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Victoria Brown

Alex Haines and Victoria Brown achieve a landmark win before the OAS Administrative Tribunal

The OAS Administrative Tribunal has handed down judgment in Griner v Secretary General of the OAS, judgment no. 169. Alex Haines and Victoria Brown appeared for the successful Complainant during a three-day hearing at the OAS’s headquarters in Washington DC in April 2022 before all six judges of the Tribunal sitting en banc for the first time. In its historic decision, the Tribunal changed the applicable standard of proof for cases of serious misconduct. The landmark win entirely vindicates Mr Griner, whom the Tribunal ordered be re-instated with back-pay, or be awarded the maximum available under the Tribunal’s Statute; the latter for only the second time in the Tribunal’s history, and for the first time since the 1980s. The Trump…

News, Public Law 4 Oct, 2022

150 rankings for Outer Temple Barristers by Legal 500 UK 2023

The Legal 500 UK 2023 Rankings have been announced and Outer Temple Chambers is delighted with the results. With over 60 barristers now holding rankings across 27 practice areas and some glowing feedback, we are honoured to have been described as a “go-to set” once again. We are particularly delighted that the hard work of our juniors has been noticed and would like to congratulate Bianca Venkata and Victoria Brown for their elevation from Rising Stars to a Tiered ranking. As they now start working their way up the ranks we welcome four new juniors into the Rising Stars category; Alex Cisneros, Carin Hunt, Imogen Egan and Olinga Tahzib. Congratulations also to Alex Haines, Clare Baker, David Haines, Joshua Hitchens…

News 29 Sep, 2022

Victoria Brown in LawInSport

‘Bullying In The Weighing Room’ – Victoria Brown discusses the Bryony Frost case with LawInSport

Victoria Brown has written an article for LawInSport on the topic of athlete welfare; ‘Bullying In The Weighing Room – Will Bryony Frost’s Case Mark A Sea Change For Sports?’ The willingness and capability of sports governing bodies to tackle discrimination and harassment in sport has long been topical and the case of English National Hunt jockey, Bryony Frost, is the latest in a long line of cases. Head of Sports Law team, Louis Weston, acted for the British Horseracing Authority in this disciplinary case against Robbie Dunne which resulted in a ban for bullying and harassment of Ms Frost and there is now cause for optimism that things may be changing. Victoria Brown has written an article for LawInSport…

Legal Blog & Publications, Sports 27 May, 2022

Jeddah Skyline

Alex Haines and Victoria Brown instructed before the newly established Islamic Development Bank Administrative Tribunal

Two members of Outer Temple’s International Organisations Law have been instructed in the first set of cases before the Islamic Development Bank Administrative Tribunal (IsDBAT) which is based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Alex Haines and Victoria Brown have been instructed in a case before the IsDBAT in a case involving an allegation of unlawful termination of employment. The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) is a Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) whose mission includes the promotion of social and economic development in Member States and Muslim communities worldwide. The present membership of the IsDB consists of 57 countries, with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia funding almost a quarter of its total capital.   The IsDBAT is a judicial body that functions independently of the IsDB; its…

News, International 14 Mar, 2022

World Bank

Alex Haines and Victoria Brown successful in two cases at the World Bank Administrative Tribunal

Alex Haines and Victoria Brown successfully represented the applicants in two recent WBAT cases. The World Bank Administrative Tribunal (“WBAT”) delivered last week its 8th November 2021 judgments in Cases Nos. 659 (GH v International Finance Corporation) and 660 (GI v International Finance Corporation).  Alex Haines and Victoria Brown represented two Heads of Funds at the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”), one of the five World Bank Group Agencies together with the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“IBRD”), International Development Association (“IDA”), International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”) and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (“MIGA”). The decision The WBAT ordered the IFC to pay compensation to the Applicants in the amount of six months’ salary net of taxes for the…

News, International 16 Dec, 2021

Webinar invitation: J2A – Limitation and concealment issues (Lloyds, Axminster and Canada Square)

You are invited to join the juniors at Outer Temple Chambers for the first of a brand new series of events; ‘Juniors to Associates’. The first event on 22nd July will focus on limitation and concealment issues. Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to inform you of a new programme of events specifically tailored to associate level legal practitioners. Juniors to Associates This new programmes, ‘Juniors to Associates’ (J2A), will consist of a range of lunchtime forums for Junior Barristers and Associate Solicitors. Juniors from Outer Temple will discuss topical issues and recent judgments likely to impact future litigation. Guests will then be invited to ask questions and share views and opinions on these topics in an open forum. Each event will be…

Events, Pensions 19 Jul, 2021

Outer Temple’s International Law Team Instructed in Cases at the Organization of American States

