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Members of Outer Temple appointed to appointed to the Attorney General’s London Panels

Chambers is pleased to announce that the Attorney General has appointed Saul Margo to the London A Panel and Chloë Bell to the London C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. The Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown consists of junior counsel who undertake civil work for all government departments. Members of the A panel deal with the most complex government cases in all courts and tribunals, including the Supreme Court. They will often appear against Queen’s Counsel. Saul and Chloë’s appointment commences on 1 September 2021 for a period of five years and they will be joining Outer Temple’s growing list of  panel members: Naomi LingClaire van OverdijkRobert DickasonEmily Gordon WalkerJennifer SeamanAlex HainesNicholas HillAlexander LineTom GibsonJustina StewartSophie…

News 12 Aug, 2021

Louis Weston successfully resists appeal against Campanelle being declared the winner in the Commonwealth Cup race at Ascot

Louis Weston, who heads up the Sports Group at Outer Temple, acted for the British Horseracing Association in resisting the appeal by the connections of Dragon Symbol against that horse being demoted to second place and Campanelle being declared the winner in the Commonwealth Cup Group 1 race at Ascot on 18 June 2021. Royal Ascot stewards decided to award the Commonwealth Cup to Campanelle after Dragon Symbol passed the post a head in front of Campanelle but hung right in the final furlong and a half, bumping Campanelle. This interference caused Dragon Symbol’s jockey, Oisin Murphy,  to earn a careless-riding ban. In determining the question of the effect of the interference on Campanelle, the disciplinary panel considered that the…

News, Sports 11 Aug, 2021

Vlog: The Spinal Injuries Series – Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries

In the second episode of the Outer Temple Spinal Injuries Series, Nathan Tavares QC and Daniel Clarke consider personal injuries claims involving individuals with incomplete spinal cord injuries. Welcome to Outer Temple’s Spinal Injuries Series – a collection of short recorded discussions and presentations on various topics of interest related to spinal injury claims. Nathan and Daniel explore the particular challenges faced when making a claim for an incomplete spinal cord injury and the risk of underestimating long-term disability and under valuing the claim. Daniel explains the difference between a complete and incomplete spinal cord injury, as well as the different classifications for spinal cord injuries. Nathan explores the different challenges face in incomplete spinal cord injury claims, the first…

News 10 Aug, 2021

Anthony Lo Surdo SC accredited as a mediator in Papua New Guinea

Outer Temple Chambers congratulates Anthony Lo Surdo SC on being accredited as a mediator by the Mediator Accrediting Council of Papua New Guinea. Anthony’s appointment runs for two years from the 1 July 2021. In recognition of his experience and depth of knowledge of mediation, Anthony Lo Surdo SC has also been accredited as a coach and instructor for the advanced mediation skills training of fully accredited mediators in Papua New Guinea. This follows his appointment last year as an International and Domestic Arbitrator and inclusion in the National Court of PNG List of Approved Arbitrators. Find out more Anthony Lo Surdo SC is a Professional Associate at Outer Temple Chambers based in Sydney, Australia. He is qualified to practise…

News, Mediation 10 Aug, 2021

Webinar recording: Pensions Rectification – Evidence and Pitfalls

The recording for our pensions webinar on rectification is now available to watch. Watch Keith Bryant QC and Michael Uberoi consider what evidence needs to be put before the court and how to avoid some of the pitfalls. Keith Bryant QC and Michael Uberoi cover: What evidence needs to be put before the court when the alleged mistake is not referred to in the documents?How does a Claimant go about establishing the necessary mutual intention in such cases?When is a mistake a mistake as to legal effect, and when is it a mistake as to consequences? – how to approach this distinction in pension rectification cases.The use of confidential opinions – how the courts presently view them.How to establish the necessary…

Pensions Webinars, Webinars & Vlogs, Pensions 6 Aug, 2021

David Holloway wins landmark DIFC State Immunity Case

David Holloway recently represented Fal Oil Company and successfully achieved the enforcement of a judgment for over US$300 million plus significant interest against the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA). The underlying litigation had a complex and long history, involving appeals to the UAE Supreme Court and the intervention of a royal commission. Fal Oil had been unsuccessful in attempts to execute the judgment in Sharjah over a number of years. Enforcement proceedings in the DIFC Courts were contested by SEWA, who opposed the enforceability of the judgment on grounds of State Immunity and Public Policy. The judgment of the DIFC Court in Fal Oil Company  v SEWA sheds considerable light on the question of State Immunity as understood in the DIFC and the…

Commercial, News, International 4 Aug, 2021

Hughes v Pritchard [2021] EWHC 1580 (Ch): overriding the medical capacity assessment?

