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White Collar Crime Forum: Oliver Powell to join panel discussion on fishing for dirty money

Oliver Powell will join colleagues from Stewarts and Skadden at the White Collar Crime Forum on 11th May to discuss “Fishing for dirty money – are the latest UK sanctions and economic crime legislation an effective trawler?” Oliver Powell has been invited to join a panel discussion at the 6th White Collar Crime Forum on Wednesday 11th May 2022. The event will be held at K&L Gates, One New Change, London, EC4M 9AF from 4pm. This will be a hybrid event, with the opportunity to join either online or – for the first time since 2019 – face-to-face. This event has been organised by information management experts Open Text. K&L Gates are sponsoring and hosting the event which will consider…

Business Crime, Events, News 5 May, 2022

David Russell QC acts successfully for Godolphin Australia Pty Ltd, owned by HH Ruler of Dubai, in thoroughbred horse breeding dispute

In Godolphin Australia Pty Ltd v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue, David Russell QC acted successfully for the plaintiff, with the Australian court finding that the thoroughbred horse breeding properties were exempt from land tax. Factors included, the uneconomic nature of the racing operations viewed as a stand-alone operation, as important reasoning for finding the dominant use of the land was for the maintenance of animals to sell their bodily produce.  The plaintiff, Godolphin Australia Pty Ltd, is part of the global thoroughbred breeding operation and horseracing team founded by the Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Represented by David Russell QC, it sought a review under s97(1) of the Taxation Administration Act 1996 (NSW) of an unfavourable…

Private Client & Trusts, News, International 3 May, 2022

Sharia Law

Lydia Seymour gives Opinion to the LGPS Scheme Advisory Board on Sharia-compliant alternatives to the LGPS

Lydia Seymour has been asked to write an Opinion for the LGPS Scheme Advisory Board on the issue of whether local authorities need to offer a sharia-compliant alternative to the Local Government Pension Scheme.  A number of LGPS member authorities had observed that some employees were opting out of the LGPS on the basis of their religious belief, particularly people of the Muslim faith who were concerned that LGPS funds/investments were not Sharia-compliant.  At present there is no alternative pension provision from these employers other than the LGPS. The board therefore commissioned a report and asked Lydia to advise on the risk of a successful claim for discrimination or human rights challenge from an employee complaining of a failure by…

News, Pensions 3 May, 2022

Ed Morgan QC joins Outer Temple Chambers

We are delighted to welcome Edward Morgan QC to our business team. Ed joins us with a well-established practice focused on employment law, commercial law, disciplinary and regulatory work. He is also an accredited Mediator and Arbitrator. Ed studied in Northern England (LLB and LLM) and Belgium (JCL, PhD and JCD). He was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1989 and the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2000. He was appointed silk in 2021. His judicial appointments include fee-paid Employment Judge and Assistant Coroner. Ed’s expertise is widely recognised; he regularly writes case reviews for LexisNexis and professional book reviews for specialist journals, including the Ecclesiastical Law Journal and the Canon Law Society of Great Britain and…

Commercial, News, Employment 27 Apr, 2022

Breakthrough in access to justice for victims of crypto fraud

Asset Reality, Grant Thornton UK LLP, Outer Temple Chambers, Rahman Ravelli and Sandton Capital collaborate to help victims of crypto-related fraud overcome access to justice hurdles. While crypto-related fraud reached an all-time high in 2021, with illicit addresses receiving US$14bn over the course of the year*, up 79% on the previous year, matters brought before courts remain comparatively low, in large part due to a lack of funding options for otherwise meritorious lower-value claims. Under the new collaboration, Asset Reality, Grant Thornton UK LLP, Outer Temple Chambers, Rahman Ravelli have established a triage system for the initial assessment of claims, with investigatory and corporate intelligence expertise then deployed to contextualise claims for legal assessment. Meritorious claims will be assessed and…

Commercial, News, Financial Services 27 Apr, 2022

“Seeking Justice Following Tragedy – Ian Denham and guests at the Travel Law Conference 2022

Ian Denham hosted a panel session on seeking justice following tragedy at Outer Temple’s Travel Law Conference in Manchester with guests Thomas Ricard, Mark Harvey and Jennifer Lund. The recording is now available. Outer Temple Chambers hosted a Travel Law Conference in Manchester on 17th March 2022 together with a selection of esteemed guests from the travel law industry. This was a hybrid event and the recordings are now available online. The last session of the day was “Seeking Justice Following Tragedy”. Chaired by Head of the Travel Law Team, Ian Denham, panel members were: Thomas Ricard (J.P. Karsenty & Associés)Mark Harvey (Hugh James)Jennifer Lund (Irwin Mitchell) Watch the discussion; Seeking Justice Following Tragedy About the presenters Ian Denham, Barrister Ian…

Webinars & Vlogs, Travel Vlogs, Travel 25 Apr, 2022

“What Next For Forum Non Conveniens?” – Dan Clarke and Will Young at the Travel Law Conference 2022

