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Chaitanya Kediyal successful in High Court on wasted costs appeal

Chaitanya Kediyal successful in High Court on wasted costs appeal

Chaitanya Kediyal successfully acted for the Second and Third Respondents in the case of Rainer Hughes v Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co Ltd [2024] EWHC 585 (KB). This case covers wasted costs applications against legal representatives, and the perils of failing to translate witness statements and pleadings in civil litigation. The High Court had the opportunity to provide guidance on the procedure to deal with, and the substance of, wasted costs applications made at the end of a substantive hearing. This was in the context of proceedings struck out due to a failure to translate witness statements and pleadings. This judgment will be of significance to all practitioners dealing with clients who are not sufficiently fluent in English, as well as…

News 27 Mar, 2024

Join our leading travel law barristers and an esteemed line-up of external speakers for our annual Travel Law Conference on Thursday the 25th April 2024 in Manchester. This will be a hybrid event, with limited in-person tickets and streamed online.

Event: Join our Travel Law Conference in Manchester on 25th April 2024

Join our leading travel law barristers and an esteemed line-up of external speakers for our annual Travel Law Conference on Thursday the 25th April 2024 in Manchester. This will be a hybrid event, with limited in-person tickets and streamed online. You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers and a line-up of external, expert speakers for an insightful afternoon discussion on the topic of ‘Package Holidays and Injuries Aboard’. Join us, in person, at the Edwardian Radisson Hotel (Manchester) or remotely (via Zoom) to hear from leading experts in the Travel Law industry. The conference will be followed by an early evening drinks reception. Outer Temple Chambers’ travel law barristers Gerard McDermott KC, Sarah Crowther KC, Ian Denham, Daniel Clarke,…

Events, News 26 Mar, 2024

Gerard McDermott KC and Will Young secure settlement for seriously injured cyclist in RTA

Gerard McDermott KC and Will Young secure settlement for seriously injured cyclist in RTA

Personal Injury specialists, Gerard McDermott KC and Will Young of Outer Temple Chambers secure settlement for a cyclist after he was seriously injured in a road traffic collision. Gerard McDermott KC and Will Young were instructed by Ben Townsend and Lucy Mills of Stewarts in a case where the client, JF, was seriously injured in a road traffic collision while cycling to work in 2018. JF was knocked off his bicycle by a stolen vehicle which was driving on the wrong side of the road. He underwent several surgical procedures after sustaining an enormously complex set of injuries, resulting in JF needing 24-hour care for the rest of his life. As JF did not have the capacity to manage the…

News 25 Mar, 2024

Employment and discrimination barrister, Oliver Lawrence, successfully acted for the Respondent in the case of Rentokil Initial UK v Mr M Miller, a case which looks at reasonable adjustments within the workplace. The judgment is now available.

Oliver Lawrence successful in EAT: trial periods can be reasonable adjustments

Employment and discrimination barrister, Oliver Lawrence, successfully acted for the Respondent in the case of Rentokil Initial UK v Mr M Miller, a case which looks at reasonable adjustments within the workplace. The judgment is now available. The EAT has established that a trial period can be a reasonable adjustment in Miller v Rentokil, a case in which an employer dismissed a disabled employee instead of placing him in an alternative role on a trial basis. The proposition had previously been doubted by the EAT in Environment Agency v Rowan .The Claimant worked as a field-based pest controller. After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis he could no longer work in this role, mainly because of his consequent difficulties working at heights…

News 18 Mar, 2024

Event: Join Outer Temple Chambers at the Bristol Harbourside Hotel for the first stop of our Pensions Law Conference Series

Join us to hear from our leading pensions law barristers on Thursday 18th of April 2024 for an afternoon of talks on pensions law at the first stop of this conference series around the country. You are invited to join the Outer Temple’s pensions team for an afternoon of talks, covering all things pensions law. Topics will include: the Avon judgment, an update on Pensions Ombudsman cases, defending contribution notices and notable non-pensions cases for pensions lawyers. The event will be rounded off with a panel discussion comprised of Outer Temple’s silks. Agenda 1.30pm – Registration (tea, coffee & pastries on arrival) 1.50pm – 2.00pm – Welcome & Introduction 2:00pm – 2:30pm – Severing the bad from the good: a…

Events, News 14 Mar, 2024

DIFCA announces landmark New Digital Assets Law, New Law of Security and Related Amendments to Select Legislation

DIFCA announces landmark New Digital Assets Law, New Law of Security and Related Amendments to Select Legislation

Outer Temple Chambers’ digital assets, and banking and finance experts advised the DIFCA on innovative new laws on Digital Assets and secured transactions in September 2023, which have now been enacted. The new Digital Assets Law is considered to be ground-breaking as it is the first legislative enactment to comprehensively set out the legal characteristics of digital assets as a matter of property law, to provide for how digital assets may be controlled, transferred and dealt with by interested parties and to introduce an impairment regime that addresses the unique characteristics of digital assets. The new Law of Security is influenced by the UNCITRAL Model of Secured Transactions and significantly enhances DIFC’s securities regime to keep pace with international developments…

News 14 Mar, 2024

Football barrister, Sam Cuthbert, interviewed on Toffee TV's podcast 'More Than A Game'.

Football barrister, Sam Cuthbert, interviewed on Toffee TV’s podcast ‘More Than A Game’.

