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Lydia Seymour acts for successful claimant in CRAFT. Read her analysis.

Outer Temple’s Lydia Seymour analyses the recent decision in CRAFT v POPE. Directors’ Duties – remedies when property is taken in breach of duty. Lydia Seymour, who was instructed by Hugh James, acted for the successful Claimant in CRAFT (Ceredigion Recycling and Furniture Team), an important Chancery Division decision on remedies in cases involving misappropriation of company assets by Directors.  This is a useful decision on how remedies should be determined in a situation in which company directors have wrongfully converted company property to themselves—should the property simply be returned in full, or is it open to the directors to argue that they should have credit for sums that they would have received had they acted in accordance with their duties? In this…

Legal Blog & Publications, Commercial 26 Sep, 2022

Lucian ILIE published in ICLG 2022: International Arbitration Laws and Regulations – Romania Chapter

Outer Temple’s Lucian ILIE has co-authored the ‘Romania‘ chapter in the International Comparative Legal Guide – International Arbitration 2022 along with Adrian Iordache from Consortium Legal. It covers common issues in International Commercial Arbitration, divided into 15 different topics: Arbitration AgreementsGoverning LegislationJurisdictionChoice of Law RulesSelection of Arbitral TribunalProcedural RulesPreliminary Relief and Interim MeasuresEvidentiary MattersMaking and AwardChallenge of an AwardEnforcement of an AwardsConfidentialityRemedies / Interest / CostsInvestor-State ArbitrationsGeneral You can read the full chapter here, free of charge. Find out more Lucian ILIE is a barrister specialised in international law and international arbitration, with particular expertise in investor-State disputes and commercial arbitration cases. Combining experience of civil law culture with common law know-how, Lucian’s practice areas include: (i) International Arbitration, International Organisations, Private and Public International Law and International Commercial Litigation.…

Legal Blog & Publications, International 1 Sep, 2022

David Russell QC contributed to Bloomberg Tax article ‘Navigating Estate and Succession Planning in the Middle East’

Outer Temple’s David Russell QC contributed to a Bloomberg Tax article called ‘Navigating Estate and Succession Planning in the Middle East’. The article explores the topic of proper estate and succession planning being key to Middle East families’ long-term financial security. David Russell QC contributed to a publication by Bloomberg Tax called ‘Navigating Estate and Succession planning in the Middle East’. The article draws upon the idea that there is a massive generational wealth transfer happening in the Middle East and that many families are unprepared for this. It then goes on to explain how wealth is distributed in different situations. Please click here to read the full article. This article was published on July 28th, 2022, and was primarily…

Private Client & Trusts, Legal Blog & Publications, International 1 Aug, 2022

Elizabeth Grace published in AvMA Lawyers Service Newsletter

Elizabeth Grace has recently been published in the AvMA Lawyers Service Newsletter regarding an inquest she was instructed in involving the death of a five-year-old at The Children’s Trust. Elizabeth Grace acted for the foster family in a case involving the death of a five-year-old boy called Connor Wellsted who was tragically killed after being trapped under a cot bumper whilst in the care of The Children’s Trust, a brain injury rehabilitation facility for children. Elizabeth Grace was instructed by Charlotte Connor of AvMA, on a pro bono basis, to represent the foster parents. This case attracted national press attention and we included a short summary of the case with press links in May. Click here to read this summary. Within the AvMA…

Clinical Negligence, Legal Blog & Publications, Personal Injury 7 Jul, 2022

Bianca Venkata

Bianca Venkata has written an article for Lexis® PSL on The Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Act 2022.

Bianca Venkata has recently been published in Lexis Nexis® PSL. Her article looks at The Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Act 2022 and is available now online. Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Act 2022 (PSPJOA 2022) was given Royal Assent on 10 March 2022. Following a detailed report on the need to reform public sector pensions, the ruling in the McCloud and Sargeant case, a cost control valuation, and a review conducted by the Senior Salaries Review Body, the government introduced the PSPJOA 2022. The key measures, including the removal of discriminatory transitional provisions and of the final salary link, alongside the introduction of the cost control mechanism have meant public sector pension schemes are arguably fairer. In…

Legal Blog & Publications, Pensions 13 Jun, 2022

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