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Webinar: Trust and foundation structures in the UAE: The UAE Federal Trust Law and recent developments in the DIFC and beyond

David Russell QC was recently a guest in a webinar hosted by Trowers & Hamlins. The webinar focused on the new Federal Trust Law and the recent interpretative judgement of the DIFC Court of Appeal on various aspects of the DIFC Trust and Foundation laws. The rollout of trusts and foundations in the GCC continues, with the most recent addition being the enactment of a Trust Law at national level in the UAE. Being a civil law jurisdiction in which Shari’a concepts play a major role, the UAE’s incorporation of trusts into its national legal system raises fascinating issues. This webinar, organised by STEP Arabia, provided an opportunity for a focussed consideration of these issues and is likely to be…

Webinars & Vlogs 13 Aug, 2021

Webinar recording: Pensions Rectification – Evidence and Pitfalls

The recording for our pensions webinar on rectification is now available to watch. Watch Keith Bryant QC and Michael Uberoi consider what evidence needs to be put before the court and how to avoid some of the pitfalls. Keith Bryant QC and Michael Uberoi cover: What evidence needs to be put before the court when the alleged mistake is not referred to in the documents?How does a Claimant go about establishing the necessary mutual intention in such cases?When is a mistake a mistake as to legal effect, and when is it a mistake as to consequences? – how to approach this distinction in pension rectification cases.The use of confidential opinions – how the courts presently view them.How to establish the necessary…

Pensions Webinars, Webinars & Vlogs, Pensions 6 Aug, 2021

Watch the Webinar: The Anatomy of a Criminal Pensions Investigation

Watch a recent webinar by the pensions team and business crime team at Outer Temple Chambers, discussing a business crime lawyer’s perspective on the Pension Schemes Act 2021. Outer Temple Chambers hosted a well received talk on 16th July 2021, focusing on criminal proceedings arising out of the Pension Schemes Act 2021. Two of our finest pensions barristers, Andrew Spink QC and David E. Grant, joined two of our renowned business crime barristers, Michael Bowes QC and Oliver Powell, to examine how and when a regulatory matter may become a criminal matter and, if it looks like it might do so, how to respond, prepare and advise your clients. The Topics Andrew Spink QC: Welcome and introductionDavid E Grant: Civil…

Business Crime Webinars, Business Crime, Pensions Webinars, Webinars & Vlogs, Pensions 28 Jul, 2021

Alex Cisneros presents a MBL seminar about security bonds for Court of Protection deputies

On Friday 16th July, Alex Cisneros will present a seminar about security bonds for Court of Protection deputies during an MBL webinar to an audience of solicitors and other barristers. The webinar will explore the need for, and purpose of, deputyship security bonds, detailing how to amend a security bond once a deputy is already appointed; and the steps necessary to call in a security bond. MBL describes itself as the leading force in learning & development for professional service firms. To find out more about this MBL seminar or to access this session in full, please click here or email MBL Seminars. About the speaker Alex Cisneros is a specialist public law and private client barrister. He has experience handling significant contentious and non-contentious matters…

News, Webinars & Vlogs 13 Jul, 2021

Watch the Webinar: Women in Sport. Gender Diversity, Safeguarding and the Law

Outer Temple Chambers and Irwin Mitchell recently hosted a lunch-time discussion on women in sport and the developing law. We were delighted to also be joined by Cliodhna Guy from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board. Watch the webinar on-demand here. In June, Louis Weston chaired the second in our series of sports related lunchtime discussions. This event focused on women in sport. The Talks After an introduction by Louis, he welcomed Kylie Hutchison from Irwin Mitchell to talk about her experience as an elite Touch rugby player and Senior Associate in the International Serious Injury Team at Irwin Mitchell. Kylie presented ‘Caps and claims – balancing sporting and legal life’. Sarah Crowther QC presented ‘A level playing field? Is equal treatment enough for the safe…

Sports Webinars 8 Jul, 2021

Ask a Silk: Claims where English law applies but the claimant is domiciled abroad

In this latest ‘Ask a Silk’ vlog, Carin Hunt asks Eliot Woolf QC about personal injury and clinical negligence claims in England and Wales where English law applies but the claimant is domiciled abroad. What needs to be considered? Welcome back to ‘Ask a Silk’. These videos are short and digestible vlogs, normally in the form of a Q&A between a silk and junior member of chambers about a particular area of the silk’s expertise. In this short interview, Carin Hunt talks to Eliot Woolf QC, an well respected silk specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence, including claims with an international element. Carin wanted to discuss international claims with Eliot and in particular, claims where the case is being heard in England and…

