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    3PB Commercial team recruits Saunak Irani-Nayar

    Commercial litigation barrister Saunak Irani-Nayar, who graduated with a BA and MA degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge and has been awarded several scholarships and prizes for his academic results, has become a member of 3PB. He specialises principally in banking, securities and finance litigation, contractual and business-to-business disputes, property  disputes and consumer credit litigation. Ranked 1st in his year on the GDL, Saunak achieved one of the highest sets of marks ever...

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    A clarification of the “relationship akin to employment” and the “sufficiently close connection” tests in grooming cases

    3PB Head of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Michelle Marnham (pictured here) and future 3PB Pupil Jeremy Warner analyse MXX v A Secondary School [2023] EWCA Civ 996. The case concerned the grooming/abuse of a minor by a work experience student. It provided the Court of Appeal with an opportunity to clarify the “relationship akin to employment” and the “sufficiently close connection” tests set out in The Catholic Child Welfare Society and others (Appellants) v...

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    3 Paper Buildings handpicks trio of family barristers

    Pictured here: Elizabeth Gooderham (left), Paul Froud (centre) and Andrew Duncan (right) Three experienced family law barristers have joined 3PB (3 Paper Buildings) to bolster its already award-winning, 80-strong Family Law Group. The national chambers handpicked the trio from the Midlands/South East specialist family law set, Senate House Chambers. Elizabeth Gooderham is a 22-years call childcare barrister, representing clients in public law and complex private law proceedings. She often acts in cases with vulnerable clients, including those with...

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    Incorrect invoices: the consequences of failing to name your price

    3PB Commercial law barrister Alexander Whatley analyses the case of Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc v Goodrich Corporation [2023] EWHC 1637 (Comm), a case in which the High Court had to consider if the original, contractual agreement between the two parties or the incorrect invoice issued by the supplier was to take primacy in this commercial dispute. In reaching its decision, the High Court examined the cases of Ruttle Plant Hire Limited v Secretary of State for...

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    Liz Adams considers how new technology may impact family law practitioners

    Technology has dramatically changed the ways in which we relate to each other and how we live our lives. In this article written for Today’s Family Lawyer, 3PB pupil Elizabeth Adams (pictured here) examines how new technology could change how family law practitioners deal with case issues and evidence through 3 practical examples covering: Instant messaging and images Financial data and ‘Natural Language Processing’ and jargon bursting. Click here to read Elizabeth’s article. Elizabeth Adams...

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    Peter Collie elected Chair of the ARBRIX Construction Group

    3PB Barristers are delighted to announce that Peter Collie (pictured here), Head of 3PB Construction and Engineering, has been elected Chair of the ARBRIX Construction committee. Peter will succeed Bob Davis. ARBRIX was launched in 1986 with a clear focus of promoting best practice in the arbitration process through the education and training of those involved in dispute resolution in the property industry. Five years later, ARBRIX inaugurated its Construction Group to deal with issues specific...

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    Sunyana Sharma and Susan Jones appointed to lead 3PB’s specialist inquests team

    3PB Barristers are delighted to announce the appointments of Sunyana Sharma and Susan Jones (pictured left to right) to co-head our 19-strong inquests team. Drawing on its expertise and experience acting for clients in many different areas of law, such as personal injury, health and safety, clinical negligence, public law, prisons, police, military cases and road traffic accidents, our dedicated inquests team represents bereaved families, individuals, statutory bodies and corporate entities at coroners inquests with or...

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  • Robin Leach and Thomas Evans prosecute docker sentenced to 21 years for £118m cocaine smuggling

    Robin Leach and Thomas Evans prosecute docker sentenced to 21 years for £118m cocaine smuggling

    3PB criminal barristers Robin Leach and Thomas Evans (pictured here left to right) prosecuted a 45-year-old dock worker on a charge of co-conspiring to import 1.5 tons of cocaine valued at £118m into the UK. The man’s 21-year sentence follows his retrial at Portsmouth Crown Court, after a previous jury had been unable to reach a verdict. Two of the docker’s co-conspirators were previously jailed for 14 and 13 years respectively, having admitted their guilt....

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    Luke Nelson writes a brief guide to "Intervener actions in financial remedies proceedings: interests in land" for Family Law

    3PB family barrister Luke Nelson (pictured here) has written a brief guide to "Intervener actions in financial remedies proceedings: interests in land" for the Family Law Journal. Published on 9 July, Luke's guide considers the practical, procedural and legal issues that arise when third-party interests in land arise in financial remedy proceedings. In particular, Luke seeks to answer the following questions: How to identify that a case is suitable for joinder. What is the correct...

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    3PB Barristers’ family team raises £7,000 for Advocate

    3PB’s group of family barristers have made a donation of £7,000 to Advocate in support of the charity’s work in matching people in need of legal advice with barristers willing to take on cases on a pro bono basis. The sum is the proceeds of the group’s inaugural Family Law Conference which took place in May in the impressive setting of Birmingham’s Council House. The sell-out event raised a surplus thanks to ticket sales and...

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    Stephen Wyeth successful in the EAT in employment status case

    Employment law barrister Stephen Wyeth has successfully represented United Taxis in United Taxis Ltd v (1) Mr R Comolly (2) Mr R Tidman - and - Mr R Tidman v (1) United Taxis Ltd v (2) Mr R Comolly [2023] EAT 93, a case in which the EAT overturned the ET's decision that a taxi driver, Mr Comolly was both a worker of the taxi operator, United Taxis Ltd (Stephen’s client) and an employee of...

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    'Out of Office' band wins Bristol Law Society’s 'Battle of the Bands'

    3PB Barristers very own house band “Out of Office” has won the Bristol Law Society’s Battle of the Bands contest at The Fleece on Thursday 29 June. Performing in a packed venue in central Bristol, the band delighted the crowd with songs from Tina Turner, the Killers, the Kings of Leon, the Doobie Brothers, Blur and Green Day. Nicola Frost (singer) was outstanding in her emulation of Tina Turner, well complemented by James Davison’s charisma...

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