• 3PB employment barristers Stephen Wyeth and Simon Tibbitts bring you a round-up of relevant case law updates in this 25-minute briefing. During this recorded case law update Stephen and Simon outline the most recent decisions and offer their thoughts on the implications for practitioners. For further information about employment law issues or for enquiries contact Russell Porter or call 01865 793 736.

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  • 3PB (3 Paper Buildings) has joined longstanding client Irwin Mitchell in championing the cause of suicide prevention, including yesterday’s World Suicide Prevention Day. Mark Lomas, Head of 3PB’s Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence teams said: “We see so many tragic instances of suicide – and its devastating effect on families - in my and the teams’ work at Inquests and in claims against UK institutions like hospitals, mental health clinics, prisons and the Armed Services....

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  • Members of 3PB’s family team have been involved in three reported cases this quarter, which will make a real difference to everyday practice. The first of these cases involved our head of team, Vanessa Meachin QC and Lucy Hendry in the case of Lancashire County Council v M and others [2020] EWFC 43 which involved an application to adjourn a part-heard final hearing due to complications caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.  The full judgment can...

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  • 3PB Commercial Barrister Marc Brittain and Pupil Barrister Mariya Peykova consider the conditions under which employers in the construction industry should have to pay a levy for the purpose of meeting the expenses of an industrial training board. Click here to read Marc Brittain and Mariya Peykova's analysis. Marc Brittain marc.brittain@3pb.co.uk and Mariya Peykova mariya.peykova@3pb.co.uk can be contacted by emailing them or their clerk David Fielder on david.fielder@3pb.co.uk or by calling him on 0330 332...

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  • Employment barristers Karen Moss and Grace Boorer presented today's employment law webinar on disability discrimination. You can view the webinar below. Karen gave an updated overview of liability under Section 15 Equality Act 2010 including the most recent authorities. She focused on how tribunals approach a claim of discrimination arising from disability encompassing: Requisite knowledge under s.15 cf. failure to make reasonable adjustments, considering Baldeh v Churches Housing Association of Dudley and District and Tesco...

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  • Sarah Clarke has edited 3PB's latest Employment and Discrimination newsletter, including contributions from Simon Tibbitts, Grace Nicholls, Daniel Brown, and Grace Boorer. The newsletter provides a round up of the latest employment law news, case law reviews from our leading barristers; and an update on the latest in our series of webinars and our new recorded case law updates. Click here to view the newsletter. News and topics reviewed include: 3PB cautiously reopens offices New:...

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  • We are delighted to announce that 3PB’s Rachael Goodall has been shortlisted for the ‘Family Law Junior Barrister of the Year’ award at this year’s Family Law Awards. 3PB’s Family clerking team, led by Rob Leonard and Ian Charlton, have also been shortlisted for Clerking Team of the Year for the second consecutive year. In shortlisting Rachael and the Family Clerking team, the Awards acknowledged the six-office national chambers’ barristers and its clerks for their...

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  • 3PB's essay competition for prospective pupils produced a fantastic range of entries on the subject of “What I learned in Lockdown”. The quality of the 132 entries was remarkably high. Reading the determined hope contained in these essays has given all of us at a glimpse of the resilience and capabilities of this generation of students. Here is the final list of winners and highly commended essays! It was a remarkably difficult decision as the...

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  • 3PB has continued its long association and support of Southampton Law School with, in 2020, the 3PB Prize for Best Performance in Criminal Law. This year’s Prize was shared by Matthew Warner and Bella Cordwell. Both students got 78% in Criminal Law and were assessed by Southampton University Law School’s Board of Examiners as equally deserving of the prize. The national chambers – with offices locally in Bournemouth and Winchester as well as top-rated for...

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  • 3PB offer many congratulations to the announcement that one of its family barristers’ Martine Kushner has been appointed to be a Circuit Judge. She will be known as Her Honour Judge Kushner. Called to the bar in 1980, Martine was appointed as a Recorder in 2002. The Lord Chief Justice has deployed her to the South Eastern Circuit, based at the Central Family Court with effect from today, 1 September 2020. Formal confirmation of her...

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  • 3PB’s specialist education barrister, Emma Waldron, has been interviewed for the UK's No. 1 legal consumer podcast "Get Legally Speaking" about the current legal landscape and what the future may hold for unhappy students. On 18th March 2020, exams were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic; then on 17th August this year, a U-turn decision was announced by the Secretary of State for Education that allowed A-Level students to receive grades based on their teachers'...

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  • 3PB Barristers have created a dedicated webpage on its website to act as a hub for the many articles, briefings and webinar and podcast recordings about lockdown laws and regulations as well as practical issues like court attendance, e-bundles, remote and hybrid hearings. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to create employment, contractual and other legal challenges which are in many ways unprecedented. The impact of the virus is being felt, and in response, 3PB have...

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