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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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    Employment and discrimination newsletter - February 2024

    Welcome to 3PB's employment law newsletter, edited by Craig Ludlow. We celebrate Matthew Curtis’ appointment as part-time Deputy District Judge. This month our newsletter includes analysis from Craig, Sarah Clarke and Jo Laxton on the following cases: Hargreaves v (1) Evolve Housing & Support (2) Mr Simon McGrath; Jones v The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care EA-2022-000744-JOJ; and Bauhaus Educational Services Limited v Elemide [2023] EAT 161.
    Mark Green follows up an important change in the law since his £350,000 win in the associative indirect discrimination case of Follows. S19A Equality Act 2010 expressly permits such claims and therefore provides important clarity for carers and others who may suffer indirect discrimination by association.

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    Philip Bambagiotti appointed as a Senior Certified International Arbitrator on the IDRRMI Panel

    3PB is delighted to announce that commercial disputes and construction barrister Philip Bambagiotti, who is joint -qualified at the bar in both England and Australia, has been appointed onto the International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute (IDRRMI) Panel of Senior Certified International Arbitrators. Philip Bambagiotti is a top ranked barrister and arbitrator with over 30 years experience. He is well known for his work as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations involving disputes over...

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    Tom Webb successful in Armed Forces Compensation Scheme case in the Court of Appeal

    The Court of Appeal on Friday 23 February handed down judgment in the matter of Pearson v Secretary of State for Defence [2024] EWCA Civ 150. The decision can be viewed online here. 3PB’s Tom Webb, instructed by Sarah Dureau of Parker Bullen Solicitors, represented the successful appellant. The case concerned the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS); a no-fault scheme that compensates members of the forces for injuries or illness caused by their service. In...

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    Mark Wilden writes for COUNSEL magazine on online copyright protection

    3PB Barristers' (3 Paper Buildings) specialist intellectual property barrister Mark Wilden (pictured here) has written for COUNSEL magazine on the application of copyright law to digital assets. By calling on recent cases including Wright v BTC Core, THJ Systems v Sheridan and Getty Images v Stability AI, Mark discusses what is traditionally required of a work to be protectable by copyright and how these guidelines become harder to define when works are ‘created’ by computer rather...

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    Crime law newsletter out now!

    Welcome to 3PB's crime law newsletter, bringing you news and analysis from our team. Edited by Oliver Hirsch, with analysis from Jonathan Underhill on POCA applications; Olivia McGonigle on the case of ADG & BIJ v Rex [2023] EWCA Crim 1309; Jack Felvus on procedural errors in the transfer of proceedings and Paul Patterson on the case of R v Watson [2023] EWCA Crim 960.

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    Matthew Curtis and Berenice Mulvanny appointed as part-time Deputy District Judges

    3PB are delighted to announce that employment barrister Matthew Curtis and criminal law barrister, Berenice Mulvanny (pictured here) have been appointed part-time Deputy District Judges - to officiate on the Western Circuit (to hear civil cases), and in the Magistrates Courts respectively. Berenice was called to the Bar in 2009. She is a specialist practitioner instructed on the most serious offences on the Western Circuit, including murder, rape and other serious sexual offences, fraud and...

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    Aimee Fox qualifies as a financial arbitrator

    3PB are delighted to announce that family and education law barrister Aimee Fox has qualified as a Financial Remedy Law Arbitrator, able to hear divorce and family finance cases. She becomes a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and a member of the specialist panel of family law arbitrators, managed by Resolution on behalf of the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (“IFLA”). Aimee has an established practice specialising in financial remedies and private...

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    Aimee Fox interviewed in latest issue of TL4 HNW Divorce Magazine

    3PB’s specialist family law barrister and financial remedy law arbitrator Aimee Fox (pictured here) has been featured in the “60-seconds with” segment of TL4 HNW Divorce Magazine Issue 16 – Valentine Edition. In the interview, Aimee answers quick-fire questions on a range of topics including choosing a legal career path, career role models and advice, trends in practice and personal goals. To read Aimee’s full interview, as published in TL4 HNW Divorce Magazine, please click here...

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    Jonathan Underhill secures acquittal at trial of S.18 wounding following collapse of prosecution case

    3PB's crime and regulatory barrister Jonathan Underhill’s client CW was charged with a serious allegation of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH) following a violent incident inside his own home in 2021. CW raised, and maintained, self-defence at trial. Over the course of careful and decisive cross examination, the complainant admitted not having told the complete truth to the police; accepting that he had failed to mention his own consumption of Class...

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    HH Stephen Wildblood KC gives free briefing on the new FDR provisions on NCDR

    3PB's family law barrister Stephen Wildblood KC is one of six well-known divorce and financial remedies lawyers at a free webinar about the new FPR provisions on NCDR, hosted by Financial Remedies Journal (FRJ). This latest free FRJ webinar, "The new FPR provisions on NCDR. Fresh carrot, Bigger stick (but no mandation)" is available to watch tomorrow, Friday 16 February 2024, from 1pm to 2pm. The Designated Family Judge for Bristol and the surrounding counties...

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    Four 3PB barristers secure acquittals for two defendants in major Conspiracy to Supply cocaine trial

    Four 3PB criminal law barristers - Nick Robinson, Tom Evans, David Jenkins and Oliver Hirsch (pictured top left to bottom right) - have successfully defended two clients in a major Conspiracy to Supply Class A drugs trial, following Operation Krill which was an extensive surveillance operation lasting more than a year. Three individuals were charged with Conspiracy to Supply cocaine and two stood trial in December 2023. AD was alleged to have been the head...

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