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Monique Bouffé and Christopher Meiring have officially joined chambers as new tenants

We are delighted to announce that former pupils Monique Bouffé and Christopher Meiring have officially joined chambers as members. After twelve months of hard work and excellent feedback at Outer Temple Chambers, we are delighted to announce that Monique Bouffé and Christopher Meiring have joined chambers as new tenants following their pupillage. They are therefore now official chambers members. Chief Executive Rebecca Priestly said “Warm congratulations to Monique and Chris who have joined Outer Temple Chambers as full tenants, following highly successful Pupillages. Monique & Chris are exceptionally talented and capable and we are sure they will thrive as barristers. We welcome them to the Outer Temple team.” Head of pupillage, Saul Margo, has said “We are delighted that Monique and…

News 20 Sep, 2022

Ian Denham announced as Representative for England & Wales on the PEOPIL General Board

We are pleased to announce that Outer Temple barrister Ian Denham has been appointed as the new Representative for England and Wales on the PEOPIL General Board. On Thursday 15th September 2022, PEOPIL announced their new General Board members on the eve of the Annual Conference in Copenhagen. Ian succeeds Philip Mead of 12KBW who steps down after completing his time in this role. Ian will continue to represent the interests of PEOPIL members from England & Wales, which has one of the largest memberships by country. The Board is presided over by Spanish lawyer Ana Romero. Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) PEOPIL was founded in 1996 by a group of personal injury lawyers practicing in various…

News, Travel 15 Sep, 2022

David Russell QC to speak at DIFC Family Business Master Workshop

Outer Temple’s David Russell QC will be speaking at the DIFC Family Business Master Workshop entitled ‘Structuring Family Business in Extraordinary Times’, which will be held on Thursday 15 September 2022 in Dubai. The DIFC Family Business Master Workshop ‘Structuring Family Business in Extraordinary Times’, is an event aimed to share recent updates on family business regulation and how the Centre responds to the needs of family-run institutions. Outer Temple’s David Russell QC will be sharing his expert knowledge on the topic of ‘structuring family businesses’. The event will be held on Thursday 15 September 2022 from 9:30 am – 11:00 am, at Waldorf Astoria- DIFC. Please click here to find out more and to register for the workshop. Find…

Events, Financial Services, International 8 Sep, 2022

Outer Temple Chambers welcome new pupils Charlotte Elves and Katherine Hampshire

Outer Temple Chambers are delighted to have recently taken on new pupils Charlotte Elves and Katherine Hampshire, who commenced their pupillage with us on 1st September 2022. We are pleased to welcome new pupils Charlotte Elves and Katherine Hampshire to our set. We are sure that they will gain excellent experience and thrive during their pupillage at Outer Temple Chambers. Charlotte Elves Prior to starting pupillage, Charlotte was the Singer Fellow in Medical Law and Ethics at Exeter College, University of Oxford. Her research focuses on the regulation of emerging technologies and public health law, and she has published on issues ranging from the UK Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic to the regulation of human embryo research. Charlotte says…

News 6 Sep, 2022

Lucian ILIE to speak at the ICC YAAF event in Vilnius (Lithuania)

With Vilnius Arbitration Day fast approaching, Lucian ILIE will be speaking at the ICC YAAF pre-event on “The Unwritten Rules of a Career in International Arbitration”, to be held in Vilnius (Lithuania) on Thursday 15 September 2022. Lucian will be joined by amazing speakers Adelina Prokop (Partner, Clifford Chance, Warsaw), Sebastiano Nessi FCIArb (Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, Geneva), Gaëlle Filhol (Managing Partner, Betto Perben Filhol, Paris), and moderators Iuliana Iancu (Hanotiau & van den Berg, Brussels) and Denis Parchajev (Counsel, Motieka & Audzevicius, Vilnius). This ICC YAAF event will focus on the soft skills arbitration practitioners need to create a healthy workplace environment while maintaining a fast track to achieving career goals. Please click here to find out…

Arbitration, Events, International 5 Sep, 2022

Outer Temple Chambers shortlisted in the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as an ‘Outstanding Set’ in Diversity & Inclusion, by the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022. Congratulations also to James Leonard, Naomi Ling, Matthew McDonagh, and Justina Stewart, who have been shortlisted for individual awards. Chambers & Partners announced the shortlist ahead of the Awards Ceremony on 17th November in London. Naomi Ling, Employment Naomi Ling has been shortlisted as ‘Employment Junior of the Year’ in recognition of her outstanding Employment practice last year. She is a highly sought-after employment barrister with over 20 years of experience in this area. Recent instructions of note include; Abdar v Morrisons, McCloud v Lord Chancellor, Turley v Port of Felixstowe James Leonard, Health…