Sam Cuthbert was invited to join a recent podcast episode of ‘More Than A Game’ on the Everton Fan Channel ‘Toffee TV’ regarding the Premier League PSR, the ongoing cases for Everton and Nottingham Forest, and what it means for the future of the competition. Sports law barrister, Sam Cuthbert spoke to sports journalists Patric Ridge and John Blain in the ‘More Than A Game’ podcast on Tuesday, 12th March 2024. Topics discussed were financial fair play, the Everton decision, the impending Everton case, Nottingham Forest’s position, and what might be in store for each of them. Sam gave his views on the point deductions discussed in the first hearing of the Everton case, Sporting Advantage and the legal implications…

News 13 Mar, 2024

Outer Temple's personal injury and Animals Act specialist, Nathan Tavares KC, has recently discussed some of the issues surrounding personal injury claims involving horses and road traffic accidents, alongside Jennifer Kelly (Personal Injury Solicitor) and Alan Hiscox (Director of Safety at the British Horse Society).

Nathan Tavares KC features in podcast discussing personal injury claims involving horses and riders

Outer Temple’s personal injury and Animals Act specialist, Nathan Tavares KC, has recently discussed some of the issues surrounding personal injury claims involving horses and road traffic accidents, alongside Jennifer Kelly (Personal Injury Solicitor) and Alan Hiscox (Director of Safety at the British Horse Society). Nathan Tavares KC has recently featured in a Fieldfisher podcast, alongside experts Jennifer Kelly (Fieldfisher) and Alan Hiscox (British Horse Society), discussing the intricacies of running a personal injury claim involving a horse, rider and driver. In the podcast, Nathan, Jennifer and Alan discuss how drivers and riders have responsibilities to make sharing the roads safer, how to report incidents or near misses on the BHS’ Horse i App, what options are available to riders injured…

News, Webinars & Recordings 13 Mar, 2024

George Bennett to speak at The Bar Council event: Starting your practising period as a pupil barrister

George Bennett to speak at The Bar Council event: Starting your practising period as a pupil barrister

George Bennett will be speaking at The Bar Council’s online event, ‘Starting your practising period as a pupil barrister’ on 12th March 2024. This free webinar is for pupil barristers at any stage of pupillage. It will provide pupil barristers with support, advice and guidance on how to prepare for life at the Bar. Topics covered will include: How to prepare for court, how to manage your finances as a self-employed barrister, caring for your own wellbeing, and guidance on what to do in difficult situations. George Bennett of Outer Temple Chambers will be speaking alongside Lucky Thandi of 1 High Pavement, Kate Traynor of Landmark Chambers, Rumen Cholakov of 3VB, Jonathan Lawrence of Place Campbell and Rachel Krys. This…

News 12 Mar, 2024

Outer Temple Chambers sponsors AvMA's 34th Annual Clinical Negligence Conference (ACNC)

Outer Temple Chambers sponsors AvMA’s 34th Annual Clinical Negligence Conference (ACNC)

Outer Temple Chambers is proud to sponsor AvMA’s 34th Annual Clinical Negligence Conference (ACNC) taking place on 21st and 22nd March 2024 at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds. The 34th Annual Clinical Negligence Conference (ACNC) is aimed towards clinical negligence specialists where the very best medical and legal experts will give an update on all the key issues, developments and policies in clinical negligence and medical law. The programme this year will have a focus on Obstetrics and Gynaecology whilst also covering many other key medico-legal topics at such an important time for clinical negligence practitioners. As well as providing a top quality, thought-provoking, learning and networking experience, the success of the conference helps AvMA to maintain its position as…

Events, News 11 Mar, 2024

International Women's Day (8th March) is a global day celebrating the achievements of women. Outer Temple Chambers proudly hosted an International Women's Day Brunch to celebrate the remarkable women within our Chambers.

Celebrating International Women’s Day at Outer Temple Chambers

International Women’s Day (8th March) is a global day celebrating the achievements of women. Outer Temple Chambers proudly hosted an International Women’s Day Brunch to celebrate the remarkable women within our Chambers. International Women’s day has occurred for well over a century and provides us with the opportunity to raise awareness about discrimination, take action to accelerate gender parity and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year, the campaign theme Inspire Inclusion emphasizes the importance of diversity and empowerment in all aspects of society. Here at Outer Temple Chambers, we recognise the importance of gender diversity and are thrilled to have a strong team of independent, inspiring and empowering women who continue to promote inclusivity.…

News 8 Mar, 2024

Personal Injury specialists' Christopher Wilson-Smith KC and Ben Bradley successful in a settlement claim for a Latvian National who was severely injured whilst working in the UK. The judgment is now available.

Christopher Wilson-Smith KC and Ben Bradley obtain Foreign Index Linked PPO in significant settlement

Personal Injury specialists Christopher Wilson-Smith KC and Ben Bradley successful in a settlement claim for a Latvian National who was severely injured whilst working in the UK. The judgment is now available. Christopher Wilson-Smith KC and Ben Bradley (instructed by Alison Brooks of Barratts Solicitors, Nottingham) recently obtained a significant award for a Latvian National who was injured in a road traffic accident whilst working in the UK. The claimant suffered very severe injuries, chiefly in the form of a traumatic brain injury and a skull fracture. The Claimant took the decision to return to Latvia. Issues arose in terms of funding specialist care and case management for a catastrophically injured client living in Latvia; a country not known to…

News 6 Mar, 2024

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