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    Matthew Curtis edits the Employment and Discrimination team's December newsletter

    Matthew Curtis welcomes you to our last Employment and Discrimination newsletter of 2020 and thanks this month's contributors: Stephen Wyeth, Karen Moss, Colin McDevitt, Sarah Bowen, Lachlan Wilson, Stephen Wyeth, Andrew MacPhail and Joseph England. You will find this month’s newsletter packed full of 3PB news, analysis and case law updates, as well as our opening hours over the Christmas period. You are also invited to register to attend our 10 December webinar on 'Personal...

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    Watch again: webinar on vicarious liability and reflective loss

    3PB's Head of Chambers David Berkley QC, Seb Oram and Naomi Webber hosted a very well-attended webinar this morning on vicarious liability and reflective loss. In this lockdown year the Supreme Court has not been idle. The common law, by nature organic, was, in 2020, significantly developed or at least refined in respect of two key concepts. First, in Barclays Bank v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13 and WM Morrisons Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants...

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    3PB Education team publishes December newsletter

    3PB's specialist education law barristers have published the third edition of the 3PB Education team’s newsletter edited by Katherine Anderson. The newsletter features contributions from Charlotte Hadfield, Emma Waldron, Alice de Coverley, Matthew Wyard, and Alex Leonhardt. You will find this quarter’s newsletter packed full of 3PB news, analysis and case law updates, as well as our opening hours over the Christmas period. The newsletter covers various topics including: School attendance in times of covid-19...

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  • Joseph England reviews the whistleblowing case of Dray Simpson v Cantor Fitzgerald

    3PB’s specialist employment and discrimination law barrister Joseph England, who last year authored a book on whisteblowing, provides an article examining the Court of Appeal's judgment on the case of Simpson v Cantor Fitzgerald Europe. This case revisits wide-ranging issues of various fundamental whistleblowing concepts across its seven grounds of appeal. The judgment and the earlier EAT judgment provide a useful summary and discussion about key components of whistleblowing legislation and are a comprehensive read for...

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    Authors discuss new legal book on school exclusions

    3PB education barristers Charlotte Hadfield and Alice de Coverley marked the launch of their new legal text on 'The Law in Relation to School Exclusions' with a Q&A session led by fellow barrister Lachlan Wilson yesterday (25 November). Exclusion from school is a sanction of last resort that can hugely and adversely impact a pupil’s life outcomes for many years. Moreover the law relating to school exclusions is a complex tangle of public and regulatory...

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    3PB and Partners in Costs discuss QOCS, Precedent T and cost management rule changes

    3PB Barristers and Partners in Costs reviewed QOCS, Precedent T and cost management rules changes in a very well-attended webinar on 25 November. 3PB Barrister Mark Sullivan looked at “Qualified one way costs shifting (QOCS) - Opportunities & Pitfalls. A Review of Recent Case-Law". Comments include a look at the scope of QOCS and the limitations on costs protection set out in CPR Parts 44.14 and 44.15, with particular reference to recent High Court and Court of...

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    3PB Family Clerks win the family law community vote at the 2020 Family Law Awards

    Rob Leonard, Ian Charlton and the 3PB family team clerks came out top in the public vote at this year’s Clerking Team of the Year at the prestigious Family Law Awards.  Held remotely for the first time in its ten year history, the two practice directors for the 70-strong team of family barristers were quick to thank all those who propelled them to victory this year, after missing out last year as one of the...

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  • Max Schofield advises on “new negligence outbreak” over stamp duty land tax

    Property conveyancing solicitors and tax practitioners involved with stamp duty land tax need to be wary after a rise in claims against them for professional negligence for failing to advise on, or failure to submit a return for, Multiple Dwelling Relief (MDR). 3PB’s commercial and tax specialist barrister Max Schofield, who has described the present spike in claims as  a “new negligence outbreak”, explains the importance of multiple dwellings relief when considering stamp duty land...

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    November employment law update out now!

    3PB employment and discrimination barristers Stephen Wyeth and Lachlan Wilson talk about the latest rules on furlough, Vaughan v Modality Partnership, and Remote Hearings - Practice Direction and Open Justice. Bring yourself right up to date with the latest in employment law by watching this recording coming in at just over an hour:

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  • Family barrister Hayley Manser joins the “Wessex team” at 3PB  

    Family barrister Hayley Manser (2015 call) has today, Monday 16 November 2020, joined 3PB from another chambers with London and South Coast offices, and will work jointly from the national chambers’ Bournemouth and Bristol offices. Hayley has already built up a busy practice in family law and is regularly instructed on a broad range of matters including public and private law children proceedings, matrimonial finance and Family Law Act proceedings. She is regularly instructed in...

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    Sunyana Sharma features in Counsel magazine about becoming a barrister as a young Asian female

    3PB’s specialist crime and regulatory barrister Sunyana Sharma was featured in the September 2020 issue of Counsel magazine describing her own experiences becoming a barrister as part of the Black Lives Matter campaign. In this article Sunyana describes her own experience and struggles in becoming a barrister as a young Asian female. ‘‘Imagine being a young Asian barrister walking into an eight-handed sentence hearing in a ‘conspiracy to handle stolen goods’ case, picked up the...

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    Sunyana Sharma tackles lack of ethnic diversity in Counsel magazine

    Counsel magazine featured an article from 3PB’s specialist crime and regulatory barrister Sunyana Sharma, alongside Anjali Gohil of Guildhall Chambers, about the lack of ethnic diversity on the Western Circuit. The article which appeared in Counsel magazine in November states that ‘‘no full-time circuit judge on the Western Circuit appears to be from an ethnic minority. To break that down – there are 12 crown court centres on the Western Circuit, comprised of between one...

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