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Sarah Crowther KC

Sarah Crowther KC appointed as BHA Judicial Chair

Outer Temple Chambers warmly congratulates Sarah Crowther KC on her appointment as independent Judicial Chair of the British Horseracing Authority Judicial Panel. Sarah’s appointment will begin in January 2023 and she succeeds HH Brian Barker CBE KC. Further details of the BHA independent Judicial Panel can be found here. Sarah has a broad civil and commercial practice, details of which can be found here. She will continue in practice at Outer Temple Chambers alongside her judicial panel role.

News 27 Oct, 2022

“International Clinical Negligence, from Cayman Islands to Cumbria”- Sarah Crowther QC & Tom Gibson at the Travel Law Conference 2022

Sarah Crowther QC and Tom Gibson presented a talk on international clinical negligence at Outer Temple’s Travel Law Conference in Manchester. The video and slides are now available. Outer Temple Chambers hosted a Travel Law Conference in Manchester on 17th March 2022 together with a selection of esteemed guests from the travel law industry. This was a hybrid event and the recordings are now available online. The second talk of the day was “International Clinical Negligence – from the Cayman Islands to Cumbria”, presented by specialist travel law silk Sarah Crowther QC and clinical negligence expert Tom Gibson. International Clinical Negligence – from the Cayman Islands to Cumbria Tom opened the presentation by focusing on an area close to his heart,…

Webinars & Vlogs, Travel Vlogs, Travel 22 Apr, 2022

Manchester Seminar - Invitation 17.03.22

Event: Join our Travel Law Conference in Manchester on 17th March 2022

Join Outer Temple Chambers and guests for an afternoon of travel related talks at the Edwardian Radisson Hotel Manchester. This will be a hybrid event, with limited in-person tickets and streamed online. You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers and our esteemed guests at the Edwardian Radisson Hotel in Manchester. This event will include a number of topical talks followed by a panel session. Agenda 12.30: In person registration/refreshments for a 1.00 start 1.00 – 1.15: Welcome by Gerard McDermott QC and Ian Denham (Joint Chairs) 1.15 – 2.00: “Litigating RTAs Abroad After Brexit” – Colin Murphy (Leigh Day) and Carin Hunt 2.00 – 2.45: “International Clinical Negligence – from the Cayman Islands to Cumbria” – Sarah Crowther QC…

Events, Travel 28 Feb, 2022

Sarah Crowther QC to speak at the APIL Accidents Abroad Conference 2021

Now in its 6th year, APIL will be hosting their Accidents Abroad Conference 2021 and have invited Sarah Crowther QC to speak about the developments in jurisdiction following the landmark Brownlie decision. As well as Sarah, a host of eminent speakers will be taking part in this popular annual event, which is returning to London’s Marriott Marble Arch Hotel as a hybrid event where delegates can either choose to view the event live in person or watch this virtually, via APIL’s dedicated conference app. All delegates attending in person will also have access to the virtual programme, where they can watch this back – on demand – over a period of six months. Developments in jurisdiction After an introduction to…

Events, News, Travel 1 Dec, 2021

Supreme Court

Supreme Court dismiss appeal in FS Cairo (Nile Plaza) LLC v Lady Christine Brownlie

The Supreme Court has this morning dismissed the appeal of the Four Seasons hotel group, meaning that Lady Brownlie’s claims for personal injury and wrongful death arising out of the accident which killed her husband, Sir Ian Brownlie, in Egypt over 10 years ago, can proceed before the courts of England and Wales. The Court held by a majority (Lords Reed, Lloyd-Jones, Briggs and Burrows JJSC), that the jurisdictional gateway in tort claims pursuant to the civil procedure rules applies where a significant part of the damage is or will be sustained in England and Wales, notwithstanding initial or other damage also sustained outside the jurisdiction. It also held unanimously (Lord Leggatt JSC giving the main judgment on this issue)…

News 20 Oct, 2021

Sarah Crowther QC and Ian Denham speak at the PEOPIL Annual Conference in Málaga

On 15 and 16 October 2021, the Annual Conference of the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers was held in Málaga, Spain.  This was the first conference held by PEOPIL since the pandemic started. Both Sarah Crowther QC and Ian Denham were invited to speak at the Conference. Sarah presented with Chris Deacon, Partner at Stewarts Law, on “UK – Post Brexit: Update on cross border personal injury claims, the Lugano Convention and international enforcement of judgments”.  Sarah focused on the jurisdiction rules that currently apply in England and Wales post-Brexit. Ian spoke on “Remote assessments for medical legal reports: are they here to stay?” alongside Jack J. Casciato, a Partner at Clifford Law Offices in Chicago and Rebeca…

