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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 - 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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    Three 3PB barristers become members

    3PB are pleased to announce that three barristers have become full tenants of the 250-barrister national chambers. Rhiannon Frowde, Kate Davies and Charlotte Steer (pictured left to right from the top) have all successfully completed their probationary tenancies with 3PB, having done all or some of their pupillages at other chambers. Former medical research fellow Rhiannon Frowde (call:2022) is based from 3PB's London office and will continue to focus on clinical negligence and personal injury...

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    Re P and E (Care Proceedings: Whether to Hold a Fact-Finding Hearing) [2024] EWCA Civ 403

    Five of 3PB Barristers’ (3 Paper Buildings) family law team have appeared in the recent Court of Appeal case of Re P and E (Care Proceedings: Whether to Hold a Fact-Finding Hearing) [2024] EWCA Civ 403. In the case, Matiss Krumins, leading pupil Laurie-Elizabeth Ketley, appeared for the local authority, Stephen Abberley appeared for the children, and Elizabeth McGrath KC, leading Laura Scott, appeared for the First Respondent (the mother). The case involved an appeal...

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    Andrew Duncan appears before the President of the Family Division in Fact Find Hearing

    3PB family barrister Andrew Duncan (pictured here), representing the children, appeared before the President of the Family Division in Re D & R (Children) (Fact Finding; Certain and Uncertain Perpetrator) [2023] EWFC 305, which was a non-accidental injury fact find where the court entered findings of both certain perpetrator and uncertain perpetrators. Of note, the parents text messages demonstrated a high degree of collusion and, as a result, the significant degree in which both parents...

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    Employment and discrimination newsletter - April 2024

    Welcome to 3PB's April 2024 employment law newsletter, edited by Simon Tibbitts. This month’s newsletter offers analysis from Simon Tibbitts, Ben Amunwa, Katherine Anderson, Andrew MacPhail, Robin Pickard and Suffian Hussain on the following cases:
    - British Airways Plc v Mello and ors [2024] EAT 53
    - Secretary of State for Business and Trade v Mercer [2024] UKSC 12
    - Worcestershire Health and Care and NHS Trust v Ms Allen [2024] EAT 40
    - Stena Drilling PTE Limited v Smith [2024] EAT 57
    - TwistDX Limited and Others v Armes and Others [2024] EAT 45,
    - Kaur v Sun Mark Ltd and Others [2024] EAT 41
    - TTT, R (On the Application of) v Michaela Community Schools Trust [2024] EWHC 843 (Admin) (16 April 2024)

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    Robin Pickard speaks to Advocate on the benefits of pro bono work as a young barrister

    3PB Barristers’ (3 Paper Buildings) Robin Pickard has spoken to Advocate about his experience of undertaking pro bono work, particularly in the area of employment law, and the advice he would offer to pupils and junior barristers looking to gain similar experience. Robin undertook over 50 hours of pro bono work in 2023, being one of a handful of practitioners that undertook both the Pupil Pledge and the Pro Bono Pledge. In the interview, Robin...

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