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James Counsell KC and Fiona Horlick KC to speak at ARDL 2nd Annual Conference 2022

James Counsell KC and Fiona Horlick KC are due to be speaking at the ARDL 2nd Annual Conference 2022. This will be taking place on 30th September 2022 at the Museum of London. The Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL) is a leading membership body for those working in regulatory and disciplinary law. The association holds over a thousand members and they regularly hold seminars in London, Manchester, and Edinburgh. On 30th September they will be holding the ARDL 2nd Annual Conference 2022 at the Museum of London from 8:45am – 6:00pm. Outer Temple’s prestigious barristers James Counsell KC and Fiona Horlick KC will both be speaking at the conference. James Counsell KC holds a busy disciplinary and regulatory practice, regularly…

Events, Disciplinary & Regulatory 21 Sep, 2022

Outer Temple Chambers shortlisted in the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as an ‘Outstanding Set’ in Diversity & Inclusion, by the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022. Congratulations also to James Leonard, Naomi Ling, Matthew McDonagh, and Justina Stewart, who have been shortlisted for individual awards. Chambers & Partners announced the shortlist ahead of the Awards Ceremony on 17th November in London. Naomi Ling, Employment Naomi Ling has been shortlisted as ‘Employment Junior of the Year’ in recognition of her outstanding Employment practice last year. She is a highly sought-after employment barrister with over 20 years of experience in this area. Recent instructions of note include; Abdar v Morrisons, McCloud v Lord Chancellor, Turley v Port of Felixstowe James Leonard, Health…

News, Disciplinary & Regulatory, Employment 1 Sep, 2022

Fiona Horlick QC secures acquittal in manslaughter case against her anaesthetist client

Fiona Horlick QC represented one of one consultant anaesthetists accused of gross negligence manslaughter following the death of a patient after an operation at Nobles Hospital on the Isle of Man. The case was dismissed. Fiona’s client, Dr Katherine Teare, had responded to an emergency alarm and assisted trying to revive a patient after he suffered a cardiac arrest in theatre. The prosecution case was that another anaesthetist, who had been the anaesthetist for the operation, had tried to wake the patient up after the operation, had removed the endotracheal tube and then had to reinsert it when the patient was struggling to breath and in doing so allegedly wrongly placed it in the oesophagus instead of the trachea depriving the patient…

News, Disciplinary & Regulatory 10 May, 2022

Ed Morgan QC joins Outer Temple Chambers

We are delighted to welcome Edward Morgan QC to our business team. Ed joins us with a well-established practice focused on employment law, commercial law, disciplinary and regulatory work. He is also an accredited Mediator and Arbitrator. Ed studied in Northern England (LLB and LLM) and Belgium (JCL, PhD and JCD). He was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1989 and the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2000. He was appointed silk in 2021. His judicial appointments include fee-paid Employment Judge and Assistant Coroner. Ed’s expertise is widely recognised; he regularly writes case reviews for LexisNexis and professional book reviews for specialist journals, including the Ecclesiastical Law Journal and the Canon Law Society of Great Britain and…

Commercial, News, Employment 27 Apr, 2022

Fiona Horlick QC secures acquittal in NHS bribery trial

Fiona Horlick QC has secured an acquittal of her pharmacist client in a bribery trial which concluded last week at Southampton Crown Court. Fiona’s client, a pharmacist, was accused together with two other pharmacists and a doctor, of bribery on behalf of pharmaceutical companies in order to secure the prescribing of medications on the NHS. All four defendants maintained their innocence.  The trial followed a 6 year investigation with the need to scrutinise hundreds of thousands of documents and communications dating back around 20 years. However, serious disclosure failures on behalf of the investigation team were uncovered in large part by Fiona’s team and the prosecution offered no further evidence after 6 weeks of trial. The trial was expected to last…

News, Disciplinary & Regulatory 9 Mar, 2022

Fiona Horlick QC secures acquittal of 11 counts of sexual assault and 1 count of indecent assault

Consultant Physician defended by Fiona Horlick QC was acquitted of all charges following a 4 week trial at Cardiff Crown Court. Dr Krishna was charged with 11 counts of sexual assault and 1 count of indecent assault between 1996 and 2017 in relation to 7 separate women, 5 of whom were his patients and 2 other women who were his colleagues.  Having heard 4 weeks of evidence including expert evidence, Dr Krishna was unanimously acquitted by the jury. Dr Krishna who has serious health conditions was permitted to attend the trial remotely. Although, following a ruling by Mr Justice Edis, a trial of defendants in prison who attended the trial via video link from prison was allowed in June 2020…

