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Anthony Lo Surdo SC named as a leading mediator in NSW by Doyles Guide for the 5th year

We are pleased to announce that Outer Temple Professional Associate, Anthony Lo Surdo SC, has been named as a leading mediator in New South Wales by Doyles Guide for the 5th consecutive year. Anthony Lo Surdo SC has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession as a leading mediator in New South Wales 2022. He has been so ranked for the last 5 consecutive years since the category was first introduced. The 2022 rankings of NSW’s Leading Mediators details those individuals adjudged by peers, clients and relevant industry bodies to possess expertise across a range of mediation disciplines including general commercial litigation and dispute resolution, insolvency, employment, insurance and estates litigation.  Anthony is a nationally and internationally…

News, Mediation 19 Jul, 2022

Monique Bouffé and Christopher Meiring have been offered tenancy in Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Outer Temple pupils Monique Bouffé and Christopher Meiring have been successful in being offered tenancy in chambers. Their tenancy will commence on 1st September 2022. Both Monique and Christopher started a pupilage with Outer Temple Chambers in September 2021. After successfully completing their pupilage, we are delighted to share that they have recently both been offered tenancy in Chambers which will commence on 1st September 2022. We are looking forward to having Monique and Chris officially be part of the team at Outer Temple and we wish them great success at our chambers. Find Out More Monique Bouffé began pupillage at Outer Temple in September 2021. Immediately before commencing pupillage Monique worked for leading…

News 18 Jul, 2022

Outer Temple Chambers participating in 10,000 Black Interns scheme

We are delighted to announce that Outer Temple Chambers have committed to host an intern as part of the Bar’s collective participation in the 10,000 Black Interns scheme. 10,000 Black Interns is a scheme that gives young black people the chance to work in a number of different chambers or legal organisations. It aims to help them gain new information, build their professional network, and to further develop their skills. Outer Temple Chambers are pleased to be currently hosting a black intern as part of the scheme.

News 12 Jul, 2022

Alex Haines and Courtney Step-Marsden instructed in mini-class action against the Islamic Corporation

Alex Haines and Courtney Step-Marsden have been instructed in a mini-class action against the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector before the Islamic Development Bank Group Administrative Tribunal. The newly established Islamic Development Bank Group Administrative Tribunal (IsDBGAT or Tribunal) is based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and hears cases brought by international civil servants who work at the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDBG). The IsDBG is comprised of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Islamic Research & Training Institute (IRTI), Islamic Corporation for Development of the Private Sector (ICD), Islamic Corporation for Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC), and International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC). The IsDBG is a regional Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) whose mission includes the promotion…

News, International 12 Jul, 2022

Lucian ILIE has been appointed to the Steering Committee of the IBA under-40 Arbitration Group

Outer Temple’s Lucian ILIE has recently been appointed to the Steering Committee of the International Bar Association’s under-40 arbitration group. He is one of nine new members from around the world. The International Bar Association (IBA) is the world’s leading international membership organisation for international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. Established in 1947, shortly after the creation of the United Nations, the IBA was born out of the conviction that an organisation made up of the world’s bar associations could contribute to global stability and peace through the administration of justice.  In addition to organising the traditional Arb 40 Symposium (in Miami on 30 October 2022 covering the future of international arbitration), the IBA Arb 40 Subcommittee will organise…

Arbitration, News 11 Jul, 2022

Cherine Ghali has been awarded Higher Rights of Audience in England and Wales

Congratulations to Cherine Ghali for recently being awarded Higher Rights of Audience (Civil Advocacy) in England and Wales. Cherine Ghali is a Professional Associate at Outer Temple Chambers. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and focuses on arbitration and alternative dispute resolution and accepts appointments to act as an Arbitrator. Cherine has recently been awarded Higher Rights of Audience (Civil Advocacy in England and Wales). This means she can now represent her clients in court. Cherine is already admitted to practice as a Solicitor in England and Wales and as an Attorney in the State of New York and has held senior positions in-house and in private practice. Cherine commented on her achievement: “As a member…

Arbitration, News 11 Jul, 2022

Elizabeth Grace published in AvMA Lawyers Service Newsletter

Elizabeth Grace has recently been published in the AvMA Lawyers Service Newsletter regarding an inquest she was instructed in involving the death of a five-year-old at The Children’s Trust. Elizabeth Grace acted for the foster family in a case involving the death of a five-year-old boy called Connor Wellsted who was tragically killed after being trapped under a cot bumper whilst in the care of The Children’s Trust, a brain injury rehabilitation facility for children. Elizabeth Grace was instructed by Charlotte Connor of AvMA, on a pro bono basis, to represent the foster parents. This case attracted national press attention and we included a short summary of the case with press links in May. Click here to read this summary. Within the AvMA…

