2TG Recommended in Legal 500 EMEA

We are delighted that 2TG is recommended again in the Legal 500 EMEA Guide to the Legal Profession for commercial disputes work in the Middle East.

Timothy Killen has been ranked as a Band 1 junior for his work in the region, with comments including “He has an exceptional knowledge of English commercial law, combined with an unparalleled experience of commercial litigation in the Middle East. His style as an advocate is calm, assured and attractive – he always looks to persuade the judge rather than batter them into submission”.

For further information on the rankings, please visit: https://www.legal500.com/c/middle-east-the-english-bar/commercial/

For further information about our work in the Middle East, please contact Lee Tyler or Paul Cray.

 

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2TG wins Best Chambers for Training 2021 at Legal Cheek Awards

We are delighted to have been awarded Best Chambers for Training 2021 at the Legal Cheek Awards which took place remotely on 25 March 2021. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback as part of this process. Training is something that we care very much about at 2TG and take a great deal of pride in.

We were also extremely pleased to have been recognised as a leading chambers for colleague supportiveness and to have been shortlisted for Trainee and Junior Lawyer Chambers of the Year 2021.

Further information about the Legal Cheek Awards can be found here.

To read more about 2TG on the Legal Cheek Website, please click here

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Concussion Test Case Litigation

Nina Goolamali QC and Will Clerk instructed by Kennedys Solicitors on behalf of World Rugby in the concussion test case litigation.

For details about Nina’s and Will’s practice, please click on their names below.

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Appointments to the Sport Resolutions Arbitration Panel

We are delighted to announce that three of our Members have been appointed to the Sport Resolutions Arbitration Panel.

Nina Goolamali QC has been appointed as a Specialist Arbitrator and Jessica van der Meer & William Clerk as Development Arbitrators. Their appointments commence on 1 April 2021 and are for a 3 year term.

Sport Resolutions is a UK-based independent, not for profit, dispute resolutions service for sport operating globally, offering arbitration, mediation, tribunal and expert opinion. Further information can be viewed here.

For more information on Chambers’ sports practice, please click here: 2TG Sport.

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2TG shortlisted for 2 awards at the Legal Cheek Awards 2021

2TG are delighted to have been nominated by Legal Cheek for 2 awards at their annual awards ceremony, taking place virtually on 25 March 2021:

Best Chambers for Training
Best Chambers for Colleague Supportiveness

The shortlist for the awards comes as a result of surveying more than 600 junior barristers, including pupils, at over 60 leading barristers’ chambers about their experience of training at the Bar.

For further information, please click here.

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Fundraising for the Royal British Legion

As part of 2TG’s ongoing corporate social responsibility initiatives and with Remembrance Day around the corner, we have decided to support the Royal British Legion (RBL) this November.

The RBL is a charity providing financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants.

As we are now in lockdown, many of us won’t have an opportunity to show our support by purchasing poppies at train stations, shops etc as we might have done. Given that a number of charities have been struggling throughout the Covid-19 pandemic due to its impact on fundraising initiatives, we wanted to give people the opportunity to donate the cost of what you would ordinarily pay for a poppy, online, with the money going straight to the RBL.

You can donate via this link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/2templegardens

All donations are very gratefully received.

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Head of 2TG Employment, Rehana Azib, appointed to Independent Panel by Yorkshire County Cricket Club, investigating cricketer Azeem Rafiq’s allegations of institutional racism against the Club

As reported by Sky Sports. Read the full article here.

Yorkshire have confirmed an investigation into allegations of institutional racism made by the team’s former spinner Azeem Rafiq has begun. Rafiq, 29, claimed in an interview with ESPNcricinfo last month that his experiences at Yorkshire left him “on the brink of suicide” and that, as a Muslim, he felt an “outsider”.

Yorkshire’s investigation, chaired by Dr Samir Pathak, now has two further independent members, with barrister and employment law specialist Rehana Azib and former personnel director of Waitrose Helen Hyde joining the committee.

Yorkshire say the brief is to address the specific complaints made by Rafiq but also to “thoroughly and with urgency” review the club’s policies and culture with regards to discriminatory behaviour.

The investigation is expected to be completed within three months, with Yorkshire committed to sharing the findings made by Dr Pathak and his panel.

Rehana Azib said: “This is an important and significant time for both Mr Rafiq and Yorkshire County Cricket Club. It is essential that the allegations are investigated fully, objectively and rigorously. I look forward to working with the other members of the panel to ensure that the investigation is conducted comprehensively and fairly, and that any recommendations that may arise out of it are transparent, effective and properly implemented.”

To read more about Rehana’s practice, please click here.

To read more about this story, please follow the links below:

https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/30021583/yorkshire-says-no-repercussions-witnesses-investigation-azeem-rafiq-racism-claims

https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/sport/cricket/investigation-azeem-rafiqs-claims-racism-yorkshire-ccc-take-three-months-2991379

https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/18765573.two-join-panel-yorkshire-investigation-continues/

https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/yorkshire-investigation-azeem-rafiq-racism-105507655.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAJoGV613zaNUgsiGSfUfKrpJAY3KJS5VYlQcqgMfOpWPigina1Tu-SqcvPEJQUwtq7eecGfgC8AHq0nED7XDusiw5jZ7pKVOO6hEGa4u3i5jQVIGYCtCFL4X5w3NxfyGYVRm6E5dRoR2KTvEQGfcBsnRfXX1aMPmMOW4dySx6KoW

https://www.cricketworld.com/yorkshire-ccc-add-two-further-independent-members-to-investigation-panel/66159.htm

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2TG Legal 500 Rankings

We are delighted to have achieved a range of new and improved rankings in the latest Legal 500 directory, including 18 new rankings across Clinical Negligence, Commercial Litigation, Insurance, International Arbitration, Mediation, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Sport and Travel.

2TG now has a total of 74 members rankings across 12 practice areas.

For full details of our rankings, please visit: https://www.legal500.com/firms/9653-2-temple-gardens/9653-london-england/

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

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