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Justina Stewart

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.…

Events 28 Nov, 2022

Outer Temple Chambers members to attend Dubai Arbitration Week

11 members of the Outer Temple International Team will attend Dubai Arbitration Week, (DAW 22) between 14th & 18th November 2022. Outer Temple’s; David Russell KC, Andrew Spink KC, Philip Punwar, Justina Stewart, David Holloway, Sean Yates, Peter Linstead, Stephen Doherty, Lucian ILIE, Anson Cheung, and Sam Carter will be joining delegates at this year’s Dubai Arbitration Week. Sean Yates will be speaking at a number of events throughout the week hosted by Accuracy, The Firm (Moaza Alkhadar Advocates), Trowers and Hamlins LLP and Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA). Outer Temple is also thrilled to be an event partner for the TL4FIRE Middle East 2022 conference between 13 and 15 November at the Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai. David Russell KC will be on a panel discussing the ‘The Nuances of Litigation in UAE…

Arbitration, Events, News 8 Nov, 2022

The Law Commission’s ‘Digital Assets: Consultation Paper’ – Key Themes

Justina Stewart and Joshua Cainer identify seven key themes to take away from the Law Commission’s recently published ‘Digital Assets: Consultation Paper’. The Law Commission’s ‘Digital Assets: Consultation Paper’ is a masterful discussion of many key issues relating to digital assets. It comprises over 500 pages of legal analysis along with 47 questions for which the Law Commission has opened a period of consultation ending on 4 November 2022. It is also ideally timed – whilst the Law Commission’s proposals are only provisional (pending consultation), interest in, and disputes concerning, digital assets show no signs of abating. As practitioners continue to see an ever-increasing fallout from the so-called “crypto winter”, alongside gathering momentum on crypto-related fraud, margin call and mis-selling claims, much of…

Legal Blog & Publications, Commercial 28 Sep, 2022

Outer Temple Chambers shortlisted in the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as an ‘Outstanding Set’ in Diversity & Inclusion, by the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022. Congratulations also to James Leonard, Naomi Ling, Matthew McDonagh, and Justina Stewart, who have been shortlisted for individual awards. Chambers & Partners announced the shortlist ahead of the Awards Ceremony on 17th November in London. Naomi Ling, Employment Naomi Ling has been shortlisted as ‘Employment Junior of the Year’ in recognition of her outstanding Employment practice last year. She is a highly sought-after employment barrister with over 20 years of experience in this area. Recent instructions of note include; Abdar v Morrisons, McCloud v Lord Chancellor, Turley v Port of Felixstowe James Leonard, Health…

News, Disciplinary & Regulatory, Employment 1 Sep, 2022

James Counsell QC and Justina Stewart to give advocacy training at the DIFC Academy of Law

Outer Temple’s James Counsell QC and Justina Stewart will be providing advocacy training as part of the DIFC Laws Certificate programme. This talk will take place on 25th-26th July 2022. The DIFC Academy are hosting a course named ‘Advanced Advocacy Skills’ which is part of the Certificate in Common Law, DIFC Laws & Courts Practice programme. The course will explore the application of traditional advocacy skills to activities routinely performed by lawyers. There will be three parts to this course, all being given by Outer Temple Chambers Barristers. The first of the three talks will be performed by James Counsell QC and Justina Stewart. They will be focusing on ‘Trial advocacy and witness handling and examination’ and their training will involve:…

Events, International 20 Jul, 2022

David Russell QC and Justina Stewart to speak at FIRE Middle East & TL4 Disputes: MENA Asset Recovery and Enforcement Challenges

David Russell QC and Justina Stewart are due to be speaking at FIRE Middle East & TL4 Disputes: MENA Asset Recovery and Enforcement Challenges this evening. Outer Temple’s David Russell QC and Justina Stewart will be speaking at FIRE Middle East & TL4 Disputes: MENA Asset Recovery and Enforcement Challenges which is being hosted by Keidan Harrison. The event will take place this evening from 6pm-9pm at Ashworth Centre, Lincoln’s Inn. The event is free to attend, click here to register now. Find out more: David Russell QC commenced legal practice in 1974. He is admitted to practise in Australia, England and Wales (Lincoln’s Inn), the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre, New York (as a Legal Consultant), New Zealand…

