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Outer Temple Chambers’ International Team to speak at The English Law Forum in Tbilisi

Outer Temple Chambers’ International Team to speak at The English Law Forum in Tbilisi

John McKendrick KC, Oliver Powell, Alex Haines and Henry Reid will be speaking at The English Law Forum at the Georgian Bar Association, Tbilisi on Thursday, 18th April 2024. The English Law Forum conference will focus on the promotion and enhancement of English legal services, with a particular emphasis on International Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, Sanctions and the Rule of Law. The conference will kick off at 10:00am to 17:30pm followed by a drinks reception and networking. Outer Temple’s team of experts will be speaking on 7 different topics: International Arbitration/ Institutions (11:05am – 11:40am) John McKendrick KC and Alex Haines of Outer Temple Chambers will be speaking alongside Barry Coulter and Ruslan Ughrelidze discussing institutions; LCIA and London background stats; Why London?; absence…

News 16 Apr, 2024

Outer Temple Chambers' International Team to speak at the English Law Day in Istanbul

Outer Temple Chambers’ International Team to speak at the English Law Day in Istanbul

John McKendrick KC, Oliver Powell, Alex Haines and Joshua Ray will be speaking at the English Law Day at Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul on Wednesday, 17th April 2024. The English Law Day is run in collaboration with the Bar Council of England & Wales, the concept of which was established over 10 years ago and was first run in the CIS jointly with the Law Society of England & Wales. The one day forum will focus on topics such as Arbitration in Türkiye and the wider Eurasian region – local perspectives; Resolving disputes through the eyes of a company; Dispute resolution, enforcement and finances, unlocking value in claims, judgments and awards / damages masterclass; Impact of sanctions on trade,…

News 15 Apr, 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…

Events

Launch of Outer Temple's ADR Service

Launch of Outer Temple’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Service

Outer Temple Chambers is pleased to share our new specialist ADR wing, a separate service provided and managed, independent of our counsel work. Members of Outer Temple Chamber’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Team include Adjudicators, Arbitrators, Mediators, Expert Witness and Determiners, Early Neutral Evaluation, and Conciliation experts, all with a mixed common and civil law background. Our neutrals accept appointments across a wide range of practice areas including commercial, construction, energy and natural resources, shipping, international trade, and personal injury with experience across Europe, Middle East, US, and Asia-Pacific. For further information please contact 0207 353 6381 or email adr@outertemple.com Visit our newly launched ADR wing here.

News 10 Nov, 2023

Outer Temple's John McKendrick KC and Josh Hitchens have been instructed in a judicial review of the Lord Chancellor's refusal to hold a public inquiry into abuse at Medomsley Detention Centre ("MDC").

John McKendrick KC & Josh Hitchens instructed in judicial review into abuse at Medomsley Detention Centre

Outer Temple’s John McKendrick KC and Josh Hitchens have been instructed in a judicial review of the Lord Chancellor’s refusal to hold a public inquiry into abuse at Medomsley Detention Centre (“MDC”). A new investigation has been launched into the abuse at Medomsley Detention Centre after thousands of inmates have reported being attacked at the County Durham facility between 1961 and 1987. John McKendrick KC and Josh Hitchens, instructed by David Greenwood of Switalskis solicitors, were instructed in a judicial review of the Lord Chancellor’s refusal to hold a public inquiry into abuse at Medomsley Detention Centre (“MDC”). MDC was a detention centre for young offenders operating between the 1960s and 1980s.  It is estimated that nearly 2,000 young people…

News 9 Nov, 2023

Join Outer Temple's Sanctions experts alongside other speakers for our Annual Sanctions Forum on Wednesday, 6th December 2023 at the Reform Club.

Event: Annual Sanctions Forum 2023, 6th December

Join Outer Temple’s Sanctions experts alongside other speakers for our Annual Sanctions Forum on Wednesday, 6th December 2023 at the Reform Club. You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers’ Sanctions Team, alongside other experts for our Annual Sanctions Forum 2023. Topics will include: The judicial sanctions landscape in 2023. Update from Counsel in latest s.38 SAMLA case involving single British nationality DP and freedom of speech. Reflections on the impact and implications of changes to the Russia Regulations 2019 in 2023. Sanctions, investments and divestments: latest trends related to Russia and China. Offshore assets: sanctions evasion and enforcement. Book your place This event will be held in-person at The Reform Club, 104 Pall Mall, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5EW.…

