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Following the release of the Chambers Global 2024 guide, we are delighted to share that Nicolas Stallworthy KC, Andrew Spink KC, David E Grant KC, Justina Stewart and Stephen Doherty have been ranked in the Dispute Resolution category.

Outer Temple Chambers ranked in the Chambers Global 2024 Guide

Following the release of the Chambers Global 2024 guide, we are delighted to share that Nicolas Stallworthy KC, Andrew Spink KC, David E Grant KC, Justina Stewart and Stephen Doherty have been ranked in the Dispute Resolution category. Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to be ranked in the Chambers Global 2024 Guide. The Chambers Global Guide ranks the top global lawyers and law firms in over 200 jurisdictions across the world. Each ranking is based on in-depth research, conducted by the experienced team of researchers at Chambers Global. Chambers Global provides recommendations that can be relied on, to ensure clients are able to make the best-informed decision when choosing legal services. Five of our members have been recognised within the Dispute Resolution:…

News 19 Feb, 2024

We are delighted to share that four of our pensions law specialists, Nicolas Stallworthy KC, Andrew Short KC, Philip Stear, and Patrick Tomison, feature in The Lawyer's Top 10 Appeals of 2024.

Outer Temple Chambers features in The Lawyers Top 10 Appeals of 2024

We are delighted to share that four of our pensions law specialists, Nicolas Stallworthy KC, Andrew Short KC, Philip Stear, and Patrick Tomison, feature in The Lawyer’s Top 10 Appeals of 2024. At the beginning of each year, The Lawyer releases the ‘Top 10 Appeals of 2024’ highlighting the most influential and intriguing, high-profile cases that are set to return to the courtroom over the next 12 months. The cases listed reflect some of the key issues facing the legal industry and world today. Four of our members are instructed on the case of Virgin Media v NTL Pension Trustees II and others, which has been highlighted by The Lawyer as one of the ‘Top 10 Appeals of 2024’. Nicolas…

News 12 Feb, 2024

works with the UNODC and IOC to write “A Practical Guide to the Prosecution of Cases of Competition Manipulation”

Louis Weston works with the UNODC and IOC to write “A Practical Guide to the Prosecution of Cases of Competition Manipulation”

Outer Temple’s sports law specialist, Louis Weston, has recently collaborated with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and leading experts to write this guide on the prosecutions of competition manipulation in sport. Louis, UNODC, IOC and leading experts from the sporting world and law enforcement, worked together to produce this guide in response to the growing scale and sophistication of competition manipulation and the efforts of UNODC and IOC to combat that threat. The guide considers the challenges associated with the prosecution of such cases and sets out a recommended framework for effective action to practically prepare the prosecution of such cases and is targeted at those engaged in the broader effort to…

News 8 Feb, 2024

Andrew Short KC to speak at Michael Rubenstein Conferences' event: Discrimination Law in 2024

Andrew Short KC to speak at Michael Rubenstein Conferences’ event: Discrimination Law in 2024

Employment Law expert, Andrew Short KC will be speaking at the Discrimination Law in 2024 Conference on Friday, 23rd February 2024. Michael Rubenstein Conferences Ltd is a small independent conference company which organises several high-level conferences a year on aspects of employment and discrimination law. Discrimination Law in 2024, presented by Michael Rubenstein Conferences Ltd and The Trade Union Congress will highlight the authoritative review of the most dynamic area of employment law. The conference will take place from 09:15 to 16:30. Andrew Short KC will be speaking on the topic of ‘Equal Pay: Latest Developments’ at 09:45. Book your place This conference will be virtual. To view the full agenda and book your place, click here. Find out more…

News 6 Feb, 2024

Outer Temple's, Elaine Palser will be speaking at the Trusts and Litigations event in Budapest, hosted by ConTrA and Informa Connect on the Thursday 21st March 2024.

Elaine Palser to speak at the ConTrA & Informa Connect Event: Trusts in Litigation 2024

Outer Temple’s Elaine Palser will be speaking at the Trusts in Litigation event in Budapest, hosted by ConTrA and Informa Connect on Thursday 21st March 2024. ConTra and Informa Connect are teaming up from the 20th-22nd of March at the Budapest Marriott Hotel, Hungary, to bring a programme that covers a broad array of issues in trusts litigation. The speaker line-up consists of some of the most senior and knowledgeable figures within the trusts litigation field. Elaine Palser will be speaking alongside Erin Trimble-Cregeen (of Appleby). The workshop will take place on Thursday 21st March 2024 from 10:30-11:30. To purchase your ticket, please click here. To view the full agenda for the three-day even or to find out more on…

News 5 Feb, 2024

Andrew Spink KC and Justina Stewart appear in landmark cryptocurrency appeal

Andrew Spink KC and Justina Stewart appear in landmark cryptocurrency appeal

Andrew Spink KC and Justina Stewart appeared in the DIFC Court of Appeal on behalf of the appellant in Huobi MENA & Anor v. Tabarak Investment Capital Limited & Anor, in what promises to shape the landscape of digital assets disputes. The claim, worth multi millions of dollars, concerns alleged custody and escrow services provided by Tabarak, a DFSA-regulated investment bank, in relation to a bitcoin to US$ transaction and misappropriation. Following an eight day trial in late 2021 in the DIFC Court, Andrew and Justina’s clients obtained permission to appeal on all eight grounds of appeal. This includes appeals on points of law in relation to the claims for breach of confidence, breach of contract, negligence and breach of fiduciary…

