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Read our CEO’s article in Counsel Magazine on managing Chambers through COVID-19

Counsel Magazine asked Outer Temple’s CEO, Rebecca Priestley, how she has managed to steer Chambers successfully through lockdown. Rebecca shares her six key lessons learnt… “You can’t control extreme events; you can control how you react.”  Rebecca explains how she navigated Outer Temple Chambers through the last few months. In the run-up to full lockdown on 24 March, she had tasked the team with running a full pandemic pilot, shutting down the office and trialling remote working. Key lessons were learnt and a clear business continuity plan formed. Having worked in a bank during the financial crash, Rebecca had some experience of operating during extreme events. Key lessons from Covid-19 for a new way of working Read the full article…

Covid-19, Legal Blog & Publications 22 Jun, 2020

When do Family Courts and the IAC have discretion to risk assess female genital mutilation?

The Court of Appeal clarifies the relationship between the Family Courts and the Immigration and Asylum Chamber in assessing the risk of female genital mutilation. John McKendrick QC and Claire van Overdijk represented the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) in the recent case of Re A (A Child) [2020] EWCA Civ 731, which raised an issue of importance concerning the relationship between the jurisdiction of the Family Courts and the First Tier Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber (IAC) and the overlap that exists when the risk of FGM is assessed for the purposes of a decision in each of those jurisdictions. The Court of Appeal confirmed that when the Family Court considers an application for…

News, Public Law 19 Jun, 2020

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