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Top tier Business & Regulatory Crime set 2014

Outer Temple has been recommended as a Top tier set in Business & Regulatory Crime, by the Legal 500.

News 16 Oct, 2014

James Leonard is named: Professional Discipline Junior of the Year 2014

Outer Temple is delighted to announce that James Leonard has won the accolade of ‘Professional Discipline Junior of the Year 2014’, at the Chambers Bar Awards. Ben Compton QC was nominated as a ‘Silk of The Year’ and Stephen Climie was shortlisted as a ‘Health & Safety Junior of the Year’ . On Wednesday 1st October, Outer Temple was shortlisted as a candidate for the Legal 500 Awards in the category ‘Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence Set of the Year’, a category it won in 2013.

News 2 Oct, 2014

John McKendrick succeeds in commercial regulatory strike out

John successfully acted for EDI Plc resisting an appeal against a decision to strike out and grant summary judgment against a counterclaim for damages in the case of DCAS Business School v EDI Plc [2013] EWHC 3378 (QB). At the relevant time EDI Plc was a private company that acted under a statutory scheme as quasi regulator of providers of national vocational qualifications. DCAS Business school, which purported to offer such qualifications, counterclaimed against EDI in breach of contract and in negligence for the manner in which EDI regulated DCAS’s business. DCAS claimed it had suffered significant financial loss. EDI applied to strike out the counter claim and sought summary judgment. This was granted. DCAS appealed to the High Court.…

News 11 Nov, 2013

Two awards for Outer Temple at Chambers UK bar awards 2013

We are delighted to announce that last night (3 Oct 2013) at the Chambers & Partners UK Bar Awards, Outer Temple was declared ‘Personal Injury / Clinical Negligence Chambers of the Year’ and that David Morris was awarded ‘Professional Discipline Junior of the Year’. The Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence teams earlier this month won the inaugural Legal 500 UK Award 2013 confirming Outer Temple’s dominance in this area of law. Outer Temple was also a finalist in the category Professional Discipline Set of the Year, a category won in 2012.

News 3 Oct, 2013

James Counsell and Farhaz Khan act for the regulator before the Lloyd’s Enforcement Tribunal

In proceedings before the Lloyd’s Enforcement Tribunal, Mr Douglas Morgan and Mr John Josiah have each accepted two charges of detrimental conduct. The Lloyd’s Enforcement Tribunal approved terms of settlement agreed between the defendants and the Council of Lloyd’s (acting in its regulatory capacity) on the first day of what was to be a three week hearing. During the period relevant to these proceedings Mr Morgan was the Finance Director of Equity Syndicate Management Limited (“Equity”), a Lloyd’s managing agent. Mr Josiah was the active underwriter of Syndicate 218 which was managed by Equity. Syndicate 218 specialises in the provision of motor insurance. In October 2011 two charges of misconduct were brought against each of Mr Morgan and Mr Josiah.…

News 15 Mar, 2013

Doctor found guilty of misconduct escapes any sanction

Anthony Haycroft has successfully defended a Glasgow based trainee GP in the Medical Tribunal Practitioners Service in October 2012. The doctor was accused by the General Medical Council of a series of sexual misconduct charges including rape of a girl who is now a doctor.

News 5 Nov, 2012

Outer Temple wins two UK Bar Awards

Two of the prestigious Chambers UK Bar Awards were awarded to Outer Temple. “Set of the Year” was awarded to the Professional Discipline team. “Silk of the Year” went to Gerard McDermott QC, who was recognised for his work in Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence.

News 25 Oct, 2012

Outer Temple shortlisted for two Chambers Bar awards

Outer Temple Chambers is pleased to announce that it has been nominated for ‘Professional Discipline Set of the Year’ at the 2012 Chambers Bar Awards. Gerard McDermott QC has also been shortlisted for ‘Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Silk of the Year’.

News 10 Sep, 2012

Road Transport & Regulatory Law Conference 2012

Timothy Nesbitt and Patrick Sadd have been invited to speak at the Road Transport and Regulatory Law Conference 2012, in London on 21 November 2012.

News 9 Sep, 2012

Robert Rhodes QC interviewed by Al-Jazeera about Barclays scandal

Robert Rhodes QC was interviewed by Al-Jazeera’s English channel about the Barclays scandal regarding the fixing of Libor and Euribor rates, which resulted in regulatory fines of nearly £300M on the bank.

News 27 Jun, 2012

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