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OTC Travel Talks: Expert Evidence in Cross-Border Claims Part 2

Watch Ian Denham and Cheryl Palmer-Hughes in the fourth episode of a new series of travel law discussions hosted by Outer Temple’s Travel Law team; ‘OTC Travel Talks’.  This episode focuses on the practical aspects of instructing an expert. Outer Temple’s Ian Denham spoke to Cheryl Palmer-Hughes, who is a Partner in Irwin Mitchell’s International Serious Injury department in Manchester and the Chair of the PEOPIL Young Lawyers Group. In this episode, Cheryl and Ian discuss how expert evidence fits into case management and cost budgeting. In Part 1, Cheryl and Ian discussed the factors that you should take in to account when selecting the best expert for your case, including: Part 1 can be watched here. Watch OTC Travel Talks; Expert Evidence…

Webinars & Vlogs, Travel Vlogs, Travel, Travel 3 Aug, 2020

Watch the Webinar: Indexation and the courts’ recent wrestles with RPI

Outer Temple Chambers collaborated with Richard Gibson of Barnett Waddingham LLP to look at the current and future actuarial and legal landscape of inflation. Watch the recorded webinar here. What is the outlook for inflation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdown and the various government support schemes for businesses? Will there be renewed pressure on schemes to explore options to switch out of RPI-based escalation? A run of cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court since 2012 have confirmed that in principle scheme powers may be available to switch from RPI to CPI, following the lead taken by the State schemes (and the statutory minima for revaluation and LPI increases) in 2010. But these…

Legal Blog & Publications, Pensions Webinars, Webinars & Vlogs, Pensions 28 Jul, 2020

Webcast: EY & OTC join forces to discuss compliance and investigations after Covid-19

EY and Outer Temple Chambers have collaborated on a two-part discussion on the practical legal and risk considerations when navigating your compliance and investigations framework. Watch the recordings here. Failure to organise your compliance framework and react to internal issues can be disastrous for organisations, resulting in fines, sanctions and reputational damage. During the heat of the COVID-19 crisis, while most organisations adapted at pace and carried on through the pandemic, aspects of their usual compliance processes did go into a level of hibernation. Now is the time to look back at what happened, put right any ‘wrongs’ and use lessons learnt to strengthen your organisations’ business conduct and ethics framework. Where there may have been ‘wrongs’, the decision of…

Business Crime Webinars, Business Crime, Legal Blog & Publications, Webinars & Vlogs 27 Jul, 2020

OTC Travel Talks: Expert Evidence in Cross-Border Claims

Watch Ian Denham and Cheryl Palmer-Hughes in the third of a new series of travel law discussions hosted by Outer Temple’s Travel Law team; ‘OTC Travel Talks’.  This episode focuses on how to select an expert in cross-border personal injury claims. Outer Temple’s Ian Denham spoke to Cheryl Palmer-Hughes, who is a Partner in Irwin Mitchell’s International Serious Injury department in Manchester and the Chair of the PEOPIL Young Lawyers Group. In this episode, Cheryl and Ian discuss the practical issues that may arise in cases involving selecting an expert to give evidence and how to ensure you find the most appropriate expert. Finding an expert Cheryl and Ian share: The best approach to finding an appropriate expert How to find an expert when your case is…

Webinars & Vlogs, Travel Vlogs, Travel, Travel 20 Jul, 2020

Watch the Webinar: Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts, in collaboration with Oxford University Deep Tech Dispute Resolution Lab

Outer Temple Chambers collaborated with the Oxford University Deep Tech Dispute Resolution Lab to present a webinar on Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts on Wednesday 8th July. Speakers Chair: Dr Mimi Zou (Fellow of St Hugh’s College, Oxford University, Oxford Deep Tech Lab) John McKendrick QC (Outer Temple Chambers) Chloë Bell (Outer Temple Chambers) Jeremy Scott-Joynt (Outer Temple Chambers) Hin Liu (Legal Advisor Fusang, DPhil Candidate Oxford University Law Faculty, Oxford Deep Tech Lab) Topics included The fundamental legal foundations for cryptoassets and smart contracts in modern legal systems. What aspects of the technology surrounding cryptoassets, smart contracts and blockchain regulators need to understand in order to regulate these areas effectively. The potential for business crime involving crypto and smart contracts.…

Commercial Vlogs, Webinars & Vlogs 17 Jul, 2020

Private Client Webinar: Will Making, LPAs, Remote Hearings and Mediation During Lockdown

Members of Outer Temple’s Private Client Team explore how remote working has affected the area of law and the way in which they practice. David Grant, Patrick Tomison, Claire van Overdijk, Alex Cisneros, Elaine Palser and Elizabeth Grace present in this Private Client Webinar. David Grant and Patrick Tomison discuss Will Formalities. They discuss: Why the question of formalities is relevant now. What the requirements of the Wills Act 1837 are, specifically s9 The Law Commission Report, Making a Will (Consultation Paper 231, 13/07/2017) in particular, Chapter 1 The effect of the English Authorities How one approaches the correction of statute – “always speaking” Judicial attitudes Practically, what can we do to mitigate the risk of formal invalidity Thoughts to the…

