• 3PB are delighted to announce that one of its 70-strong specialist family barristers, Melissa Barlow, has been appointed to the Circuit Bench.  Her Honour Judge Barlow will sit in the Bristol CJC, hearing Family cases. Called to the bar in 1991, Melissa was appointed as Recorder in 2016, authorised to hear Family Law cases on the Western Circuit. With over 20 years’ experience in family law, Melissa had a wide ranging family practice encompassing all...

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  • 3PB Barristers specialist employment and discrimination barristers Lachlan Wilson and Daniel Brown have just delivered the webinar, “Preparing for redundancies” to over 200 employment lawyers. Recent figures showed 300,000 redundancies in the UK simply during June and July 2020. Next month -October – sees the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)  goes down to 60% of wages with employers contributing 20% and finishes at the end of the month.  Many companies face continued drop off in...

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  • In this webinar “Article 2 engagement and effect” our speakers Sunyana Sharma and Susan Jones explore the effect of the recent decision of Maguire v HM Senior Coroner for Blackpool [2020] EWCA Civ 738 and the effect this will have on when Article 2 is and is not likely to be engaged. They also considered the impact of Article 2 on the inquest procedure with a particular focus on the impact it has on the...

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  • Ségolène Lapeyre joins the 3PB Family team in London, having just completed her pupillage at QEB, a leading matrimonial finance set in London. A first class honours student from the LSE and McGill University in Montréal, she boasts the Prince of Wales Scholarship at Gray’s Inn alongside a raft of student examination prizes. Ségolène’s practice covers all areas of private family law, with a particular focus on financial remedies and private law children proceedings. She...

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  • The 3PB family team has published its September newsletter bringing you a round-up of news, articles and presentations from our latest brunch talks. Edited by Amy Beddis, this issue includes contributions from or news about Elizabeth McGrath QC, Vanessa Meachin QC, Martine Kushner, Lawrence Messling, Lucy Hendry, Rachael Goodall, Michael George, Aimee Fox, Emma Harman, Emma Griffiths, Alex Hodge, Oliver Thorne, Emma Southern as well as details of our upcoming events featuring Elisabeth Hudson, Nathalie...

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  • 3PB employment barristers Stephen Wyeth and Simon Tibbitts bring you a round-up of relevant case law updates in this 25-minute briefing. During this recorded case law update Stephen and Simon outline the most recent decisions and offer their thoughts on the implications for practitioners. For further information about employment law issues or for enquiries contact Russell Porter or call 01865 793 736.

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  • 3PB (3 Paper Buildings) has joined longstanding client Irwin Mitchell in championing the cause of suicide prevention, including yesterday’s World Suicide Prevention Day. Mark Lomas, Head of 3PB’s Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence teams said: “We see so many tragic instances of suicide – and its devastating effect on families - in my and the teams’ work at Inquests and in claims against UK institutions like hospitals, mental health clinics, prisons and the Armed Services....

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  • Members of 3PB’s family team have been involved in three reported cases this quarter, which will make a real difference to everyday practice. The first of these cases involved our head of team, Vanessa Meachin QC and Lucy Hendry in the case of Lancashire County Council v M and others [2020] EWFC 43 which involved an application to adjourn a part-heard final hearing due to complications caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.  The full judgment can...

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  • 3PB Commercial Barrister Marc Brittain and Pupil Barrister Mariya Peykova consider the conditions under which employers in the construction industry should have to pay a levy for the purpose of meeting the expenses of an industrial training board. Click here to read Marc Brittain and Mariya Peykova's analysis. Marc Brittain marc.brittain@3pb.co.uk and Mariya Peykova mariya.peykova@3pb.co.uk can be contacted by emailing them or their clerk David Fielder on david.fielder@3pb.co.uk or by calling him on 0330 332...

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  • Employment barristers Karen Moss and Grace Boorer presented today's employment law webinar on disability discrimination. You can view the webinar below. Karen gave an updated overview of liability under Section 15 Equality Act 2010 including the most recent authorities. She focused on how tribunals approach a claim of discrimination arising from disability encompassing: Requisite knowledge under s.15 cf. failure to make reasonable adjustments, considering Baldeh v Churches Housing Association of Dudley and District and Tesco...

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  • Sarah Clarke has edited 3PB's latest Employment and Discrimination newsletter, including contributions from Simon Tibbitts, Grace Nicholls, Daniel Brown, and Grace Boorer. The newsletter provides a round up of the latest employment law news, case law reviews from our leading barristers; and an update on the latest in our series of webinars and our new recorded case law updates. Click here to view the newsletter. News and topics reviewed include: 3PB cautiously reopens offices New:...

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  • We are delighted to announce that 3PB’s Rachael Goodall has been shortlisted for the ‘Family Law Junior Barrister of the Year’ award at this year’s Family Law Awards. 3PB’s Family clerking team, led by Rob Leonard and Ian Charlton, have also been shortlisted for Clerking Team of the Year for the second consecutive year. In shortlisting Rachael and the Family Clerking team, the Awards acknowledged the six-office national chambers’ barristers and its clerks for their...

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