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    3PB examines truth in business and property cases and enhanced measures for the taking and making of witness statements

    3PB commercial and property Silk Joseph Giret QC (pictured here) and 3PB pupil barrister Amanda Fernandez examine the impact of Practice Direction 57AC on Witness Evidence at Trial (“PD57AC”). This will apply to witness statements for use at trials in the Business and Property Courts, specifically to claims issued next week - after 6 April 2021 - or to existing proceedings where the witness statements for trial are signed on or after 6 April 2021....

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    Victoria Jones represents British Gymnastics before the Court of Appeal

    3PB's specialist intellectual property barrister Victoria Jones (pictured here) represented British Gymnastics before the Court of Appeal. The appeal was brought by UK Gymnastics against the judgement of IPEC Judge HHJ Clarke handed down on 26 June 2020 in which she found UK Gymnastics to be liable for acts of passing off and trade mark infringement. On 24 March 2021, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision with Lord Justice Arnold upholding the findings...

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    Seb Oram analyses good faith and ‘the spirit of agreement’ in commercial contracts

    3PB's specialist commercial and construction law barrister Seb Oram (pictured here) has reviewed the case of Westfields Homes Ltd v Keay Homes (Windrush). The case involved a potential breach of commercial, land-development contract and serves as a must-read for all commercial lawyers and litigators alike. In this case, the Court held that where the contract prescribed no basis for determining the meaning of clauses of good faith or ‘the spirit of the agreement’, it would...

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    Two of 3PB’s specialist crime barristers feature in BBC’s new documentary ‘’Football’s Darkest Secret’’

    Adam Feest QC, who heads 3PB’s group of criminal law barristers, is appearing tonight with fellow 3PB crime team counsel Berenice Mulvanny in the BBC’s new three-part documentary about child abuse in English football. The BBC’s new three part documentary ‘’Football's Darkest Secret’’ which airs tonight at 9pm on BBC One, follows a number of high profile cases involving sexual/child abuse in English football. Specialist crime barristers Adam Feest QC and Berenice Mulvanny will talk...

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    Thomas Acworth acts for serving Grenadier Guard in serial sweetheart frauds

    3PB’s specialist crime barrister Thomas Acworth (pictured here) acted for Lance Corporal (LCpl) Nathan Walker, a serving soldier in the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. LCpl Walker pleaded guilty to defrauding three vulnerable women he met on dating apps in order to finance his gambling addiction. There was some dispute between the prosecution and the defence about the overall value of the frauds. When passing sentence, HHJ Miller QC valued the fraud on the basis of...

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    Tonia Clark reviews Practice Direction 27A and its application in family proceedings

    3PB’s specialist family law barrister Tonia Clark (pictured here) has reviewed Practice Direction 27A (PD27A), which Family Court judges are increasingly exasperated is being ignored. In this article Tonia covers the importance of Practice Direction 27A, noting that non-compliance will likely mean that the Courts will consider making costs orders. Tonia also highlights the most important points to bear in mind when applying PD27A and states that the case AG v VD [2021] EWFC 9 paras...

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    3PB supports free cab rides to vaccination centres in Winchester

    3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) is supporting the ‘Winchester Cabs for Jabs’ initiative which has been organised by a group of local friends to enable eligible people to travel to vaccination centres without incurring fees for taxis, or having to navigate public transport. With the help of local Winchester taxi firms, the scheme is giving old and vulnerable people the option of being picked up from home and returned safely after their vaccination. Organisers are...

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    3PB welcomes Gemma Ralph to the personal injury team

    3PB Head of Chambers David Berkley QC is delighted to announce that barrister Gemma Ralph has joined 3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) full-time as a member of the personal injury team. As well as personal injury law, Gemma specialises in credit hire and clinical negligence cases. She is especially interested in international litigation (such as international travel claims) and commercial disputes and advisory matters generally and is very happy to travel in the UK or...

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    Coronavirus and employment law - latest news

    Furlough With news that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended to 30 April 2021, employers would be wise to check the updated guidance on Gov.UK with regards to the current furlough arrangements and who can be included within the scheme. Click here to view the guidance. The Tribunals Late last week, and following the announcement of a third national lockdown, the Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England and Wales and Scotland confirmed...

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    Mathew Gullick appointed to the rank of Queen’s Counsel (QC)

    3PB’s Employment & Discrimination Group is delighted to announce that Mathew Gullick (Call 2003) will be appointed to the rank of Queen’s Counsel (QC) in March 2021 following the recent announcement of the results of the 2020 QC competition. Mathew was a pupil at 3PB and joined as a tenant in October 2004. He has practised in employment law since pupillage and is due to appear in the UK Supreme Court in November 2021, together...

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    Family law team acts in two reported cases

    This quarter, our team has acted in two reported cases, both involving Dorian Day. The first is Local Authority -v- Mother (1) Father (2) Lucy (By Her Children’s Guardian) and Belinda [2020] EWHC 2801 (Fam), a complex case considering where Lucy should be placed following on from a lengthy and difficult finding of fact hearing. Dorian Day represented Belinda, Lucy’s older sister who was successful in arguing that Lucy should be placed with her alongside...

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    Matthew Curtis edits the Employment and Discrimination team's December newsletter

    Matthew Curtis welcomes you to our last Employment and Discrimination newsletter of 2020 and thanks this month's contributors: Stephen Wyeth, Karen Moss, Colin McDevitt, Sarah Bowen, Lachlan Wilson, Andrew MacPhail and Joseph England. You will find this month’s newsletter packed full of 3PB news, analysis and case law updates, as well as our opening hours over the Christmas period. You are also invited to register to attend our 10 December webinar on 'Personal injury claims...

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