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Outer Temple Chambers welcomes four new barristers

We are delighted to announce the successful recruitment of four new barristers to our ranks. As of Monday, 8th April 2019 we extend a warm welcome to:

Louis Weston

Louis Weston, top-ranked sports law specialist and regulatory law barrister joins us from 3 Paper Buildings as a full Member of Chambers.

Louis was the recipient of the 2017 International Advisory Experts Award: Sports Law Lawyer of the Year in England and has a thriving Sports Law practice. He prosecutes before the British Horseracing Authority, the Greyhound Board of Great Britain, the Turf Club, the World Professional Snooker and Billiards Association and before other arbitral bodies.

He acts before both courts and regulators in disputes arising from sports contracts and doping issues, representing sports players and professional bodies and their regulators.

Other disputed matters have ranged from doping (including enforcement of decisions) and challenges to regulators’ decisions.

Louis’ work covers all aspects of sports law and the associated cross-overs with personal injury and insurance claims, extending to clinical negligence for sports’ clubs care for playing personnel.

Louis is also on the ICC’s independent anti-corruption oversight group and has acted as Chairman for sports disciplinary tribunals. He is ideally placed to head up our sports law practice, driving this growth area forwards together with other members of Outer Temple Chambers.

Tim Prudhoe

Tim Prudhoe joins us as a Door Tenant, from his base in the Caribbean, where he is admitted to practice. He is active right across the region in Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Grenada, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Tim’s commercial practice focuses on cross-border work both pre and post-judgment, often involving trusts and other fiduciary structures as well as insolvency issues and high-value and complex disputes. His unique skill set of admissions throughout the Caribbean and other off-shore jurisdictions such as Gibraltar and Dubai, brings excellent scope for Outer Temple Chambers to develop further business in this area. In addition to his pure commercial and chancery practices, Tim focuses on financial services, pensions and trusts, and private client work.

Percival Billimoria

Percival (Percy) Billimoria recently joined Outer Temple Chambers as a Professional Associate.  As one of Delhi’s most respected lawyers, Percy is a regular attendee at the Commercial Bar (COMBAR) events in India, and is well known as an advocate in litigation, including arbitration concerning international companies and investors doing business in India.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant by qualification, which means he has first-hand, hugely relevant experience in his principal areas of activity such as commercial and contractual disputes, anti-trust matters, white collar crime, regulatory litigation, insolvency and restructuring and tax litigation.

We look forward to leveraging Percy’s knowledge of the Indian market to complement our work in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and New York and to this further establishing our position in the international arbitration market.

David Kirk

David Kirk, joining us as a Door Tenant, has practised as a criminal and regulatory lawyer for the last 30 years. He has prosecuted fraud cases for the Director of Public Prosecutions, and advised Law Officers on criminal matters, including the Criminal Justice Act 1987, which led to the creation of the Serious Fraud Office in 1988.

David was recruited by leading City law firm Stephenson Harwood to set up a fraud and regulation unit, acting for clients in Guinness and Blue Arrow and other serious fraud cases, as well as dealing with early financial regulation cases. In 1994, as partner at Simons Muirhead & Burton, David advised and represented clients in serious and complex corporate fraud cases, and conducted internal enquiries for major companies.  In 2006 he was approached by the Crown Prosecution Service to be the Director of the newly formed Fraud Prosecution Service and, three years later, Financial Services Authority (FSA) asked David to lead a new prosecutions unit within it.

As Chief Criminal Counsel, he oversaw a large number of prosecutions brought under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, then in 2014 he became a partner at US law firm McGuireWoods in their Government Investigations and White Collar Crime department.

David is the co-author of ‘Serious Fraud: Investigation and Trial’ (Butterworths, 3 editions), and regularly writes about and comments in the media on fraud issues. He was Chairman of the Fraud Advisory Panel. We anticipate that David will be a welcome addition to our Business Crime and Financial Services teams.

To find out more, or to instruct Louis, Tim, Percy or David, contact clerks@outertemple.com.

News 5 Apr, 2019

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