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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 Blogs 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…

Webinars & Recordings 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…

Webinars & Recordings 1 Jun, 2020

Will Young for the successful appellant in Read v Ryder

The judgment has now been handed down in the EAT in the case of Read v Ryder. Will Young appeared for the successful appellant in the case, which gave guidance in relation to the question of precisely when the Employment Tribunal has jurisdiction to hear an employer’s counter-claim. The EAT in Read v Ryder accepted Will’s argument that for the Tribunal to have jurisdiction, the claimant must have unambiguously (i.e. expressly) have brought a claim ‘by virtue of’ the Employment Tribunals (Extension of Jurisdiction) Order 1994, or to have brought a claim that could only have been brought by virtue of the Order. Notwithstanding the relatively small sum at stake in the case itself, the decision may be of wider…

News 21 Mar, 2019

Court of Appeal guidance on time limits for lodging appeals in the Employment Appeal Tribunal

Limitation period for lodging appeals: Two members of Outer Temple Chambers, Saul Margo and Will Young, acted recently for the successful Appellants in joined appeals in the Court of Appeal. These joined cases contain new guidance regarding extensions of time for lodging appeals to the Employment Appeal Tribunal. In both cases (Bonnie v DWP and Rana v LB Ealing), the Appellants had their claims dismissed in the ET and sought to appeal to the EAT. Similarly, in both instances the ET sent the judgment/reasons to the Appellants’ previous legal representatives, who had in fact come off the record and ceased acting for them. This resulted in the Appellants receiving the judgment/reasons some time later than they would have done, thus…

News 25 Sep, 2018

The ‘APIL Guide to Accidents Abroad’ – 2nd Edition

Outer Temple Chambers was delighted to welcome both valued clients and members of the Bar at last night’s launch of the ‘APIL Guide to Accidents Abroad’, held at our London offices. General Editor: Sarah Crowther QC Contributors: Daniel Clarke, Gerard McDermott QC, Eliot Woolf QC, Ian Denham, Chloë Bell, Harry Trusted, Will Young and Pierre Janusz. The evening was undoubtedly the ideal opportunity to rub shoulders with the great and the good of the Travel law world. It was also a great time to speak to our Travel law team who were out in force. The book – a joint APIL and LexisNexisUK publication – is available to purchase from LexisNexis and via Amazon. Sarah is a specialist in all claims for injury, illness…

Events 20 Sep, 2018

Jurisdiction in cross-border tort claims seminar

Our Cross-Border and International claims team is hosting a seminar on jurisdiction in cross-border tort claims on Monday 12th March 2018. The session will be held from 5pm to 6pm, at our London offices, and will include a Q&A section followed by drinks. The panel speakers include Sarah Crowther QC, Dan Clarke and William Young, all specialists in claims for injury, illness or accident involving an international element. During the session, they will discuss the outcome of the jurisdiction challenge in the Brownlie v Four Seasons Supreme Court decision, and what it means for jurisdiction in international claims. If your caseload includes jurisdiction disputes in civil and commercial matters of a non-contractual nature, including personal injury and economic tort claims, and you…

Events 8 Mar, 2018

Experts’ literature – an undervalued resource?

Introduction Experts’ literature is an area that is often overlooked in clinical negligence cases – at least until a trial is almost upon the parties. However experts’ literature deserves more attention in the earlier stages of cases because of the devastating effect that it can have at trial, as the recent High Court case of Sardar v NHS Commissioning Board [2014] EWHC 38 (QB) demonstrates. This article reviews the law and procedure on experts’ literature and examines the practical use of experts’ literature at trial in Sardar v NHS Commissioning Board, before drawing conclusions applicable to all clinical negligence practitioners. Experts’ Literature – The Law & Procedure What happens (in theory) In theory, all literature should be served with an…

News 22 Jun, 2014

Will Young successfully resists sex discrimination EAT appeal

Will Young acted for the Claimant in successfully resisting an appeal by an employer against a finding that it had unfairly dismissed and discriminated against her (in the case of Rojas v Market One Ltd). The Employment Tribunal (before whom Will appeared for the Claimant in 2011) decided that the Claimant’s dismissal was as a result of her inability to work full time from the office, which she could not do due to child care responsibilities. This was held to amount to unfair dismissal and sex discrimination. On appear to the Employment Appeal Tribunal, the finding that the dismissal amounted to direct discrimination was overturned, but the findings that the dismissal was unfair and amounted to indirect discrimination were upheld.

News 5 Jun, 2012

Will Young acts for families in Thai coach crash Inquest

Will Young, instructed by Irwin Mitchell LLP, recently acted pro bono for the families of three British teenagers tragically killed in a coach crash in Thailand in June 2011.

News 23 May, 2012

Ben Compton QC and Will Young assist NGOs with Human Rights challenge to intensive farm planning application

Ben Compton QC and Will Young have recently agreed to act pro bono for Friends of the Earth, the Soil Association and Pig Business in opposing a planning application for a US style mega pig farm in South Derbyshire to be built within 150 yards to HM prison Foston Hall, and a residential housing estate in South Derbyshire. The case has attracted considerable media attention due to the size of the farm (some 25,000 pigs) and the serious health concerns raised by those living and working in the nearby community. Further information can be found at: The Guardian (10 Feb) Town kicks up a stink over ‘Titan’ pig farm: The Independent (11 Feb, p.26) Human rights claim against Foston pig farm: (13 Feb)

News 14 Feb, 2012

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