News & Events


Outer Temple played in Mayer Brown charity 5-a-side football match

On Friday 30th September 2022, Outer Temple Chambers and Charles Russell Speechly (OTC Rangers) played in Mayer Brown’s charity 5-a-side football match. Proceeds from the event went to two great charities, Samaritans and Weavers Adventure Playground. Although OTC Rangers did not make it to the finals, we are thrilled to have made it to the semi-finals. Ultimately, we are glad that everyone had a great time and that we raised money for two worthy charities. Please click here to find out more about samaritans and here to find out more about Weavers Adventure Playground.

Events, News 11 Oct, 2022

James Counsell KC and Alex Haines represented the contemnor in a landmark appeal to the CA

James Counsell KC and Alex Haines, who were instructed by Janes Solicitors, represented the contemnor in a landmark appeal to the CA against the findings of contempt and the sanction imposed. The Court of Appeal gave helpful guidance on when permission to appeal is needed and on the Court’s power retrospectively to dispense with service of the injunction under the new CPR Part 81 regime. In Hussain v Business Mortgage Finance 4 PLC & Ors [2022] EWCA Civ 1264, delivered on 4th October 2022, the Court of Appeal (Arnold, Stuart-Smith and Nugee LJJ) gave judgment upholding the committal order against the Appellant by Mr Justice Miles and the ensuing 24-month sentence of imprisonment, the maximum term.  The Judgment is available…

News, Sanctions 7 Oct, 2022

Event: Join the Outer Temple Travel Law Conference in London on 13th October 2022

Join Outer Temple Chambers and guests for our upcoming Travel Law Conference. The event will be taking place in London on Thursday 13th October 2022 1pm – 5pm. You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers and our esteemed guests at our upcoming Travel Law Conference. This event will include a number of topical talks on international injury claims. Agenda 13:00               Arrival and Welcome by Eliot Woolf KC (Chair) 13:15               Talk 1 – Enforcement and Torpedoes – All you need to know from a Spanish perspective! with David Sanchez Almagro of Estudio Jurídico Almagro 14:00               Talk 2 – with Daniel Clarke and Katherine Allen of Hugh James 14:45               Coffee Break 15:00               Talk 3 – Running PI claims North…

Events, Travel 6 Oct, 2022

Alex Haines and Victoria Brown achieve a landmark win before the OAS Administrative Tribunal

The OAS Administrative Tribunal has handed down judgment in Griner v Secretary General of the OAS, judgment no. 169. Alex Haines and Victoria Brown appeared for the successful Complainant during a three-day hearing at the OAS’s headquarters in Washington DC in April 2022 before all six judges of the Tribunal sitting en banc for the first time. In its historic decision, the Tribunal changed the applicable standard of proof for cases of serious misconduct. The landmark win entirely vindicates Mr Griner, whom the Tribunal ordered be re-instated with back-pay, or be awarded the maximum available under the Tribunal’s Statute; the latter for only the second time in the Tribunal’s history, and for the first time since the 1980s. The Trump…

News, Public Law 4 Oct, 2022

Carol Cheng has joined Outer Temple Chambers as a New Pupil

We are delighted to welcome our new pupil Carol Cheng to Chambers, who commenced her pupillage with us on 3rd October 2022. Outer Temple is delighted to welcome new pupil Carol Cheng to our set. We look forward to having her with us and are sure she will gain lots of invaluable experience. Prior to starting pupillage, she practised as a solicitor in the banking department at Linklaters (London) since 2017, following completion of a two-year training contract with Linklaters (Hong Kong) since 2015. She has also undertaken a secondment to the Leveraged Acquisition Finance legal team at HSBC, and was recently a High Court Judicial Assistant to Mr Justice Calver and Mr Justice Jacobs in the Commercial Court. She…

News 3 Oct, 2022

Nicolas Stallworthy KC and Richard Hitchcock KC to speak at White Paper Pensions Law Conference

Outer Temple’s Nicolas Stallworthy KC and Richard Hitchcock KC will be speaking at White Paper’s upcoming Pensions Law Conference named ‘Pensions Law: Shaping New Developments into Solution-Focused Answers for your Clients’. This is being held on Tuesday 4th October 2022. White Paper are an organisation who provide advanced-level legal and business conferences. They are soon holding a conference entitled ‘Pensions Law: Shaping New Developments into Solution-Focused Answers for your Clients’ that aims to provide answers to the biggest legal matters facing the pensions industry. Nicolas Stallworthy KC is due to be answering the question ‘What are the practical and legal implications of the new notifiable events triggers and “declarations of intent”, and which corporate activities will likely be caught?’ Richard…

