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Fiona Horlick QC secures acquittal of 11 counts of sexual assault and 1 count of indecent assault

Consultant Physician defended by Fiona Horlick QC was acquitted of all charges following a 4 week trial at Cardiff Crown Court. Dr Krishna was charged with 11 counts of sexual assault and 1 count of indecent assault between 1996 and 2017 in relation to 7 separate women, 5 of whom were his patients and 2 other women who were his colleagues.  Having heard 4 weeks of evidence including expert evidence, Dr Krishna was unanimously acquitted by the jury. Dr Krishna who has serious health conditions was permitted to attend the trial remotely. Although, following a ruling by Mr Justice Edis, a trial of defendants in prison who attended the trial via video link from prison was allowed in June 2020…

News, Disciplinary & Regulatory 7 Apr, 2021

OTC welcomes Anthony Lo Surdo SC to chambers

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to announce that Anthony Lo Surdo SC has joined chambers as a Professional Associate, based in Sydney, Australia. Anthony joins our global team of legal experts and will enhance our existing presence in the Southern Hemisphere with his experience and impressive existing practice. He is qualified to practice across all states and territories of Australia as well as internationally. Anthony is a Senior Counsel practising primarily from 12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers in Sydney, Australia. He also practises from Lonsdale Chambers in Melbourne. He qualified as a barrister in 1996, following 9 years’ practice as a solicitor in leading Australian law firms and was appointed an SC, equivalent to QC, in 2011. He was also Head…

Banking, Commercial, News, Disciplinary & Regulatory, Financial Services, Mediation, Sports 14 Aug, 2020

Double Success in GMC Appeal for James Counsell QC

In a judgment handed down by Warby J on 22 July, James Counsell QC was successful in an appeal and in a judicial review against the GMC in disciplinary proceedings brought against a cosmetic surgeon, Dr Ashish Dutta, arising out of allegations which went back to 2009. The judgment in R (on the application of Dr Ashish Dutta) v the General Medical Council [2020] EWHC 1974 (Admin) can be found here. In the Judicial Review claim, the Judge held that the GMC Registrar had acted unlawfully in failing to apply the five-year rule which prevents proceedings being brought if more than five years have elapsed between the “most recent events  giving rise to the allegation” and the date when they…

News, Disciplinary & Regulatory 24 Jul, 2020

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