Four 3PB Barristers appointed as Deputy District Judges

22nd March 2019

National chambers 3PB Barristers – formerly 3 Paper Buildings – has seen four of its barristers appointed as Deputy District Judges in a single round of appointments.

The Lord Chief Justice has appointed Rachael Goodall, Matthew Cannings and Luke Ashby to sit as Deputy District Judges on the Western Circuit while Darren Walsh takes up his position on the Midlands Circuit.

Darren Walsh (call 1997) specialises in civil fraud and contentious commercial insurance disputes.

3PB family barrister Rachael Goodall (call 2000) has a particular emphasis in her practice on cases involving financial provision after divorce, dissolution or separation.

Matthew Cannings (call 2006) specialises in property, commercial and sports law and is Deputy Head of 3PB’s Property and Estates Group.

Luke Ashby (call 2007) specialises in serious personal injury claims, counter fraud and costs. He was also appointed as a Fee-Paid Judge of the First-Tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) earlier this year.

All four will continue to practice whilst fulfilling their part-time judicial responsibilities.