Clinical Negligence, Legal Blog & Publications, Personal Injury 7 Jul, 2022

Outer Temple Chambers nominated by The Legal 500 UK Bar Awards

Outer Temple Chambers has been nominated by The Legal 500 Bar Awards as Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury and Employment Set of the Year. Additionally, barristers Saul Margo and Oliver Powell have been nominated respectively for Chancery Junior and Corporate Crime Junior of the Year. Legal 500 Set of the Year We are delighted to announce that Outer Temple Chambers has been nominated by The Legal 500 Bar Awards for Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury and Employment Set of the Year 2022! Our Clinical Negligence barristers cover various claims involving doctors, dentists, nurses and other health professionals. We are frequently instructed in the most demanding and highest value cases, including birth injury and other serious neurological injuries. Legal 500 has stated that…

Clinical Negligence, News, Employment, Personal Injury 6 Jul, 2022

Lucian ILIE joins Outer Temple Chambers

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to welcome the arrival of Lucian ILIE, a former senior associate at Reed Smith LLP, London. Lucian is a specialist in international law and international arbitration, with particular expertise in investor-State and commercial arbitration disputes. Lucian ILIE combines his experience of both civil law culture with common law know-how within International Arbitration, International Organisations, Private and Public International Law and International Commercial Litigation. Before moving to the English Bar, during almost 10 years, Lucian has advised and represented parties throughout Europe, the Middle East and the CIS countries in arbitration matters in various industry sectors including construction, telecoms and energy and under many arbitration rules such as ICSID, UNCITRAL, PCA, SCC, ICC, LCIA and SCAI,…

Commercial, News, International 1 Jul, 2022

David E. Grant QC and Anson Cheung successful in significant franchising case in the Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has just handed down judgment in Dwyer (UK Franchising) Ltd v Fredbar Ltd & Bartlett [2022] EWCA Civ 889 in which David E. Grant QC and Anson Cheung appeared for the successful respondents. This is the most detailed consideration yet by the courts of the enforceability of post-termination restrictions in franchise agreements. Background to the Appeal The First Respondent, Fredbar Ltd, was a franchisee of the “Drain Doctor” brand licensed by the Appellant, Dwyer, which claimed to be the UK’s largest full-service network of emergency plumbing and drainage operations and part of the world’s largest home service franchise. Fredbar and the Second Respondent, Mr Bartlett (the sole director and employee of Fredbar and guarantor under the franchise agreement)…

Commercial, News 30 Jun, 2022

Chloë Bell speaks at ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE Crypto in Disputes event

Chloë Bell joined a panel of experts at the Crypto in Disputes 2022 conference at the Law Society. This was hosted by ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE. We were delighted to be the Event Partner Sponsor. Crypto in Disputes is a conference hosted by ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE where a range of expert speakers discuss all areas of disputes where Crypto is involved. Some of the topics discussed include: NFC DisputesInvesting in Crypto CompaniesADRInternational RegulationAsset RecoveryTrusts, Divorce & Private Client Chloë Bell joined, Dan Wyatt, Tim Penny QC, Charlotte Bhania and Matthew Bradley QC on the panel at this lunchtime talk. They covered “Settlements, Mediation & Negotiation: Unique Intricacies of Crypto”. Click here to find out more about the event. Find Out More Chloë Bell  has…

Events, Commercial 30 Jun, 2022

Alex Haines instructed in sale of Chelsea Football Club sanction case

Outer Temple’s Alex Haines was instructed to provide expert advice on the sale of Chelsea FC and the implications of Russian sanctions imposed on club. Alex Haines – member of the Attorney General’s Civil Panel and Outer Temple’s specialist sanctions team – was instructed by the legal team at Her Majesty’s Treasury to advise on the sale of Chelsea Football Club and the proceeds thereof in light of the designation of its former owner, Roman Abramovich, under Russia sanctions.  On 10 March 2022, Mr Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK Government and, as a result, the Club operated within the confines and constraints caused by the imposition of sanctions.  The sanctions imposed on Mr Abramovich presented unique and unforeseen challenges…

Business Crime, News, Sports 29 Jun, 2022

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