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    The Upper Tribunal endorses a holistic approach to section 9 of the Education Act 1996 (parental preference on school placement)

    London Borough of Croydon v K.A. [2022] UKUT 106 (AAC) The Upper Tribunal published yesterday an important decision on EHC Plans which affirms the correct approach to section 9 of the Education Act 1996. The attempt by the London Borough of Croydon, on appeal, to narrow section 9 to educational benefits alone was rejected. Alice de Coverley, pictured here, from 3PB’s Education Team, represented the Respondent in this appeal, the parent, having already succeeded on...

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  • Our May 2022 employment law newsletter is out now!

      Welcome to May's Employment Law newsletter Spring is here: whilst April saw unseasonably dry conditions in a meteorological sense, there has been a metaphorical flood of interest and debate taking place as to what the future may, and should, hold in terms of remote and flexible working as we appear to embark upon what may be regarded as a post-pandemic era. News items in this edition cover:  - The CIPD Survey on attitudes to home...

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    Victoria Jones successfully defends ‘Funtime Freddy’ and ‘Funtime Foxy’ in the IPEC 

    On Wednesday 27 April 2022, judgment was handed down by Deputy High Court Judge Amanda Michaels, in the case of Luen Fat Metal and Plastic Manufactory Co Ltd v Funko UK, Ltd [2022] EWHC 951 (IPEC), in which the Claimant had brought claims against the Defendant for infringement of its ‘Funtime’ trade mark as a result of the Defendant’s use of the names ‘Funtime Freddy’ and ‘Funtime Foxy’ on its products. After narrowing the specification...

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    3PB breaks through £30m turnover

    National chambers 3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) has broken through the critical £30m threshold - traditionally the preserve of the specialist London sets - with record turnover of £31.4m and receipts of £30m this financial year ending 28 February 2022, a rise of 16.8% and 12.3% respectively from last year’s results of £26.9m and £26.7m; alongside fees per barrister (FPB) growing by 9.5 %. After this record year 3PB has now set its sights on...

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  • April 2022 employment law newsletter out now!

      Welcome to April's employment law newsletter In the April edition of our employment law newsletter, we welcome Craig Ludlow's appointment to the Editorial Board of the Employment Lawyers Assocation (UK) Briefing magazine; report on the Fifth Addendum to the ET Presidential Guidance on awards for injury to feelings and psychiatric injury and other statutory increases to compensation from 6 April; and consider the ET's roadmap for how Employment Tribunal hearings will be conducted over...

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  • A roadmap for how Employment Tribunal hearings will be conducted over 2022 to 2023

    The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals (England, Wales and Scotland) have issued a Road Map for how hearings will be conducted over 2022 to 2023. The Road Map is essential reading for all employment practitioners. However, in summary, different Employment Tribunals in different regions may move at different speeds and the decision about the format of a hearing in any particular case will always be a matter for a Judge to consider (and the parties...

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    Resources ahead of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 coming into force on 6 April

    Ahead of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 coming into force on 6 April this year, Hamish Dunlop and Poonam Bhari (pictured here), both senior juniors within 3PB’s family law team, hosted a webinar on the topic, aiming to provide background, context and guidance on the new legislation. The event attracted over one 1000 registrants. Hamish and Poonam have put together a Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 resources page where practitioners who might...

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  • Amy Beddis

    Amy Beddis to contribute to the Financial Remedies Journal’s new blog

    3PB’s specialist family finance barrister Amy Beddis (pictured here) has been invited to contribute to the Financial Remedies Journal’s new Blog which recently launched. Headed by HHJ Edward Hess, the journal aims to promote serious and high-level debate and thought about the workings of the world of financial remedies, both substantively and procedurally and inside and outside of court. Read Amy’s first post, entitled “Armed Forces Pension Scheme: Points to Consider…”. View Amy Beddis' profile here....

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    Thomas Acworth’s client acquitted of causing death by careless driving

    3PB’s specialist crime barrister Thomas Acworth, pictured here, recently acted for a lorry driver, who was accused of killing an elderly motorist in road traffic collision. The driver was reversing his flat-bed lorry into a building site when the deceased’s vehicle collided with him.  The Crown alleged that he had not checked his mirrors prior to carrying out the manoeuvre.   The deceased suffered two brain haemorrhages. Having analysed the medical evidence in detail, Thomas decided...

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    Amy Beddis discusses potential challenges faced by single parents ahead of National Single Parents’ Day

    Specialist family barrister Amy Beddis explores how society can support single parents ahead of National Single Parents’ Day on 21 March. In this article she looks at how society can support single parents and separated families, what practical support is available and how finances can be affected causing additional challenges. The need (and wish) to work plays a huge part in those additional pressures; no more so than at the Bar. Amy looks at how...

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    Jakob Reckhenrich considers the unlikely prospect of paying court judgments by instalments

    3PB’s specialist commercial litigation barrister Jakob Reckhenrich, pictured here, advises clients on the court's approach to requests to pay judgments by instalments. In this newly-penned article, Jakob analyses the relevant provisions of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) and the recent case law interpreting those provisions. Jakob advises that judgment debtors are usually required to pay within 14 days and that it is for judgment creditors to decide what means of enforcement to use, including the...

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  • Mark Wilden

    Former music producer, now-barrister Mark Wilden advises on music royalty dispute

    3PB specialist intellectual barrister Mark Wilden, pictured here, has recently critiqued the key new case of Hebden v Domino Recording Company Ltd [2022] EWHC 74 (IPEC), which concerns royalties for music streaming and downloads and could have a significant effect on the UK music industry. In the case, recording artist Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) brought a claim against his former record company, Domino, about royalties for streaming and downloads under a 2001 contract. Hebden claimed...

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