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Watch the Webinar: Indexation and the courts’ recent wrestles with RPI

Outer Temple Chambers collaborated with Richard Gibson of Barnett Waddingham LLP to look at the current and future actuarial and legal landscape of inflation. Watch the recorded webinar here. What is the outlook for inflation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdown and the various government support schemes for businesses? Will there be renewed pressure on schemes to explore options to switch out of RPI-based escalation? A run of cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court since 2012 have confirmed that in principle scheme powers may be available to switch from RPI to CPI, following the lead taken by the State schemes (and the statutory minima for revaluation and LPI increases) in 2010. But these…

Pensions Webinars, Legal Blog & Publications, Webinars & Vlogs, Pensions 28 Jul, 2020

Webcast: EY & OTC join forces to discuss compliance and investigations after Covid-19

EY and Outer Temple Chambers have collaborated on a two-part discussion on the practical legal and risk considerations when navigating your compliance and investigations framework. Watch the recordings here. Failure to organise your compliance framework and react to internal issues can be disastrous for organisations, resulting in fines, sanctions and reputational damage. During the heat of the COVID-19 crisis, while most organisations adapted at pace and carried on through the pandemic, aspects of their usual compliance processes did go into a level of hibernation. Now is the time to look back at what happened, put right any ‘wrongs’ and use lessons learnt to strengthen your organisations’ business conduct and ethics framework. Where there may have been ‘wrongs’, the decision of…

Business Crime Webinars, Business Crime, Legal Blog & Publications, Webinars & Vlogs 27 Jul, 2020

Watch the Webinar: Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts, in collaboration with Oxford University Deep Tech Dispute Resolution Lab

Outer Temple Chambers collaborated with the Oxford University Deep Tech Dispute Resolution Lab to present a webinar on Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts on Wednesday 8th July. Speakers Chair: Dr Mimi Zou (Fellow of St Hugh’s College, Oxford University, Oxford Deep Tech Lab) John McKendrick QC (Outer Temple Chambers) Chloë Bell (Outer Temple Chambers) Jeremy Scott-Joynt (Outer Temple Chambers) Hin Liu (Legal Advisor Fusang, DPhil Candidate Oxford University Law Faculty, Oxford Deep Tech Lab) Topics included The fundamental legal foundations for cryptoassets and smart contracts in modern legal systems. What aspects of the technology surrounding cryptoassets, smart contracts and blockchain regulators need to understand in order to regulate these areas effectively. The potential for business crime involving crypto and smart contracts.…

Commercial Vlogs, Webinars & Vlogs 17 Jul, 2020

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