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Gerard McDermott KC and Will Young secure settlement for seriously injured cyclist in RTA

Gerard McDermott KC and Will Young secure settlement for seriously injured cyclist in RTA

Personal Injury specialists, Gerard McDermott KC and Will Young of Outer Temple Chambers secure settlement for a cyclist after he was seriously injured in a road traffic collision. Gerard McDermott KC and Will Young were instructed by Ben Townsend and Lucy Mills of Stewarts in a case where the client, JF, was seriously injured in a road traffic collision while cycling to work in 2018. JF was knocked off his bicycle by a stolen vehicle which was driving on the wrong side of the road. He underwent several surgical procedures after sustaining an enormously complex set of injuries, resulting in JF needing 24-hour care for the rest of his life. As JF did not have the capacity to manage the…

News 25 Mar, 2024

Will Young secures a seven figure settlement in traumatic brain injury case

Will Young secures a seven figure settlement in traumatic brain injury case

Will Young of Outer Temple Chambers has secured a seven figure settlement for his client in a traumatic brain injury case. Will Young, a personal injury barrister at Outer Temple Chambers was instructed by Victoria Berger of RWK Goodman in this claim. The claim involved an accident at work in which the Claimant fell though a hole in the floor on a building site as a result of negligence on the part of his employer, suffering a significant brain injury in the process, as well as spinal fractures. The Claimant was left with cognitive and vestibular deficits, as well as total loss of hearing on one side. He suffered from debilitating fatigue, which hindered his ability to return to work,…

News 21 Nov, 2023

Recording now available from Will Young & Jatinder Paul's talk on International Group Actions at the Travel Law Conference 2023

International Group Actions – Presented by Will Young & Jatinder Paul at the Travel Law Conference June 2023

Will Young and Jatinder Paul presented a talk on International Group Actions at the 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 1st June 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 first talk of the day was “International Group Actions” presented by Will Young (Outer Temple Chambers) and Jatinder Paul (Irwin Mitchell). The full slide deck from this presentation can be found here. Watch the talk; International Group Actions About the presenters Will is a leading travel law junior and has a particular interest in…

Webinars & Recordings 14 Jun, 2023

London International Disputes Week 2023: Adapting To a Changing world

London International Disputes Week 2023: Adapting To a Changing World

Outer Temple Chambers is pleased to be part of London International Disputes Week (LIDW23) for a week long event from 15-19 May 2023 which will explore how the disputes community is, and should be, adapting to a changing world. Members of chambers will be presenting at four talks. With its theme: Adapting to a Changing World, LIDW23 will follow up on last year’s theme “Global, Sustainable, Ethical” and will feature a combination of a varied technical programme combined with the usual variety of social and networking events to enable participants to share ideas, to make new contacts and connections and to renew old acquaintances. Outer Temple Chambers’ barristers will collaborate with other experts and speakers for four talks during the event…

Events 11 May, 2023

Event: Join our Travel Law Conference in Manchester on 1st June 2023

Join Outer Temple Chambers and guests for our Manchester Travel Law Conference 2023 on Thursday 1st June 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 a selection of expert guests at the Edwardian Radisson Hotel in Manchester. This event will include a number of talks on travel related topics followed by a panel session. Topics will include; cosmetic negligence abroad, running foreign law cases from a claimant and defendant perspective, and tackling sports cases abroad. Book your place This event will be held in-person at Edwardian Radisson Hotel Manchester, Free Trade Hall, Peter St, Manchester M2 5GP. Places are limited…

Events 22 Apr, 2023

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

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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 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 & Recordings 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 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…

News 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 and Conditions with Lydia Seymour Monday…

News 2 Mar, 2021

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