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Charles Foster and Ben Bradley appear in euthanasia appeals

Charles Foster and Ben Bradley, instructed by Barlow Robbins, are currently intervening in the conjoined appeals of AM, Nicklinson and Paul Lamb, on behalf of the Care Not Killing Alliance. The case is being heard before the Lord Chief Justice, the Master of the Rolls and Elias LJ in the Court of Appeal. It has has attracted international media attention. Paul Lamb seeks to expand the doctrine of necessity so as to provide a defence to anyone who, at his request, killed him. Both he, and Jane Nicklinson (bringing an action in her own right, and on behalf of the estate of her late husband) aver that the current state of law of murder is incompatible with their respective Article…

News 14 May, 2013

Robert Rhodes QC appointed as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Robert Rhodes QC, complementing his earlier appointment To the Panel of Advisors of the Financial Arbitration and ADR Center of the Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing; and To the Panel of Mediators of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade has been appointed a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

News 13 May, 2013

Ben Compton QC has successfully defended a lifeguard involved in a swimming pool tragedy

Kelly Woods, a lifeguard employed by DC Leisure (a swimming pool centre in Wolverhampton) was finally found not guilty on a s.7 HSWA 74 offence at Wolverhampton Crown Court, after a five year battle to clear her name.

News 9 May, 2013

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

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