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3PB's Thomas Evans in the Court of Appeal today in the case of R v Thomson

Thomas Evans successfully appealed Mr Thomson's 18-month sentence for possession of a Samurai sword in a public place. The Court of Appeal found that the sentence imposed had been "manifestly excessive" and substituted a sentence of 12 months' imprisonment. Mr Justice Goss described Mr Evans' submissions as "cogent and economical". Click here to view Thomas […]

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Contentious probate barrister joins 3PB’s leading trusts and probate team

Lydia Pemberton (2006 call) has joined 3PB‘s leading specialist trusts and probate team. Lydia specialises in all aspects of contentious probate matters, in particular Inheritance Act claims, and also offers advice and representation in TOLATA disputes.  She is often enlisted at the pre-litigation stage and will then remain instructed to work as part of the legal team representing the client through to resolution of the […]

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Disputes from Rugby World Cup 2019 Qualifying: ‘biased’ referees and ineligible players – an analysis by 3PB Sports barrister Graham Gilbert.

In his latest article for LawInSport, 3PB Sports barrister Graham Gilbert reviews the decisions of the Judicial and Disputes Committee of World Rugby in relation to a number of complaints made by participating Unions in the Rugby World Cup 2019 Qualifying Competition. Namely: a match played as part of the final round of the Qualifying […]

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3PB Employment Barrister Sarah Clarke succeeds in 3-day High Court trial in a claim for lost profits and loss of a chance

Sarah Clarke succeeds in 3-day High Court trial in a claim for lost profits and loss of a chance. Sarah acted for a financial advisory firm who had brought claims against a former employee who had moved to a competitor. It was held that the Defendant had breached various terms of his employment contract, including […]

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3PB Michael Vere-Hodge QC successfully prosecutes charity Science of the Soul in health and safety fatality

Michael Vere-Hodge QC, instructed by Central Bedfordshire Council, successfully prosecuted registered charity and spiritual organisation Science of the Soul. In April 2014, a volunteer was using a scaffolding platform to inspect lighting at the organisation’s main UK site at Haynes Park. The volunteer tragically fell from the scaffolding sustaining fatal injury. Subsequent investigation revealed that […]

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3PB expands family team with trio recruitment

3PB Barristers yesterday announced the recruitment of two new family barristers. College Chambers senior matrimonial finance expert Simon Lillington, who specialises in financial remedy cases involving business, trusts and foreign assets, joins 3PB alongside colleague childcare and trusts and maintenance disputes expert Adam Langrish, who specialises in care proceedings, serious abuse and secure accommodation orders. Both have now started work […]

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Abberley joins 3PB Barristers

Leading Midlands family barrister Stephen Abberley has joined 3PB at their Colmore Buildings office in Birmingham. Stephen Abberley was called to the Bar in 2000 and brings with him a wealth of experience in public law children cases. His expertise lies in cases involving sexual abuse, fabricated illness and cross jurisdictional issues, representing local authorities, parents and children […]

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