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      3PB continues its partnership with Bridging the Bar for 2024

      3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) has announced its continued partnership with the charity Bridging the Bar for another year. 3PB has been a continuous sponsor and partner of Bridging the Bar since 2022. Bridging the Bar (link) helps facilitate many incredible career initiatives for people from non-traditional backgrounds and has actively contributed to making the Bar a better representation of the society it serves. Founded in 2020, the charity believes that the “bridge” between the...

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      Resetting the Clock: New Limits on Section 994 Petitions

      3PB Barristers’ (3 Paper Buildings) specialist commercial and chancery barrister Aaron Mayers (pictured here) has written on the new limits set on section 994 petitions following the case of THG PLC & Ors v Zedra Trust Company (Jersey) Ltd. Zedra Trust Company claimed that it had been wrongfully excluded from a bonus share issue by THG plc. The key issue in the case was whether the unfair prejudice petition brought by Zedra Trust Company against...

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      Missing the Last Bus: Rethinking Exclusion Clauses

      Aaron Mayers (pictured here), specialist commercial barrister at 3PB Barristers’ (3 Paper Buildings), analyses the case of Last Bus Ltd v Dawsongroup Bus and Coach Ltd [2023] EWCA Civ 1297 and considers the application of UCTA 1977. This case revolves around the enforceability of a standard form exclusion clause in a hire purchase agreement. Specifically, it addresses the approach to assessing the reasonableness of such clauses, and the assessment of the parties’ bargaining power, under...

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      3PB continues partnership with Bridging the Bar for 2023

      3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) has announced its continued partnership with Bridging the Bar for another year. 3PB has been a partner of Bridging the Bar since July 2022. Bridging the Bar aims to support aspiring barristers from a range of statistically underrepresented groups at the Bar. Founded in 2020, Bridging the Bar believes that the “bridge” between the Bar we see today and the Bar that is best reflective of our society can be...

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      Directors Beware: The Court's Stringent Stance on Breaching Fiduciary Duties

      Aaron Mayers, specialist commercial barrister at 3PB Barristers’ (3 Paper Buildings), has written on the stringent stance of the courts on cases involving a breach of fiduciary duties, with reference to the recent Court of Appeal decision in Recovery Partners GP Ltd v Rukhadze and others [2023] EWCA Civ 305. The case in question involves a breach in fiduciary duty by the Defendants by appropriating a business opportunity from the Claimant. The breach stems from...

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      Contract Drafting with ChatGPT: Legal Innovation or Risky Business?

      Aaron Mayers, specialist chancery and commercial barrister at 3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) explores the potential impacts of introducing AI technology (such as ChatGPT) into the contract drafting process. In his article, Aaron looks at the advantages that could be brought forward through the implementation of AI in contract drafting – such as efficiency, consistency, and accessibility. Aaron then delves into the potential problems that AI poses, such as limited understanding and a lack of...

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      Bridging the Bar Celebrates Win at Legal Awards

      3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) is pleased to announce that it’s partner charity Bridging the Bar won the 2023 Equality and Diversity award at the Birmingham Law Society’s 2023 Legal Awards on Thursday 9 March. The Birmingham Law Society is the largest regional Law Society outside of London and represents more than 5000 legal professionals across Birmingham and the Greater Midlands. The society’s annual Legal Awards covers 12 award categories, recognising the region’s best legal...

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      Bitcoin Security: Should Developers Be Held Liable?

      3PB Barristers’ (3 Paper Buildings) specialist commercial and chancery barrister Aaron Mayers (pictured here) discusses a recent dispute that was heard in the Court of Appeal regarding whether Bitcoin network developers have a fiduciary duty towards Bitcoin owners. The case in question involves Tulip Trading Limited, which lost $4bn in Bitcoin when the private keys to its wallet disappeared in a hacking incident in 2021. Tulip brought claims against a number of Bitcoin network developers...

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      3PB celebrates two nominations in the 2023 Legal Awards

      3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) is delighted to announce that the chambers has been shortlisted for two awards in this year’s Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards. Aimee Fox has been nominated for the prestigious “Barrister of the Year” award. Aimee specialises in family and education law and has an established practice around financial remedies and private law proceedings. A Birmingham law Society council member, Aimee is also regularly instructed on SEND cases to advise on related...

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      The extra-territoriality of non-party disclosure: obtaining documents from parties abroad

      Aaron Mayers discusses the case of Gorbachev v Guriev [2022] EWCA Civ 1270 and investigates how the case sets a precedence for the meaning of extra-territoriality. The case in question involves the obtaining of financial documents from two Cypriot trusts which were funding the Defendant, a business based in Russia. Aaron examines the significance of the Commercial Court and the Court of Appeal concluding that serving a non-party disclosure application to the Cyprus-based Trustees was...

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      Bridging the Bar wins a major social responsibility initiative award

      Bridging the Bar, charity partner of 3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) won “Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year” at this year’s Advocate Bar Pro Bono Awards. The awards, which this year took place at Middle Temple Hall earlier this month, are an annual event recognising commitment to pro bono work and access to justice. Bridging the Bar aims to support aspiring barristers who are from statistically underrepresented groups at the Bar, helping to bridge the gap...

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      Aaron Mayers writes for the Dispute Resolution Blog about the impact on litigation of the UK and EU’s sanctions on Russia

      Aaron Mayers (pictured here), specialist commercial and chancery barrister at 3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings), has written for Practical Law’s Dispute Resolution Blog about the impact on litigation of the sanctions placed by the UK and EU involving Russian Designated Persons – those companies and oligarchs restricted from trading goods or services or benefiting from such trade. In his piece, published here, Aaron looks at the recent case of Maroil Trading Inc and others v...

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