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Monique Bouffé’s article ‘Just or Unjust? Late acceptance of an early part 36 Offer’ published in the Partners in Costs Magazine

Outer Temples Monique Bouffé wrote an article on the late acceptance of a Part 36 offer and how this impacted the case of MRA v The Education Fellowship Limited (2022). Monique worked alongside James Counsell KC, also of Outer Temple, on this case for the claimant. The magazine was distributed at the AvMA Annual Clinical Negligence Conference in March 2023, proudly sponsored by Outer Temple Chambers. The event, attended by clinical negligence specialists, provided an update on all the key issues, developments and policies in the clinical negligence and medical law. Monique’s article looks at perhaps the most interesting costs decision of 2022 in the case of MRA v The Education Fellowship Limited (2022), concerning late acceptance of a part…

News 17 Jul, 2023

Outer Temple Chambers shortlisted across 9 areas at The Legal 500 Bar Awards

We are proud to announce that Outer Temple Chambers has been shortlisted across 9 areas, including ‘set of the year’ for chancery, employment, sport, technology, data & crypto at The Legal 500 Bar Awards. The Bar Awards, presented by The Legal 500, celebrates the finest barristers, chambers, and legal expertise, bringing together some of the brightest minds in the industry. The awards evening will take place on Tuesday 3rd October 2023, at the London Hilton on Park Lane. We are delighted to share that we have been shortlisted for the following Set Awards: Chancery set of the year – Outer Temple Chambers Employment set of the year – Outer Temple Chambers Sports set of the year – Outer Temple Chambers Technology,…

News 13 Jul, 2023

Hormone Pregnancy Test group litigation – successful strike-out of claims against pharmaceutical manufacturers and the UK Government

Hormone Pregnancy Test group litigation – successful strike-out of claims against pharmaceutical manufacturers and the UK Government

Robert Dickason of Outer Temple Chambers and Leigh-Ann Mulcahy KC of Fountain Court Chambers acted for the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in litigation arising from the use of hormonal pregnancy test (HPT) tablets taken to diagnose pregnancy in the 1950s-1970s. In this group litigation, over 200 claims were issued against the pharmaceutical manufacturers of two HPTs (Primodos and Amenorone Forte), as well as against the Government on the basis that it was responsible for safe regulation of HPTs in the 1950s-1970s. The claimants maintained that HPTs taken during pregnancy had caused them to suffer congenital malformations, miscarriage and/or stillbirth. Previous litigation brought in the 1970s-80s had also sought to prove that HPTs caused congenital malformations, but…

News 2 Jun, 2023

Robert Dickason, Masih v The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Masih v The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust – Clinical negligence appeal dismissed on all grounds

Robert Dickason appeared for the defendant trust in Masih v The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust [2023] EWHC 1280 (KB) in a clinical negligence High Court appeal which was dismissed on all grounds. Robert appeared for the defendant NHS Trust in this clinical negligence appeal in the High Court arising from the death of a 33 year old man who was being treated for severe acute pancreatitis when, in the course of his hospital admission, he suffered an unexpected and fatal cardiac arrhythmia. Breach of duty was admitted but the claim was successfully defended after an 8-day trial on causation involving expert intensive care and cardiology evidence. The claimants appealed, challenging the trial judge’s application of Bolitho and his assessment of the expert evidence and literature. On 26 May 2023, Mr Justice…

News 31 May, 2023

Ian Denham instructed in inquest after fatal infections at Royal Papworth Hospital

Ian Denham represents the families of two women after they contracted fatal infection from a hospital’s water supply

Ian Denham has been instructed to represent the families of two women who died following an outbreak of the Mycobacterium Abscessus pathogen at the Royal Papworth Hospital. Ian Denham has been instructed by Jatinder Paul, Senior Associate Solicitor in the International Serious Injury team at Irwin Mitchell, and his colleague Jennifer Hodgson to represent the families of two women who died in an inquest following an outbreak of the Mycobacterium Abscessus pathogen at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge. The background Karen Starling, aged 54, and Anne Martinez, aged 65, both tested positive for Mycobacterium Abscessus (MA) after successfully undergoing double lung transplants at the Royal Papworth Hospital. A NHS serious incident report found that 21 patients with lung conditions were infected with…

News 6 Jan, 2023

Elizabeth Grace published in AvMA Lawyers Service Newsletter

Elizabeth Grace has recently been published in the AvMA Lawyers Service Newsletter regarding an inquest she was instructed in involving the death of a five-year-old at The Children’s Trust. Elizabeth Grace acted for the foster family in a case involving the death of a five-year-old boy called Connor Wellsted who was tragically killed after being trapped under a cot bumper whilst in the care of The Children’s Trust, a brain injury rehabilitation facility for children. Elizabeth Grace was instructed by Charlotte Connor of AvMA, on a pro bono basis, to represent the foster parents. This case attracted national press attention and we included a short summary of the case with press links in May. Click here to read this summary. Within the AvMA…