Dan Clarke and Will Young presented a talk on forum non conveniens at Outer Temple’s Travel Law Conference in Manchester. The video and slides are now available. Outer Temple Chambers hosted a Travel Law Conference in Manchester on 17th March 2022 together with a selection of esteemed guests from the travel law industry. This was a hybrid event and the recordings are now available online. The third talk of the day was “What Next For Forum Non Conveniens?”, presented by two members of Outer Temple’s specialist travel law team, Dan Clarke and Will Young. What Next For Forum Non Conveniens? Dan and Will started their talk with a brief explanation of the principle of forum non conveniens and where it may…

Webinars & Vlogs, Travel Vlogs, Travel 22 Apr, 2022

“International Clinical Negligence, from Cayman Islands to Cumbria”- Sarah Crowther QC & Tom Gibson at the Travel Law Conference 2022

Sarah Crowther QC and Tom Gibson presented a talk on international clinical negligence at Outer Temple’s Travel Law Conference in Manchester. The video and slides are now available. Outer Temple Chambers hosted a Travel Law Conference in Manchester on 17th March 2022 together with a selection of esteemed guests from the travel law industry. This was a hybrid event and the recordings are now available online. The second talk of the day was “International Clinical Negligence – from the Cayman Islands to Cumbria”, presented by specialist travel law silk Sarah Crowther QC and clinical negligence expert Tom Gibson. International Clinical Negligence – from the Cayman Islands to Cumbria Tom opened the presentation by focusing on an area close to his heart,…

Webinars & Vlogs, Travel Vlogs, Travel 22 Apr, 2022

“Litigating RTAs Abroad After Brexit” – Presented by Carin Hunt and Colin Murphy at the Travel Law Conference March 2022

Carin Hunt and Colin Murphy (from Leigh Day Solicitors) joined forces to discuss litigating road traffic accidents abroad after Brexit at Outer Temple’s Travel Law Conference in Manchester. The video and slides are now available. Outer Temple Chambers hosted a Travel Law Conference in Manchester on 17th March 2022 together with a selection of esteemed guests from the travel law industry. This was a hybrid event and the recordings are now available online. The first talk of the day was “Litigating RTAs Abroad After Brexit”, presented by travel law specialists Carin Hunt of Outer Temple Chambers and Colin Murphy of Leigh Day.  Litigating RTAs Abroad After Brexit Carin and Colin looked at the background of Brexit and the pre-Brexit position…

Webinars & Vlogs, Travel Vlogs, Travel 22 Apr, 2022

Chloë Bell to speak at ThoughtLeaders4 Tech on FIRE Event in London

Chloë Bell has been invited to join a panel discussion on the latest trends in cryptocurrency disputes at the Tech on Fire Conference on Thursday 28th April, in partnership with the Tech Disputes Network. Tech Disputes Network and ThoughtLeaders4 are collaborating to bring you an unique event bridging the gap between the Disputes, Technology, Fraud and Asset Recovery communities. This one day event will bring together professionals from the technology and legal industries interested in avoiding, managing and winning tech disputes. Topics over the course of the day will include cyber fraud, limitations of new technologies, data theft, rogue employees, ransomware, reputation management and cryptocurrency disputes. Latest Trends in Cryptocurrency Disputes Chloë Bell will be joining a number of experts at the…

Events, Commercial 21 Apr, 2022

Chartered Institute of Arbitration presents Cryptocurrency Disputes – Litigation v Arbitration

Watch The Debate: Cryptocurrency Disputes – Litigation v Arbitration

Stephen Doherty and Chloë Bell recently joined the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ London Branch Committee for an interesting panel discussion on how to resolve cryptocurrency disputes. Watch the full discussion here. This event featured a group of expert panellists who debated the best way to resolve cryptocurrency disputes. Ben Giaretta, Chair of the London branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators hosted the evening, opening and closing the event. Chloë Bell (Outer Temple Chambers) and Charlotte Hill (Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP) discussed the benefits of litigation, whilst Stephen Doherty (Outer Temple Chambers) and Jaak Poldma (White & Case) discussed the benefits of arbitration. The branch was honoured to have Lord Mance, former Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United…

Events, Commercial 20 Apr, 2022

Event: The Spinal Sessions Part 1; Cauda Equina Syndrome – 23rd June 2022

Join Outer Temple Chambers and guests for the first in a series of seminars and discussions on spinal injury related topics on Thursday 23rd June. Part 1 will focus on Cauda Equina Syndrome. You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers and our esteemed guests at The Law Society in London for an afternoon of talks on Cauda Equina Syndrome. As well as a series of talks by our members we look forward to welcoming John Leach (Consultant Neurosurgeon), Dr Naveen Kumar (Consultant in Neurorehabilitation), and Maggie Sargent (Care and Case Management Specialist). Book your place This event will be held in-person at: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL.1.30pm – 5pmThursday 23rd June 2022 The event will…

Events, Personal Injury 14 Apr, 2022

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