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On 11th November 2022 the Court of Appeal gave judgment in Hinduja v Hinduja. John McKendrick KC acted on behalf of the first and second respondent.

John McKendrick KC appears in the Court of Appeal

On 11th November 2022 the Court of Appeal gave judgment in Hinduja v Hinduja. John McKendrick KC acted on behalf of the first and second respondent. On 11 November 2022 the Court of Appeal gave judgment in Hinduja v Hinduja  [2022] EWCA Civ 1492 and permitted press reporting of proceedings which began in June 2020.  The proceedings relate to the property and welfare of Srichand Hinduja, the eldest of the four Hinduja brothers. Court of Protection In two judgments delivered in August 2022, (Hinduja v Hinduja [2022] EWCOP 36 and Hinduja v Hinduja [2022] EWCOP 37), Mr Justice Hayden lifted nearly all reporting restrictions in the case. His Lordship’s order was appealed to the Court of Appeal by Srichand’s brother Gopichand Hinduja. The Court of Appeal The Court of…

News, Public Law 15 Nov, 2022

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Rankings 2023

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to announce that we have once again been ranked as a leading set across eight practice areas in the 2023 edition of Chambers & Partners. Outer Temple now has 92 ranked barristers, including over 20 individual promotions and newly ranked barristers. We are delighted with our Chambers & Partners results this year which includes a significant number of our junior and senior members rising in the rankings. A big congratulations to Harriet Jerram, Alex Haines, Joshua Hitchens, and Victoria Brown who all enter Chambers & Partners for the first time. This year we have been ranked in eight different categories. We are pleased to have been ranked in Band 2 for, Employment, Health & Safety,…

News 9 Nov, 2022

Outer Temple Chambers members to attend Dubai Arbitration Week

11 members of the Outer Temple International Team will attend Dubai Arbitration Week, (DAW 22) between 14th & 18th November 2022. Outer Temple’s; David Russell KC, Andrew Spink KC, Philip Punwar, Justina Stewart, David Holloway, Sean Yates, Peter Linstead, Stephen Doherty, Lucian ILIE, Anson Cheung, and Sam Carter will be joining delegates at this year’s Dubai Arbitration Week. Sean Yates will be speaking at a number of events throughout the week hosted by Accuracy, The Firm (Moaza Alkhadar Advocates), Trowers and Hamlins LLP and Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA). Outer Temple is also thrilled to be an event partner for the TL4FIRE Middle East 2022 conference between 13 and 15 November at the Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai. David Russell KC will be on a panel discussing the ‘The Nuances of Litigation in UAE…

Arbitration, Events, News 8 Nov, 2022

David E. Grant KC and Anson Cheung are published in the November 2022 ELA Briefing

Outer Temple’s David E. Grant KC and Anson Cheung have been published in the November 2022 ELA Briefing. Their article is entitled ‘Restraint of trade and inequality of bargaining power’. David E. Grant and Anson Cheung have written an article for the November 2022 ELA Briefing. Within the article, they discuss the decision of the Court of Appeal in Dwyer v Fredbar & Anor (in which they appeared for the successful respondents) as well as two other recent cases on restraint of trade and inequality of bargaining power –  Quantum Actuarial LLP v Quantum Advisory and Credico Marketing Ltd v Benjamin Gregory Lambert. Please view the full article here. Find out more David E. Grant KC is a chancery and commercial practitioner with…

News 7 Nov, 2022

Outer Temple barristers in EUWA 2018 pensions case

Andrew Short KC and Bianca Venkata, acting for the claimants, and Naomi Ling, acting for the Trustee, have appeared in an important case relating to age discrimination in pension schemes. Mrs Justice Eady, President, sitting in the EAT, found that claimants bringing claims of age discrimination against a private sector body after IP Completion date (31 December 2020) could not rely on general principles of EU law to disapply a provision [in the Equality Act (Age Exemptions for Pension Schemes) Regulations 2010] excluding all claims for age discrimination relating to pensionable service before 1 December 2006. The Employment Tribunal had disapplied this provision relying on the case of Innospec v Walker [2017] UKSC 47.  The decision of the Employment Tribunal…

News, Pensions 1 Nov, 2022

Jack Brown has been shortlisted for Pro Bono Chambers’ Professional of the Year

Outer Temple are pleased to share that our Junior Clerk, Jack Brown, has been shortlisted in the ‘ProBono Chambers’ Professional of the Year’ category at the 2022 Bar Pro Bono Awards. In his role as a member of the clerking team, Jack facilitated a significant amount of Pro Bono Work between members of the public and members of Chambers over the past year. Jack has said “Guaranteeing equal access to justice for all is important to me, I am really pleased to be recognised for my role in working alongside an organisation as valuable for society as Advocate.” The Advocate 2022 Bar Pro Bono Awards Ceremony will take place on 2nd November 2022.

