News & Events

News

Louis Weston acts pro bono for Spain rugby player in FER appeal

An Independent Appeal Committee has upheld a decision relating to breaches of player eligibility in an appeal lodged by the Spanish Rugby Federation (FER). Louis Weston acted pro bono to advise the accused rugby player who was subject to the allegations of fraud and dishonesty. Louis Weston, Head of the OTC Sports Law Group, acted pro bono along with Olivia Amos of Northridge Law. They advised a rugby player who was subject to allegations of fraud and dishonesty by the Spanish Rugby Federation (FER), in it’s appeal against the decision of World Rugby’s Judicial Committee to dock points for fielding an ineligible player in World Cup Qualification.  On the appeal FER, having contested the opposite at first instance when the…

News, Sports 27 Jun, 2022

Deborah Sabalot published by LexisNexis Butterworths

One of Outer Temple’s Professional Associates Deborah Sabalot, has recently been published by LexisNexis Butterworths. Her handbook is entitled ‘Butterworths Securities and Financial Services Law Handbook 23rd edition’. ‘Butterworths Securities and Financial Services Law Handbook 23rd edition’ by Deborah Sabalot, has been described as the most comprehensive curation of consolidated UK legislative material on the financial services industry. Presented across two volumes, this annual handbook brings together the primary, secondary and European legislation which forms the regulatory framework for the financial services industry. To complete this comprehensive work, lists or tables of all amending enactments are included at the beginning of each Act, statutory instrument and European Directive and Regulation. Click here to view where you can purchase the handbook.…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Financial Services 17 Jun, 2022

ames Counsell QC and Olinga Tahzib published in APIL

James Counsell QC and Olinga Tahzib published in APIL’s PI Focus

James Counsell QC and Olinga Tahzib have recently contributed to an article, entitled ‘Picking up the Pieces’, in the June edition of APIL’s ‘PI Focus’. The article draws practitioners’ attention to ‘must read’ guidance provided by Johnson J in the case of TVZ and Ors v Manchester City Football Club Ltd [2022] EWHC 7 (QB).  In eight conjoined claims for psychiatric injuries caused by non-recent sexual abuse by Barry Bennell, the Court ruled that the Claimants would have been entitled to separate awards for pain, suffering and loss of amenity and for the abuse itself, had they been successful on liability and two of the Claimants would have been awarded substantial damages for loss of earnings as professional footballers.  Please…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Personal Injury 16 Jun, 2022

Naomi Cunningham gives evidence to the Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee of Scottish Parliament

The Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee invited Naomi Cunningham to give evidence the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill on 14th June 2022. Naomi Cunningham gave evidence to the Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee on the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 14th June 2022. The Committee took evidence on the Bill from Professor Sharon Cowan (Professor, University of Edinburgh School of Law), Naomi Cunningham (Barrister, Outer Temple Chambers), Karon Monaghan QC (Barrister, Matrix Chambers) and then from David Parker (Lead Clinician, National Gender Identity Clinical Network for Scotland). The Committee then considered the evidence in the afternoon in private. You can watch the meeting on-demand here: https://www.scottishparliament.tv/meeting/equalities-human-rights-and-civil-justice-committee-june-14-2022 Find Out More Naomi…

News 14 Jun, 2022

Outer Temple Barristers recognised in ‘Best Lawyers®’

A number of Outer Temple Barristers have been recognised in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom – ‘Best Lawyers®’. Best Lawyers®, the most respected guide to the legal profession with more than 40 years of experience compiling purely peer review data, is pleased to release the 11th edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom™ and the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the United Kingdom™. The 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom recognizes the professional excellence of6,017 lawyers in 84 practice areas across 35 metropolitan areas. The “Lawyer of the Year” honor isawarded to only one individual per practice area in each region with extremely high…

News 10 Jun, 2022

Naomi Cunningham, Will Young and Bianca Venkata have completed the ’25 for 25: Pro Bono Challenge’

Outer Temple Barristers Naomi Cunningham, Will Young and Bianca Venkata have recently completed the ’25 for 25: Pro Bono Challenge’, run by the charity Advocate. In order to complete this challenge, they all had to complete 25 hours or over of pro bono work between June 2021 – June 2022. Advocate is a charity that connects volunteer barristers with those who require free legal assistance. This ensures that those who cannot afford legal assistance can still receive justice. Yet another three of Outer Temple’s barristers have completed the ’25 for 25: Pro Bono Challenge’ ran by Advocate. This challenge requires barristers to complete a total of 25 hours of pro bono work between June 2021 – June 2022. We are…