On 11 June 2021, HHJ Jarman QC sitting at the High Court handed down judgment in Hughes v Pritchard[2021] EWHC 1580 (Ch).  The Court notably found the testator to lack capacity and his last will to be invalid despite a contemporaneous medical capacity assessment finding the testator to have capacity. Jennifer Seaman and Bianca Venkata provide a brief overview of the case and suggests what lessons can be learned to ensure the validity of wills going forward. The facts Mr Hughes owned considerable farmland in Wales. Mr Hughes had three children: an eldest son Elfed, a second son Gareth and a daughter Carys. Elfed worked long hours on his father’s farm for no remuneration. Mr Hughes promised Elfed, his wife Gwen and their three…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Private Client 3 Aug, 2021

X v Kuoni: Success for X in the Supreme Court

On 30 July 2021, the Supreme Court unanimously allowed X’s appeal in the long-running case of X v Kuoni. This is a key decision in respect of the scope of the liability of package tour operators. Carin Hunt provides a casenote on the judgment. The facts The facts giving rise to this case occurred over a decade ago now, when Mrs X and her husband were on a package holiday in Sri Lanka. Early on the morning of 17 July 2010, a hotel maintenance employee on night duty offered to show Mrs X a shortcut to reception. The employee then took Mrs X to an engineering room where he assaulted and raped her. The issues Having been dismissed both at first instance and by…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Travel 3 Aug, 2021

Carin Hunt discusses the registration of cyclists with Lexis PSL

In a recent Lexis PSL News Analysis article, Carin Hunt considers how cycling and e-scooters may be regulated in the future and the potential impact for practitioners on personal injury law. Sabina Habib of Lexis Nexis interviewed Carin Hunt for a Personal Injury Analysis piece, published in July 2021. We summarise the their conversation below. Registration of cyclists The first idea considered by Carin in this interview was originally floated by motoring lawyer Nick Freeman. Freeman proposed the creation of a licensing system for cyclists and e-scooter riders. The suggestion is for cyclists to be compulsory registered, to wear numbered tabards, and be eligible for penalty points should they break the rules of the road. Carin cites expense, practical complexity, and the potential hidden…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Personal Injury 30 Jul, 2021

Oliver Powell appears in the Croydon Tram Inquests

The inquests into the Croydon tram crash have now concluded, in which Oliver Powell appeared on behalf of Bombardier Transportation UK Limited. The inquests into the deaths of seven people killed in the Croydon Tram crash at Sandilands on 9 November 2016 have now concluded. Following a 10 week inquest, the jury returned a unanimous conclusion of accidental death, together with a narrative. Oliver Powell, instructed by Philip Tansley of Shoosmiths LLP, appeared on behalf of Bombardier Transportation UK Limited, the designer and manufacturer of the CR4000 trams. About Oliver Oliver is ranked in Legal 500 UK for Health & Safety (Tier 1). He is frequently instructed in inquests and inquiries, appearing on behalf of companies and company officers. Clients include Beko, Bombardier, Clipper Ventures Plc,…

News, Health & Safety 23 Jul, 2021

Joshua Hitchens successful in constitutional rights appeal against the Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago

Joshua Hitchens acted as part of a team who were successful in a constitutional rights appeal for two appellants who wrongly served additional time in prison in Duncan and Jokhan v Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago. Joshua Hitchens was led by Anand Beharrylal QC in a constitutional rights appeal against the Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago for two appellants whom, due to an error by the Court of Appeal in criminal proceedings, were required to serve 29 months in prison after their earliest date of release which they ought not have served. The Privy Council allowed the appeal of Duncan and Jokhan (Appellants) v Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago (Respondent) (Trinidad and Tobago) [2021] UKPC 17 and the matter was remitted to the…

News, International, Public Law 21 Jul, 2021

Horseplay, affray and going astray – vicarious liability for intentional wrongdoing in the workplace

In a casenote for the Journal of Professional Negligence, Joshua Cainer analyses Chell v Tarmac Cement and Lime Ltd (QBD) on the extent of application of the second limb of the two-limb test for vicarious liability in cases of intentional wrongdoing, in the context of a personal injury claim resulting from a co-worker’s practical joke. Vicarious liability requires courts to apply a now well-established two-limb test and consider whether: (1) the relationship between the defendant and the primary wrongdoer was so close that it was capable of giving rise to vicarious liability; and (2) the connection between that relationship and the primary wrongdoing was close enough to impose liability on the defendant. Despite hopes to the contrary, following the Supreme Court’s recent decision in…

News 16 Jul, 2021

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