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“Hold your horses an update from pastures new”

Watch the Recording. Equine Seminar – Talk 1. Hold Your Horses: A Legal Update From Pastures New

Watch the first of a series of equine focused talks from Outer Temple’s Equine Seminar; a Legal Update from Ben Bradley and Samuel Cuthbert. The Equine Injury team at Outer Temple Chambers hosted The Equine Seminar on 1st March 2023 alongside a line up of some the industry’s best known experts. Chaired by Jonathan Hand KC, topics included a Legal Update, a look at the Animals Act from an expert’s point of view, a discussion on the recent judgment in Schoultz v Ball [2022] EWHC 2452 (KB), and a discussion on the recent Freddy Tylicki case, amongst other issues in the sport. We were delighted to welcome guest speakers, and experts in their field, Anne-Marie Taylor, Charlie Lane, Clare Garnett,…

Personal Injury, News, Webinars & Vlogs, Personal Injury 16 Mar, 2023

Oliver Lawrence

Oliver Lawrence joins the Employment Team at Outer Temple Chambers

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to announce the arrival of Oliver Lawrence to Outer Temple’s Employment Team. Oliver joined the London office in March 2023 and will be taking instructions on all employment matters. He has an expanding tribunal, appellate and advisory Employment practice and receives repeat instructions from both Claimant and Respondent employment firms on cases across the full range of statutory employment, commercial employment and discrimination law. He acts in complex litigation at first instance and on appeal, working with clients in the NHS, financial services, food, tech and retail sectors. Oliver has significant experience as a trial and appellate advocate relative to his year of call and has appeared in the Court of Appeal (led), the EAT (unled)…

News, Employment 13 Mar, 2023

Andrew Allen and Alex Line in EAT

Andrew Allen KC and Alexander Line successfully represent the Ministry of Justice & Lord Chancellor in the EAT

Judgment was handed down by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘EAT’) on 7th March 2023 in a group claim brought by salaried judges; Ministry of Justice & Lord Chancellor v Mr R Dodds & Others [2023] EAT 31. Andrew Allen KC and Alexander Line represented the Ministry of Justice and Lord Chancellor. The Background Claims had been brought by a group of salaried judges under the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000. Representative claims from that group were determined by the Employment Tribunal (‘ET’) in December 2021. Three of the representative claimants were salaried Circuit Judges who each had authorisation to sit in the High Court under s.9(1) of the Senior Courts Act 1981. They claimed that, when…

News, Employment 10 Mar, 2023

Paul Rogers appointed part time First Tier Tribunal Judge

Paul Rogers appointed as part time First Tier Tribunal Judge

We are delighted to announce that Paul Rogers has been appointed as a Fee Paid Judge of the First Tier Tribunal. He will be assigned to the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber. Appointed after a competitive process, he is now authorised to sit in the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Tribunal. This adds to his recent appointment as an Assistant Coroner. Paul remains in full time practice, and as a specialist in Health & Safety matters both in the Coronial Courts and in Criminal Enforcement action. Paul Rogers’ practice Paul has a proven track record in handling complex investigations, trials and appeals as lead counsel, at both the domestic and international level. He represents company directors and individuals charged…

News 8 Mar, 2023

LawInSport - Betting and Corruption

LawInSport; Sports Integrity – Betting And Corruption. The Year In Review 2022

Two of Outer Temple’s specialist sports barristers, Louis Weston and Samuel Cuthbert, have been published in the Sports Integrity section of the LawInSport Yearbook 2022 on betting and corruption. The chapter identifies and reviews some of the notable cases and events in 2022 and discusses what trends might be drawn from them. This year, Louis Weston was joined by Samuel Cuthbert to review the topic of betting and corruption. As memories of the empty stadiums caused by COVID 19 have faded, the sporting calendar has found its feet once more. Like night follows day, with more professional sport has come more corruption, match manipulation and the detection and prosecution of cases left hovering by inability to travel and interview. This…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Sports, Sports 7 Mar, 2023

Elaine Palser_Mendy claim

Elaine Palser successful in polygamous marriage claim

Elaine Palser acted successfully for the executors of the will of Mary Mendy in their claim to revoke letters of administration on the ground that Ms Mendy’s purported marriage was void because it was a polygamous marriage.  In English law, a valid marriage revokes any will executed prior to marriage.  Master Pester found that the defendant (Ms Mendy’s purported husband) was already married at the time Ms Mendy and the defendant purported to marry in Gambia.  He also found that Ms Mendy was domiciled in England at the time of the alleged marriage and so English law did not permit her to enter into a polygamous marriage, even if the marriage was valid in Gambian law.  The claimants said that…