News 19 Oct, 2021

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

Sarah Crowther QC appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge

We are delighted to announce that Sarah Crowther QC has been appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge. Sarah will hear cases in the Queen’s Bench Division. Sarah’s appointment followed an open competition by the Judicial Appointments Commission and she has been assigned to hear cases in the Queen’s Bench Division. The appointment commences on 1 October and will involve 6 weeks’ or 30 days’ sitting time each year. Meanwhile, Sarah is a leading personal injury, private international law, clinical negligence and public law Silk and her practice of complex cases in these areas will continue alongside this part-time judicial appointment. Sarah has commented that “I am honoured to have been appointed and looking forward to the opportunity to serve…

News 10 Sep, 2021

Event: Annual Travel Law Conference 2021

You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers and guests for an afternoon of seminars and discussions. This will be a hybrid event, taking place in London and streamed online. The Agenda 1:30pm: Event Chair – Gerard McDermott QC will open and close this event1:45pm: The Great Escape: the scope of Article 4(3) – Ian Denham and Carin Hunt 2:15pm Product Liability and Clinical Negligence claims in France – Daniel Clarke and Solenn Le Tutour (Advocat, France)2:45pm: Recent issues with Rome II – Geert van Calster (Advocat and Academic, Belgium)3: 15pm Panel Discussion – Chaired by Sarah Crowther QC with: Eliot Woolf QC Will Young Louise Howard (Lanyon Bowlder) Jennifer Lund (Irwin Mitchell)4:00pm – Drinks at Middle Temple Bar  Gerard McDermott QC, Barrister Gerard McDermott QC is a…

Events 5 Aug, 2021

Watch the Webinar: Women in Sport. Gender Diversity, Safeguarding and the Law

Outer Temple Chambers and Irwin Mitchell recently hosted a lunch-time discussion on women in sport and the developing law. We were delighted to also be joined by Cliodhna Guy from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board. Watch the webinar on-demand here. In June, Louis Weston chaired the second in our series of sports related lunchtime discussions. This event focused on women in sport. The Talks After an introduction by Louis, he welcomed Kylie Hutchison from Irwin Mitchell to talk about her experience as an elite Touch rugby player and Senior Associate in the International Serious Injury Team at Irwin Mitchell. Kylie presented ‘Caps and claims – balancing sporting and legal life’. Sarah Crowther QC presented ‘A level playing field? Is equal treatment enough for the safe…

Sports Webinars 8 Jul, 2021

Mind Your Language! Interpreting EU Law Post-Brexit Against Other Language Versions -Covea Insurance Plc v Greenaway and Rocks [2021]

In this case note, Sarah Crowther QC, Dan Clarke and Joshua Cainer consider the recent appeal in Covea Insurance Plc v Greenaway and Rocks [2021] 3 WLUK 379. This was an appeal from a case management decision in which a motor insurer sought permission to obtain factual expert evidence as to the meaning of the word ‘stolen’ in other language versions of the Sixth Motor Insurance Directive (Directive 2009/103/EC). They consider that the Court was wrong, as a matter of legal principle, to entertain the introduction to the proceedings of factual evidence as to the interpretation of EU law in other Member States (four experts on each side). Such an approach was not justified under EU law interpretative principles even…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Public, Travel 26 Mar, 2021

Daniel Barnett to hold 30 employment law webinars to raise £30,000 for FRU

Daniel Barnett will be holding 30 employment law webinars over 3 weeks from 1st – 19th March 2021 to raise £30,000 for the Free Representation Unit. Daniel Barnett’s webinars will raise funds for the FRU, which has been providing representation in social security and employment tribunals for those who are not eligible for legal aid and cannot afford legal fees since 1972. Our members will be joining Daniel’s webinars to discuss the following topics:   Health and Safety with Gus Baker Monday 1 March 2021 at 3:30pm     ACAS Early Conciliation with Andrew Short QC Thursday 4 March 2021 at 3:30pm     Employee Data, Monitoring and Privacy with Jeremy Scott-Joynt Friday 5 March 2021 at 9:30am   Changing Terms…

News 2 Mar, 2021

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