law Advanced Advocacy Skills. The DIFC Academy of Law have launched this course for Emirati Advocates and other civil law trained lawyers, in-house counsel, and legal professionals seeking to diversify their skills and enhance their professional development. This will be the third edition of Advanced Advocacy Skills as part of the Certificate in Common Law, DIFC Laws & Courts Practice programme that Outer Temple has contributed to. From September to November 2021, members will be providing advanced advocacy classes. James Counsell QC and Justina Stewart will be teaching trial advocacy and witness handling and examination. John McKendrick QC and Chloë Bell will be teaching written submissions, oral…

News 17 Sep, 2021

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