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      3PB Winchester welcomes Bar Council Chair

      3PB’s barristers and staff from our Winchester centre welcomed Samuel Townend KC last week (Friday 12 July) as part of his visit to the Western Circuit. 3PB members were keen to discuss Samuel’s priorities for his term which include addressing chronic underfunding across jurisdictions and the courts estate, promoting diversity, removing unnecessary regulatory burdens on the profession, and tackling inadequate and unequal pay. Samuel was Co-Chair of the Legal Services Committee (LSC) and Chair of...

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      Crime and regulatory law newsletter out now

      Welcome to our third crime and regulatory law newsletter edited by Oliver Hirsch, featuring our conference on 13 September as well as crime news and analysis from Oliver Hirsch, Kate Davies, Jo Martin KC, Gemma White, Tom Acworth, Berenice Mulvanny, Sunyana Sharma, Rebecca McKnight and Holly Fagan.

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      Four 3PB barristers on the Western Circuit Women's Forum "Ask a Judge" panel

      3PB has four members of chambers on the second Western Circuit Women's Forum's (WCWF) "Ask A Judge" panel event being held on 21 May 2024, namely Western Circuit Leader and Recorder Jo Martin KC, Deputy District Judge and Assistant Coroner Sunyana Sharma, Deputy District Judge Berenice Mulvanny and Deputy District Judge and Tribunal Judge Gemma White. The full eight-panel group, chaired by the Recorder of Winchester Her Honour Judge Morris, also includes District Judge and...

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    • Gemma White becomes a Treasury Counsel Monitoree

      3PB are delighted to announce that crime and regulatory barrister Gemma White has been appointed by Robert Courts KC MP HM Solicitor General, to the Treasury Counsel Monitoree Scheme, for a period of 3 years from 1 April 2024. Treasury Counsel are a team of specialist advocates who prosecute many of the most serious and complex cases in the country, and advise and appear on behalf of the Law Officers and other government departments. Advocates...

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      Five 3PB barristers appointed as Recorders on the Western Circuit

      3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) is delighted to announce that family barrister Emma Harman, criminal barristers Gemma White and Jodie Mittell and personal injury barrister Tom Webb have been appointed as Recorders on the Western Circuit. The appointments will take effect as of 30 May 2023. The four are joined by associate member and specialist criminal barrister Kate Lumsdon KC. Former 3PB member District Judge Luke Ashby has also been appointed as a Recorder on the Western...

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      3PB’s Gemma White appointed to the First Tier Tribunal (mental health jurisdiction)

      3PB are delighted to announce that barrister Gemma White, pictured here, has been appointed a fee-paid judge of the First Tier Tribunal and will be sitting in the Health and Social Care Chamber in the Mental Health Tribunal. As this is a part-time appointment, Gemma will continue to practice as a barrister alongside sitting and remains available for instruction. The Mental Health Tribunal is an independent body whose role is to hear applications and references...

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      3PB Criminal Law team achieves the TOP TIER in both legal directories again

      3PB offers its congratulations to its Criminal Law team for again reaching the top tier in the latest editions (2023) of the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners directories. The team has increased its number of juniors ranked in the Western Circuit by Chambers and Partners to 10 (+2 on last year), and now achieves 12 rankings in the Legal 500 (+2 on last year). 3PB’s criminal law team ‘offers an impressive array of criminal practitioners’ and...

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      3PB triumphs in latest Legal 500 ratings of the UK's best barristers  

      3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings), the UK's third largest chambers, is delighted to report its best rankings yet - totalling 130 - in the Legal 500 2023’s edition published last night, up 12% on last year’s 116. The set has achieved its rankings across 5 large UK regions - or Circuits (London, South Eastern, Western, Midlands and Chester and Wales) - in 21 categories of law. Earlier this year, 3PB also celebrated its first rankings...

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      Gemma White and Thomas Acworth secure extended sentences for youths convicted of causing GBH with intent

      In May, 3PB criminal law barristers Gemma White and Thomas Acworth (pictured here) secured the convictions of three youths who used a log to inflict extremely serious, life threatening and life changing injuries upon a care worker.  The care worker had challenged the youths for bullying another child.  They were sentenced on 30 June 2022. The two ringleaders (brothers, aged 14 and 16) were found to be dangerous offenders.  The youths were sentenced each to...

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      Gemma White, leading Thomas Acworth, secure convictions in multi-handed youth trial for causing GBH

      3PB barrister Gemma White, pictured here, leading Thomas Acworth, also pictured, secured convictions in multi-handed youth trial for causing GBH. On Thursday 12th May 2022 a jury at Hove Crown Court returned guilty verdicts against three young defendants following a complex and sensitive three week trial, arising out of a sustained and frenzied assault on a 46 year old care worker in a park in Worthing on Easter Sunday 2021. Two teenage boys, aged 14...

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      Celebrating role models on International Women’s Day

      Today, International Women’s Day (8 March), gives us an opportunity to celebrate the amazing collection of 3PB women working at the Bar across all areas of practice, not just today, but every day. During the last 12 months there have been far too many career milestones reached by women who call 3PB their professional home than we could possibly do justice to here. Some of these include three female barristers being appointed as Recorders including...

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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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