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Four specialist barristers in landmark multiple derivative and ESG case

Andrew Short QC, David E. Grant QC, Helen Pugh and Gus Baker, of Outer Temple’s Pensions and Commercial team, have been instructed in a landmark multiple derivative and ESG case. In this case two members of one of the largest pension schemes in the UK made a novel attempt to obtain the court’s permission to bring a derivative claim against the directors of the corporate trustee of the pension scheme. In a detailed judgment dismissing the application, Mr Justice Leech provides welcome clarification on the test to be applied to multiple derivative actions. Such actions continue to be governed by the Foss v Harbottle common law test in contrast to single derivative actions which are now governed by the Companies Act 2006. Further, in one…

Commercial, News, Pensions 25 May, 2022

Andrew Short QC and Peter Linstead win status appeal involving apps for London taxis

Representing the Respondent operators of the Mytaxi app (now called Free Now), Andrew Short QC and Peter Linstead have successfully opposed the Claimant’s appeal to the EAT of a decision that a London Hackney carriage driver using the taxi app was not a ‘worker’ when using the app to source and transport passengers. Introduction In a decision handed down on 18 January 2022 in Christopher Johnson v Transopco UK Ltd [2022] EAT 6, the EAT upheld the decision of the employment tribunal, where Peter Linstead appeared unled for Transopco, that although the driver had an obligation of personal service, the operator was a ‘client or customer’ of the driver’s business for the purposes of s.230(3) of the Employment Rights Act…

News, Employment 24 Jan, 2022

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Andrew Short QC wins Employment Silk of the Year at Chambers Bar Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that Andrew Short QC has been awarded Employment Silk of The Year at the Chambers Bar Awards 2021. The 2021 Chambers Bar Awards were back in person this year and the legal fraternity were out in force to celebrate the best in the business. The evening was held at Old Billingsgate on 18th November and some of the Outer Temple team went along to catch up with colleagues and cheer for Andrew as the shortlist for  the ‘Employment Silk of the Year’ category was announced on stage. To everyone’s delight, Andrew was announced as the winner and he can now add his ‘Employment Silk of the Year’ plaque to his trophy wall. Chambers & Partners…

News, Employment 19 Nov, 2021

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