News 2 Feb, 2024

Alex Haines admitted to the District of Columbia Bar

Alex Haines admitted to the District of Columbia (Washington DC) Bar

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to announce that international law specialist, Alex Haines, has been admitted to the District of Columbia (Washington DC) Bar. On 8th January 2024, Alex Haines was admitted to the Washington DC Bar.  The majority of Alex’s international practice relates to the International Organisations headquartered in Washington DC, namely the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).  Alex is also admitted to the New York Bar (2019) and the Irish Bar (2020), as well as called to the Bar of England and Wales (2007). Including the Bar of England and Wales, members of Chambers are admitted to…

News 1 Feb, 2024

Head and Deputy Head of Health Team elected in Chambers

New Heads of Chambers elected at Outer Temple Chambers

Outer Temple is delighted to announce that Nathan Tavares KC has been elected as Head of the Health Department, and Eliot Woolf KC as Deputy Head of the Health Department in a recent member vote. Nathan Tavares KC and Eliot Woolf KC have been elected as Heads of Chambers (Health Department) by their colleagues in Jan 2024 after having acted as Co-Heads for the Health Department for the past two years. James Counsell KC, Head of Governance, in an announcement to Chambers, said, “I’m delighted to be able to announce that Nathan Tavares KC has been elected (unopposed) as the Head of the Health Department. Nathan will make a great Head of the team. Eliot Woolf has been elected (also unopposed)…

News 31 Jan, 2024

Sean Yates becomes a member of The Mediation Hub in the UAE

Sean Yates becomes a member of The Mediation Hub in the UAE

Sean Yates is now a member of The Mediation Hub, a dynamic network dedicated to the advancement of mediation in the UAE. Founded by experts in law and mediation, The Mediation Hub is a DIFC based Non-Profit Incorporated Organization, which stands as an impartial force, striving to bridge gaps, facilitate dialogue, and cultivate a culture of mediation in the MENA region and beyond. This platform facilitates networking among mediation professionals, knowledge sharing, circulating updates and developments in the mediation field, lead mobilization and raise awareness about mediation within the legal and business communities. Sean Yates, a member of the Mediation Hub, is a CEDR-accredited mediator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. As well as sitting as a…

News 30 Jan, 2024

Naomi Cunningham appeared in the Edinburgh employment tribunal for a counsellor complaining against Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre of discrimination, harassment and constructive dismissal on grounds of her protected 'sex-realist’ belief.

Naomi Cunningham acts for rape crisis support worker in Scotland in belief discrimination claim

Naomi Cunningham appeared in the Edinburgh employment tribunal for a counsellor complaining against Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre of discrimination, harassment and constructive dismissal on grounds of her protected ‘sex-realist’ belief. Naomi represented Roz Adams, who was accused of being ‘transphobic’ after she consulted a ‘non-binary’ colleague, AB, about how she could reassure a client assigned to AB that AB was not a man. Managers insisted that it was contrary to policy to disclose the sex of any worker to a service user, although service users could be told that no men were included in its staff or volunteer team. The Centre’s CEO is Mridul Wadhwa, a transwoman. Ms Adams left the centre after the disciplinary hearing concluded that she was…

News 26 Jan, 2024

Lucian ILIE successfully challenges the enforcement of a Paris Court of Appeal decision in the English High Court

Lucian ILIE successfully challenges the enforcement of a Paris Court of Appeal decision in the English High Court

Lucian ILIE acted for the Appellant before the English High Court in an enforcement case that clarifies the scope of the “old” Brussels I 2001 Regulation. In short, the High Court in London (Mr Justice Ritchie KC sitting in appeal proceedings) issued a rare judgment on the scope of the EU enforcement regime and its interaction with the French procedural law by denying the recognition and enforcement of a Paris Court of Appeal decision issued in default of appearance a decade ago.   This case rendered on 29 August 2023 (not yet reported) involved an appeal (setting aside proceedings) before the King’s Bench Division of the High Court against the enforcement order which recognised ex-parte, a Paris Court of Appeal…

News 24 Jan, 2024

Jonathan Hand KC secures liability settlement for 14 year old born with brain injury

Jonathan Hand KC secures liability settlement for 14 year old born with brain injury

Clinical negligence expert, Jonathan Hand KC secured a liability settlement and future wellbeing for FXZ, a 14 year old boy with brain injury following maternity delays. FXZ, the 14 year old claimant, has agreed a liability settlement with Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust after he suffered a severe brain injury following delays in his delivery. On 15th January 2024, a High Court Judge approved the settlement of 90% of the full value of the claim at a hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, meaning that FXZ will now receive compensation from the NHS Trust to provide the life-long, round the clock care he requires. FXZ was born prematurely at 30 weeks. In early labour there were declarations in…

News 23 Jan, 2024

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