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    3PB Employment law team awarded a record 12 individual rankings by Chambers and Partners 2022

    3PB Barristers are delighted to announce yet another record performance for its employment and discrimination law team in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners UK Bar directory published today. The directory lists 12 individual rankings for our team, up from 9 last year. Eleven of our 23 employment juniors are now acknowledged for their expertise in the directory. The team retains its band 2 ranking in Western, has consolidated its offering in South Eastern...

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    3PB boasts a record 68 individual rankings in Chambers and Partners 2022

    3 Paper Buildings (3PB) are delighted to announce a record 68 individual rankings in the latest Chambers and Partners edition published today. Up 16 on the 2021 results, the national set has this year almost doubled its individual rankings compared with the 36 it achieved in the 2020 edition. Many congratulations to the 58 barristers who have been ranked by Chambers and Partners across 16 areas of law. This includes 2 promotions for our Midlands...

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    Aimee Fox elected to the Council of the Birmingham Law Society

    3PB family and education law barrister Aimee Fox (pictured here) has been elected to the Council of the Birmingham Law Society, which oversees the activities of the Board and represent the interests of its 5,000 legal professionals across Birmingham and the Greater Midlands. Aimee has a busy and established practice specialising in financial remedies and private law family proceedings alongside her advocacy and advice on special education needs (SEN) children cases. Founded in 1818, Birmingham...

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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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    Oliver Ingham in Hirachand landmark Inheritance Act appeal

    Judgement was handed down today in Hirachand, which is arguably the most important decision to arise in the context of the 1975 Act since the Supreme Court dealt with Ilott v Mitson [2017] UKSC. The case sees the Court of Appeal clarifying several controversial issues arising from the 46-year old, Inheritance Act 1975. 3PB’s probate and chancery barrister Oliver Ingham (pictured here) and Brie Stephens-Hoare QC (Gatehouse Chambers) acted for the appellants, taking instructions from...

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    Jennifer Agyekum is successful in an appeal against the suspension of a childminder

    3PB’s specialist public and regulatory law barrister, Jennifer Agyekum (pictured here) has been successful in an appeal against an Ofsted decision to suspend the registration of a childminder. Jennifer was instructed on this case by Lauren Wilson at Markel Law. The appellant, who had been a childminder for over 10 years was suspended from the Early Years Register and both the compulsory and voluntary parts of the Childcare Register following an incident which occurred on 10 March...

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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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