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    David Swinstead reaches 50 not out!

    50 years ago this month a bright young barrister (pictured here) took up tenancy at 3PB Paper Buildings (3PB); and he hasn’t been allowed to leave since! All of us at 3PB wish David all the best with his continuing career as a Legal Assessor; a role which he naturally fulfils with great aplomb. All of us owe David a great debt of gratitude for his outstanding contribution to the life of chambers over a very...

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    3PB Barristers raises over £1000 for the South West Legal Support Trust

    On Thursday 30th September, 3PB Barristers joined the rest of the Bristol legal community on the Bristol Legal Walk 2021. 3PB Barristers, staff, and 3 ½ year old Basset Fauve De Bretagne, Mabel (pictured here with Tom Cox, Lachlan Wilson and Richard Tyson) walked 10km around Bristol City Centre and raised over £1000, all of which will go to help  free legal advice charities in and around Bristol. To find out more about the South...

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    The pitfalls of failing to transcribe ‘casual’ commercial agreements

    3PB’s commercial law barrister Mariya Peykova (pictured here), has analysed the case of Zymurgorium Ltd v Hammonds of Knutsford plc for Lexis®PSL. Zymurgorium Ltd v Hammonds of Knutsford plc highlights the sometimes volatile nature of business relationships and serves as a useful reminder for parties entering commercial arrangements of the pitfalls of failing to transcribe their agreement, particularly in the light of the fallible nature of oral evidence. The case relates to a dispute arising...

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  • October 2021 employment law newsletter out now

      Welcome to October's Employment law newsletter October rewards 3PB with four new fee-paid, part-time Employment Tribunal Judges as well as a record number of rankings for our team in the Legal 500 2022. Case law analysis is provided by - Andrew MacPhail on redundancy process best practices in Gwynedd Council v S Barratt & I Hughes [2021] EWCA Civ 1322; - Katherine Anderson on proportionality assessment with The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of The University of Oxford v Professor Paul...

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    3PB Barristers raise over £800 for MindOut LGBTQ+ mental health service

    To mark this year’s Pride, 3PB’s equality and diversity team recently hosted a virtual quiz in aid of MindOut LGBTQ+ mental health service. The quiz was led by specialist employment law barristers Lachlan Wilson and Mark Green. Thanks to the participants from law firms Hedges Law, Marks and Clerk LLP, Battens Solicitors, Ashfords, SEN Legal, Ellis Jones, Rayden Solicitors, Brendan Fleming Solicitors, Goughs Solicitors, Howes Percival, Weightmans, Admiral Law and Sinclairs Law; consultancy Rod Lingard...

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    3PB announces Thomas Talbot-Ponsonby as fourth employment judge appointment in October 2021

    3PB is delighted to announce that a fourth member of chambers, Thomas Talbot-Ponsonby, has been appointed as a fee-paid, part-time Employment Tribunal Judges in England and Wales. Thomas has been assigned to the South East region. He has also been appointed a Deputy District Judge as well and will sit on the South East circuit. Thomas will continue to maintain his busy property, commercial and chancery practice. Before coming to the Bar in 2011, Thomas practised...

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  • Inquests and welfare benefits – implications of Dove v HM Assistant Coroner

    3PB’s specialist regulatory and inquests barrister, Susan Jones (pictured here) has reviewed the recent decision in the case of Dove v HM Assistant Coroner for Teesside and Hartlepool [2021] EWHC 2511 (Admin). The case raises important issues concerning the UK’s substantive obligations under Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in the context of welfare benefits. The inquest concerned Ms Whiting, who died of a drug overdose fourteen days after her Employment...

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    Regulatory law barrister Sunyana Sharma volunteers for Advocate

    3PB’s specialist regulatory law and inquests barrister, Sunyana Sharma (pictured here) recently assisted on a criminal law matter for the pro bono charity of the Bar, Advocate. Sunyana’s client was extremely thankful to Sunyana and sent the following feedback to Advocate - “Ms Sharma was extremely professional, supportive and helpful. We had a positive outcome at court and she worked on my case throughout her annual leave which I have nothing but respect and deepest...

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    Legal 500 2022: another record number of rankings for 3PB’s employment law team

    3PB Barristers are delighted to announce another strong performance of its employment and discrimination law team in the Legal 500 2022 edition published on wednesday. With 11 of its 23 juniors now ranked in the directory, the team has attracted a total of 18 individual rankings. The team, who remains top tier in the South Eastern Circuit and tier two in Western, has further strengthened its recognition in London with another 2 rankings and is...

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    David Kemeny and Aaron Mayers become tenants

    3PB are pleased to announce that David Kemeny and Aaron Mayers have both successfully completed their pupillages today and become tenants at the 220-barrister, national chambers. 3PB Chief Executive Simon Astill said:  “I am delighted to welcome both of these pupils as new tenants and junior counsel here. They have all shown great aptitude, hard work and expert advocacy skills during their pupillages and both will be excellent additions to 3PB.”

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    3PB Barristers achieves an outstanding total of 116 rankings in Legal 500 2022

    The UK's third largest chambers, 3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) has achieved a new record of 116 rankings in the most recent Legal 500. The rankings include 17 new rankings (up from 99 last year) across London, South East, and Western and Midlands Circuits and in 21 categories of law across all its practice areas. Simon Astill, Chief Executive at 3PB (pictured here), said: “This is a huge achievement for 3PB as a top tier...

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    3PB Bristol office joins the Bristol Legal Walk 2021

    3PB Barristers will join the South West Legal Support Trust and the rest of the Bristol legal community this Thursday (30th September) at the Bristol Legal Walk 2021. Barristers and staff, led by Centre Manager, Tom Cox, will be walking 5km around Bristol City Centre to raise much needed funds for Legal Advice Centre's in and around Bristol. To make a donation to this worthy cause, a link to 3PB’s Bristol Legal Walk 2021 fundraising...

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