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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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    3PB Education team publishes December newsletter

    3PB's specialist education law barristers have published the third edition of the 3PB Education team’s newsletter edited by Katherine Anderson. The newsletter features contributions from Charlotte Hadfield, Emma Waldron, Alice de Coverley, Matthew Wyard, and Alex Leonhardt. You will find this quarter’s newsletter packed full of 3PB news, analysis and case law updates, as well as our opening hours over the Christmas period. The newsletter covers various topics including: School attendance in times of covid-19...

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    Max Schofield successfully opposes HMRC's appeal in VAT zero-rating case

    Indirect tax specialist Max Schofield successfully acted for the Respondent juice cleanse company before the Upper Tribunal in HMRC v The Core (Swindon) Ltd [2020] UKUT 0301 (TCC). In this case, a programme of juices was held by the FTT to be zero-rated food rather than standard-rated beverages. Following this decision, HMRC were refused permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal on the papers twice but were eventually granted permission on a limited ground following...

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    Lachlan Wilson edits the Employment and Discrimination team's November newsletter

    Lachlan Wilson presents 3PB's November Employment and Discrimination newsletter, including contributions from Joseph England, Colin McDevitt, Stephen Wyeth, Craig Ludlow and Sarah Clarke. The newsletter brings you 3PB news, recordings as well as case updates and legal analysis. You are also invited to register to attend our webinar on whistleblowing on 12 November. Click here to view the newsletter. News  items include: Furlough (CJRS) Scheme extended until March 2021 Changes announced to clear employment tribunal...

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    Changes announced to clear employment tribunal cases backlog

    According to the Law Society Gazette, Ministry of Justice data shows that as of August 2020, there was a backlog of 45,000 cases waiting to be heard before the employment tribunal. This represents a 26% increase from the start of March 2020. Doubtless with the aim of addressing this, the Government has proposed various changes to the Employment Tribunal Procedure Rules coming into effect on 8 October for updates to Tribunal process, and on the...

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    3PB sponsor Support Through Court “In Conversation with" Sarah Langford and William Clegg QC

    3PB are pleased to sponsor Support Through Court’s 4th “In Conversation” event due to take place via Zoom on Wednesday 18 November 7-8.30pm. The event will be joined by Sarah Langford and William Clegg QC, who will discuss their experiences at the bar and help raise funds and awareness for the charity. Sarah Langford is a barrister from 3PB and Sunday Times Best Seller for ‘In your defense’, a book commended for powerfully communicating the...

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    3PB Barristers Jo Martin QC and Jane Rowley successfully defend former Dorset police officer charged with murder

    3PB specialist criminal law barristers Jo Martin QC and Jane Rowley (pictured) successfully defended former Dorset Police Officer charged with murder. The jury took less than 3 hours to acquit Timothy Brehmer of murder after a trial at Salisbury Crown Court lasting 12 days. The Defendant had entered a guilty plea to manslaughter at a plea and trial preparation hearing in July of this year. The Prosecution had rejected his plea and sought a trial...

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  • Nine 3PB employment barristers ranked in Chambers & Partners 2021 edition

    Chambers & Partners 2021 UK Bar directory lists a record nine of our employment barristers as leading Juniors in its latest edition. With one of our team ranked in the South Eastern Bar and the remaining eight ranked in the Western Bar, 3PB’s Employment and Discrimination group achieves an overall Band 2 rating in the Western Bar. The directory acknowledges ‘A set with an excellent profile in discrimination law and other employment issues. In addition...

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    Daniel Brown edits the Employment and Discrimination team's October newsletter

    Daniel Brown has edited 3PB's October Employment and Discrimination newsletter, including contributions from Matthew Curtis, Sarah Clarke, Simon Tibbitts, Stephen Wyeth, Karen Moss, Grace Boorer, Lachlan Wilson, Grace Nicholls, Andrew MacPhail and Charlotte Hadfield. The newsletter brings you 3PB news, recordings as well as our case and legal analysis. You are also invited to register to attend our 8 October webinar on injunctions, restrictive covenants and team moves. Click here to view the newsletter. News...

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