Events 20 Oct, 2023

Outer Temple barristers to give advocacy training at the DIFC Academy of Law

Outer Temple barristers to give advocacy training at the DIFC Academy of Law

Outer Temple members John McKendrick KC and Nicholas Hill will be providing advanced advocacy skills training at the second part of the DIFC Laws Certificate programme. This training will take place on 9th to 10th October 2023. The DIFC Academy are hosting a course named ‘Advanced Advocacy Skills‘ which is part of the DIFC Laws Certificate programme. This comprehensive training explores the application of traditional advocacy skills to activities routinely performed by lawyers. There will be series of both unassessed and assessed advocacy exercises. These exercises take the form of mock hearings covering submissions (written and oral), witness handling and general advocacy tips. They serve as useful refreshers for courtroom skills. This will be the second out of the three parts to the course, all…

News 25 Sep, 2023

At the front of the pack: Outer Temple's Sanctions Team instructed in the most high-profile and cutting-edge cases in the UK’s new sanctions framework

At the front of the pack: Outer Temple’s Sanctions Team instructed in leading cases in the UK’s new sanctions framework

Outer Temple Chambers’ Sanctions Team is instructed in the most high-profile and cutting-edge cases in the UK’s new sanctions framework. The Sanctions Team has unrivalled expertise in challenges to UK sanctions designations and High Court applications relating to, and arising from, the UK’s sanctions framework. This experience – twinned with instructions to act for and advise the UK Government and with ongoing high-profile sanctions advisory services – has put the team at the forefront of sanctions law and practice in the UK and its overseas territories. Comprised of seven specialist barristers; John McKendrick KC, Oliver Powell, Alex Haines, Sophie O’Sullivan, Josh Hitchens, Jeremy Scott-Joynt and Henry Reid, supported by members of the wider Business Crime and Regulation and Commercial teams…

News 20 Jun, 2023

To find out more, contact Paul Barton on +44 (0)207 427 4907 for a confidential discussion.

John McKendrick KC and Alex Cisneros to speak at the White Paper Conference Court of Protection: Shaping New Law into Solution-Focused Answers for Your Clients

We look forward to Outer Temple’s John McKendrick KC and Alex Cisneros speaking at the White Paper Conference on Court of Protection: Shaping New Law into Solution-Focused Answers for Your Clients in London on Wednesday 14th June. John McKendrick KC’s talk on Capacity, answering ‘Where is the tipping point over borderline and fluctuating capacity, including distorted memories, false beliefs and personality change?’ will begin at 12:10. Followed by, Alex Cisneros’ talk on Property, answering ‘How far can you push the Court when evidencing a decision to sell a property when moving a person permanently into residential care?’ Further details on the conference can be found here. Find out more John McKendrick KC practises in all areas of public and commercial law and…

News 13 Jun, 2023

James Counsell KC to attend the DIFC Laws Certificate Programme Awarding Ceremony

Head of Chambers, James Counsell KC will be attending (remotely) the DIFC Laws Certificate Programme Awarding Ceremony on behalf of Outer Temple Chambers on Tuesday 13th December 2022. The DIFC Laws Certificate Programme is a course organised by the DIFC Academy. Over the course of a 7-month programme, it aims to provide education and training in common law and DIFC laws and courts procedures to civil law lawyers, DIFC Courts practitioners, Emirati advocates, In-house counsel and other professionals whose work involves exposure to common law systems and jurisdictions. There are three parts to the Advanced Advocacy course given by Outer Temple Chambers barristers, each part over two days. The first part of the course was led by James Counsell KC and Justina Stewart.…

News 28 Nov, 2022

On 11th November 2022 the Court of Appeal gave judgment in Hinduja v Hinduja. John McKendrick KC acted on behalf of the first and second respondent.

John McKendrick KC appears in the Court of Appeal

On 11th November 2022 the Court of Appeal gave judgment in Hinduja v Hinduja. John McKendrick KC acted on behalf of the first and second respondent. On 11 November 2022 the Court of Appeal gave judgment in Hinduja v Hinduja  [2022] EWCA Civ 1492 and permitted press reporting of proceedings which began in June 2020.  The proceedings relate to the property and welfare of Srichand Hinduja, the eldest of the four Hinduja brothers. Court of Protection In two judgments delivered in August 2022, (Hinduja v Hinduja [2022] EWCOP 36 and Hinduja v Hinduja [2022] EWCOP 37), Mr Justice Hayden lifted nearly all reporting restrictions in the case. His Lordship’s order was appealed to the Court of Appeal by Srichand’s brother Gopichand Hinduja. The Court of Appeal The Court of…

News 15 Nov, 2022

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