News, Disciplinary & Regulatory, Employment 1 Sep, 2022

Tom Gibson acts for successful claimant in ‘freak accident’ brain injury case

Tom Gibson acted recently for a claimant, a young high-flying teacher, who suffered a fractured skull and brain injury in a ‘freak’ road traffic accident.  While driving on the A1, a sheet of metal flew through her windscreen and sliced her skull open. Over the next few years, the claimant attempted, courageously but ultimately unsuccessfully, to return to her career as a senior teacher.  However, she eventually came to the very sad realisation that her teaching career – and her ambition to progress to being a headteacher – was over, due to the continuing effects of her brain injury. Tom was instructed by the claimant’s solicitor, Lesley Edwards at Barratts Solicitors, who brought a claim via the MIB’s Untraced Drivers’…

News, Personal Injury 31 Aug, 2022

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Alex Haines and Courtney Step-Marsden secure a win in the first ever hearing before the IsDBG’s newly established Administrative Tribunal

Earlier this Summer, Alex Haines and Courtney Step-Marsden were instructed in an action against the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDBG), a regional Multilateral Development Bank based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Ahead of filing full Applications on the merits, Alex Haines and Courtney Step-Marsden lodged – through Provisional Applications – requests to suspend management’s decision to terminate the employment of five IsDBG Staff Members. Following the IsDBG Administrative Tribunal’s first ever hearing on Saturday 13 August 2022, the Tribunal agreed that the discretionary power of the management in international organisations is neither an absolute nor an arbitrary power and it remained subject to judicial review by the Tribunal. It consequently declared its jurisdiction to examine the case and the President of…

News 31 Aug, 2022

Former Head of Chambers, Michael Bowes QC, is appointed a Circuit Judge  

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to announce that longstanding member Michael Bowes QC has been appointed a Circuit Judge, sitting on the Western Circuit from 19 September 2022. On 18th August 2022, it was announced that the Queen has appointed Michael Anthony Bowes QC to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Dominic Raab MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon. Circuit Judge Appointment: Bowes The Lord Chief Justice has deployed Michael to the Western Circuit, based at Portsmouth Combined Court Centre with effect from 19 September 2022.  He will be known as His Honour Judge Bowes QC. A leading light at…

Business Crime, News 19 Aug, 2022

Alex Line appointed to the Attorney General’s London B Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown

We are pleased to share that Alex Line has recently been appointed to the Attorney General’s London B Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. Outer Temple’s Alex line has recently been successful in joining the Attorney General’s London B Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. He will be appointed for a period of 5 years, starting on 1st September 2022 and Ending in August 2027. We congratulate Alex on his success. Find out more Alex Line specialises in the areas of employment and education law. He has extensive employment and discrimination law experience, having practised in these areas throughout his career at the Bar. He has a broad range of experience in education law matters, with particular expertise in the law relating…

News 17 Aug, 2022

Ian Johnston appointed as Chief Executive of the Dubai Financial Services Authority

We are pleased to announce that Outer Temple Professional Associate, Ian Johnston, has recently been appointed as the Chief Executive of the Dubai Financial Services Authority. Ian Johnston was previously the Chief Executive of the DFSA from 2012 to 2018 and is now being re-appointed from 1st September 2022. He is taking over from Christopher Calabia who has resigned from the role. DFSA chairman, Fadel Al Ali, has said “We look forward to welcoming Ian back to lead the DFSA.” Find out more Ian Johnston was admitted to practise law in Australia in the early 1980s where he spent most of his career in the private sector – with a number of notable and senior positions within the financial world.…

News, International 5 Aug, 2022

Michael Bowes QC successful in Harlequin overseas investment fraud prosecution

Michael Bowes QC led the SFO team in its successful prosecution of David Ames, Chairman of Harlequin, who defrauded investors of £226 million in relation to overseas property investments. On 3 August 2022, David Ames was found guilty of two counts of fraud by abuse of position. An SFO (Serious Fraud Office) investigation uncovered how Ames deceived over 8,000 UK investors in the Harlequin Group, a hotel, and resorts development venture. Victims were led to believe they had a secure investment in property whereas, in reality, Harlequin Group was never operating as promised. The business model relied upon investors paying a 30 percent deposit to purchase an unbuilt villa or hotel room, half of which went toward fees for Harlequin…

Business Crime, News 5 Aug, 2022

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