News, Private Client 6 Mar, 2023

Event: Integrity In Sport Seminar on 27th April 2023

You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers and guests for an evening of talks around Integrity in Sport on Thursday 27th April 2023. This event will be held at Outer Temple Chambers and booking is required. Louis Weston will be joined by fellow OTC sports barrister, Samuel Cuthbert, Alastair Campbell of Level Law and Aja Hall of British Horseracing Authority to discuss: Integrity through technology Assessing outcomes in football betting cases Why betting evidence matters and the problems in obtaining that evidence The event will be chaired, with occasional observations, by Louis Weston. The discussions will be followed by networking drinks in Chambers. Book your place This event will be held in-person at Outer Temple Chambers. Places are limited…

Events, Sports 3 Mar, 2023

Elaine Palser at ACTAPS

Elaine Palser speaking at ACTAPS Lunchtime Lecture

Elaine Palser will be giving the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) lunchtime lecture on Monday 6th March 2023 at Blake Morgan in London.  ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists) is a forum for specialists in the field of contentious trust and probate law. The forum aims to exchange experience, know-how and an appreciation of the law and statutes in this specialist area. ACTAPS holds seminars, conferences and meetings for members including a series of lunchtime lectures. Elaine Palser has been invited to talk at the next lunchtime lecture, taking place on Monday 6th March in the offices of Blake Morgan, London. Her talk is entitled “Twists and Turns in Proprietary Estoppel” and will consider the…

Events, News, Private Client 28 Feb, 2023

Andrew Spink KC and Justina Stewart join COMBAR Inaugural Gulf Meeting

Outer Temple barristers speaking at COMBAR Inaugural Gulf Meeting

Barristers from Outer Temple will join the line up of speakers at the Commercial Bar Association Inaugural Gulf Meeting in Dubai on Thursday 23rd February. The Gulf Committee is pleased to announce that the COMBAR Gulf Meeting will take place in Dubai, on Thursday 23 February 2023.  The meeting will involve an afternoon of seminars, with an emphasis on collegiate discussion between professionals across a number of jurisdictions, followed by a drinks reception in the evening.  This event will consist of two panel discussions. Andrew Spink KC will act as Chair the first panel discussion on the topic of Digital Assets. Justina Stewart will then join the second panel to discuss Jurisdiction. David Russell KC, Philip Punwar, Sean Yates and Stephen Doherty…

Events, Commercial 21 Feb, 2023

James Counsell KC and Ben Bradley appear in Supreme Court in Jehovah’s Witnesses adult sexual abuse case

Earlier this week, James Counsell KC and Ben Bradley appeared on behalf of BXB in the Supreme Court in Trustees of the Barry Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses v BXB. Having previously won at trial, and subsequently in the Court of Appeal, James and Ben represented BXB at the Supreme Court in her claim that the Trustees of the Barry Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses are vicariously liable for a rape committed on her by Mark Sewell, one of the Elders of the Congregation. This case represents the return of vicarious liability to the Supreme Court for the first time since the seminal cases of Barclays Bank and Morrisons. Over the course of the two-day hearing, James made submissions to the Court…

News, Personal Injury 17 Feb, 2023

The Lawyer Top 10 Appeals

Outer Temple barristers included in The Lawyer’s ‘Top 10 Appeals of 2023’

The Lawyer has revealed its ‘Top 10 Appeals of 2023’ and we are delighted that four Outer Temple members have been included for their involvement in McGaugey & Anr v Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited & Ors. There are plenty of lawsuits heading to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court this year and The Lawyer has picked its Top 10 to watch. Barclays Bank, Central Bank of Venezuela, Deliveroo, Arron Banks and United Utilities Water are just some notable examples, alongside the long running and hard fought battle between McGaugey & Anr v Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited & Ors. This rematch between two university academics and the directors of the UK’s largest private pension scheme heads to the Court of…

News, Pensions 16 Feb, 2023

Philip Punwar judge at Middle East Legal Awards

Philip Punwar to join judging panel at Middle East Legal Awards 2023

Dubai based barrister and member of Outer Temple Chambers, Philip Punwar, has been invited to join the panel of judges at the Middle East Legal Awards 2023, to be held on the 18th May at Le Méridien, Dubai. The Middle East Legal Awards (MELA), now in their 11th year, are the region’s premier legal awards. The Awards are open to all law firms and in-house legal departments with a presence in the region to celebrate outstanding achievement within the profession. By recognising exceptional achievement and best practice they underline the crucial role lawyers are playing in promoting the rule of law. The Awards are sponsored by ACC (Association of Corporate Counsel) and include In House and Private Practice categories such as…

Events, News, International 15 Feb, 2023

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