Events, International 9 Jun, 2022

Breakthrough in access to justice for victims of crypto fraud

Asset Reality, Grant Thornton UK LLP, Outer Temple Chambers, Rahman Ravelli and Sandton Capital collaborate to help victims of crypto-related fraud overcome access to justice hurdles. While crypto-related fraud reached an all-time high in 2021, with illicit addresses receiving US$14bn over the course of the year*, up 79% on the previous year, matters brought before courts remain comparatively low, in large part due to a lack of funding options for otherwise meritorious lower-value claims. Under the new collaboration, Asset Reality, Grant Thornton UK LLP, Outer Temple Chambers, Rahman Ravelli have established a triage system for the initial assessment of claims, with investigatory and corporate intelligence expertise then deployed to contextualise claims for legal assessment. Meritorious claims will be assessed and…

Commercial, News, Financial Services 27 Apr, 2022

Members excel in Legal 500 EMEA 2022 Commercial Law rankings

Legal 500 have just announced their EMEA results and we are proud to announce that Outer Temple and a number of our members have been ranked for commercial expertise in the Middle East. These rankings reflect competency in providing expert advisory and advocacy services and facilities for contract and commercial, financial, regulatory, taxation and trusts, employment and arbitration work in the UAE and across the Middle East. Outer Temple Chambers is the first and only set of barristers’ chambers to have a registered office within the Dubai International Financial Centre (Part 1). Tier 2 Set Outer Temple Chambers has been ranked as Tier 2 set in the Middle East: The English Bar: Commercial guide. Testimonials provided to Legal 500 included:…

Commercial, News, International 13 Apr, 2022

OTC Members give advocacy training at the DIFC Academy of Law

Members of Outer Temple will be providing advocacy training at the DIFC Academy for pupils completing the Common Law Advanced Advocacy Skills. The DIFC Academy of Law have launched this course for Emirati Advocates and other civil law trained lawyers, in-house counsel, and legal professionals seeking to diversify their skills and enhance their professional development. This will be the third edition of Advanced Advocacy Skills as part of the Certificate in Common Law, DIFC Laws & Courts Practice programme that Outer Temple has contributed to. From September to November 2021, members will be providing advanced advocacy classes. James Counsell QC and Justina Stewart will be teaching trial advocacy and witness handling and examination. John McKendrick QC and Chloë Bell will be teaching written submissions, oral…

News 17 Sep, 2021

Helen Pugh and Justina Stewart present ‘Distribution & Dividends’ to MBL Seminars

Helen Pugh and Justina Stewart were pleased to speak to a range of solicitors, insolvency practitioners and accountants about shareholders’ and directors’ liability in relation to unlawful distributions during an MBL Learn Live webinar recently. MBL Learn Live offer live broadcast sessions in the same way as face to face seminars with the ability to engage with the speaker and other delegates through interactive features including polls, chat-box and breakout exercises. Sessions are also recorded for delegates to revisit. Distributions & Dividends Given the widely reported misuse of Covid loan schemes and the economic climate, investigation of and proceedings relating to the distribution of company assets is likely to increase. Therefore, the talk was particularly timely. Helen and Justina provided a toolkit for…

Events, News 6 Jul, 2021

Justina Stewart helps launch Tresartis

Justina Stewart has been working closely with Sandton Capital Partners on the launch of Tresartis, a litigation funder focused on the insolvency market. Private equity and special situations institutional investor, Sandton Capital Partners, has announced the launch of Tresartis, a new litigation funding platform focused on the insolvency market which forms part of Sandton’s “IP Unlock” offering. The platform consists of a team of specialist solicitors and legal counsel to deliver a simple, transparent and commercial option into the market, which includes Outer Temple member Justina Stewart. Justina is acting as external counsel to Tresartis, contributing her deep, practical and commercial knowledge of insolvency litigation and litigation funding. What is Tresartis? London-based Tresartis will purchase claims or provide funding for…

News, Financial Services 25 May, 2021

LIBOR transition: ISDA Protocol first mover disadvantage and other international perspectives

Justina Stewart and Chloë Bell, together with Hanif Virji of Vivadum, have written a feature article in the Journal of International Banking & Financial Law. The article considers the key international developments relating to LIBOR transition. The authors conclude that parties should exercise significant caution before signing up to the ISDA 2020 IBOR Fallbacks Protocol. You can read the article here. About the author Justina Stewart is a commercial chancery barrister. She is ranked as a leading junior in banking and finance, commercial dispute litigation and insolvency, and is appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. Chloë Bell is a commercial and public law barrister. She was formerly a judicial assistant to Lord Mance at…

News, International 9 Feb, 2021

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