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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

Members excel in Legal 500 EMEA 2022 Commercial Law rankings

Legal 500 have just announced their EMEA results and we are proud to announce that Outer Temple and a number of our members have been ranked for commercial expertise in the Middle East. These rankings reflect competency in providing expert advisory and advocacy services and facilities for contract and commercial, financial, regulatory, taxation and trusts, employment and arbitration work in the UAE and across the Middle East. Outer Temple Chambers is the first and only set of barristers’ chambers to have a registered office within the Dubai International Financial Centre (Part 1). Tier 2 Set Outer Temple Chambers has been ranked as Tier 2 set in the Middle East: The English Bar: Commercial guide. Testimonials provided to Legal 500 included:…

Commercial, News, International 13 Apr, 2022

David Holloway is published in ICC Dossiers on multilateral and unilateral sanctions

‘The Case of Multilateral and Unilateral Sanctions.’ David Holloway has co-authored a chapter discussing the interaction between sanctions and international arbitration in the ICC publication ‘Overriding Mandatory Provisions and Arbitrability in International Arbitration’ The sanctions enacted by the European Union (EU), the United States of America (U.S.) and various other States in 2014 against several Russian individuals, as well as the (re-imposed) sanctions regimes put in place against Iran and Iranian nationals have sparked a debate among scholars and practitioners concerning the arbitration of disputes involving parties or transactions targeted by the sanctions. The issues arising from these actions, however, are not completely novel. The impact of sanctions on international arbitration has been studied and discussed for many years, notably…

Arbitration, News, International 11 Apr, 2022

Cryptocurrency

Cryptoasset Update – April 2022

There have been a number of recent cases concerning cryptoassets, many of which will have an impact on the legal landscape going forward. Chloë Bell provides an update on cases and developments. The attached article, Cryptoassets Update, provides an update on cryptoasset cases and industry developments in recent months. It also includes an update on member activity in this specialist area of law. Case Updates In this article, the following cases are summarised: Wang v Darby [2021] EWHC 3054 (Comm) 17 November 2021Sally Jayne Danisz v Persons Unknown and others [2022] EWHC 280 (QB) 5 January 2022Mr Dollar Bill v Maxim Vasilvsky, Huobi and others (unreported) 14 January 2022Tulip Trading Limited v Bitcoin Association for BSV and Others [2022] EWHC…

Legal Blog & Publications, Commercial, Commercial, News 8 Apr, 2022

Alex Cisneros

Court of Protection: When relationships break down

Discharging a deputy is not a step that would be taken lightly and professional deputies should not expect to step aside merely because they consider it to be necessary. Alex Cisneros’ article is published in Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal where he discusses a recent case concerning discharging deputies in the Court of Protection. In this article, originally published in Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal, Alex Cisneros considers the circumstances when a court will discharge a deputy. He explores the case of Kambli v The Public Guardian [2021] EWCOP 53 in which Claire van Overdijk, also of Outer Temple Chambers, appeared as counsel for the applicant. Discharging a Court of Protection deputy is not a step…

Private Client & Trusts, Legal Blog & Publications, News 7 Apr, 2022

Alex Haines and Henry Reid instructed in case before the African Union Administrative Tribunal

Alex Haines and Henry Reid have recently been instructed in a case before the African Union (“AU”) Administrative Tribunal, an international administrative tribunal (similar in nature to both the World Bank Administrative Tribunal and United Nations Dispute Tribunal) which is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The African Union The AU is a continental union and regional organisation – equivalent to the European Union – consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African continent. In 2001, the AU was created to replace the Organisation of African Unity (“OAU”) and it was officially launched in 2002. The evolution of this institution was the outcome of a consensus by African leaders that there was a need to refocus…

News, International 6 Apr, 2022

QC Appointment: David E. Grant is formally sworn in on Silks Day 2022

We are delighted to announce that David E. Grant has been elevated to the ranks of silk and, from 21st March 2022, will officially be David E. Grant QC. David E Grant has practiced as a barrister for over 20 years, specialising in chancery and commercial law with specialist expertise in pensions, trusts, tax, will and estates, professional negligence, financial services, asset recovery, insolvency and employment. David was called to the Bar in 1999 and is a member of Inner Temple. He has extensive advocacy experience in courts and tribunals up to the European Court of Justice. He has also attended numerous mediations and round table meetings in a wide variety of cases. He has been recommended in Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 since 2007 and is described…

News 21 Mar, 2022

Lloyds of London

Chloë Bell and Anson Cheung act for Lloyd’s in ground-breaking non-financial misconduct proceedings

Lloyd’s of London has today issued a Public Censure, the first of its kind, against Atrium Underwriting Limited relating to non-financial misconduct by employees and failures by Atrium in the way in which it responded to allegations of misconduct. In regulatory Market Bulletin Y5252, Lloyd’s set out its policy in relation to conduct involving harassment, bullying, discrimination, and consumption of alcohol or drugs at work. The Bulletin makes clear that in addition to the actions of individuals, of “equal importance is the culture of the firm for whom the individual works and whether it supports or tolerates a culture of unacceptable personal behaviour towards others.” The proceedings against Atrium were brought as a result of serious failures by the firm including failures…

Commercial, News 16 Mar, 2022

Glass Slipper

Helen Pugh acts for successful applicants in Re: Glass Slipper

Helen Pugh acted for the successful applicants, Crimson Flower Productions Ltd and others, who were seeking the maximum extension of 2 years to an existing extended civil restraint order in Re: Glass Slipper. The respondents were various companies within the ‘Glass Slipper group’ and their sole director who had persistently sought to re-litigate a dispute they had with Crimson Flower Productions Ltd arising out of the production of a Film in ‘Swan Lake’ by the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg. That dispute had been decided definitively in favour of Crimson Flower, one of the applicants, a number of years ago in IPEC proceedings. Trower J’s order extending the ECRO demonstrates the flexibility and breadth of the ECRO jurisdiction. Noting there was…

Insolvency & Restructuring, News 15 Mar, 2022

Jeddah Skyline

Alex Haines and Victoria Brown instructed before the newly established Islamic Development Bank Administrative Tribunal

Two members of Outer Temple’s International Organisations Law have been instructed in the first set of cases before the Islamic Development Bank Administrative Tribunal (IsDBAT) which is based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Alex Haines and Victoria Brown have been instructed in a case before the IsDBAT in a case involving an allegation of unlawful termination of employment. The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) is a Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) whose mission includes the promotion of social and economic development in Member States and Muslim communities worldwide. The present membership of the IsDB consists of 57 countries, with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia funding almost a quarter of its total capital.   The IsDBAT is a judicial body that functions independently of the IsDB; its…

News, International 14 Mar, 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

Outer Temple successful in bitcoin fraud case in the Commercial Court

Andrew Spink QC, Helen Pugh and Chloë Bell have been successful in major bitcoin fraud case Ellis v Digit Europe Ltd. In Ellis v Digit Europe Limited the claimant alleged he had been the victim of a multi-million pound, complex fraud perpetrated by a web of persons unknown and sham companies purporting to offer bitcoin investment and management services. In December and January the claimant obtained worldwide freezing orders against alleged recipients of bitcoin identified following a tracing exercise on the blockchain which led to deposit addresses on the Kraken exchange.A fully contested return date due to be heard on Thursday 3 March by Mr Justice Jacobs raised wide ranging issues including a challenge to the now familiar view that…

Commercial, News 9 Mar, 2022

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