Alex Haines and Victoria Brown have been instructed in two cases currently going through the internal justice system of the Organization of American States in Washington DC. The First International Conference of American States held in Washington DC between October 1889 and April 1890 approved the establishment of the International Union of American Republics that was subsequently reconstituted as the Organization of American States (OAS) in 1948 when the Charter of the OAS was signed in Bogotá, Colombia. The OAS brings together all 35 member states of the Americas and constitutes the main political, juridical, and social governmental forum in the hemisphere. In addition, it has granted permanent observer status to 69 states, as well as to the EU. As with most international organisations, the…

News, International 1 Jul, 2021

Jennifer Seaman and Victoria Brown update Tolley’s Pension Law Chapter on Dispute Resolution and Pension Scheme Litigation. 

Jennifer Seaman and Victoria Brown have updated and published the Tolley’s Pension Law Chapter on Dispute Resolution and Pension Scheme Litigation. Tolley’s Pension Law is a leading ‘loose-leaf’ pensions text book – published by Lexis Nexis. The chapter on dispute resolution and pension scheme litigation focuses on occupational pension schemes and gives the latest updates on procedures available to resolve disputes in such schemes, including: litigation before the courts (covering the latest case law in this area, e.g. the British Airways Pension Scheme litigation and FSHC Group Holdings Ltd and subsequent cases); actions before The Pension Regulator; cases before The Pensions Ombudsman. Tolley’s Pensions Law is one of the authoritative texts on pensions law in the UK. LexisNexis describes it…

News 3 Feb, 2021

World Bank

Alex Haines and Victoria Brown instructed to appear at the World Bank Administrative Tribunal in Washington DC

Two members of Outer Temple’s International Organisations Law Team instructed in cases before the World Bank Administrative Tribunal in Washington DC. Alex Haines and Victoria Brown have been instructed in two cases before the World Bank Group’s Administrative Tribunal (WBAT). The WBAT was established by the Board of Governors of the Bank in 1980. It acts as a judicial forum of last resort for the resolution of cases submitted by World Bank Group staff members alleging non-observance of their contracts of employment or terms of appointment. The WBAT’s decisions are final and binding on the Bank. The WBAT is composed of seven judges, all of whom are nationals of difference Bank Member States. The WBAT is governed by its Statute…

News 3 Dec, 2020

Ask a Silk: A short Q&A on London Capital & Finance

In this latest ‘Ask a Silk’ vlog, Victoria Brown asks John McKendrick QC about a recent judicial review following the London Capital & Finance ‘scandal’. Welcome back to ‘Ask a Silk’. These videos are short and digestible vlogs, normally in the form of a Q&A between a silk and junior in chambers about a recent case, piece of legislation or other topical areas of commercial law. London Capital & Finance This vlog features one of our eminent silks, John McKendrick QC, and junior, Victoria Brown. From sunny Greece, John answers Victoria’s questions about the judicial review of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme’s (“FSCS”) decision that a significant chunk of LCF’s activities were not regulated, because their mini-bond products were not…

Commercial Vlogs, Commercial, News, Webinars & Vlogs 26 Oct, 2020

New appointments to Attorney General’s Panels of Junior Counsel to the Crown

We are delighted to announce new appointments to the Attorney General’s A and C panels. Naomi Ling joins the A Panel, Rob Dickason joins the B Panel and four members of Chambers have been added to the C Panel. Naomi Ling joins the Attorney General’s A Panel, recognising her considerable expertise in employment and pension law. The A Panel deals with the most complex government cases in all kinds of courts and tribunals. Members will often appear against QCs. In general, those appointed to the A Panel will have over 10 years’ advocacy experience. Rob Dickason joins the Attorney General’s B Panel and continues to represent a range of Government departments in a variety of healthcare-related public and private law…

News 3 Sep, 2020

Employment Webinar: Victoria Brown Discusses Time Limits

Victoria Brown presents an Employment Law Webinar on Time Limits. As part of the 28 barristers – 14 day Employment Law Series, Victoria Brown presents a Q&A Webinar on time limits. Victoria recently presented this webinar in a series of employment law seminars put together by Outer Temple’s Daniel Barnett. Victoria looks at the two key time limit extension provisions for employment lawyers: reasonable practicability and just & equitable. She considers common reasons for extension applications, and gives practical tips on how to maximise your chances of successfully bringing or opposing an application. Victoria also suggests how tribunals might treat covid-19 based difficulties with meeting deadlines. Free Representation Unit The webinars raised £15000, which was donated to the Free Representation Unit,…

Employment Webinars, Webinars & Vlogs 15 May, 2020

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