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Gerard McDermott QC is shortlisted for ‘Personal Injury / Clinical Negligence Silk of the Year’

We are delighted that Gerard McDermott QC is shortlisted by the Legal 500 in the Personal Injury / Clinical Negligence Silk of the Year category. Currently ranked as a Leading Silk in Tier 1, Gerard is described by Legal 500 as: “First class, superb on his feet, great at analysing problems” and “Renowned for personal injury work.” Gerard McDermott QC practises from Outer Temple Chambers in London and Manchester, with associated offices in Abu Dhabi and New York. His main areas of practice are Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Employment Law at all levels, acting for both Claimants and Defendants. The majority of his caseload involves catastrophic personal injury such as spinal cord injury and brain injury, and he has over thirty years’…

News 4 Dec, 2018

Global Arbitration Review – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators seat index launched in London

The Global Arbitration Review (GAR) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) held an event in London this month to mark the launch of the new GAR-CIArb Seat Index – which is now live and ready to access. The launch, held at Reed Smith in London on 15 November, featured a panel discussion by CIArb’s Doug Jones, Lord Goldsmith QC and Professor Janet Walker of Outer Temple Chambers, who led work on the project, following an introduction by GAR’s publisher David Samuels. The index aims to provide one-page summaries of the favourableness of individual arbitral seats assessed against a range of standard criteria. In its first version, it covers six frequently used and well-established jurisdictions for arbitration: Hong Kong, London, New York,…

News 28 Nov, 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, Legal Blog & Publications 20 Sep, 2018

Nathan Tavares in City trader Inquest

Nathan Tavares represented the family of Jérôme Roussel at the Inquest into his death on Thursday 9th November 2017. Jérôme, a 51 year old trader in the City, was cycling to work at 6.45 am on 2nd May 2017, when he collided with the rear of an articulated lorry which was parked in the cycle lane on Pentonville Road. He suffered fractures in his neck as a result of the collision and underwent major surgery at the Royal London Hospital the following day. Without ever having left hospital, he developed a series of complications including sepsis, from which he died on 25th June 2017. The coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death. Further details are available here.

News 13 Nov, 2017

Success at Chambers UK Bar Awards

We are delighted to announce that Outer Temple was awarded ‘Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Set of the Year’ and that James Leonard won the ‘Health & Safety Junior of the Year’ Award at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2017. We are proud of our barristers and clerks and their well-deserved accomplishments. The Chambers UK Bar Awards ceremony was held last night at The London Hilton. Further details are available here.

News 27 Oct, 2017

“A Practical Guide to Personal Injury Claims Involving Animals” by Jonathan Hand

New book “A Practical Guide to Personal Injury Claims Involving Animals” published by Law Brief Publishing is available to purchase now. Claims for injuries caused by animals are often challenging for even the most experienced personal injury lawyer. This detailed and practical guide written by Jonathan Hand of Outer Temple Chambers covers all aspects of this specialist area, including claims based on strict liability under the Animals Act 1971 and on the various causes of action at common law. The guide is aimed at lawyers and others whose work covers this field such as insurers and experts, and contains a wealth of guidance which will help both newcomer and experienced practitioner alike. About the Author Jonathan Hand has over 20 years’ experience…

News 23 Oct, 2017

The British Legal Awards 2017: Finalists

We are delighted to have been shortlisted in Legal Week’s British Legal Awards 2017 – Chambers of the Year category. The British Legal Awards hosted by Legal Week in association with The City of London Law Society, takes place at the end of the LegalWeek Connect, and is due to be attended by 1,000 lawyers. All 29 categories have been carefully chosen to reflect the ever-complex and challenging work of business lawyers at law firms, within legal departments and at the Bar. Key awards this year include The City of London Law Society Lifetime Achievement Award, Chambers of the Year, Law Firm of the Year, General Counsel of the Year, Editor’s Award: Law Firm Leader of the Year and the Legal…

News 20 Oct, 2017

Outer Temple nominated in Chambers UK Bar Awards

We are delighted to announce that Chambers has been shortlisted for ‘Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Set of the Year’ in the 2017 Chambers UK Bar Awards. In addition, Andrew Short QC has been shortlisted for ‘Employment Silk of the Year’ and James Leonard is listed for ‘Health and Safety Junior of the Year’. The 2017 Chambers UK Bar Awards will be held on Thursday, 26th October 2017.

Events, News 30 Aug, 2017

Child Sex Abuse Inquiry Case Study on Child Migration closes

Closing statements were delivered in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s case study into the Child Migration Programmes yesterday, in which Paul Livingston is Junior Counsel to the Inquiry. The Child Migration Programmes, which continued until the 1970s, involved children being migrated from care or voluntary institutions in England & Wales, and being placed in institutions abroad, mostly in Australia and Canada. The Case Study was set up to investigate the extent of institutional failings of Government departments, public authorities, and voluntary institutions, relating to the sexual abuse suffered by some child migrants. The case study is part of the Inquiry’s investigation into ‘Children Outside the UK’ and heard from a large number of former child migrants, former Prime Minister…

News 27 Jul, 2017

David Westcott QC in successful action for Claimant in Harris v Miller

David Westcott QC successfully acted for the Claimant in Harris v Miller [2016] EWHC 2438 (QB). The Claimant was 14 years old when she fell off the Defendant’s horse and sustained paraplegia. An action was originally brought in negligence and under the Animals Act 1971; but since, on the particular facts of the case, the Claimant could not have succeeded in the statutory claim if she failed at common law, only negligence was pursued at trial. The facts were hotly disputed by the parties. It was the Claimant’s case that the horse bucked whilst cantering on flat ground, whereas the Defendant suggested the horse had dipped its head when walking downhill. The behaviour and temperament of the horse were also…

News 4 Nov, 2016

“Accidents and illnesses abroad claims” APIL Course

Sarah Crowther of Outer Temple is jointly holding a one day APIL accredited course on running accidents and illnesses abroad claims. The course, designed as a practical legal guide for practitioners, serious injury specialists and general practitioners, takes place on Tuesday 11th October 2016 in London and on Tuesday 1st November 2016 in Manchester. It represents a valuable opportunity to learn about new challenges in travel and the law, international conventions, the practical issues in dealing with a foreign accident claim, what next for travel law, and much more. Sarah is a specialist in all claims for injury, illness or accident involving an international element. She has acted in many landmark cases over direct actions against motor and public liability…

News 30 Sep, 2016

Outer Temple Chambers nominated for two Chambers UK Bar Awards 2016

Outer Temple Chambers is pleased to have been nominated in two categories for the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2016. Within Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence, Cara Guthrie has received nominations for Junior of the Year and Fiona Horlick is nominated for Junior of the Year within Professional Discipline. The Awards ceremony will take place on 27th October. To instruct either Cara or Fiona please contact Paul Barton, Business Development Director, Health team.

News 20 Sep, 2016

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