• Cheryl Jones

    Cheryl Jones has sub-postmaster's bankruptcy annulled

    3PB insolvency, commercial and property barrister Cheryl Jones saw her client, the former postmaster Kavil Singh Rao, have his bankruptcy annulled on the grounds that the order should never have been made. Due to Horizon errors, the Post Office made Mr Rao bankrupt on 20 December 2012. The court has taken over eleven lost and agonising years to correct this injustice, and it should not be forgotten that Mr Rao will continue to suffer with...

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    Failure to monitor accommodation delays for pregnant asylum seekers found unlawful

    Ben Amunwa, specialist public law barrister at 3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) has analysed the recent case of DXK v SSHD [2024] EWHC 579 (Admin), a judicial review brought by an asylum seeking expectant mother against the Secretary of State for the Home Department. The case concerns the system of allocation of asylum support accommodation to pregnant women and new mothers under sections 4 and 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. The Court...

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  • Holly Fagan

    Holly Fagan secures not guilty verdicts for client accused of 4 years of coercive and controlling behaviour and assault

    3PB Barristers’ specialist crime and regulatory barrister, Holly Fagan, secured not guilty verdicts for her client accused of engaging in coercive and controlling behaviour over a 4-year relationship, and one charge of assault by beating. Holly’s client accepted that it was a toxic and dysfunctional relationship but did not accept the criminal allegations. Holly’s detailed s28 cross-examination of the complainant highlighted the weaknesses and inconsistencies in her account. The unused material proved crucial to the...

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    3PB nominated for three categories in upcoming Legal Cheek Awards 2024

    We are thrilled to announce that 3PB (3 Paper Buildings) has been nominated in three categories in the Legal Cheek Awards 2024, which are jointly sponsored by BARBRI and BPP University Law School. This year 3PB has been selected in the following categories: Best chambers for quality of work Best chambers for colleague supportiveness Best chambers for legal tech The Legal Cheek Awards’ shortlists are derived from their annual trainee and junior lawyer survey, which...

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    Court of Appeal upholds right to damages for imminent breaches of article 3 ECHR

    3PB's Ben Amunwa, who specialises in public law, education and employment, was instructed by Deighton Pierce Glynn (DPG) in this latest chapter of a long-running sequence of cases challenging the “no recourse to public funds” policy. In a judgment with potentially wide implications for damages claims for breaches of fundamental human rights, the Court of Appeal in ASY & Others v Home Office [2024] EWCA Civ 373 has held that there is a right to...

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    3PB shortlisted for Chambers of the Year at Bar Pro Bono Awards

    3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) is delighted to have been shortlisted for the Pro Bono Chambers of the Year award at this year’s Bar Pro Bono Awards. These awards are an annual event to recognise the contribution and success of individuals and chambers who do pro bono legal work. The events are broken down into nine categories celebrating legal professionals, chambers and social initiatives. The Bar Pro Bono Awards are organised by Advocate (link), the...

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    Stephen Wildblood KC and Nathalie Bull qualify as children arbitrators

    3PB are delighted to announce that family law barristers Stephen Wildblood KC and Nathalie Bull have both qualified as Children Law Arbitrators, able to hear children cases. Both become members of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and are now members of the specialist panel of family law arbitrators, managed by Resolution on behalf of the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (“IFLA”). Stephen Wildblood KC (1980 call) practised as a specialist family barrister for 27...

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  • Simon Astill

    3PB announces record financial results

    National barristers' chambers 3PB (3 Paper Buildings) has announced record financial results in 2023-2024 with turnover of £35.8m and receipts of £36.1m, a rise of 17.8% and 14.3% respectively from last year’s results of £30.4m and £31.6m. Simon Astill, 3PB’s Chief Executive, pictured here, said: “These have been hugely positive twelve months for all our twelve specialist teams. Our strategy of continuing to invest in technology to deliver remote hearings, legal research and resilience in...

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  • John Friel succeeds for residential school after SEN Tribunal ruling and law changes

    3PB's education law barrister John Friel recently successfully acted in Re: Case No. 2024 EWHC 584 (Admin), The King (on the Application of LS) v The London Borough of Merton and The Residential School, before Mr Justice Freedman. The case is significant and changes the law on SEN provision in schools and local authorities' responsibilities. In the SEN Tribunal, John's residential school client won its case and saw recommendations for its school to be supported...

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  • Nicole Bollard, Mark wilden

    Nicole Bollard and Mark Wilden obtain strike-out of IPEC copyright claim by clothing designer

    3PB’s intellectual property barristers Nicole Bollard and Mark Wilden (pictured here) acted for the defendants, Jack Hill Culture Company and its director Shan Lu, in a claim for copyright infringement brought by clothing designer Ivana Basilotta. Ms Basilotta had previously been unsuccessful at trial in a claim for sums allegedly owed as part of a contractual arrangement between her and the Defendants. Ms Basilotta brought a second claim in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC)...

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  • Jonathan Underhill

    Jonathan Underhill secures unanimous acquittal in 'EncroChat' drugs case

    3PB’s specialist criminal and regulatory barrister Jonathan Underhill was instructed in Operation Scowl; a complex multi-Defendant drugs case, following the National Crime Agency’s Operation Emma and Operation Venetic into the use of the "EncroChat’ network; and secured the unanimous acquittal of his client. Five of the nine Defendants proceeded to trial accused of involvement in the supply of Class A drugs operating principally over EncroChat between 2019 and 2020. They were alleged to have been...

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    3 Paper Buildings (3PB) welcomes three new pupil barristers to its 250-strong barrister ranks today

    The three new pupil barristers starting their twelve-month pupillages with 3PB in April 2024, pictured left to right, are: former TV presenter and broadcaster Anthony Miller who will be focusing on commercial and civil litigation; former Irwin Mitchell in-house advocate Jeremy Warner who will be focusing on personal injury and clinical negligence and former law firm paralegal Zahra Tierney who will be focusing on  property law (particularly residential landlord and tenant issues), commercial law and...

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