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James Counsell KC and Fiona Horlick KC to speak at ARDL 2nd Annual Conference 2022

James Counsell KC and Fiona Horlick KC are due to be speaking at the ARDL 2nd Annual Conference 2022. This will be taking place on 30th September 2022 at the Museum of London. The Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL) is a leading membership body for those working in regulatory and disciplinary law. The association holds over a thousand members and they regularly hold seminars in London, Manchester, and Edinburgh. On 30th September they will be holding the ARDL 2nd Annual Conference 2022 at the Museum of London from 8:45am – 6:00pm. Outer Temple’s prestigious barristers James Counsell KC and Fiona Horlick KC will both be speaking at the conference along with Alexandra Felix KC from QEB Hollis Whiteman.…

Events, Disciplinary & Regulatory 21 Sep, 2022

Outer Temple Chambers shortlisted in the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as an ‘Outstanding Set’ in Diversity & Inclusion, by the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022. Congratulations also to James Leonard, Naomi Ling, Matthew McDonagh, and Justina Stewart, who have been shortlisted for individual awards. Chambers & Partners announced the shortlist ahead of the Awards Ceremony on 17th November in London. Naomi Ling, Employment Naomi Ling has been shortlisted as ‘Employment Junior of the Year’ in recognition of her outstanding Employment practice last year. She is a highly sought-after employment barrister with over 20 years of experience in this area. Recent instructions of note include; Abdar v Morrisons, McCloud v Lord Chancellor, Turley v Port of Felixstowe James Leonard, Health…

News, Disciplinary & Regulatory, Employment 1 Sep, 2022

Fiona Horlick QC secures acquittal in manslaughter case against her anaesthetist client

Fiona Horlick QC represented one of one consultant anaesthetists accused of gross negligence manslaughter following the death of a patient after an operation at Nobles Hospital on the Isle of Man. The case was dismissed. Fiona’s client, Dr Katherine Teare, had responded to an emergency alarm and assisted trying to revive a patient after he suffered a cardiac arrest in theatre. The prosecution case was that another anaesthetist, who had been the anaesthetist for the operation, had tried to wake the patient up after the operation, had removed the endotracheal tube and then had to reinsert it when the patient was struggling to breath and in doing so allegedly wrongly placed it in the oesophagus instead of the trachea depriving the patient…

News, Disciplinary & Regulatory 10 May, 2022

Fiona Horlick QC secures acquittal in NHS bribery trial

Fiona Horlick QC has secured an acquittal of her pharmacist client in a bribery trial which concluded last week at Southampton Crown Court. Fiona’s client, a pharmacist, was accused together with two other pharmacists and a doctor, of bribery on behalf of pharmaceutical companies in order to secure the prescribing of medications on the NHS. All four defendants maintained their innocence.  The trial followed a 6 year investigation with the need to scrutinise hundreds of thousands of documents and communications dating back around 20 years. However, serious disclosure failures on behalf of the investigation team were uncovered in large part by Fiona’s team and the prosecution offered no further evidence after 6 weeks of trial. The trial was expected to last…

News, Disciplinary & Regulatory 9 Mar, 2022

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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