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Helen Pugh to speak at Thought Leaders 4 FIRE Event: The Crypto in Disputes Forum - 3rd Annual

Helen Pugh to speak at Thought Leaders 4 Event: The Crypto in Disputes Forum – 3rd Annual

Outer Temple’s Helen Pugh will be speaking at the Thought Leaders 4 Event: The Crypto in Disputes Forum – 3rd Annual on Tuesday, 25th June 2024 at One Whitehall Place, London. Crypto’s continued rapid, complex evolution impacting many fields of Law requires ongoing discussion and analysis. The ‘Crypto in Disputes Forum’ squares up to and tackles the hard legal questions involved in managing and litigating digital assets. The Forum will begin at 9:00am to 5:00pm with a total of nine sessions, followed by a drinks reception. Helen Pugh of Outer Temple Chambers will be speaking alongside Henry Farris of Withers and Jonas Habert of Enyo Law from 11:10am to 12:00pm on the topic of ‘Evaluating Litigation Costs in Cryptocurrency Disputes…

News 24 Jun, 2024

Outer Temple's Helen Pugh, James Leonard KC and Charlotte Elves were instructed in Commercial Bank of Dubai SC & Ors v Al Sari. The Court of Appeal handed down judgment which clarifies the law on alternative service in contempt proceedings.

Court of Appeal provides important clarification in contempt proceedings; Commercial Bank of Dubai SC & Ors v Al Sari

Outer Temple’s Helen Pugh, James Leonard KC and Charlotte Elves were instructed in Commercial Bank of Dubai SC & Ors v Al Sari. The Court of Appeal handed down judgment which clarifies the law on alternative service in contempt proceedings. The Court of Appeal have clarified the law on alternative service in contempt proceedings in an important judgment handed down in Commercial Bank of Dubai SC & Ors v Al Sari [2024] EWCA Civ 643. The Court of Appeal accepted the submission of the 1st Appellant (represented on appeal by Helen Pugh of Outer Temple Chambers) and 2nd Appellant (represented on appeal by James Leonard KC and Charlotte Elves) that an order permitting alternative service in a previous phase of…

News 13 Jun, 2024

CA judgment handed down in complex Contempt of Court case, İşbilen v Turk

CA judgment handed down in complex Contempt of Court case, İşbilen v Turk

On 22 May 2024, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in İşbilen v Turk [2024] EWCA Civ 568 in which James Counsell KC and Helen Pugh were instructed. James Counsell KC and Helen Pugh acted successfully for their client, Selman Turk in his appeal against the immediate custodial sentence for Contempt of Court imposed by the High Court. In this long-running, complex civil fraud case, the defendant was found in contempt of court for breaching disclosure obligations ancillary to a proprietary injunction aimed at recovering funds allegedly misappropriated from the claimant. In a judgment dated 6 March 2024, the defendant was sentenced to 12 months’ immediate imprisonment. Following a successful application for bail made, unusually, to the Court of…

News 24 May, 2024

The Four Faces of Fraud Disputes - 12th March 2024

The Four Faces of Fraud Disputes – 12th March 2024

Four specialist panels, consisting of Outer Temple’s fraud team and an esteemed line up of external expert speakers discussed various topics concerning fraud at a breakfast seminar hosted at the Reform Club on Tuesday, 12th March 2024. Outer Temple Chambers’ fraud team specialists John McKendrick KC, Oliver Powell, Alex Haines, Nicholas Hill, Helen Pugh, Justina Stewart, Sophie O’Sullivan and Lucian Ilie alongside Natalie Todd of Cooke Young & Keidan, Romilly Holland of McDermott Will & Emery, Dan Wyatt of RPC, Nathan Capone of Fieldfisher and Neill Blundell of White & Case spoke at the breakfast seminar discussing all things fraud. The event kicked off with an opening speech from John McKendrick KC. Across four specialist panels, the speakers discussed various…

Events 15 Mar, 2024

Event: The Four Faces of Fraud Disputes, 12th March 2024

Event: The Four Faces of Fraud Disputes, 12th March 2024

Event Date: 12 Mar, 2024

Join Outer Temple Chambers’ fraud team alongside other expert guests on Tuesday 12th March 2024 for our Fraud breakfast seminar hosted at The Reform Club. You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers’ fraud team and expert guests from Cooke, Young & Keidan, Fieldfisher, Macfarlanes, McDermott Will & Emery and RPC for our event ‘The Four Faces of Fraud Disputes’. Across four specialist panels, our speakers will be discussing: The expanding landscape of corporate liability in criminal fraud offences: key implications and insights; Strategic thinking in civil fraud litigation in 2024; International perspectives: from fraud in the context of International Financial Institutions (e.g., the World Bank) to tales from the Middle East; and Key issues when faced with fraud allegations…

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Outer Temple's, Helen Pugh, will be speaking at the Female Fraud Forum and Tech Disputes Network event on the topic of "Tech Frauds and the Masterminds behind them – just outliers, or outright liars?". The event is taking place on Thursday 18th January.

Helen Pugh to speak at FFF x TDN event on Tech Frauds and the Masterminds behind them

Outer Temple’s, Helen Pugh, will be speaking at the Female Fraud Forum and Tech Disputes Network event on the topic of ‘Tech Frauds and the Masterminds behind them – just outliers, or outright liars?’. The event is taking place on Thursday 18th January. Helen will join the panel discussion speaking alongside fellow experts; Molly Sandquest (FRP Advisory), Sam Roberts (Cooke Young & Keidan) and Jennifer Schubert (MoloLamken LLP). The event, taking place at the Reform Club will be followed by networking drinks. The full details can be found below. Join the panel speakers for a fast-paced, eclectic discussion of some of the infamous tech-related frauds in history. From Frank Abagnale to Theranos to FTX, they will be exploring the difficult…

News 18 Dec, 2023

We are delighted to announce that our Technology, Data and Crypto team have been awarded Set of the Year at the Legal 500 Bar Awards 2023.

