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    3PB creates new guide on cases in the new Financial Remedy Court 

    One of 3PB’s specialist family finance barristers' Luke Nelson (pictured here) has created a guide for financial remedy solicitors to refer to about the newly-published statement on efficient conduct in the Financial Remedies Court (FRC). Luke looks at the guidance laid down for the preparation of FDAs, FDRs and final hearings and the newly-created FRC documents including the allocation questionnaire, case summary and schedule of assets and income based on the figures. Read the full guide...

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    UK High Court can continue to grant EU-wide injunctions in EU trade mark cases pending at the end of the Brexit implementation period

    3PB’s specialist intellectual property Third Six pupil barrister Mark Wilden (pictured here) analyses the decision of the High Court in Easygroup v Beauty Perfectionists [2021] EWHC 3385 (Ch). In this case, the defendant, Beauty Perfectionists contended that their use of the name ‘easyCOSMETICS’ did not infringe Easygroup’s EUTM as the defendant never carried out any business activity in the UK, focusing instead on the German and Austrian markets: the UK Court had no activity to...

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    3PB Commercial team recruits Jakob Reckhenrich and Mark Wilden

    Two new commercial litigation team barristers have joined 3PB. Commercial litigation barrister Jakob Reckhenrich (pictured right) joins the set after moving across from Monckton Chambers where he had done his 12-month pupillage before working as a judicial assistant in the Commercial Court, assisting Mrs Justice Cockerill, Mr Justice Butcher and Mr Justice Jacobs. Becoming a tenant of chambers upon the conclusion of his third six pupillage at 3PB, Jakob joins the 47-strong commercial litigation barristers'...

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  • 3PB congratulates former member, Judge Rupert Jones, on his appointment as the new Chief Justice of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha 

    3PB congratulates its former member, Upper Tribunal Judge Rupert Jones, on his appointment as the new Chief Justice of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha, effective from 1 January 2022. Judge Jones (pictured here) was called to the Bar in 2000. From 2014-2016, he served as Attorney General of Anguilla before returning to 3PB. He was appointed as a salaried Judge of the Upper Tribunal in 2018. Judge Jones is the co-editor of...

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  • January 2022 employment law newsletter out now!

      Welcome to January's newsletter I would like to wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year on behalf of all of us at 3PB's Employment and Discrimination Law team. Our first newsletter of 2022 is packed full with employment law news, including a new Practice Direction on the neutral citation of EAT judgments, guidance from ACAS on hybrid work/working from home and how to make changes in employment contracts; a government consultation on the Bill of...

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    Stephen Wyeth successful in COVID-19 unfair dismissal health and safety case

    Employment law barrister Stephen Wyeth was successful in the ET acting for the claimant in Mr C Preen v Coolink Ltd and Mr R Mullins: 1403451/2020 in an automatic unfair dismissal claim for a health and safety reason under s100 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 involving COVID-19. The claimant, Mr Preen had been employed since 1 April 2019 by the respondent as an air conditioning and refrigeration engineer, providing routine servicing, maintenance and emergency...

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    3PB’s Gemma White appointed as part-time Deputy District Judge

    3PB are delighted to announce that barrister, Gemma White (pictured here) has been appointed a part-time Deputy District Judge to officiate in the Magistrates Courts. Gemma was called to the bar in 2009. She specialises in crime, sports, and regulatory law, particularly across the Western Circuit. She joins an array of part-time judges and Recorders who also have busy practices at national chambers 3PB alongside their judicial roles. To instruct Gemma or contact her, please...

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    Christopher Pix successfully defends in armed robbery case

    3PB criminal barrister Christopher Pix successfully defended his client JC, charged with armed robbery and attempted armed robbery. The jury in Portsmouth Crown Court unanimously acquitted after a five day trial. The client was alleged to have used a knife in demanding money from the complainant. It became clear under cross examination by Christopher that the complainant’s evidence was continuously changing. Although the prosecution relied upon the evidence of six witnesses, it was established in...

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  • Sir Richard Sutton trial: Life sentence with a 36 year minimum term imposed after Adam Feest QC successfully prosecutes case of ‘ferocious’ knife attack

    3PB's Adam Feest QC (pictured here), who heads the national barristers' chambers 33-strong criminal law team, successfully prosecuted Tom Schreiber for the murder of Sir Richard Sutton and attempted murder of his partner and the mother of the defendant, Anne Schreiber. The case, which was heard in Winchester Crown Court, attracted significant media interest - including the Times and BBC -  followed the son's attack on the couple at  Moorhill, Sir Richard Sutton’s mansion near Gillingham...

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  • Family law newsletter out now

    Our December family law group newsletter brings you a wealth of judiciary announcements and involvement in high profile finance and probate cases, as well as a new book on nuptial agreements.

    We welcome Charles Hogan, Rachel Bloxwich and Jim Hirschmann to our team and bring you a round up of our September and November family law brunch talks with links to our presentations from Nicola Frost, Esther Lieu, Aimee Fox and Ségolène Lapeyre.

    Lucy Hendry QC provides insights in Re H-D-H (Children) & C (a child) [2021] EWCA CIV 1192 and Luke Nelson a guide to the principles of equitable accounting.

    You are invited to register for our next family law brunch webinar to be hosted by Nathalie Bull and Ségolène Lapeyre on 27 January, as well as for Nicola Frost's book launch on 12 January.

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    3PB crime barristers appointed to CPS approved advocates panel

    3PB would like to congratulate specialist crime barristers Tom Horder (pictured right), Berenice Mulvanny (pictured second right), David Jenkins (pictured second left) and Thomas Acworth (pictured left) for recently being appointed to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) approved advocates panel. Tom Horder, appointed to Grade 4 of the CPS approved panel of advocates, is frequently instructed in multi-handed murder trials, high value frauds, complex drug importations and cases involving modern slavery, trafficking and allegations of...

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    Mariya Peykova completes Advocates pro-bono 25 for 25 Challenge

    3PB's specialist commercial and public law barrister, Mariya Peykova, pictured here, has recently completed Advocates pro-bono 25 for 25 challenge. The 25 for 25 challenge encourages barristers to provide 25 hours of free legal advice to celebrate the 25 year anniversary of the pro-bono charity Advocate. Advocate said ‘‘I would like to extend a massive thank you from all of us at Advocate, and on behalf of all those who seek access to justice services,...

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