• Rachel Bloxwich (3PB), Charlotte Green (Advocate) and Ian Charlton (3PB) hand over the donation and mark 3PB’s admittance as Silver Patrons

    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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  • Jamie Johnston

    Jamie Johnston writes a whistlestop guide to building rapport with commercial clients for Counsel Magazine

    3PB barrister Jamie Johnston (pictured here) reflects on his many years of managing a successful business to distil invaluable advice for counsel seeking to rapidly establish strong relationships with their commercial clients. Jamie also considers some key questions for counsel keen to enhance their own practices. Read Jamie’s Counsel Magazine article here (pp 18-19). Jamie Johnston is a civil law barrister specialising in property & commercial disputes and in sports disciplinary work. His busy practice...

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  • Victoria Jones

    Intellectual Property specialist Victoria Jones to speak at White Paper conference on 24 May

    3PB is delighted to confirm that specialist Intellectual Property Law barrister Victoria Jones will be talking at the White Paper’s Trade Marks Law conference on Wednesday 24/5 in London. The day conference will focus on “Trade Marks Law & Practice: Shaping New Developments into Solution-Focused Advice for your Clients” and feature specialist IP practitioners as its speakers at London’s Caledonian Club. Victoria’s talk will consider “How do you distinguish and differentiate in 'indirect confusion' cases,...

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  • Michelle Marnham

    Novus Actus Interveniens: a critical analysis of Jenkinson v Hertfordshire CC [2023] EWHC 872 (KB)

    3PB head of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Group Michelle Marnham (pictured here) analyses the case of Jenkinson v Hertfordshire CC [2023] EWHC 872 (KB), a case which presents us with an intriguing change in clinical negligence law, with Baker J challenging the long-standing notion of the ‘specific rule’ in medical negligence cases. With the ruling sparking debate regarding the existence and applicability of the novus actus interveniens doctrine in this area, Michelle Marnham examines...

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  • Jonathan Underhill

    Jonathan Underhill prosecutes man sentenced to 20 years for manslaughter

    Following a trial lasting some 19 days in May 2022 Draven Jewell was convicted of Manslaughter, Section 18 Wounding with intent and Section 20 Wounding resulting from a short, but violent, incident involving a large kitchen knife outside of the Royal British Legion in Lymington. Instructed for the prosecution throughout the case Jonathan Underhill (pictured here), initially led by Adam Feest KC, undertook a sentencing hearing complicated by a significant delay to allow for medical...

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  • Simon Astill

    3PB shows a 20% jump in fees since the pandemic

    National chambers 3 Paper Buildings (3PB), buoyed by the arrival of 20 new members since the beginning of 2020, has announced a rise of 20.5% increase on pre-pandemic receipts/turnover since 2019/20 to £31.6m. “The strong performance of the business is a huge credit to our outstanding barristers, clerks and staff,” said Simon Astill, 3PB’s Chief Executive, pictured here. “It has been an exceptional effort, particularly in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and the necessary actions...

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  • April 2023 Employment and Discrimination Newsletter Out Now!

    Welcome to April's newsletter  Spring into April with the newsletter from 3PB Employment and Discrimination barristers. The group have been busy analysing and discussing a vast range of cases: Head of the Employment and Discrimination group Craig Ludlow looks at the case Minnoch and ors v Interserve FM Ltd and ors in which Mr Minnoch and 36 others brought claims for withheld pay relating to days they were on strike in 2019. Colin McDevitt looks...

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  • April 2023 Education law newsletter

    All the latest news and case analyses from our specialist education barristers ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌...

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  • March 2023 Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence law newsletter out now

    All the latest news and case analyses from our specialist PI and clinical negligence barristers ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌...

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    Aimee Fox co-authors briefing on impact of separation for children with SEND

    3PB’s specialist family and education law barrister Aimee Fox (pictured here), alongside law firm Anthony Collins’ associate solicitor Kadie Bennett, have co-authored a briefing in Education Law Monitor focusing on considerations for parents of children with SEN when resolving financial matters in court resulting from separation. According to the latest figures from Statista, 2020 saw 103,592 divorces granted in England and Wales. Separation for parents of children with SEND can present additional complications and worries....

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