External Publications 7 Jul, 2022

Outer Temple Chambers nominated by The Legal 500 UK Bar Awards

Outer Temple Chambers has been nominated by The Legal 500 Bar Awards as Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury and Employment Set of the Year. Additionally, barristers Saul Margo and Oliver Powell have been nominated respectively for Chancery Junior and Corporate Crime Junior of the Year. Legal 500 Set of the Year We are delighted to announce that Outer Temple Chambers has been nominated by The Legal 500 Bar Awards for Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury and Employment Set of the Year 2022! Our Clinical Negligence barristers cover various claims involving doctors, dentists, nurses and other health professionals. We are frequently instructed in the most demanding and highest value cases, including birth injury and other serious neurological injuries. Legal 500 has stated that…

News 6 Jul, 2022

The Spinal Sessions; Cauda Equina Syndrome – Talk 5: Journey of Cauda Equina from an occupational therapy & care perspective

Outer Temple Chambers hosted a conference on spinal injury, focusing on Cauda Equina Syndrome. The final talk of the day was from Maggie Sargent and Gill Creighton of Maggie Sargent & Associates, who covered the journey of Cauda Equina from an occupational therapy & care perspective. Outer Temple Chambers hosted a series of talks and discussions on spinal injury related topics. These were chaired by Eliot Woolf QC. The webinar was held on Thursday 23rd June 2022. The Spinal Sessions focused on the topic of Cauda Equina Syndrome. The fifth and final talk of the day was from Maggie Sargent and Gill Creighton (Care and Case Management Specialists) of Maggie Sargent & Associates, who covered the journey of Cauda Equina from…

Webinars & Recordings 4 Jul, 2022

The Spinal Sessions; Cauda Equina Syndrome – Talk 4: A legal update on cauda claim catastrophes – committals for contempt of court!

Outer Temple Chambers hosted a conference on spinal injury, focusing on Cauda Equina Syndrome on Thursday 23rd June 2022. The fourth in a series of five talks was by Tom Gibson, who gave a legal update on cauda equina claim catastrophes. Outer Temple Chambers hosted a series of talks and discussions on spinal injury related topics. These were chaired by Eliot Woolf QC. The webinar was held on Thursday 23rd June 2022. The Spinal Sessions focused on the topic of Cauda Equina Syndrome. The fourth talk of the day was by Outer Temple’s Tom Gibson, who gave a legal update on cauda claim catastrophes. Tom Gibson looks at two case studies with in his presentation; ‘Calderdale and Huddersfield v Metcalf’ and ‘North…

Webinars & Recordings 4 Jul, 2022

The Spinal Sessions; Cauda Equina Syndrome – Talk 3: The rehabilitation of Cauda Equina Syndrome patients

Outer Temple Chambers hosted a conference on spinal injury, focusing on Cauda Equina Syndrome, on 23rd June 2022. The third talk of the day was by Consultant in Neurorehabilitation, Dr Naveen Kumar, who covered the rehabilitation of Cauda Equine Syndrome patients. Outer Temple Chambers hosted a series of talks and discussions on spinal injury related topic, chaired by Eliot Woolf QC. The webinar was held on Thursday 23rd June 2022. ‘The Spinal Sessions’ focused on the topic of Cauda Equina Syndrome. The third talk of the day was by Consultant in Neurorehabilitation, Dr Naveen Kumar, who covered the rehabilitation of Cauda Equine Syndrome patients. Dr Naveen Kumar is a Consultant in Spinal Injuries at MCSI based at Robert Jones & Agnes…

Webinars & Recordings 4 Jul, 2022

The Spinal Sessions; Cauda Equina Syndrome – Talk 2: A legal update on liability, delay in diagnosis, consent and causation

Outer Temple Chambers hosted a conference on spinal injury, focusing on Cauda Equina Syndrome on Thursday 23rd June 2022. The second talk of the day was by Jonathan Hand QC and Daniel Clarke. They gave a legal update on liability, delay in diagnosis and treatment, consent and causation. Outer Temple Chambers hosted a series of talks and discussions on spinal injury related topics. These were chaired by Eliot Woolf QC. The webinar was held on Thursday 23rd June 2022. The Spinal Sessions focused on the topic of Cauda Equina Syndrome. The second talk of the day was by Jonathan Hand QC and Daniel Clarke who gave a legal update on, liability, delay in diagnosis & treatment, Consent and causation. Jonathan and…

Webinars & Recordings 4 Jul, 2022

The Spinal Sessions; Cauda Equina Syndrome – Talk 1: Diagnosis, surgical timing and causation

Outer Temple Chambers hosted a conference on spinal injury, focusing on Cauda Equina Syndrome in June 2022. The first in a series of five talks was by Consultant Neurosurgeon, John Leach, where he covered diagnosis, surgical timing and causation. Outer Temple Chambers hosted a series of talks and discussions, chaired by Eliot Woolf QC, on spinal injury related topics; The Spinal Sessions, Cauda Equina Syndrome. The webinar was held on Thursday 23rd June 2022. The first talk of the day was by Consultant Neurosurgeon, John Leach, who covered diagnosis, surgical timing and causation. John Leach is a Consultant Neurosurgeon with sub-specialty interests in spinal surgery, including tumours. He has a particular expertise in neck conditions including neck and arm pain, disc…

Webinars & Recordings 4 Jul, 2022

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