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Matthew McDonagh

Outer Temple Chambers shortlisted across 9 areas at The Legal 500 Bar Awards

We are proud to announce that Outer Temple Chambers has been shortlisted across 9 areas, including ‘set of the year’ for chancery, employment, sport, technology, data & crypto at The Legal 500 Bar Awards. The Bar Awards, presented by The Legal 500, celebrates the finest barristers, chambers, and legal expertise, bringing together some of the brightest minds in the industry. The awards evening will take place on Tuesday 3rd October 2023, at the London Hilton on Park Lane. We are delighted to share that we have been shortlisted for the following Set Awards: Chancery set of the year – Outer Temple Chambers Employment set of the year – Outer Temple Chambers Sports set of the year – Outer Temple Chambers Technology,…

News 13 Jul, 2023

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 1 Sep, 2022

Matthew McDonagh – appointed to the Sports Resolutions (UK) Arbitrators and Mediators Panels

Sport Resolutions (UK) is an independent dispute resolution service, providing sport specific arbitration and mediation services. We are delighted to announce Matthew’s appointment to their panels. The Panel Appointment and Review Committee of Sports Resolutions has also invited Matthew McDonagh to join the Pro Bono Panel in order to provide advice and assistance to athletes and individuals of limited financial means. In his capacity as a member of the Pro Bono Panel, Matthew accepts instructions for athletes in a wide variety of disputes. He is one of a select group of experienced sport lawyers to assist individuals before Sport Resolutions panels and other NGB tribunals. At Outer Temple Chambers, Matthew leads on the Law in Sport activity and has represented…

News 27 Apr, 2018

“Entrapment has won”

Starting with the case of Sam Allardyce, the former England Manager, Matthew McDonagh writes for LawInSport about how sports stars should respond to media sting operations. This piece was written for and first published by LawInSport. A copy of the original is available to view here. “The former England Manager, Sam Allardyce’s, recent assertion that “entrapment has won” was a response to the continuing investigations of The Daily Telegraph into corruption in football that had led to the termination of his role as the England Football Manager. Allardyce’s role lasted a mere 67 days before he left by mutual consent. He had attended a meeting at the request of his friend, Scott McGarvey, a football agent. McGarvey was meeting a…

News 27 Feb, 2017

Corruption in football – Matthew McDonagh comments

The allegations made this morning against Tommy Wright, the Barnsley assistant manager, are the latest in what is likely to be a continuous media release of corrupt activities in football. Whatever one’s views on the investigative and reporting practices of the newspapers whose main concern may be to sell more copy, there is little doubt that the spotlight is being thrown again upon what seems to be an endemic problem in the ‘people’s game.’ Supporters of this great game should welcome this spotlight. It is important that Sam Allardyce’s assertion that, “entrapment has won” should not be seen as anything other than an attempt to ameliorate the desperate situation he was in. All of the allegations that have been made,…

News 29 Sep, 2016

Matthew McDonagh secures acquittal of senior equities trader

Matthew McDonagh successfully secured the acquittal of Vincent Walsh, a former senior equities trader at RBS. Mr Walsh had been charged with an alleged conspiracy to cheat the Inland Revenue amounting to millions of pounds of tax relief generated by investment in the British Film Industry. He was acquitted following an eight-week trial that concluded just before Christmas last year. Other defendants in the case who were convicted have now received substantial sentences following their involvement in the conspiracy. For further information, please see Bloomberg, Financial Times and CWD Law.

News 22 Jan, 2016

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