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Head Coach of the Russian Rhythmic Team, Irina Viner, faces a langthy ban after a decision in disciplinary proceedings by Gymnastics Ethics Foundation (GEF). Louis Weston acted on behalf of GEF.

Louis Weston acts for Gymnastics Ethics Foundation in resitting an appeal by Russian Rhythmic Head Coach

Outer Temple’s Louis Weston acts for Gymnastics Ethics Foundation in resisting an appeal by Ms Viner (Head Coach of Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics) and cross appealing a decision in the case of the Russian Gymnastics Federation and its members. The Gymnastics Ethics Foundation Appeal Tribunal Panel (GEF AT Panel) released its decision on 22nd of November 2023 in the appeal of Ms. Irina Viner against the decision of the GEF Disciplinary Commission which was released on the 6th of March 2023 (click here to read more), and the cross‑appeal filed by the Gymnastics Ethics Foundation (GEF) against the same decision on issues of costs and the liability of the Artistic Gymnastics Federation of Russia (AGFR). In its decision, the GEF AT…

News 24 Nov, 2023

Will Young secures a seven figure settlement in traumatic brain injury case

Will Young secures a seven figure settlement in traumatic brain injury case

Will Young of Outer Temple Chambers has secured a seven figure settlement for his client in a traumatic brain injury case. Will Young, a personal injury barrister at Outer Temple Chambers was instructed by Victoria Berger of RWK Goodman in this claim. The claim involved an accident at work in which the Claimant fell though a hole in the floor on a building site as a result of negligence on the part of his employer, suffering a significant brain injury in the process, as well as spinal fractures. The Claimant was left with cognitive and vestibular deficits, as well as total loss of hearing on one side. He suffered from debilitating fatigue, which hindered his ability to return to work,…

News 21 Nov, 2023

Gerard McDermott KC secures £23 million in spinal cord road traffic collision case

Gerard McDermott KC secures £23 million in spinal cord road traffic collision case

Personal Injury expert, Gerard McDermott KC, along with Toby Coupe of Kings Chambers, secured £23m compensation on behalf of their client XY after a life-changing road traffic collision. Gerard, of Outer Temple Chambers, and Toby, of Kings Chambers, were instructed by Dan Herman, Charlotte Foster and Varsha Chandrasegaran of Stewarts Law in a road-collision case where XY, a young woman in her early twenties, sustained a life-changing spinal cord injury when her car was hit by a stolen vehicle. The stolen, speeding car had collided into the offside of XY’s car causing her to crash and, as a result, XY sustained a spinal cord injury. She remained in hospital for nine months after the accident and is now an incomplete…

News 20 Nov, 2023

Josh Hitchens of Outer Temple Chambers in Administrative Court in latest sanctions de-listing challenge

Josh Hitchens of Outer Temple Chambers in Administrative Court in latest sanctions de-listing challenge

Josh Hitchens appears in third ever de-listing claim against the FCDO under the UK’s post-Brexit sanctions framework and the second to be brought under the Russia Regulations. On 15 and 16 November 2023, the High Court heard the second claim brought against the FCDO under s.38 Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 in respect of the Russia Regulations. Josh Hitchens appeared as sole counsel for the Claimant. The case before Swift J concerned the lawfulness of interferences with the right to freedom of expression through sanctions designations and the proper approach to rational connection and proportionality when considering whether interferences with Convention Rights are lawful in a sanctions context. Outer Temple barristers have represented the Claimants in two out of the…

News 17 Nov, 2023

TL4 Corporate Disputes 2023 - 3rd Annual Forum (22nd to 23rd November)

TL4 Corporate Disputes 2023 – 3rd Annual Forum (22nd to 23rd November)

David E. Grant KC and Justina Stewart will be speaking at the TL4 Corporate Disputes 2023: Providing Essential Updates on Key Trends and Lessons Learned from Recent and Ongoing Corporate Cases on 22nd and 23rd November 2023. David E. Grant KC and Justina Stewart of Outer Temple Chambers will be speaking at the two day TL4 Corporate Disputes 2023 on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd November at the Dilly, London. Talk One: ‘The Role of Derivative Claims in Assessing Director Liability’. David E. Grant KC will be part of a panel on 22nd November with Shonna Coffer of Mishcon De Reya, and Matthew Wescott of JMW Solicitors at The Dilly, London on the topic of ‘The Role of Derivative Claims…

News 16 Nov, 2023

Outer Temple's, Sports Law specialist, Sam Cuthbert provides his comment on Chelsea FC facing questions over how its former owner Roman Abramovich may have breached football rules and regulations, including those on "financial fair play".

Sam Cuthbert comments on ‘Abramovich’s Secret Football Payments’ for The Guardian and OCCRP

Outer Temple’s, Sports Law specialist, Sam Cuthbert comments on Chelsea FC facing questions over how its former owner Roman Abramovich may have breached football rules and regulations, including those on “financial fair play”. Sam’s comment has been published in The Guardian and the OCCRP. The story has come to light following leaked files which have revealed a series of payments worth tens of millions of pounds (made for over a decade) and appear to have been for Chelsea FC’s benefit. Chelsea are now facing new questions as to whether football rules may have been breached. Sam Cuthbert, who regularly acts on behalf of sports clubs, athletes, and national governing bodies, comments on the current situation – “If a club were to…