News, Disciplinary & Regulatory 7 Apr, 2021

David Haines joins Outer Temple Chambers

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to welcome David Haines to our clinical negligence and personal injury team. David qualified in medicine in 1998 and practised as a junior doctor prior to joining the Bar in 2005. He has since built a broad ranging, complex, clinical and dental negligence and personal injury practice. He also undertakes sports, Court of Protection and inquest work. He has considerable experience in advisory work, settling pleadings including schedules of special damages and counter schedules. David is a particular authority in clinical negligence and is ranked in Chambers and Partners 2021. The legal directory notes that he is “clear, fastidious and bright…excellent with clients and experts alike and has a great understanding of medical issues”. They…

Clinical Negligence, News 18 Nov, 2020

Double Success in GMC Appeal for James Counsell QC

In a judgment handed down by Warby J on 22 July, James Counsell QC was successful in an appeal and in a judicial review against the GMC in disciplinary proceedings brought against a cosmetic surgeon, Dr Ashish Dutta, arising out of allegations which went back to 2009. The judgment in R (on the application of Dr Ashish Dutta) v the General Medical Council [2020] EWHC 1974 (Admin) can be found here. In the Judicial Review claim, the Judge held that the GMC Registrar had acted unlawfully in failing to apply the five-year rule which prevents proceedings being brought if more than five years have elapsed between the “most recent events  giving rise to the allegation” and the date when they…

News, Disciplinary & Regulatory 24 Jul, 2020

Fiona Horlick QC defends professional body against costs application

Fiona Horlick QC recently appeared for a professional body in a Disciplinary Tribunal Panel Hearing, defending an application for costs made by the Respondent. The application was unique as the Panel had to consider whether it could, and if so, should award costs to a non party – the employer of the Respondent. Prior to the costs application, the Respondent had been charged with misconduct and the Respondent’s employer instructed a magic circle firm of solicitors. However, as new evidence had been received such that the professional body’s case was weakened, the professional body sought that the charge be dismissed by the Panel prior to it being heard at a Tribunal hearing. The Panel had to consider two principal issues:…

News 29 Mar, 2020

Alex Haines talks on US Sanctions and EU Blocking Statute

Business Crime and Regulation specialist, Alex Haines, gives a webinar to 150 members of the finance and business industries on US sanctions and the EU Blocking Statute. On 19 March 2020, Alex Haines, member of Outer Temple Chambers’ Business Crime and Regulation Team, gave a webinar to a 150 participants from an array of different industry (including HSBC, Allianz, Nasdaq and Michelin) on US sanctions and the EU Blocking Statute. The Blocking Statute The webinar, titled ‘The Blocking Statute: Deciphering its Provisions, How to Handle the US/EU Conflict, and Actions to Date’ , was organised by the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (“ACSS”). It covered: The history and aims of the Blocking Statute The four mechanisms of the Blocking Statute Temporal…

News 24 Mar, 2020

When is an expert not an expert?

Fiona Horlick QC succeeds in demonstrating that an expert called by the GMC in proceedings against a consultant surgeon did not have the expertise to give a suitably qualified opinion.  As a result there was no case for Fiona’s client to answer. Fiona represented a renowned Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon who faced complex allegations in a MPTS hearing concerning the consequences of vitreoretinal surgery that he had carried out including allegations concerning a suprachoroidal haemorrhage and carrying out a procedure that was not clinically indicated. In order to support its case, the GMC called an Ophthalmic Surgeon who had to admit under cross-examination by Fiona that he was not a vitreoretinal surgeon, that he had never performed a vitreoretinal procedure independently,…

News 23 Jan, 2020

Fiona Horlick QC successfully defends a Consultant in sequential proceedings

Fiona Horlick QC successfully defends a Consultant in sequential proceedings. Dr Basu, a consultant cardiologist, was charged in criminal proceedings involving sexual allegations in relation to three female patients. Fiona defended Dr Basu at the trial at Woolwich Crown Court and he was acquitted. Following the trial, the GMC investigated the allegations and brought Fitness to Practice proceedings against Dr Basu. Following a hearing in front of a MPTS Tribunal in November in which again Fiona defended, Dr Basu was cleared of all allegations. Fiona specialises in defending professionals in criminal proceedings and regulatory proceedings. Should you wish to instruct Fiona or find out more, please contact Graham Woods or Chris Rowe on +44 (0)20 7353 6381.

News 5 Dec, 2019

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