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Outer Temple’s employment team are shortlisted in The Lawyer Awards

Outer Temple is delighted to announce that its employment team, along with Leigh Day, are short listed in the category Employment Team of the Year by The Lawyer Awards. Outer Temple is the only chambers to feature in this category. The other nominees are Baker & Mckenzie, Eversheds, Fox Williams, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Wragge & Co. For more information click here.

News 8 May, 2013

Christopher Kemp successfully represented Cardiff & Vale University NHS Trust in a 5 day hearing

The claim arose out of allegedly negligent vascular surgery in 2008 which the Claimant contended had resulted in the above knee amputation of the 64 year old Claimant’s right leg. Specifically the Claimant criticised the surgeon’s use of a Dacron graft (as opposed to a vein graft) to bypass the diseased common femoral artery. After hearing extensive evidence from expert vascular surgeons (Professor Peter Bell for the Claimant and Mr Jonothan Earnshaw for the Trust) the trial Judge (Treverton-Jones QC) dismissed the claim.

News 6 May, 2013

Guest panelists at Mumsnet Workfest

Outer Temple barristers, Natasha Joffe and Lydia Seymour, are guest panelists at this year’s Mumsnet Workfest.

News 2 May, 2013

Libor test case proceeds to the Court of Appeal

Graiseley Properties Limited & Ors (“Guardian Care Homes”) v Barclays Bank Plc [2012] EWHC 3093 (Comm) On 29th October 2012 The Hon Mr Justice Flaux gave the claimants permission to amend their claim to plead fraudulent misrepresentations arising from Barclays admitted involvement in Libor fixing (Tim Lord QC and Farhaz Khan acted for the Claimants). On 2nd April 2013 Barclays sought permission to appeal the Order of Flaux J. Lord Justice More-Bick gave Barclays permission to appeal on 22 April 2013. The matter will be heard by the Court of Appeal with the appeal from the judgment of The Hon Mr justice Cooke in Unitech Holdings Limited v Deutsche Bank. The test case will now be heard by Flaux J…

News 30 Apr, 2013

Christopher Kemp acted for a doctor at a ‘fitness to practice’ hearing before MPTS

Christopher Kemp acted for a doctor at a Fitness To Practice hearing before MPTS, which ended after 3 days. Despite the doctor admitting 2 separate “very serious” clinical errors in 2009 and 2010 respectively, the doctor’s fitness to practice was found not to be impaired and no warning was issued.

News 28 Apr, 2013

Anthony Haycroft has successfully defended a locum general practitioner at a ‘fitness to practice’ hearing brought by the General Medical Council

The case was exceptionally heard in London rather than Manchester due to the ill health of the doctor. The doctor faced allegations that he carried out a sexually motivated examination of a patient during a purported stomach examination and then made false entries in her medical records to cover his tracks. The GMC refused to call evidence from a witness who saw and spoke to the patient both before and after the consultation and also spoke to the doctor afterwards. Following a submission by Mr Haycroft that the doctor was not obliged to call such a witness himself but that such a witness could give relevant evidence as regards what was said by both the doctor and the patient and…

News 24 Apr, 2013

Employment rights after maternity leave: Mumsnet questions and answers

Natasha Joffe and Lydia Seymour employment and discrimination law specialists, who have a particular interest in parental rights at work, answers questions on Munsnet on employment issues after maternity leave. Natasha and Lydia are also taking part in the Mumsnet Workfest on 15 June 2013. For more information and to register please click here.

News 23 Apr, 2013

Alan Jenkins in final Gosport War Memorial Hospital inquest

The final inquest into the death of a patient at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital has just concluded. Alan Jenkins was first instructed in 2001, on behalf of Dr Jane Barton, a GP and clinical assistant at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital, when a police investigation had commenced into the circumstances in which patients had died at the hospital during the 1990’s. The investigation, which lasted 5 years, went on to consider the deaths of 92 patients, and specifically with regard to Dr Barton’s role in prescribing opiate drugs, but no criminal charges were brought. Alan Jenkins appeared for Dr Barton in a lengthy inquest in 2009 into the deaths of 10 of those patients, and he subsequently acted in…

News 23 Apr, 2013

Richard Lissack QC is a guest speaker at the Annual Conference of the European Forum on Corporate Criminal Liability

Richard Lissack QC is a guest speaker at the Annual Conference of the European Forum on Corporate Criminal Liability to be held in Surrey on 8th and 9th April 2013. Click here for further information.

News 4 Apr, 2013

Congratulations to Keith Bryant on his appointment to Silk

Outer Temple is delighted to announce that Keith Bryant is being appointed a QC today, Wednesday 27th March.

News 26 Mar, 2013

James Counsell and Farhaz Khan act for the regulator before the Lloyd’s Enforcement Tribunal

In proceedings before the Lloyd’s Enforcement Tribunal, Mr Douglas Morgan and Mr John Josiah have each accepted two charges of detrimental conduct. The Lloyd’s Enforcement Tribunal approved terms of settlement agreed between the defendants and the Council of Lloyd’s (acting in its regulatory capacity) on the first day of what was to be a three week hearing. During the period relevant to these proceedings Mr Morgan was the Finance Director of Equity Syndicate Management Limited (“Equity”), a Lloyd’s managing agent. Mr Josiah was the active underwriter of Syndicate 218 which was managed by Equity. Syndicate 218 specialises in the provision of motor insurance. In October 2011 two charges of misconduct were brought against each of Mr Morgan and Mr Josiah.…

News 15 Mar, 2013

Michael Bowes QC led FSA team in successful insider dealing prosecution

Richard Joseph, 43, was convicted on 11 March 2013 of six counts of trading on confidential and price-sensitive information leaked to him from the print room at JPMorgan Cazenove. He placed spread bets with CMC Markets ahead of a series of deals in 2007 and 2008. He was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment for an insider-trading scheme that netted him £591,117 in profit. For more information: The FT (12 March 2013): Trader jailed over leaked JPMorgan data The Telegraph (12 March 2013): Financier jailed for insider trading FSA (11 Mar 2013): Individual sentenced to four years for insider dealing

News 12 Mar, 2013

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