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    Thomas Acworth acts for serving Grenadier Guard in serial sweetheart frauds

    3PB’s specialist crime barrister Thomas Acworth (pictured here) acted for Lance Corporal (LCpl) Nathan Walker, a serving soldier in the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. LCpl Walker pleaded guilty to defrauding three vulnerable women he met on dating apps in order to finance his gambling addiction. There was some dispute between the prosecution and the defence about the overall value of the frauds. When passing sentence, HHJ Miller QC valued the fraud on the basis of...

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    Virtual quiz raises over £1,500 for Headway Salisbury and South Wiltshire

    National barristers chambers 3PB’s Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence team joined forces with Novum Law, Trethowans and Fawcetts to organise a virtual quiz in aid of brain injuries charity Headway Salisbury and South Wiltshire. The quiz took place via Zoom on Friday last week and thanks to the 81 participants, the teams managed to raise an incredible £1507.95 on the night! All donations were greatly appreciated by this pioneering charity and will enable Headway Salisbury...

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  • Employment and discrimination newsletter out now - March 2021

    Welcome to March's newsletter In our latest edition we bring you employment law news on unwarranted media criticism of the ET system and revocation of the Public Sector Exit Payment Cap together with our latest webinar. Our team has analysed key employment law cases in written form, including the Uber case. Finally, we invite you to register for our employment law webinar of 21 April. Sign up for employment news Media criticism of the ET system receives...

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    Tonia Clark reviews Practice Direction 27A and its application in family proceedings

    3PB’s specialist family law barrister Tonia Clark (pictured here) has reviewed Practice Direction 27A (PD27A), which Family Court judges are increasingly exasperated is being ignored. In this article Tonia covers the importance of Practice Direction 27A, noting that non-compliance will likely mean that the Courts will consider making costs orders. Tonia also highlights the most important points to bear in mind when applying PD27A and states that the case AG v VD [2021] EWFC 9 paras...

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    Public Sector Exit Payment Cap Revoked

    On 12 February 2021 the Government announced that the Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 are to be revoked.  The Regulations imposed a £95,000 cap on public sector exit payments and had been introduced just a few months earlier in November 2020 before now being abandoned. The Regulations had faced widespread criticism when introduced and their revocation is seen as a belated acceptance of the problems initially highlighted by the employment law community. A Treasury...

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    Media criticism of the Employment Tribunal system receives backlash from employment law community

    The start of the month was greeted by an article from The Times entitled “Tribunal system chaos: No experience necessary to be a judge in hearings free-for-all”. This provocative title aptly summarises the wide-ranging criticism made within of the Employment Tribunal system, extending to attacks on Judges as being insufficient qualified and experienced. There followed a similar article on 18 February from the politically aligned Daily Mail entitled “'You can't sack me - I'll sue':...

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    Craig Ludlow analyses the Supreme Court’s judgment in Uber and examines its likely potential scope and impact on the issue of employment status in the future

    Craig Ludlow, who heads 3PB’s Employment & Discrimination Law Group, analyses the Supreme Court’s judgment in Uber and examines its likely potential scope and impact on the issue of employment status in the future. To read his full briefing on the Uber employment status case, click here. View Craig Ludlow's profile here. The article will feature in this month's newsletter produced by 3PB's Employment and Discrimination Group. If you would like to discuss this article...

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    Attorney General’s Panel appointments: Matthew Wyard appointed to C Panel

    3PB’s public and education law specialist Matthew Wyard joins seven other 3PB barristers on the Attorney General’s (AG’s) panel of counsel including A panel members of soon-to-be QC Mathew Gullick and fellow public and regulatory barrister William Hansen. In total, 3PB has 13 barristers across the AG’s London, Regional, Public International Law and Junior Junior panels. The Attorney General’s panel of counsel consists of counsel who undertake civil and EU work for all government departments....

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    Matthew Wyard speaks at the joint-event of the Equality & Human Rights Commission and the Wales Observatory on Children and Young People’s Rights

    3PB’s Matthew Wyard has today given a presentation to a variety of legal practitioners, NGO’s, charities and public bodies on how the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) is incorporated into Welsh specific legislation. The talk was given at the invitation of the Equality & Human Rights Commission and the Wales Observatory on Children and Young People’s Rights as part of the inaugural ‘Strategic Litigation’ workshop held by the organisations designed...

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    3PB supports free cab rides to vaccination centres in Winchester

    3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) is supporting the ‘Winchester Cabs for Jabs’ initiative which has been organised by a group of local friends to enable eligible people to travel to vaccination centres without incurring fees for taxis, or having to navigate public transport. With the help of local Winchester taxi firms, the scheme is giving old and vulnerable people the option of being picked up from home and returned safely after their vaccination. Organisers are...

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    February employment case law update now available

    In case you missed it in this month's newsletter; 3PB barristers Mark Green and Sarah Bowen bring you the latest in employment law in this month's recorded briefing covering: · University College London v Mr T Brown UKEAT/0084/19/VP · Sarnoff v YZ [2021] EWCA Civ 26 · Santander UK plc and ors v Bharaj EAT 0075/20 · Crew Employment Services Camelot v Mr W Gould [2021] UKEAT/0330/19/VP · Weber v Universal Ogden Services 2002 ·...

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    Joseph England takes a closer look at s.109(4) EA 2010 as a statutory defence for discrimination

    3PB’s specialist employment law barrister Joseph England (pictured here) has reviewed the case of Allay (UK) Limited v Gehlen in which the employer used s.109(4) Equality Act 2010 as a statutory defence. s.109(4) EA 2010 provides a defence for an employer when discrimination has been found if they took “all reasonable steps” to prevent that or similar discrimination. The case is especially prominent because s.109(4) EA 2010 is rarely used and Gehlen provides important guidance...

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