• Crime law newsletter

    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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    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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    Mathew Gullick KC sees new judgment handed down today from the Grand Chamber of the ECtHR

    Today, Tuesday 11th June, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) handed down its judgment in Nealon & Hallam v United Kingdom. The applicants alleged that refusals of compensation under the statutory compensation scheme for miscarriages of justice in England & Wales involved violations of the presumption of innocence in Article 6(2) of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Their arguments were rejected in judicial review proceedings in the High...

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  • 3PB Employment law newsletter

    Employment law newsletter out now

    Welcome to 3PB's June 2024 employment law newsletter, edited by Andrew MacPhail. Andrew provides analysis on what a Labour government might mean for workplace rights. Naomi Webber reviews Mr Martin Groom v Maritime and Coastguard Agency [2024] EAT 71 and Robin Pickard considers the case of Z v Y [2024] EAT 63. Click below for more employment law news.

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  • Birmingham Pride March 2024

    3PB team on Birmingham's Pride March 2024

    Five barristers - Susan Todd, Theresa Lim, Sarah Tierney, Laura Scott and Anthony Miller - from the Birmingham office of national chambers 3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) joined other lawyers on the Birmingham Law Society (BLS) team to take part in the parade for Birmingham's Pride this last Saturday 26 May. The lawyers were joined by the daughters of Sarah, Theresa and Laura. Big thanks to 3PB organiser Rebecca Berry, BLS organiser Jessica Uppal plus...

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    Anthony Miller becomes a Darkness into Light ambassador

    3PB's pupil barrister Anthony Miller has been chosen as one of this year’s Darkness Into Light ambassadors, which champions mental health and suicide bereavement and awareness in Ireland. The charity was started in Dublin in 2009 and raises vital funds for mental health, suicide bereavement, and awareness charities. This year's ambassadors include Caroline McKenna (teacher and founder of Sunrise Social), Tom O’Toole (Ulster and Ireland rugby player), Aaron Kernan (Former GAA player), and Toni Leigh...

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    3PB announces two new family law barristers

    3PB (3 Paper Buildings) are pleased to announce that two family law barristers in Birmingham have become full tenants of the 250-barrister national chambers. Jane Withington and Maisie Carter (pictured left to right) have successfully completed their respective fixed term tenancy and probationary tenancy. Former solicitor Jane Withington (sol: 2006 and call:2023) has a busy practice focused on private law children and public law care work, where she will represent both professional and lay clients....

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    Emma Southern elected as a Bencher at Lincoln's Inn

    3PB Barristers are delighted to announce that family barrister Emma Southern has been elected as a Bencher at Lincoln’s Inn. Emma becomes Lincoln's Inn's youngest woman to be elected to their Council, after being nominated for this prestigious honour by the Inn’s other Benchers. Benchers contribute by attending Council meetings, serving on committees, and representing the Inn during events like Call Days. A Bencher, "Benchsitter" or (formally) Master of the Bench is a member of...

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    Patrick Heneghan and Nick Kaplan feature in the latest editions of Construction Law

    3PB's commercial litigation, adjudication and arbitration barrister Patrick Heneghan (pictured left) asks whether Parliament intended adjudication to used in large or complex construction disputes. The recent decision of Home Group Limited v MPS Housing Limited [2023] EWHC 1946 (TCC) would appear to affirm the received wisdom that the size and/or complexity of a dispute in and of itself is no bar to its adjudication. The success of a challenge related to size and complexity in...

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    Criminal ban on returning to unauthorised encampments declared incompatible with ECHR

    Ben Amunwa, specialist public law barrister at 3PB Barristers, led by Tim Buley KC of Landmark Chambers, represented Liberty, the second intervener, in Smith v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2024] EWHC 1137 (Admin). Ben writes about the High Court’s decision in this case, and its finding that key parts of the Police, Crime, Sentencing Courts Act 2022 amendments to Part V of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, were unlawful....

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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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  • Professional discipline and regulatory newsletter

    Professional discipline and regulatory newsletter - May 2024

    Welcome to 3PB's Professional Discipline newsletter edited by Daniel Brown, featuring analysis from Daniel Brown on Social Work England’s abuse of its power as a regulatory body in Meade v (1) Westminster City Council & (2) Social Work England (Case Numbers: 2201792/2022 and 2211483/2022). Sunyana Sharma considers the CoA's decision in Disclosure and Barring Service (‘DBS’) v. RI [2024] EWCA Civ 95, which confirms the Upper Tribunal's entitlement to decide that an appellant's denial of wrongdoing was credible and constituted a mistake of fact. Dr Tagbo Ilozue reviews Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care v (1) General Dental Coun-cil (2) Naveed Patel [2024] EWHC 243 (Admin) on the proper approach to sanction in professional disciplinary cases based on convictions for serious offences.

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