News 15 Nov, 2023

Tom Gibson acts for successful claimant in unusual bowel surgery case

Tom Gibson acts for successful claimant in unusual bowel surgery case

Tom Gibson acted for the successful claimant in an unusual bowel surgery case – where the largest claim was for increased food costs for life.  The claimant was aged 13, in Year 8 at secondary school, when his local hospital failed to diagnose a volvulus, or twisted small bowel. The delay in diagnosis and in operating led to the tissue death and loss of most of his small bowel. He was left with 30cm of small bowel, compared to the average of around 600cm. With competent treatment, and timely surgery, his bowel loss would have been avoided completely. The claimant and his parents spent years building his case – including getting expert evidence from 7 different fields. While the claimant…

News 13 Nov, 2023

Launch of Outer Temple's ADR Service

Launch of Outer Temple’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Service

Outer Temple Chambers is pleased to share our new specialist ADR wing, a separate service provided and managed, independent of our counsel work. Members of Outer Temple Chamber’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Team include Adjudicators, Arbitrators, Mediators, Expert Witness and Determiners, Early Neutral Evaluation, and Conciliation experts, all with a mixed common and civil law background. Our neutrals accept appointments across a wide range of practice areas including commercial, construction, energy and natural resources, shipping, international trade, and personal injury with experience across Europe, Middle East, US, and Asia-Pacific. For further information please contact 0207 353 6381 or email adr@outertemple.com Visit our newly launched ADR wing here.

News 10 Nov, 2023

Outer Temple's John McKendrick KC and Josh Hitchens have been instructed in a judicial review of the Lord Chancellor's refusal to hold a public inquiry into abuse at Medomsley Detention Centre ("MDC").

John McKendrick KC & Josh Hitchens instructed in judicial review into abuse at Medomsley Detention Centre

Outer Temple’s John McKendrick KC and Josh Hitchens have been instructed in a judicial review of the Lord Chancellor’s refusal to hold a public inquiry into abuse at Medomsley Detention Centre (“MDC”). A new investigation has been launched into the abuse at Medomsley Detention Centre after thousands of inmates have reported being attacked at the County Durham facility between 1961 and 1987. John McKendrick KC and Josh Hitchens, instructed by David Greenwood of Switalskis solicitors, were instructed in a judicial review of the Lord Chancellor’s refusal to hold a public inquiry into abuse at Medomsley Detention Centre (“MDC”). MDC was a detention centre for young offenders operating between the 1960s and 1980s.  It is estimated that nearly 2,000 young people…

News 9 Nov, 2023

OTC’s leading Travel Law team and a line-up of esteemed guests came together for our Annual Travel Law Conference on Thursday 19th October. The second and final panel session of the day, chaired by Gerard McDermott KC, was on the topic of navigating turbulent topics in aviation claims. Gerard was joined by panellists Sarah Crowther KC, Peter Neenan and John V. Kalantzis.

Recording available: London Travel Law Seminar – Panel Discussion – Emergency landing ahead? Navigating turbulent topics in aviation claims

OTC’s leading Travel Law team and a line-up of esteemed guests came together for our Annual Travel Law Conference on Thursday 19th October. The second and final panel session of the day, chaired by Gerard McDermott KC, was on the topic of navigating turbulent topics in aviation claims. Gerard was joined by panellists Sarah Crowther KC, Peter Neenan and John V. Kalantzis. Our annual travel law conference took place on Thursday 19th October at Outer Temple Chambers, London. Topics included Spanish Penalty Interest, Co-counselling on Clinical Negligence claims aboard, a panel session on running clinical negligence abroad and navigating turbulent topics in aviation claims. We were delighted to have been joined by a esteemed line-up of external speakers, from the UK and…

News 9 Nov, 2023

OTC’s leading Travel Law team and a line-up of esteemed guests came together for our Annual Travel Law Conference. The first panel session of the day, chaired by Ian Denham, was on the topic of Running clinical negligence abroad: comparing liability and causation issues. Ian was joined by panellists Michał Krzanowski, Joakim Jäderström and Cemre Yilmaz Akyay.

Recording available: London Travel Law Seminar – Panel Discussion – Running clinical negligence abroad: comparing liability and causation issues

OTC’s leading Travel Law team and a line-up of esteemed guests came together for our Annual Travel Law Conference. The first panel session of the day, chaired by Ian Denham, was on the topic of Running clinical negligence abroad: comparing liability and causation issues. Ian was joined by panellists Michał Krzanowski, Joakim Jäderström and Cemre Yilmaz Akyay. Our annual travel law conference took place on Thursday 19th October at Outer Temple Chambers, London. Topics included Spanish Penalty Interest, Co-counselling on Clinical Negligence claims aboard, a panel session on running clinical negligence abroad and navigating turbulent topics in aviation claims. We were delighted to have been joined by a esteemed line-up of external speakers, from the UK and across the globe. The…

News 8 Nov, 2023

OTC's leading Travel Law team and a line-up of esteemed guests came together for our Annual Travel Law Conference. The second talk of the day was on the topic of Co-counseling on Clinical Negligence claims abroad with Victoria Williams and Natalia Astigarraga Bronte.

Recording available: London Travel Law Seminar – Co-counselling on Clinical Negligence claims abroad

OTC’s leading Travel Law team and a line-up of esteemed guests came together for our Annual Travel Law Conference. The second talk of the day was on the topic of Co-counseling on Clinical Negligence claims abroad with Victoria Williams and Natalia Astigarraga Bronte. Our annual travel law conference took place on Thursday 19th October at Outer Temple Chambers, London. Topics included Spanish Penalty Interest, Co-counselling on Clinical Negligence claims aboard, a panel session on running clinical negligence abroad and navigating turbulent topics in aviation claims. We were delighted to have been joined by a esteemed line-up of external speakers, from the UK and across the globe. The recording of the second session of the day, on co-counselling on Clinical Negligence…

News 7 Nov, 2023

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