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ames Counsell QC and Olinga Tahzib published in APIL

James Counsell QC and Olinga Tahzib published in APIL’s PI Focus

James Counsell QC and Olinga Tahzib have recently contributed to an article, entitled ‘Picking up the Pieces’, in the June edition of APIL’s ‘PI Focus’. The article draws practitioners’ attention to ‘must read’ guidance provided by Johnson J in the case of TVZ and Ors v Manchester City Football Club Ltd [2022] EWHC 7 (QB).  In eight conjoined claims for psychiatric injuries caused by non-recent sexual abuse by Barry Bennell, the Court ruled that the Claimants would have been entitled to separate awards for pain, suffering and loss of amenity and for the abuse itself, had they been successful on liability and two of the Claimants would have been awarded substantial damages for loss of earnings as professional footballers.  Please…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Personal Injury 16 Jun, 2022

James Counsell QC APIL Conference article

James Counsell QC to speak at APIL Abuse Conference 2022

James Counsell QC will be speaking at the APIL Abuse Conference 2022, which is being held in association with ACAL. The event will take place on 23th June 2022. Outer Temple’s James Counsell QC, is due to be speaking at this year’s 14th annual APIL Abuse Conference 2022, held in association with ACAL. The conference will be held at the Marriot Marble Arch Hotel in London on the 23rd of June. This will be a hybrid event; delegates and attendees will choose whether they would like to attend in person or virtually. Topics for this event include: Survivors of sexual abuse and the criminal justice systemClient welfare and the role of the ISVAVicarious liabilityThe latest on failure to remove claimsClaims…

Events, Personal Injury 31 May, 2022

Ben Bradley secures £2.3m settlement in for client with brain injury after RTA

Ben Bradley secures £2.3m settlement for client with brain injury after RTA

Ben Bradley has successfully represented a cyclist in a personal injury claim after he sustained life changing brain injuries in a road traffic accident. Ben’s client, WH, was hit by a lorry whilst cycling to work when the lorry driver accelerated to try and clear a junction before the traffic lights turned red. The light had in fact turned red before the lorry passed through, leading to a collision with WH. WH was knocked unconscious and was taken to hospital. He had sustained skull fractures, a subarachnoid haemorrhage and brain contusions. He also suffered post-traumatic amnesia. He was in hospital for approximately seven weeks and required considerable care and assistance from his family at home afterwards. Prior to the accident…

News, Personal Injury 31 May, 2022

Daniel Clarke and Cheryl Palmer-Hughes to speak at MBL Seminar

Outer Temple’s Daniel Clarke and Irwin Mitchell’s Cheryl Palmer-Hughes are due to speak at MBL Seminar, ‘Brownlie – The Impact on Cross-Border Personal Injury Claims’. This will go ahead on Wednesday 1st June 2-4pm. Daniel Clarke, along with Cheryl Palmer-Hughes, will be presenting a seminar together at the MBL Seminar, ‘Brownlie- The Impact on Cross-Border Personal Injury Claims’. This virtual classroom seminar will consider the outcome of the Supreme Court Case FS Cairo (Nile Plaza) v Brownlie and consider the impact of the judgment on cross-border personal injury claims. Daniel and Cheryl will explore the practical steps required to bring a claim in England or Wales following an incident abroad and focus on the various mechanisms of CPR Part 6…

Events, Personal Injury 26 May, 2022

Nathan Tavares QC speaks at APIL Advanced Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Conference 2022

Nathan Tavares QC was invited to speak at the APIL Advanced Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Conference in Wales in May on two recent notable cases with JPIL colleagues. Nathan Tavares QC, a member of the JPIL Editorial Board as well as a barrister at Outer Temple Chambers, was invited to join his JPIL colleagues on stage at the APIL Advanced Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Conference 2022 for the ‘JPIL Case and Comment’ segment on the final day of the conference. The conference was held at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales on 18th – 20th May and was also available to attend remotely. This annual event updated attendees on the most recent and advanced developments in…

Events, News, Personal Injury, Personal Injury 20 May, 2022

Event: The Spinal Sessions Part 1; Cauda Equina Syndrome – 23rd June 2022

Join Outer Temple Chambers and guests for the first in a series of seminars and discussions on spinal injury related topics on Thursday 23rd June. Part 1 will focus on Cauda Equina Syndrome. You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers and our esteemed guests for an afternoon of talks on Cauda Equina Syndrome. As well as a series of talks by our members we look forward to welcoming John Leach (Consultant Neurosurgeon), Dr Naveen Kumar (Consultant in Neurorehabilitation), and Maggie Sargent and Gill Creighton (Care and Case Management Specialists) of Maggie Sargent & Associates. Book your place This event, originally planned as a hybrid event, will now be offered as a virtual event due to the impending national rail…