News 1 Nov, 2022

Sarah Crowther KC appointed as BHA Judicial Chair

Outer Temple Chambers warmly congratulates Sarah Crowther KC on her appointment as independent Judicial Chair of the British Horseracing Authority Judicial Panel. Sarah’s appointment will begin in January 2023 and she succeeds HH Brian Barker CBE KC. Further details of the BHA independent Judicial Panel can be found here. Sarah has a broad civil and commercial practice, details of which can be found here. She will continue in practice at Outer Temple Chambers alongside her judicial panel role.

News 27 Oct, 2022

Jonathan Hand KC and David Holloway lead the third Advanced Advocacy session for the DIFC Academy

Outer Temple’s Jonathan Hand KC and David Holloway lead the third Advanced Advocacy session for the DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre) Academy on the 10th and 11th of October 2022. Jonathan Hand KC and David Holloway were the course tutors for the last of the three Advanced Advocacy sessions that the DIFC Academy put on again this year in association with OTC. The first day dealt with appeal advocacy, including presentations and workshops on written and oral advocacy. The second day was the Advocacy Assessment when all of the participants took part in an oral hearing held at the DIFC Court. Please click here if you would like to find out more about the DIFC Academy. Find out more Jonathan…

Events, News, International 19 Oct, 2022

Paul Rogers appointed Assistant Coroner

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to announce that Paul Rogers has been appointed as HM Assistant Coroner for the Inner West London Coroners area. Paul will continue to practice as a full-time barrister. Paul appears regularly in Coroners Courts across the Country, as well as in the Criminal Courts concerning Regulatory Enforcement, particularly in respect of Health & Safety at work and the defence of Corporates and/or their Directors/Employees. Find out more Paul Rogers has a proven track record in handling complex investigations, trials and appeals as lead counsel, at both the domestic and international level. Paul has significant experience in the international field as a senior prosecutor at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (UNICTY), and…

News 18 Oct, 2022

Philip Punwar and Sean Yates join Outer Temple Chambers, both based in Dubai.

Philip Punwar and Sean Yates join Outer Temple Chambers. Both will remain in the Middle East and join existing Dubai based members David Russell KC and David Holloway, and other members who are regularly in the region instructed on international arbitration and commercial matters. Their arrival not only strengthens Chambers’ Middle East presence but also our international disputes offering. Outer Temple has an office in the DIFC and is the only set of chambers to have a physical office presence in the region. Philip Punwar and Sean Yates are both English qualified barristers with experience of common law and civil law disciplines, particularly important in local law matters in Dubai, they start on 17 October 2022 and 1 November 2022,…

News, International 17 Oct, 2022

Samuel Cuthbert joins Outer Temple Chambers

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to announce the arrival of Samuel Cuthbert which bolsters the Health Team. Samuel brings with him a wealth of experience and talent in his specialist areas of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, Private and Public Law, Sports Law, and Commercial Law. He is an award-winning Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury barrister and joins the London office as of 17 October 2022. Samuel Cuthbert joins the Health Department which includes the formidable Outer Temple Clinical Negligence and PI teams. He is frequently instructed both as led junior counsel and in his own right. He also has a growing Sports Practice, regularly acting on behalf of both athletes and national governing bodies and has recently been published…

News 17 Oct, 2022

Elaine Palser acts for successful claimant in proprietary estoppel challenge

Elaine Palser, instructed by Moore Barlow LLP, acted for the successful Claimant in Morley v Morley.  The Claimant was awarded a 50% beneficial interest in the substantial home of her late father and step-mother on the basis of proprietary estoppel, not only on her own behalf but also on behalf of her brother.   Facts The Claimant advanced her father (the Deceased) monies some 15 years ago to assist him in buying a substantial property with his then new partner, the Defendant.  The Deceased told the Claimant that if she advanced him these monies, she and her brother would inherit his 50% share in the property when he died.  The Deceased said that he would make a will to that effect,…

News 11 Oct, 2022

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