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      3PB celebrates two nominations at 2024 Bar Pro Bono Awards

      3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) is delighted to announce two nominations at this year’s Bar Pro Bono Awards, which recognise individuals and chambers for pro bono achievements of the Bar in England and Wales. 3PB has been nominated in the “Pro Bono Chambers of the Year” category, with specialist commercial barrister Mariya Peykova (pictured here) receiving a nomination in the “Junior Pro Bono Barrister of the Year” category. The shortlist of nominees is set to...

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      Commercial barristers Mariya Peykova and Victoria Hamblen write for TL4 Disputes

      3PB commercial barristers Victoria Hamblen and Mariya Peykova have contributed articles to the latest TL4 Disputes Magazine Issue 11 - A Year in Review. A copy of the magazine can be downloaded here.  Mariya discusses 'Assessing the value of claims for breaches of the GDPR' (starting on page 40); and Victoria writes about 'ESG and its significance in the real estate sector' (starting on page 52). Or link to the pdfs of Victoria's article here or Mariya's article here.

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      Arbitration agreements “subject to contract”, and the limited scope of the separability principle

      3PB commercial barrister Mariya Peykova reviews the recent case DHL Project & Chartering Ltd v Gemini Ocean Shipping Co Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 1555 in relation to arbitration agreements, and the limited scope of the separability principle. The case considered whether a proposed charterparty which was expressly stated to be ‘subject shipper/receivers approval’ contained a binding arbitration agreement conferring jurisdiction on an arbitrator to determine whether the charterparty contract had been concluded. Click here to...

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      The correct measure of damages in a claim for breach of warranty and deceit in the context of a share sale

      3PB Commercial Law barrister Mariya Peykova (pictured here) analyses the case of MDW Holdings Limited v James Robert Norvill and Ors [2022] EWCA Civ 883, in which the Court of Appeal brings important clarification of the principles applicable to the assessment of damages for breach of warranty and deceit in the context of a share sale. In particular, the Court considered, when assessing damages for the breach of warranty, whether hindsight should be used to...

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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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      The pitfalls of failing to transcribe ‘casual’ commercial agreements

      3PB’s commercial law barrister Mariya Peykova (pictured here), has analysed the case of Zymurgorium Ltd v Hammonds of Knutsford plc for Lexis®PSL. Zymurgorium Ltd v Hammonds of Knutsford plc highlights the sometimes volatile nature of business relationships and serves as a useful reminder for parties entering commercial arrangements of the pitfalls of failing to transcribe their agreement, particularly in the light of the fallible nature of oral evidence. The case relates to a dispute arising...

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      Mariya Peykova reviews the decision of Turkey’s attempt to re-open Varosha

      3PB’s specialist international and public law barrister Mariya Peykova has reviewed the decision of Turkey’s attempt to re-open Varosha. On Thursday 8th October 2020, following an announcement by Turkish Cypriot Premier Ersin Tatar during a press conference with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey’s military took down the fencing in the ghost town of Varosha in Cyprus. The move has flared up tensions in the region which have been intensified by the emergence...

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    • New tenants Dr Tagbo Ilozue and Mariya Peykova

      3PB are pleased to announce that former doctor Dr Tagbo Ilozue (Crime/Regulatory Law/Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence/Inquests) and former energy and international research fellow Mariya Peykova (Commercial/Contract/ Construction/Public Law) have both successfully completed their pupillages today and become tenants at the 200-barrister, national chambers. 3PB Chief Executive Simon Astill said:  “I am delighted to welcome both of these pupils as new tenants and junior counsel here. They have all shown great aptitude, hard work and expert advocacy...

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    • The power of the Construction Industry and Training Board to impose levies under the Industrial Training Act 1982

      3PB Commercial Barrister Marc Brittain and Pupil Barrister Mariya Peykova consider the conditions under which employers in the construction industry should have to pay a levy for the purpose of meeting the expenses of an industrial training board. Click here to read Marc Brittain and Mariya Peykova's analysis. Marc Brittain [email protected] and Mariya Peykova [email protected] can be contacted by emailing them or their clerk David Fielder on [email protected] or by calling him on 0330 332...

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    • Dealing with Competing Jurisdiction Clauses: What is your Centre of Gravity?

      3PB Commercial Barrister Marc Brittain and Pupil Barrister Mariya Peykova consider complex commercial arrangements and the difficulties they can create for parties where their obligations are set out in a multitude of related contracts of a single contract containing inconsistent dispute resolution clauses. Marc and Mariya explore the most common scenarios in which courts are asked to interpret inconsistent dispute resolution clauses, with particular focus on the ‘centre of gravity’ approach, adopted by courts. Click...

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    • How to become a barrister - a two-part series from 3PB for aspiring pupils

      A selection of 3PB’s current and future pupils shared their insight in to how to secure a place as a pupil; and how to make the most out of pupillage once you’re in chambers. Watch the video below to hear them tell the whole story – warts and all – and share their own tips and experiences from knowing where to apply to, to making an application, preparing for – then smashing – those interviews;...

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    • 3PB offers guidance about legitimate rights and anti social behaviour in Black Lives Matter protests

      3PB’s pupil barrister Mariya Peykova has reviewed the use of police tactics to disperse protestors and the fine line between protesting and anti social behaviour. Over the last few weeks, there have been large-scale protests across the UK prompted by Black Lives Matters which have attracted large scale support, alongside rising complaints of anti-social behaviour. The line between legitimate protesting and anti-social behaviour in law can be a fine one. In this article, Mariya reviews...

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