Private Client Webinars, Webinars & Vlogs 9 Jul, 2020

OTC Travel Talks: Vlog on Limitation in Spain, France & the Netherlands – Part 2

Watch Ian Denham, Ana Romero Porro, Gerben Janson and Thomas Ricard in the second of a new series of travel law discussions hosted by Outer Temple’s Travel Law team; ‘OTC Travel Talks’.  This episode continues to discuss limitation of personal injury claims in Spain, France, and the Netherlands (Part 2). Outer Temple’s Ian Denham spoke to three foreign personal injury specialists about limitation rules in their respective jurisdictions: Ana Romero Porro of Cremades & Calvo Sotelo (Spain); Gerben Janson of Leidse Letselschade Advocaten (the Netherlands); and Thomas Ricard of JP Karsenty & Associés (France). All of Ian’s guests have experience of giving Part 35 expert evidence in the English Courts. In Part 1, which you can watch here, Ana, Gerben, and Thomas answered these questions about limitation in their jurisdictions:…

Webinars & Vlogs, Travel Vlogs, Travel, Travel 29 Jun, 2020

Consequences of LIBOR transition for the Middle Eastern banking market: Webinar with Al Tamimi & Company

Justina Stewart was delighted to speak today to over 170 attendees on the consequences of LIBOR transition for the Middle Eastern banking market. The talk focused on the significant challenges to both Middle Eastern banks and regulators brought about by LIBOR transition, and some of the steps that can be taken to mitigate associated risks.  Many thanks to Al Tamimi & Company, and particularly Justina’s co-speakers, Mark Brown and Matthew Heaton, for hosting such an interesting talk. Justina Stewart is ranked as a Leading Junior in Banking & Finance and Insolvency, and is appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. A former economist and investment banker, she is described in directories as “incredibly impressive and a…

Banking, News, Webinars & Vlogs 18 Jun, 2020

OTC Travel Talks: A Vlog on Limitation in Spain, France & the Netherlands

Watch Ian Denham, Ana Romero Porro, Gerben Janson and Thomas Ricard in the first of a new series of travel law discussions; ‘OTC Travel Talks’.  This episode on cross border law covers limitation of personal injury claims in Spain, France, and the Netherlands (Part 1). Outer Temple’s Ian Denham spoke to three foreign personal injury specialists about limitation rules in their respective jurisdictions: Ana Romero Porro of Cremades & Calvo Sotelo (Spain); Gerben Janson of Leidse Letselschade Advocaten (the Netherlands); and Thomas Ricard of JP Karsenty & Associés (France). All of Ian’s guests have experience of giving Part 35 expert evidence in the English Courts. Ana, Gerben, and Thomas answered these questions about limitation in their jurisdictions: What starts the limitation clock…

Webinars & Vlogs, Travel Vlogs, Travel, Travel 15 Jun, 2020

Ask a Silk: A short Q&A on enforcement of foreign judgments

Watch Saaman Pourghadiri question Andrew Spink QC on the topic of enforcing foreign judgments and the case of GFH Capital Ltd v Haigh. Welcome to the first in the series of of ‘Ask a Silk’. These videos are short and digestible vlogs, normally in the form of a Q&A between a silk and junior in chambers about a recent case, piece of legislation or other topical areas of commercial law. Enforcement of Foreign Judgments This vlog features one of our finest silks, Andrew Spink QC, and junior, Saaman Pourghadiri. They discuss the first judgment of an English court enforcing a judgment of the Dubai International Financial Centre: GFH Capital Ltd v Haigh [2020] EWHC 1269 (Comm). Watch the vlog here  …

Commercial Vlogs, Commercial, News, Webinars & Vlogs 12 Jun, 2020

Employment Webinar: Watch Lydia Seymour Discuss Pension Claims in the Employment Tribunal

Lydia Seymour presents an Employment Law Webinar on Pension claims in the Employment Tribunal. As part of the 28 barristers – 14 day Employment Law Series, Lydia Seymour presents a Q&A Webinar on Pension claims in the Employment Tribunal. Lydia recently presented this webinar in a series of employment law seminars put together by Outer Temple’s Daniel Barnett. In this webinar Lydia Seymour looks at pensions cases in the Employment Tribunal focussing particularly on auto-enrolment and discrimination.  She discusses the new employment rights which have been introduced along with the auto-enrolment regime, and how these rights may become more frequently litigated as a result of the pensions implications of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.  The second part of the webinar…

Employment Webinars, Webinars & Vlogs 5 Jun, 2020

Webinar: Watch the full recording of ‘An Update on Abuse Claims’

Outer Temple’s recent lunch-time briefing update on abuse claims is now available online, presented by  James Counsell QC, Patrick Sadd and Paul Livingston. James Counsell QC, Patrick Sadd and Paul Livingston recently hosted a lunch-time briefing update and practice points review on the subject of abuse claims. Topics included: Reviewing two High Court decisions: DSN v Blackpool Football Club and BXB v Watchtower Costs: the impact of the Defendants’ approach before and during trial Limitation climate: is it possible to forecast? Consequence for vicarious liability following Supreme Court decisions in Barclays and Morrisons Watch the full webinar here: The Speakers James specialises in acting for claimants in historical and more recent sex abuse claims against religious organisations, schools, the scouts…

News, Webinars & Vlogs, Personal Injury 4 Jun, 2020

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