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Katarina Sydow


Outer Temple sponsors the AvMA Medico-Legal Issues in Surgery Conference

Outer Temple is proud to sponsor the Action against Medical Accidents Medico-Legal Issues in Surgery Conference, where James Counsell QC will be chairing and Jonathan Hand QC & Katarina Sydow will present. The event has been designed for solicitors and barristers to illustrate the key medico-legal issues in surgery, and is an excellent opportunity to learn from leading surgeons and develop your understanding to assist you in cases. An event not to be missed and essential for your clinical negligence caseload. James Counsell QC will be chairing the conference on both days and Jonathan Hand QC and Katarina Sydow will be presenting a lecture on Informed Consent and Causation. Registration You can view the programme and register for the conference here.…

News 15 Sep, 2020

Watch the Webinar; Litigation Friends – Where are we now?

Speakers from Outer Temple Chambers were delighted to be joined by The Rt Hon Sir Ernest Ryder and Sarah Castle for a webinar looking at the current and future role of litigation friends. Watch the full webinar here. The role of a litigation friend for those who lack capacity is changing rapidly and at Outer Temple Chambers, members have experience ranging from the parole board to private client cases, far beyond the traditional scope of clinical negligence, personal injury, professional negligence and Court of Protection work. To explain these developments and what it may mean for the future, our panel of experts was led by The Rt Hon. Sir Ernest Ryder who, as Senior President, has made a major contribution…

Webinars & Recordings 3 Aug, 2020

Webinar Invite – Litigation Friends: Where are we now?

Outer Temple invites you to a webinar on Litigation Friends, with Gerard McDermott QC, Will Young and Katarina Sydow.  Members of Outer Temple Chambers will provide an update on Litigation Friends on Wednesday 29th July at 12pm. The panel will be chaired by John McKendrick QC. Key Note Speaker: Rt. Hon. Sir Ernest Ryder Guest Speaker: The Official Solicitor, Sarah Castle Webinar Details Date: Wednesday 29th July 2020 Time: 4:30pm via Zoom To book a place at this webinar please register here. Click here to book your place now

Events 7 Jul, 2020

Equality & Human Rights Commission panel appointments

Chambers is pleased to announce the appointments of Claire van Overdijk, Sarah Crowther QC, Alex Line and Katarina Sydow on their recent appointments to the Equality & Human Rights Commission panel of counsel. Claire is appointed to the A panel and Sarah and Alex are appointed to B panel with Katarina appointed to C panel. They all look forward to working with the Commission and assisting in representation and advisory cases. The appointments run from 1st April 2019 for a term of four years.

News 16 May, 2019

Katarina Sydow appointed to C Panel

We are pleased to announce that Katarina Sydow has been appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Counsel to the Crown. The appointment will start on 28 February 2017 for a period of five years. Katarina Sydow specialises mainly in public law, clinical negligence and personal injury. She acts on behalf of a diverse range of clients including individuals, NHS Trusts, local authorities and the Official Solicitor in the Court of Protection and regularly undertakes work well beyond her level of call.

News 30 Jan, 2017

Paul Rogers & Katarina Sydow in diplomatic immunity case

Paul Rogers and Katarina Sydow were instructed to represent the Director of Public Prosecutions (“DPP”) to resist a claim for judicial review at a hearing on 28 and 29 June 2016 before Lord Justice Lloyd Jones and Mr Justice Jay. The claim was brought by the Freedom and Justice Party and members of the deposed former government of Egypt, among others, against the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (“FCO”) and the DPP, with Amnesty International and Redress intervening and the Metropolitan Police joined as an Interested Party. The Claimants sought the arrest  in the UK of the current Egyptian Chief of Staff, Lt-General Hegazy, for alleged offences of torture committed in Egypt, pursuant to the universal jurisdiction provided by section 134 of…

News 7 Jul, 2016

Michael Bowes QC & Katarina Sydow in the anti-slavery forum

Michael Bowes QC and Katarina Sydow were invited to participate in the Global Sustainability Network Forum at Westminster Abbey on 31st May 2016. Discussion focused on how governments could be encouraged to tackle human trafficking and modern day slavery, including by enacting and applying legislation such as the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Outer Temple’s members are experienced in advising governments, civil society and commercial organisations on the rule of law, with particular expertise in transparency and anti-corruption measures. Click here to read more about the organisation’s work.

News 2 Jun, 2016

LBLA Community Care Conference

Members of Outer Temple Chambers Court of Protection Team delivered a Conference on Community Care for member Councils of the London Borough Legal Alliance. Mark Mullins, Fiona Scolding, Matthew Stockwell, Samantha Presland and Katarina Sydow delivered an informative event which covered a range of topics including an Analysis of the first year of the Community Care Act 2014, Disputes over the Costs of Care and an Update on the position concerning 16-25 year olds. Outer Temple Chambers offers a team of expert barristers to advise on and appear in the fast developing fields of welfare, serious medical treatment and property cases in the Court of Protection and in the High Court Family Division. In addition to its mental capacity expertise…

News 26 May, 2016

John McKendrick QC & Katarina Sydow at Barnardo’s Buckingham Palace reception

In recognition of their pro bono work for Barnardo’s, John McKendrick QC and Katarina Sydow were invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace on 12 May 2016, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the charity’s foundation. John and Katarina have provided advice and training to Barnardo’s and were delighted to participate in the event, which recognised the work of Barnardo’s staff and volunteers in improving the lives of vulnerable children. Outer Temple Chambers has a strong commitment to pro bono work and members of Chambers are happy to support such worthwhile causes.

News 19 May, 2016

Outer Temple is pleased to support the SIA Solicitors’ Training Conference

The Spinal Injuries Association will hold its solicitors’ training conference on Thursday 22 October at Glazier’s Hall by London Bridge, SE1. Aimed at solicitors and barristers practising in personal injury work, the conference will include sessions on working with children and young people with SCI, and becoming spinal cord injured at an early age. The conference will be chaired by Christopher Wilson-Smith QC. Matthew Stockwell and Sarah Crowther will discuss selecting and managing expert witnesses, while John McKendrick and Katarina Sydow will make a presentation on education needs for children with a SCI. Delegate cost is £160 +vat for SIA Corporate Partners, and £220 + vat for non-Corporate Partners. Click here for the agenda and bookings.

News 27 Aug, 2015

Local authorities are not liable for acts of abuse by foster carers

In a decision handed down on 2 December 2014, the High Court held that local authorities who place children in foster care are not vicariously liable for acts of physical and sexual abuse committed by foster carers against those children, nor are they legally responsible for those acts under a non-delegable duty of care (NA v Nottinghamshire County Council [2014] EWHC 4005 (QB)). Background NA had “a very unhappy childhood”. In 1985, she and her siblings were taken into the care of Nottinghamshire County Council (“the Local Authority”). Thereafter, NA was accommodated in her mother’s home, in a succession of residential children’s homes, and in a variety of foster placements. NA alleged that she suffered two periods of abuse when…

News 16 Dec, 2014

Katarina Sydow examines the High Court’s decision to award Human Rights Act damages in respect of an inadequate police investigation

In a decision handed down on 23 July 2014, the High Court has found that the Metropolitan Police Service (“MPS”) must pay damages of £22,250 and £19,000 respectively to Claimants DSD and NBV for failing to conduct an effective investigation into the rapes and other sexual offences committed by John Worboys, the so-called “Black Cab Rapist”, between 2002 and 2008 (DSD & NBV v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2014] EWHC 2493 (QB).

News 3 Aug, 2014

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