Outer Temple Chambers awarded Technology, Data and Crypto Set of the Year at Legal 500 Awards

We are delighted to announce that our Technology, Data and Crypto team have been awarded Set of the Year at the Legal 500 Bar Awards 2023. The Legal 500 Bar Awards took place on Tuesday 3rd October 2023 at London Hilton, Park Lane. Andrew Spink KC, Justina Stewart and Sam Carter attended the awards evening and proudly accepted the award for Technology, Data and Crypto Set of the Year. The awards are determined on The Legal 500’s market-leading independent research, conducted by over 20 in-house and freelance researchers with in-depth knowledge of their practice areas for the annual directory. Winners are selected by a judging team spearheaded by Bar editor Will Tolcher, deputy Bar editor Charlotte Meredith, and publishing director…

News 4 Oct, 2023

Helen Pugh to speak at the Gibraltar Digital and Crypto Funds Conference on 'Litigation of crypto disputes: Exploring future prevalence and form of dispute resolution'.

Helen Pugh to speak at the Gibraltar Digital and Crypto Funds Conference on Thursday, 14th September in Gibraltar.

We are delighted to announce that Helen Pugh of Outer Temple Chambers will be speaking at Informa’s Gibraltar Digital & Crypto Funds Conference this Thursday. Helen Pugh of Outer Temple Chambers will be joining Elliott Phillips, Partner, and Kate Gee, Counsel, both of Signature Litigation, to discuss ‘Litigation of crypto disputes: Exploring future prevalence and form of dispute resolution’. The conference will focus on the landscape for regulation and dispute resolution of digital and crypto funds within Gibraltar and Europe. Speakers and attendees include leading digital asset managers, digital asset investment platforms, blockchain providers, regulators and legal specialists. The talk with Helen, Elliott and Kate will focus on: The expected prevalence of disputes and litigation following high profile corporate collapses;…

Events 11 Sep, 2023

The Court of Appeal has published its judgment in (1) Lawrence Ewan McGaughey (2) Neil Martin Davies (Claimants/Appellants) -v- Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd (First Defendant/First Respondent), the landmark company multiple derivative case which raised the question of directors’ duties in relation to divestment in fossil fuels for the first time.

Milestone Court of Appeal judgment published in McGaughey & Davies v USSL

The Court of Appeal has published its judgment in (1) Lawrence Ewan McGaughey (2) Neil Martin Davies (Claimants/Appellants) -v- Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd (First Defendant/First Respondent), the landmark company multiple derivative case which raised the question of directors’ duties in relation to divestment in fossil fuels for the first time. In a significant judgment (found here) handed down on Friday 21 July 2023 Asplin LJ, with whom the Rt Hon. Sir Julian Flaux, Chancellor of the High Court, and Snowden LJ agreed, dismissed the appeal on all grounds. Two members of a pension scheme had sought permission to bring a claim against the current and former directors of one of the UK’s largest pension schemes by assets in the form…

News 25 Jul, 2023

The rise of digital assets and the FinTech team keeping it in check

The rise of digital assets and the FinTech team keeping it in check

With digital assets and technology constantly evolving, Outer Temple Chambers’ Fintech team take a look at their progress over the last year and the reasons they have been nominated by Legal 500 Bar Awards for best Team, best Silk and best Junior in this area. Worldwide appetite for digital assets and cryptocurrencies has exploded in recent years, with new cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based platforms continuing to develop at lightning speed. However, with new developments come new threats and the law is continuously evolving in response. Outer Temple Chambers has been at the forefront of these legal developments, in both an advisory capacity and in handling precedent setting disputes. The Fintech team takes a look at the past 12 months and the…

Legal Blogs 17 Jul, 2023

Andrew Short KC, David E Grant KC, Philip Stear and Helen Pugh in Court of Appeal for (1) Dr Ewan McGaughey (2) Dr Neil Davies -v- Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd

Andrew Short KC, David E Grant KC, Philip Stear and Helen Pugh in pensions and company Court of Appeal case; McGaughey & Anor -v- USS Ltd

Andrew Short KC, David E Grant KC, Philip Stear and Helen Pugh were in Court of Appeal this week for the long running pensions and company law dispute (1) Dr Ewan McGaughey (2) Dr Neil Davies -v- Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd. David E Grant and Philip Stear acted on behalf of the Appellants, instructed by Leigh Day, in the Court of Appeal in (1) Dr Ewan McGaughey (2) Dr Neil Davies -v- Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd. Andrew Short KC and Helen Pugh acted on behalf of the Respondent, instructed by CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP. The claim brought by members of a pension scheme is as a common law derivative action. This ground-breaking case has raised novel issues with…

News 15 Jun, 2023

Publication of Millington and Sutherland Williams on The Proceeds Of Crime (sixth edition)

Publication of Millington and Sutherland Williams on The Proceeds Of Crime (sixth edition)

We are delighted to announce that the sixth edition of Millington and Sutherland Williams on The Proceeds Of Crime has been published by Oxford University Press. The editorial team included Oliver Powell, and a contribution from Helen Pugh, both of Outer Temple Chambers. The proceeds of crime field continues to be one of the fastest moving areas of the legal system in England & Wales. Millington and Sutherland Williams on the Proceeds of Crime offers an extensive and authorities examination of asset forfeiture and civil recovery. Chapters new to this edition: Examine the new Anti-Money Laundering Directives that have entered into force in 2020 and provides for certain amendments to the risk-based approach towards money laundering by considering the measures that…

External Publications 8 Jun, 2023

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