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    Lydia Pemberton discusses contentious probate disputes for Women in Wills

    3PB’s specialist contentious probate barrister, Lydia Pemberton (TEP) (pictured here) spoke at the fourth Women in Wills event of 2021 by Practical Vision alongside Tara McIness, a partner in the contentious probate team at Burnside Partnership. Lydia spoke about the recent contentious dispute case Re R (Deceased) (2021) EWHC 936 (Ch), the judgment in which had been handed down on 16th April. The case was in relation to the provision for minor children from their...

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    3PB calls again for Australia-style laws after East London fire

    Two of 3PB’s specialist construction barristers have again called for Australia-style legislation for the house and building construction industry after the latest tower block fire at New Providence Wharf in East London. Residents have been fighting to remove the building’s cladding since the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire that killed 72 people. Work to remove the cladding was due to begin last month on the 1,500-apartment tower block which has ACM cladding. Phase 2 of the...

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    Long running inquest into the death of Laura Booth concluded

    An inquest that saw solicitors instructed in early 2018 concluded that Laura Booth, a young woman who went in to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in 2016 for a routine procedure, became unwell and developed malnutrition due to inadequate nutrition. David Evison, a Partner at Anthony Collins, who acted for Laura’s parents throughout the inquest process, says in his write up of the inquest that the coroner found Laura's death was contributed to by neglect on...

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    New resource for employment lawyers now available

    3PB's Employment and Discrimination group bring you a new resource for employment lawyers designed to bring a host of useful news, case analyses, videos and podcasts together in one place. Do visit the employment law resource centre here and look out for regular updates.

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    Wills and Estates: Early Neutral Evaluation service from 3PB Barristers

    Judges are increasingly asking parties to use Alternative Dispute Resolution to resolve disputes. Whilst mediation has been the traditional route taken to achieve this; we are seeing a significant rise in the use of Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) in contested probate cases. Use of ENE can often help client to settle early, efficiently and cost effectively How it works Once the parties agree on ENE as the preferred route, they appoint one of our specialist...

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  • 3PB Education law team publishes April newsletter

    Welcome to April's newsletter Welcome to the fourth edition of the 3PB Education law team’s newsletter. You will find this quarter’s newsletter packed full with 3PB news, analysis and case law updates from John Friel, Emma Waldron, Alice de Coverley, Jennifer Agyekum and Alex Leonhardt. This quarter’s topics include: two different reflections on a year of virtual hearings, an analysis of R (L, M, P) v Devon County Council [2021] EWCA Civ 358 (regarding statutory...

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    Philip Bambagiotti appointed to international arbitration after East African Port Fire

    3PB international commercial and construction arbitrator Philip Bambagiotti has been appointed to act for the port owner in a claim against a prominent European-based international equipment provider over fire damage to an East African port. Amongst the many practical issues in the case are: the dangers of piracy & civil strife, specialist witnesses located on four continents, preparing a case with multilingual and multicultural elements to manage – as well as within the context of...

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    Litigating in 2021: jurisdiction, service and enforcement post-Brexit and civil procedure

    Chaired by Head of Chambers David Berkley QC, this webinar, first broadcast on 22 April 2021, examines the impact of Brexit and the pandemic on litigation, with presentations by 3PB barristers Richard Whitehouse and Jack Webb. Richard Whitehouse on Civil Litigation: Post Brexit - The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union is brought into effect at a domestic level by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (“The Act”). As has been extensively reported, the...

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    New employment webinar - adapting to post pandemic trading conditions

    Times are looking up with the prospect of businesses reopening and the restrictions of the pandemic being lifted. While it will be ‘business as usual’ for many, what happens when trade doesn’t get back to pre-pandemic levels? Gareth Graham and Matthew Curtis examine the options in this employment law webinar first broadcast on 21 April 2021 and look at the potential pitfalls for businesses looking to make redundancies or organisational changes due to pressures caused...

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  • Robin Howard acts as counsel for three brothers in high profile contested will dispute over £ 850,000 family house

    3PB’s experienced barrister Robin Howard (pictured here) acted as counsel for three brothers who have lost an appeal for an inheritance claim for £ 850,000 after the initial trial was made unfair because of the attitude of the original trial judge. The case came to court in 2019 and the judge ruled that all £ 850,000 of value from the family house be awarded to their sister, after a will made in 1986 was replaced by...

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  • Susan Jones in 5-week inquest after the death of a prisoner on remand

    3PB regulatory lawyer and inquest specialist barrister Susan Jones was recently instructed by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) to represent a registered mental health nurse in a 5-week, Article 2 and hybrid/partially-remote, inquest before Her Majesty’s Assistant Coroner Darren Stewart OBE and a jury. The inquest touching the death of a 46-year remand prisoner considered: complications arising from prescription medication, methods of requesting GP assessment, communication between prison and healthcare staff and the interaction...

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    David Parratt QC (Scot) and law firm Brodies talk of Brexit and the future of business disputes in Europe

    3PB’s international arbitration expert David Parratt QC (Scot) joins forces with Ken MacDonald from law firm Brodies LLP to record a podcast for Brodies latest episode in their ‘’Building Resilience Series’’. In this podcast David Parratt and Ken MacDonald discuss what the impact of the UK’s new relationship with the EU means for settling disputes and why businesses should be thinking about international arbitration as the best dispute resolution clause in contracts. To instruct David...

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