Isabel Barter appointed to PNBA Executive Committee

We are delighted that one Isabel Barter has joined the Executive Committee of the Professional Negligence Bar Association (PNBA), a specialist bar association for barristers who practise in the area of professional negligence. She joins Anna Hughes (also of 2 Temple Gardens) on the Executive Committee.

Isabel specialises in professional negligence, product liability and property damage. She is a joint General Editor of the Journal of Professional Negligence (published by Bloomsbury), and the Associate Editor of and a contributor to Simpson ‘Professional Negligence and Liability’ (published by Informa Subscriptions).

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Lucy Wyles and Rehana Azib both appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2022 list.

We are delighted to announce that Lucy Wyles and Rehana Azib have  both been successful in their applications for silk, officially appointed Queen’s Counsel on 21 March 2022.

Lucy specialises in the areas of personal injury, travel, private international law and clinical negligence. She is described in the legal directories as bringing “a combination of high intellect, specialist knowledge and pragmatism to her cases”.

Rehana specialises in employment law and personal injury especially occupational stress, harassment, and discrimination claims. She is the Head of 2TG’s Employment Team and a Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple. She is described in the legal directories as “a very skilful advocate who is formidably intelligent and very hard-working”.

Thank you to all who have supported Lucy and Rehana throughout their careers so far.

To contact the clerking team, please email clerks@2tg.co.uk or call 0207 822 1200.

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2TG Chambers and Partners 2022 Rankings

We are delighted to have achieved a range of new and improved rankings in the latest Chambers and Partners directory, including 12 new individual recommendations across Civil Fraud, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Travel, Professional Negligence, Property Damage and the newly created category of Group Litigation.

2TG now has a total of 76 member rankings across 13 practice areas.

For full details of our rankings, please visit: https://chambers.com/law-firm/2-temple-gardens-uk-bar-14:10547

Many thanks to all of our clients and referees for the very kind comments we have received.

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2TG appears in Supreme Court case on private international law

2TG appears in Supreme Court case on private international law

 

On 20 October 2021, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Brownlie v FS Cairo (Nile Plaza) LLC [2021] UKSC 45, a landmark case on two important points of private international law: the scope of the Court’s jurisdiction to hear tort claims against defendants based outside of the jurisdiction; and the pleading and proof of foreign law. Marie Louise Kinsler QC, Howard Palmer QC, Alistair McKenzie and Benjamin Phelps appeared for the Respondent in the Supreme Court.

The case raises important points of principle and practice. Following the UK’s exit from the EU, the Supreme Court’s judgment is the leading authority on the Court’s jurisdiction to hear claims arising from accidents abroad. Claimants will be able to rely on the tort gateway to commence proceedings in England arising out of accidents abroad, wherever they occur. The judgment on the tort gateway has wider implications for jurisdiction in relation to tort claims outside of the personal injury context, particularly those founded on economic loss or financial damage.

The Supreme Court also gave important new guidance on the correct approach to proof and pleading of foreign law in the English courts. The judgment will result in significant changes to practice in claims with an international element.

Please see below a link to the judgment.

FS Cairo (Nile Plaza) LLC (Appellant) v Lady Brownlie (as Dependant and Executrix of Professor Sir Ian Brownlie CBE QC) (Respondent) (supremecourt.uk)

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Note prepared by Kate Legh following the ECJ decision in VI v KRONE – Verlag Gesellschaft mbH & Co KG (Case C-6520)

On 10 June 2021, the ECJ handed down its decision in VI v KRONE – Verlag Gesellschaft mbH & Co KG (Case C-65/20), holding that advice in a printed newspaper was not capable of being a (defective) product for the purposes of the Product Liability Directive.

To read a Case Note prepared by Kate Legh on this decision, please click here

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Note prepared by Ben Phelps and Conor Ewing following the recent judgment in Griffiths v TUI Limited

On 7 October 2021, the Court of Appeal handed down its much-anticipated judgment in Griffiths v TUI (UK) Limited [2021] EWCA Civ 1442, concerning the proper approach towards ‘uncontroverted’ expert evidence.

To read a Case Note prepared by Ben Phelps and Conor Ewing on this Judgment, please click here.

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Neil Moody QC, Robert Cumming and Andrew Bershadski successful in the Court of Appeal case of Kadie Kalma v African Minerals [2020] EWCA Civ 144

Neil Moody QC, Robert Cumming and Andrew Bershadski successful in the Court of Appeal case of Kadie Kalma v African Minerals [2020] EWCA Civ 144.

In a wide-ranging judgment, Coulson LJ (with whom the President of the Queen’s Bench Division, Dame Victoria Sharp, and Irwin LJ agreed) dismissed the Claimant’s appeal against the judgment of Turner J, in which he had dismissed all the lead claims. The judgment of the Court of Appeal contains an important discussion of the principles of intention in common design, and the duty of care for acts of third parties in negligence.

Please follow the link below to see the full judgment, or contact clerks@2tg.co.uk if you would like to get in touch with Neil, Robert or Andrew about this case.

Kadie Kalma Judgment 17.02.20 (002)

Neil, Robert and Andrew were instructed by Lipman Karas LLP.

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First High Court PSPO Challenge declares part of Richmond’s dog walking PSPO invalid

2TG’s Martin Porter QC and Jessica van der Meer have been successful in the first PSPO challenge to reach the High Court. They challenged London Borough of Richmond’s decision to restrict dog walking across its lands. Today Mrs Justice May declared Richmond’s PSPO partially invalid. This case will have important consequences for future PSPO challenges. This is a hot button issue given Ealing Council’s decision this week to use a PSPO to ban protestors outside an abortion clinic.

Click here to view judgment

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