Events, Pensions 30 Sep, 2022

150 rankings for Outer Temple Barristers by Legal 500 UK 2023

The Legal 500 UK 2023 Rankings have been announced and Outer Temple Chambers is delighted with the results. With over 60 barristers now holding rankings across 27 practice areas and some glowing feedback, we are honoured to have been described as a “go-to set” once again. We are particularly delighted that the hard work of our juniors has been noticed and would like to congratulate Bianca Venkata and Victoria Brown for their elevation from Rising Stars to a Tiered ranking. As they now start working their way up the ranks we welcome four new juniors into the Rising Stars category; Alex Cisneros, Carin Hunt, Imogen Egan and Olinga Tahzib. Congratulations also to Alex Haines, Clare Baker, David Haines, Joshua Hitchens…

News 29 Sep, 2022

DIFC Court of Appeal dismiss the claim in Massun v Mousi & Ors.

After a long running dispute, the DIFC Court of Appeal has dismissed the claim in Massun v Mousi & Ors. Outer Temple members, David Russell KC and Stephen Doherty, acted for the Second and Third Defendants. Stephen Doherty has written an article in relation to the Massun v Mousi & Ors case that he and David Russell KC were instructed on. They both acted for the Second and Third defendants. Stephen Doherty analyses the case in this article, exploring the different points of law relevant to individuals or families holding their wealth through complex corporate structures and trusts as well as potential risks that can come about. Please read the full article here. Find out more David Russell KC commenced…

Legal Blog & Publications, Commercial, News, International 28 Sep, 2022

Paul Rogers and Sophie O’Sullivan spoke at London International Weekend 2022

Paul Rogers and Sophie O’Sullivan both spoke at London International Weekend 2022. This is an event providing lawyers with the opportunity to come together, network, and hear talks on a variety of topics. This weekend, the London Young Lawyers group, The Bar Council of England and Wales, European Young Bar Association, Junior Lawyers Division, and Middle Temple Young Barristers’ Association, held London International Weekend 2022 which took place from 22nd – 25th September 2022. This is an annual event providing lawyers with the opportunity to come together, network, and hear talks from a variety of speakers on several different topics. Outer Temples Paul Rogers and Sophie O’Sullivan both gave talks at the event on Saturday 24th September 2022. Paul Rogers joined barrister Toby Cadman…

Events, News 26 Sep, 2022

Anthony Lo Surdo SC has joined the Distinguished Panel of THAC

Congratulations to Anthony Lo Surdo SC for his new panel appointment. He is now officially part of the Distinguished Panel of THAC. The Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC) is an institution located in Bangkok Thailand, that provides alternative arbitration and mediation services for cross-border disputes. Anthony, who is accredited as an advanced mediator and arbitration, is now part of the prestigious panel. As part of his re-accreditation process, Anthony Lo Surdo SC has recently attained a 5 Star ranking by the International Mediation Institute. He has been described by an independent reviewer as “having provided mediation services for a range of complex disputes (relating to commercial, family, negligence, property and Supreme Court matters)…” as being “…highly regarded in the legal industry…

Arbitration, News, Mediation 23 Sep, 2022

James Counsell KC and Fiona Horlick KC to speak at ARDL 2nd Annual Conference 2022

James Counsell KC and Fiona Horlick KC are due to be speaking at the ARDL 2nd Annual Conference 2022. This will be taking place on 30th September 2022 at the Museum of London. The Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL) is a leading membership body for those working in regulatory and disciplinary law. The association holds over a thousand members and they regularly hold seminars in London, Manchester, and Edinburgh. On 30th September they will be holding the ARDL 2nd Annual Conference 2022 at the Museum of London from 8:45am – 6:00pm. Outer Temple’s prestigious barristers James Counsell KC and Fiona Horlick KC will both be speaking at the conference along with Alexandra Felix KC from QEB Hollis Whiteman.…

Events, Disciplinary & Regulatory 21 Sep, 2022

Sophie O’Sullivan returns to Outer Temple Chambers

Chambers is delighted to welcome back Sophie O’Sullivan from maternity leave. Sophie will continue to practice across business crime; commercial fraud; asset forfeiture; financial regulation and compliance; sanctions; professional discipline; and health and safety. She looks forward to working with her current and new clients on her return. Find out more: Sophie O’Sullivan specialises in business crime and professional regulation. Her practice encompasses: business crime; commercial fraud; asset forfeiture; financial regulation and compliance; sanctions; professional discipline; and health and safety Sophie appears regularly before the GMC, SRA, NMC, GPhC and HCPC, often defending individuals against the most serious allegations of professional misconduct and negligent care as well as acting for both prosecuting authorities and defendants in health and safety proceeding. To find out more, contact Sam Carter on +44 (0)203…

News 20 Sep, 2022

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