News 6 Jun, 2022

Ben Bradley secures £2.3m settlement in for client with brain injury after RTA

Ben Bradley secures £2.3m settlement for client with brain injury after RTA

Ben Bradley has successfully represented a cyclist in a personal injury claim after he sustained life changing brain injuries in a road traffic accident. Ben’s client, WH, was hit by a lorry whilst cycling to work when the lorry driver accelerated to try and clear a junction before the traffic lights turned red. The light had in fact turned red before the lorry passed through, leading to a collision with WH. WH was knocked unconscious and was taken to hospital. He had sustained skull fractures, a subarachnoid haemorrhage and brain contusions. He also suffered post-traumatic amnesia. He was in hospital for approximately seven weeks and required considerable care and assistance from his family at home afterwards. Prior to the accident…

News, Personal Injury 31 May, 2022

Beach Paul Rogers Case

Paul Rogers acted for Sussex Police in Inquest into tragic drowning accident

Outer Temple’s Paul Rogers acted for Sussex police in the Inquest into the death of Ms Blessing Olesegun. This involved the tragic death by drowning of a 21-year-old woman. In September 2021, A 21-year-old woman was found dead on the shore of Bexhill seafront. She was found clothed on the beach and further along the beach her shoes, mobile telephone and some other personal items were found together. It was confirmed by her post-mortem that she had unfortunately drowned. Dr Rycroft, Consultant Pathologist has said that “There is nothing to suggest there was a third-party involvement that caused her to be in the sea”. H.M. Senior Coroner Alan Craze recorded a conclusion of accidental death. Paul Rogers was instructed by…

News, Inquests & Inquiries 27 May, 2022

Daniel Clarke and Cheryl Palmer-Hughes present MBL Seminar – Cross Border Claims

Outer Temple’s Daniel Clarke and Irwin Mitchell’s Cheryl Palmer-Hughes are due to speak at MBL Seminar, ‘Brownlie – The Impact on Cross-Border Personal Injury Claims’. This will go ahead on Wednesday 1st June 2-4pm. Daniel Clarke, along with Cheryl Palmer-Hughes, will be presenting a seminar together at the MBL Seminar, ‘Brownlie- The Impact on Cross-Border Personal Injury Claims’. This virtual classroom seminar will consider the outcome of the Supreme Court Case FS Cairo (Nile Plaza) v Brownlie and consider the impact of the judgment on cross-border personal injury claims. Daniel and Cheryl will explore the practical steps required to bring a claim in England or Wales following an incident abroad and focus on the various mechanisms of CPR Part 6…

Events, Travel 26 May, 2022

Robert Rhodes QC Singapore Convention on Mediation

Robert Rhodes QC to speak about The Singapore Convention on Mediation 2019 at Forum

Robert Rhodes QC will be giving a lecture about The Singapore Convention on Mediation 2019, at the “Financial Street Innovation Service Thinktank Conference of Beijing”. The event is due to be held on Friday 27th May 2022. Outer Temple’s Robert Rhodes QC, has been invited to give a lecture at the “Financial Street Innovation Service Thinktank Conference of Beijing”, a Forum held in Beijing by the Belt & Road Initiative. The event will take place this Friday 27th May and will be held remotely. It is expected that over 1000 people will attend, including a representative of the Supreme People’s Court of China, as well as various other levels of judicial office-holders. Robert Rhodes QC will be speaking about The…

Events, News, Mediation, Mediation 26 May, 2022

James Counsell QC and Imogen Egan have completed the ’25 for 25: Pro Bono Challenge’

The charity ‘Advocate’ has congratulated James Counsell QC and Imogen Egan for having recently completed their ’25 for 25: Pro Bono Challenge’. In order to complete this challenge, they both had to conduct 25 hours of pro bono work between June 2021 – June 2022, although James Counsell QC completed an impressive 40 hours. Advocate is a charity that connects volunteer barristers with those who require free legal assistance. This ensures that those who cannot afford legal assistance can still receive justice. Advocate recently ran a challenge called the ’25 for 25: Pro Bono Challenge’. This challenge requires barristers to complete a total of 25 hours of pro bono work between June 2021 – June 2022. We are pleased that…

News 25 May, 2022

Andrew Short QC David E. Grant QC Helen Pugh Gus Bake

Four specialist barristers in landmark multiple derivative and ESG case

Andrew Short QC, David E. Grant QC, Helen Pugh and Gus Baker, of Outer Temple’s Pensions and Commercial team, have been instructed in a landmark multiple derivative and ESG case. In this case two members of one of the largest pension schemes in the UK made a novel attempt to obtain the court’s permission to bring a derivative claim against the directors of the corporate trustee of the pension scheme. In a detailed judgment dismissing the application, Mr Justice Leech provides welcome clarification on the test to be applied to multiple derivative actions. Such actions continue to be governed by the Foss v Harbottle common law test in contrast to single derivative actions which are now governed by the Companies Act 2006. Further, in one…

Commercial, News, Pensions 25 May, 2022

Portfolio Builder

Select the expertise that you would like to download or add to the portfolio

Download    Add to portfolio   
Portfolio
Title Type CV Email

Remove All

Download


Click here to share this shortlist.
(It will expire after 30 days.)