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Naomi Cunningham, Will Young and Bianca Venkata have completed the ’25 for 25: Pro Bono Challenge’

Outer Temple Barristers Naomi Cunningham, Will Young and Bianca Venkata have recently completed the ’25 for 25: Pro Bono Challenge’, run by the charity Advocate. In order to complete this challenge, they all had to complete 25 hours or over of pro bono work between June 2021 – June 2022. Advocate is a charity that connects volunteer barristers with those who require free legal assistance. This ensures that those who cannot afford legal assistance can still receive justice. Yet another three of Outer Temple’s barristers have completed the ’25 for 25: Pro Bono Challenge’ ran by Advocate. This challenge requires barristers to complete a total of 25 hours of pro bono work between June 2021 – June 2022. We are…

News 6 Jun, 2022

Court of Appeal Rolls Building

Will Young and Courtney Step-Marsden instructed in “Whistleblowing” case to appear in the Court of Appeal re: Kong v Gulf International Bank (UK) Ltd

Will Young and Courtney Step-Marsden are instructed (by Didlaw) on behalf of the Appellant (the Claimant) in an appeal concerning automatic unfair dismissal for “whistleblowing”. This will be held on Thursday 26th May in the Court of Appeal. Will Young and Courtney Step-Marsden are instructed on behalf of the Appellant (the Claimant) in an appeal concerning automatic unfair dismissal for “whistleblowing”. More specifically, the case concerns the extent to which an employer can legitimately dismiss a whistleblowing employee for conduct associated with her protected disclosures without it being found that the disclosures are the reason for dismissal. Ms Kong, Head of Financial Audit for the Respondent international bank, made protected disclosures in the course of her employment. She was subsequently…

News, Employment 24 May, 2022

“What Next For Forum Non Conveniens?” – Dan Clarke and Will Young at the Travel Law Conference 2022

Dan Clarke and Will Young presented a talk on forum non conveniens 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 third talk of the day was “What Next For Forum Non Conveniens?”, presented by two members of Outer Temple’s specialist travel law team, Dan Clarke and Will Young. What Next For Forum Non Conveniens? Dan and Will started their talk with a brief explanation of the principle of forum non conveniens and where it may…

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

Rix v Paramount Shopfitting Ltd

Rix v Paramount Shopfitting Co Ltd and the effect on dependency claims

Will Young looks at quantification of dependency claims under the Fatal Accidents Act after a mesothelioma case, Rix v Paramount Shopfitting Co Ltd, is heard in the Court of Appeal. The Deceased in this case, Mr Rix, was exposed to asbestos by the Defendant in the 1970s. He developed mesothelioma and died in 2016 aged 60. His widow brought a claim against the Defendant under the FAA for damages including a claim for loss of financial dependency. The background In the High Court, the Defendant had argued that there was no loss of dependency as the Claimant had inherited the business, which remained profitable after Mr Rix’s death (indeed it had become more so). Hence it was said that there…

Personal Injury, Personal Injury 13 Dec, 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

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

Brexit – What Next? Will Young presents at the Cross Border Law Conference

At the time of writing (December 2020), we remain in the transition period, where we will remain until 31st December 2020. Generally things have remained the same, in terms of the applicability of pre-Brexit rules, and will continue to do so until the end of the transition period. The question, though, is what will happen after? The easy part is applicable law: because Rome I and II do not depend on reciprocity (and can have effect to apply the law of a non-signatory state), the UK courts can continue to apply the rules contained in Rome I and II despite the UK’s departure from the EU, and that is what they will do – see The Law Applicable to Contractual…

Brexit, News, Webinars & Vlogs, Travel Vlogs, Travel 17 Dec, 2020

Morgan v TUI – local standard regulations and reasonable care

Is demonstrating a breach of local safety regulations the only way to show that reasonable care has not been taken by the suppliers of holiday services in the context of a package holiday claim? No, said Marcus Smith J, in the recent case of Morgan v TUI UK Ltd. The Claimant went on a package holiday to Mauritius, organised by the Defendant Tour Operator. One evening whilst there, she was returning to her hotel room from dinner along an outside, unlit sun terrace adjacent to the swimming pool, when she collided with a heavy wooden sunbed and fell, suffering injuries to her knees, face and head. The standard of reasonable care She brought a claim against the Defendant under the…

Legal Blog & Publications, Travel 16 Dec, 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…

Events, Employment Webinars, Legal Blog & Publications, Webinars & Vlogs 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

Employment Webinar: Watch Gerard McDermott QC & Will Young discuss PI Claims in Employment Tribunals

Gerard McDermott QC & Will Young Present an Employment Law Webinar on Personal Injury Claims in Employment Tribunals. As part of the 28 barristers – 14 day Employment Law Series, Gerard McDermott QC & Will Young present a Q&A Webinar on Personal Injury Claims in Employment Tribunals. Gerard and Will recently presented this webinar in a series of employment law seminars put together by Outer Temple’s Daniel Barnett. Gerard and Will spoke and answered questions about personal injury claims in the Employment Tribunal – when such claims can be made, and the particular issues that often arise. Much of the discussion focussed on the difficult questions of causation that such claims often involve, as well as the medical evidence required…

Employment Webinars, Webinars & Vlogs 1 Jun, 2020

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