Events, Personal Injury 14 Apr, 2022

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Louis Weston considers the recent high-profile case of Tylicki v Gibbons

Professional horseracing jockey Freddie Tylicki brought a Personal Injury Action for liability only against his fellow jockey, Graham Gibbons after a collision at Kempton in 2016 caused severe and life changing injuries. Louis Weston explains why this case is of interest to the sport. The Background The core issue of the legal dispute concerned the standard of care to be taken by a jockey racing in a competitive environment and, specifically, whether on this occasion the Defendant’s riding fell below that standard of care. The parties agreed that the standard was set in the case of Caldwell v Maguire [2001] EWCA Civ 1054 and that in particular it should be recognised that liability for sporting errors could not be established…

News, Sports 12 Jan, 2022

Rachel Vickers Is Formally Named Queen’s Counsel

Outer Temple is very proud to announce that Rachel Vickers has been formally sworn in today as a member of Queen’s Counsel at the QC Appointment Ceremony 2021. Some of the finest legal minds have been sworn in today at Westminster Hall including Outer Temple’s Rachel Vickers. Whilst the celebrations have understandably been scaled down due to ongoing Covid restrictions, Rachel was able to celebrate with family and friends including her proud clerk, Paul Barton and we all look forward to getting together as a Chambers to raise a glass as soon as we can. Silks Day ‘Silks Day’ 2021, is the culmination of a rigorous application process to demonstrate excellence in advocacy in the higher courts. These appointments are…

News 1 Nov, 2021

Brownlie v Four Seasons (No. 2): A Binding Decision on the Meaning of the Tort Jurisdiction Gateway, For Now

Carin Hunt’s article titled ‘Brownlie v Four Seasons (No. 2): A Binding Decision on the Meaning of the Tort Jurisdiction Gateway, For Now’ has been published in the New Law Journal. On 29 July 2020 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Brownlie (No. 2) [2020] EWCA Civ 995, the most recent instalment of one of the longest-running jurisdiction disputes in English personal injury law.  It upheld the decision of Nicol J and agreed with the majority of the Supreme Court in Brownlie (No. 1), [2017] UKSC 80. Carin’s article considers the facts of the case, the issue on appeal, the Court of Appeal’s decision and a question of evidence and procedure in the pleading of foreign law You…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Personal Injury, Travel 5 Nov, 2020

Limitation provisions during lockdown for personal injury & clinical negligence matters

Carin Hunt considers limitation issues resulting from the COVID-19 lockdown in her article for Lexis PSL. In the Lexis PSL article, ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19)—limitation provisions during lockdown for PI and clinical negligence matters’, Carin Hunt considers the consequences of Covid-19 for the limitation of personal injury and clinical negligence claims. Carin looks at delays to the conduct of litigation caused by the pandemic, and considers the use of standstill agreements and the operation of section 33 of the Limitation Act 1980 to keep claims in time. Article If you have subscription to Lexis, you may read the article here.  About the Author Carin Hunt joined Chambers in September 2019, following her pupillage and she is developing a busy practice in the…

Clinical Negligence, Legal Blog & Publications, Personal Injury 12 Aug, 2020

MOJ Publishes Review of Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

Carin Hunt outlines the MOJ’s proposed reforms to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. The proposals seek to better support victims of violent crime, particularly those who suffer historic or current child abuse. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (“the Scheme”) is a statutory scheme that compensates victims of violent crime in England, Scotland and Wales. On 16 July 2020, the MOJ published its first review of the Scheme since 2012, setting out a number of proposals for reform (“the Review”). The Scheme The Scheme is a tariff-based system for determining injury awards for victims of violent crime. A violent crime is defined in Annex B to the Scheme as one of the following acts, if done either intentionally or recklessly: (a)…

Legal Blog & Publications, Personal Injury 23 Jul, 2020

Stopping the Clock – Limitation in Foreign Law Claims

Daniel Clarke explores the scope of the Rome II Regulation as laid out in Pandya v Intersalonika General Insurance Company. In Pandya v Intersalonika [2020] EWHC 273 (QB) the High Court has given an important decision on the extent to which, in case where a foreign law applies, it is the foreign law (as opposed to English domestic law) which determines the limitation issues. The facts in Pandya were, as in so many cases, very sad. The English-domiciled claimant was just fifteen when on 29 July 2012 she was hit by a motorcycle while crossing the road on holiday in Greece, suffering a serious brain injury. A claim was brought (on her behalf) directly against the motorcyclist’s Greek motor insurer.…

Legal Blog & Publications, Travel 30 Jun, 2020

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