• Supreme Court upholds appeal in Abbey Healthcare collateral warranties case

    3PB's construction law barrister Tony Bingham comments on the Supreme Court ruling today in the landmark collateral warranties case of Abbey Healthcare (Mill Hill) Ltd (Respondent) v Augusta 2008 LLP (formerly Simply Construct (UK) LLP) (Appellant) [2024] UKSC. The appeal gave the opportunity for the Supreme Court to clarify the meaning of section 104 and provide guidance on the proper interpretation of wording typically found in collateral warranties on construction projects. The appeal considered whether...

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    Oliver Ingham shortlisted at High Net Worth Awards

    3PB Barristers’ (3 Paper Buildings) specialist chancery and property law barrister Oliver Ingham (pictured here) has been shortlisted for the “Star Junior” award at this year’s Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Awards, taking place tonight, 11 July, at the National Gallery, London. The annual awards celebrate the legal firms and individuals who have led in serving high net worth clients in achievements such as legal work and expertise, strategic growth and innovation and excellence in...

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    3PB shortlisted in 8 categories in The Legal 500 Bar Awards 2024

    We are delighted to announce that 3PB (3 Paper Buildings) has been shortlisted for 8 awards at The Legal 500 Bar Awards 2024, including 4 Juniors, a Silk, 2 Sets of the Year and Chambers Leader of the Year, in the following categories: "Intellectual Property Set of the Year": Victoria Jones, Nicole Bollard, Mark Wilden, Faizul Azman  "Set outside London of the Year" : Birmingham, Bristol, Bournemouth, Oxford, Winchester "Chambers Leader of the Year": CEO...

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  • Liz McGrath KC takes on role of Head of Chambers for 3PB 

    3PB (3 Paper Buildings) is delighted to announce that family law silk Liz McGrath KC has taken over as Head of Chambers as of Friday 5th July, and that David Parratt KC, a commercial and construction silk will serve as Deputy Head of Chambers. Chambers owes a huge debt of gratitude to David Berkley KC for his leadership over the past five years and to his deputy Gavin Hamilton. Both will continue in full time...

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  • July 2024 employment law newsletter

    July Employment Law newsletter - out now!

    Welcome to 3PB's July 2024 employment law newsletter, edited by Naomi Webber. We are delighted to announce that Liz McGrath KC has become our Head of Chambers. David Parratt KC (Scot) takes on the role of Deputy Head of Chambers. Our many congratulations to them!
    Our newsletter reflects on Labour’s General Election victory and provides analysis from Ben Amunwa, Robin Pickard, Grace Holden, Daniel Brown, Alex Leonhardt and Emma Greening on the following cases:
    - Adekoya & Ors v Heathrow Express Operating Company Ltd [2024] EAT 72
    - Parmar v Leicester City Council [2024] EAT 85
    - Ballerino v The Racecourse Association Ltd [2024] EAT 98
    - NSL Ltd v Mr P Zaluski [2024] EAT 86
    - Christopher Watson v Wallwork Nelson Johnson & Anor [2024] EAT 105
    - Boohene & Others v The Royal Parks Ltd [2024] EWCA Civ 583

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    Probate costs: those who have shewn good cause?

    3PB Barristers’ (3 Paper Buildings) expert commercial, costs and property law barrister Cheryl Jones and pupil barrister Jack Felvus have written on the relevance of Part 36 offers in the legal costs arising from probate litigation. In the article, Cheryl and Jack look at the recent case of Leonard v Leonard [2024], which revolved around a dispute between the late Mr Leonard’s children from his first marriage and his second wife, and the overturning of a second Will...

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    3PB Barristers’ family team raises over £5000 for Advocate and Bfriends

    3PB Barristers’ family group has made a donation of £2,648.50 to Advocate; and a further £2,648.50 to Bfriends. Advocate matches people in need of legal advice with barristers willing to take on cases on a pro bono basis. Bfriends is the official charity of Birmingham Children’s Trust and creates life opportunities for children in care. The donations are the proceeds of the group’s Private Law and Financial Remedies Family Law Conference 2024 which took place in...

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    Sunyana Sharma represents HMCG at the inquest into Dawlish teenager's death

    3PB Barristers' (3 Paper Buildings) Sunyana Sharma represents His Majesty’s Coastguard (‘HMCG’) at the inquest touching the sad death of 14 year old Albina Yevko, who fell from the sea wall between Dawlish and Dawlish Warren after going for a walk along the sea wall. The Coroner considered the risk assessments and mitigations put in place by Network Rail, the care and treatment rendered by the emergency services including HMCG and the inter-agency communication. The...

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    Seb Oram and Mariya Peykova feature in latest issue of ThoughtLeaders4 Disputes Magazine

    3PB Barristers’ (3 Paper Buildings) Seb Oram and Mariya Peykova have contributed to the latest edition of ThoughtLeaders4 Disputes Magazine. Specialist commercial and construction law barrister Seb Oram is featured in TL4’s popular “60-Seconds With” segment, which offers readers an insight into experts in the field with quick-fire questions on their thoughts around and beyond their work. In his interview, published on page 7, Seb speaks to a range of topics including career anecdotes, trends...

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    Alex Hodge speaks on parental alienation at the 2024 Wiltshire Family Justice Board Conference

    3PB family law barrister Alex Hodge, pictured here, is speaking on parental alienation at the 2024 Wiltshire Family Justice Board Conference, chaired by HHJ Wright, today Thursday 27th June 2024. Alex is the only barrister selected to speak at the conference and does so alongside the Rt Hon Lord Justice Baker, Lady Lansdowne, Naomi Owen of law firm Wansbroughs LLP, Juliana Tomegea and Rhiannon Thomas from Swindon Borough Council (SBC), Katy Burch from the Institute...

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  • Matthew Wyard

    Updating guidance given by the Upper Tribunal on mental capacity and the First tier Tribunal’s jurisdiction to make health and social care recommendations

    Matthew Wyard (pictured here), specialist education law barrister at 3PB Barristers, instructed by Geldards LLP, represented the successful appellant in MM (as alternative person for C) v Royal Borough of Greenwich [2024] UKUT 179 (AAC). Matthew writes about the Upper Tribunal's decision in this case, and the important points the judgment raises in relation to the conduct of proceedings before the SEND Tribunal when impaired litigation capacity is being considered. UTJ Stout grappled with two...

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  • Paul Newman

    Paul Newman included in 2025 edition of the Best Lawyers list

    3PB Barristers’ (3 Paper Buildings) Paul Newman has been included in the 2025 edition of “The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom” list for Construction Law, as published by bestlawyers.com. The Best Lawyers list is collated though a peer-review survey and recognises lawyers in 150 practice areas across 76 countries. Paul Newman is a specialist construction law barrister, mediator, and accredited construction industry adjudicator. Paul is called to both the Bar of England & Wales...

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