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Helen Pugh

Helen Pugh to speak at TL4 FIRE breakfast event on winding up foreign companies to unravel multi-jurisdictional fraud

Helen Pugh will be speaking at an upcoming ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE breakfast event on 13th December 2022; “It’s A Wind Up. Winding up foreign companies in London to unravel multi-jurisdictional fraud”. ThoughtLeaders 4 FIRE (TL4 FIRE) are a global asset recovery community bringing together key practitioners across contentious insolvency, fraud litigation and international enforcement. They will be hosting a breakfast event on Tuesday 13th December at Outer Temple Chambers titled “It’s a wind up! Winding up foreign companies in London to unravel multi-jurisdictional fraud”. Outer Temple’s Helen Pugh will be speaking at this event alongside Luke Harrison and Srishti Jain from Keidan Harrison and Robert Starkins from Grant Thornton. After coffee, breakfast and registration Luke Harrison (Chair) will open the event…

Events 22 Nov, 2022

PNLA Online Conference

Watch the recording: PNLA Online Conference – Speaker Q&A

Outer Temple Chambers sponsored the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association Online Conference, hosting their live closing event. Barristers Richard Hitchcock KC, Nicholas Hill, and Helen Pugh joined the panel for a Q&A which is now available free on-demand. The PNLA Online Conference consists of 7 hours of filmed talks on a wide range of topics related to professional negligence. These are all available to subscribers online and was followed by a (free to view) closing event hosted at chambers. Watch the PNLA Closing Session Katy Manley, PNLA President, provides a summary of the conference with her thanks to all involved below. Professional negligence and liability update conference ‘The New Normal’ 2022 – why is it such a fantastic conference? The PNLA…

Commercial Vlogs, Webinars & Vlogs 16 Nov, 2022

Andrew Short KC and Helen Pugh published in New Law Journal (LexisNexis)

Outer Temple’s Andrew Short KC and Helen Pugh have been published in the New Law Journal (LexisNexis). Their article is entitled ‘No green light (yet) for climate actions’. Andrew Short KC and Helen Pugh have written an article called ‘No green light (yet) for climate actions’ which has been published in the New Law Journal (Lexis Nexis). Within the article, they discuss the high hurdles still faced by claimants when bringing climate-related derivative actions. Please click here to read the full article. Find out more Andrew Short KC’s practice centres on pensions, employment, and general commercial work. He is able to bring years of experience as a trial lawyer in hostile and contentious claims to bear whenever necessary. He has been recommended for Pensions…

Legal Blog & Publications 5 Oct, 2022

Misselling Cryptoassets; Terra USD and Luna

Outer Temple’s Helen Pugh has written a detailed article titled ‘Misselling Cryptoassets’, where she explores the collapse of Terra USD and Luna. Helen Pugh has written an article discussing the lawsuit against Binance for ‘mis-selling’ of Terra USD and Luna after their massive collapse. This collapse was one of the biggest crypto crashes of all time, losing nearly $40 billion. Within the article, Helen examines this further by exploring three categories of claims: Misstatement/ misrepresentation claimsProfessional negligence; andRegulatory claims Please read the full article here. Find out more Helen Pugh specialises in general commercial litigation, civil fraud, contentious insolvency and company law issues, and professional negligence. Her practice has a strong international element with an expertise in jurisdictional disputes and conflict of law issues, including as they arise…

Legal Blog & Publications, Commercial 28 Sep, 2022

Outer Temple to sponsor PNLA online conference and host live closing event

Outer Temple Chambers will be sponsoring the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA) online conference as well as hosting their live closing event on 1st November 2022. Barristers, Richard Hitchcock KC, Nicholas Hill, and Helen Pugh will be speaking. Outer Temple will be sponsoring the upcoming PNLA online conference, to be held on 1st November 2022. This will be followed by a closing event that we will be hosting at chambers. The Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA), are an organisation who specialise in resolving disputes between professionals and their clients. Our barristers, Richard Hitchcock QC, Nicholas Hill, and Helen Pugh will all be speaking at the conference. Richard Hitchcock KC will be speaking on, ‘Some thoughts on Limitation: Knowledge and Concealment’,…

Events 26 Sep, 2022

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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

Delegation not abdication: directors’
duties under scrutiny in syndicated loans

In syndicated lending it is common for lenders to delegate functions to an Agent and equally common for companies within a group to authorise the parent to act on their behalf. That has ramifications for the directors of the delegating companies – and for the directors of the delegate. This article, written by Helen Pugh, considers the issues which may arise. A common feature of syndicated loans is the role of Agent and the delegation bycompanies of functions in connection with the syndicated loans. In most cases, delegation will be a lawful and commercially pragmatic act. But there are pitfalls for the unsuspecting director who remains personally responsible for discharging his director’s duties to the company. Delegation should be thoroughly…

Commercial, News 12 May, 2022

Breakthrough in access to justice for victims of crypto fraud

Asset Reality, Grant Thornton UK LLP, Outer Temple Chambers, Rahman Ravelli and Sandton Capital collaborate to help victims of crypto-related fraud overcome access to justice hurdles. While crypto-related fraud reached an all-time high in 2021, with illicit addresses receiving US$14bn over the course of the year*, up 79% on the previous year, matters brought before courts remain comparatively low, in large part due to a lack of funding options for otherwise meritorious lower-value claims. Under the new collaboration, Asset Reality, Grant Thornton UK LLP, Outer Temple Chambers, Rahman Ravelli have established a triage system for the initial assessment of claims, with investigatory and corporate intelligence expertise then deployed to contextualise claims for legal assessment. Meritorious claims will be assessed and…

Commercial, News, Financial Services 27 Apr, 2022

Glass Slipper

Helen Pugh acts for successful applicants in Re: Glass Slipper

Helen Pugh acted for the successful applicants, Crimson Flower Productions Ltd and others, who were seeking the maximum extension of 2 years to an existing extended civil restraint order in Re: Glass Slipper. The respondents were various companies within the ‘Glass Slipper group’ and their sole director who had persistently sought to re-litigate a dispute they had with Crimson Flower Productions Ltd arising out of the production of a Film in ‘Swan Lake’ by the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg. That dispute had been decided definitively in favour of Crimson Flower, one of the applicants, a number of years ago in IPEC proceedings. Trower J’s order extending the ECRO demonstrates the flexibility and breadth of the ECRO jurisdiction. Noting there was…

Insolvency & Restructuring, News 15 Mar, 2022

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