News, Webinars & Vlogs, Travel Vlogs, Travel 2 Jul, 2021

Vlog: The Spinal Injuries Series – Care Claims in Spinal Injuries

In the first episode of the Outer Temple Spinal Injuries Series, Jonathan Hand QC and Ian Denham provide a short video presentation on care claims in spinal injuries. Welcome to Outer Temple’s Spinal Injuries Series – a collection of short recorded discussions and presentations on various topics of interest related to spinal injury claims. Care is often the largest head of loss and can give rise to a wide range of issues. Jonathan and Ian discuss issues that they encounter frequently in their practice, which can often have a significant impact on the value of the claim. Jonathan considers the principles for the assessment of future care and how the outcome of these issues can often be uncertain. Jonathan considers…

News, Webinars & Vlogs, Spinal Injuries Series 25 May, 2021

Outer Temple Talks; Brexit. The impact of Brexit on jurisdiction on contract claims

In the first of this mini-series of ‘Outer Temple Talks; Brexit’ vlogs, Helen Pugh and Dan Clarke discuss the impact of Brexit on jurisdiction in contract claims. Brexit impacts many aspects of the legal system. Members of Outer Temple Chambers have produced a series of short vlogs discussing some of the key issues, from commercial considerations to changes in travel and international injury law.   In this episode, Helen and Dan look at the impact of Brexit from a commercial point of view. As far as civil and commercial jurisdiction is concerned, there was a ‘hard’ Brexit with the UK falling out of Brussels 1A regime. Helen and Dan look at the implications for claims in contract.  A discussion about jurisdiction This vlog covers: Provisions of Brussels…

Brexit, Commercial Vlogs, News, Webinars & Vlogs 30 Apr, 2021

James Counsell QC to speak at the APIL Child Abuse Special Interest Group Meeting

James Counsell QC will be speaking at the APIL Child Abuse Special Interest Group Meeting on Monday 26th April between 17:00pm – 18:00pm. The meeting will provide an introduction to the group and an APIL activity update from David McClenaghan (APIL’s Child Abuse special interest group co-ordinator) and Richard Sweetman (APIL’s Child Abuse special interest group secretary). James Counsell QC and Thomas Beale (Bolt Burdon Kemp) will discuss the recent judgment in The Trustees of the Barry Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses v BXB (EWCA 2021). The Court of Appeal handed down their decsion in March 2021 and held the Trustees of the Barry Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses liable for an act of rape committed by one of its elders, against an…

Events, Webinars & Vlogs 22 Apr, 2021

OTC Travel Talks: General Damages in France, Spain and the Netherlands Part Two

Ian Denham is joined by Ana Romero Porro, Thomas Ricard and Gerben Janson in the next instalment of our ‘OTC Travel Talks’ series to discuss the quantification of non-pecuniary, or general damages, in Spain, France and the Netherlands. Welcome to another episode in the OTC Travel Talks series. Our most recent discussion, hosted by Ian Denham, continues with Ana Romero Porro of Cremades & Calvo Sotelo (Spain), Thomas Ricard of JP Karsenty & Associés (France) and Gerben Janson of Leidse Letselschade Advocaten (the Netherlands). It was divided up into two sections; The general approach to compensation in Spain, France and the Netherlands. This can be viewed here. Temporary and permanent disability. Part 2: Compensation for temporary and permanent disability In part 2, Ana describes the distinction between temporary and permanent…

News, Webinars & Vlogs, Travel Vlogs, Travel, Travel 21 Apr, 2021

Watch the Webinar: OTC and The Pensions Regulator discuss the Pension Schemes Act 2021

Saul Margo of Outer Temple Chambers was delighted to host a talk on the Pension Schemes Act 2021 with David Fairs, Executive Director of Policy, Analysis and Advice at The Pensions Regulator. This live virtual talk, hosted by Saul Margo, saw David Fairs cover topics such as the new criminal offences contained in section 107 of the Act, including the concept of “reasonable excuse”, as well as the impact that the pandemic has had and will continue to have on the exercise of TPR’s enforcement powers. After a brief introduction to the Act from David, Saul posed a number of questions by guests in attendance. This Q&A session proved very popular and many questions were answered during the event, providing…

Pensions Webinars, News, Webinars & Vlogs, Pensions 14 Apr, 2021

Travel Talks: General Damages in France, Spain & the Netherlands Part 1

Ian Denham is joined by Ana Romero Porro, Thomas Ricard and Gerben Janson as part of the ‘OTC Travel Talks’ series to discuss the quantification of non-pecuniary or general damages in Spain, France and the Netherlands. The discussion is divided up into two sections, with Part 2 to be published soon. Part 1: The general approach to compensation In the first section, each of the speakers detail how their respective legal jurisdictions seek to implement the principle of restitutio in integrum. French law (1:00 –  4:00) adopts the Nomenclature Dintilhac which involves the concept of consolidation or stabilisation of injury. This plays an important role in determining the dividing line between ‘past’ and ‘future’ losses but also sets the clock ticking for limitation…

News, Webinars & Vlogs, Travel Vlogs, Travel, Travel 6 Apr, 2021

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