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    Jamie Johnston races to 3PB

    Civil law barrister Jamie Johnston (call: 2016), pictured here, has joined national chambers 3PB (3 Paper Buildings) from chambers in Newcastle and will be based at the now-large Birmingham office. He specialises in property and chancery, commercial disputes and sports law and has a busy practice in the High Court, County Court, tribunals and hearings. Before coming to the Bar, Jamie spent ten years' building up and then selling a national franchising company so brings...

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    Former Skaddens partner joins 3PB 

    International arbitration barrister, commercial litigator and former Skaddens partner Patrick Heneghan, pictured here, has joined the commercial and construction & engineering teams at national chambers 3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings). Patrick left Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in 2015, after almost 15 years in its international litigation and arbitration team. More recently Patrick has been assisting retired High Court judge Sir William Blackburne in his appellate role in relation to complaints concerning the Global...

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    Victoria Jones successful in defeating an opposition against ‘CATL NBattery’

    Victoria Jones recently represented Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited in its successful defence to opposition proceedings brought against its application to register the mark ‘CATL NBattery’ brought by Caterpillar Inc. relying on its well-known ‘CAT’ marks. After having found the marks in question to be visually and aurally similar to a low degree and conceptually dissimilar, the Hearing Officer found that there was no likelihood of confusion between the marks and for the purposes of...

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    3PB breaks through £30m turnover

    National chambers 3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) has broken through the critical £30m threshold - traditionally the preserve of the specialist London sets - with record turnover of £31.4m and receipts of £30m this financial year ending 28 February 2022, a rise of 16.8% and 12.3% respectively from last year’s results of £26.9m and £26.7m; alongside fees per barrister (FPB) growing by 9.5 %. After this record year 3PB has now set its sights on...

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    Craig Ludlow speaks on flexible working at Acas conference

    Flexible working: a strategic approach to increase productivity and tackle skill shortages - 12 May 2022 A recent Acas survey found that half of employers in Great Britain expected an increase in demand for flexible forms of working from employees, including hybrid options. However, there is growing evidence to suggest that there remains a significant mismatch between employees' preferences towards different types of flexible working and employers' offerings, leading to various degrees of costly workplace...

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    Victoria Jones in successful in 'Rainbow Rangers' decision

    3PB’s specialist IP barrister Victoria Jones is successful in an appeal before the Appointed Person. Victoria recently represented Genius Brands International, Inc in an appeal against a decision by a hearing officer of the UKIPO refusing to register its ‘RAINBOW RANGERS’ mark as a result of an opposition brought by The Guide Association. In her decision, the Appointed Person, Emma Himsworth QC found that the hearing officer had erred in finding that there was a...

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  • Members supports CBA action to protect the future and the integrity of the criminal justice system

    At the end of last year, Sir Christopher Bellamy’s review of criminal legal aid recommended a number of actions which urgently needed to be taken in order to stop and reverse the decades long decline of the publicly funded bar due to under investment.  His proposals were well-considered and based upon a multitude of evidence he had obtained from a wide variety of sources. In recent weeks, members of the Criminal Bar Association have voted...

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  • April 2022 employment law newsletter out now!

      Welcome to April's employment law newsletter In the April edition of our employment law newsletter, we welcome Craig Ludlow's appointment to the Editorial Board of the Employment Lawyers Assocation (UK) Briefing magazine; report on the Fifth Addendum to the ET Presidential Guidance on awards for injury to feelings and psychiatric injury and other statutory increases to compensation from 6 April; and consider the ET's roadmap for how Employment Tribunal hearings will be conducted over...

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  • A roadmap for how Employment Tribunal hearings will be conducted over 2022 to 2023

    The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals (England, Wales and Scotland) have issued a Road Map for how hearings will be conducted over 2022 to 2023. The Road Map is essential reading for all employment practitioners. However, in summary, different Employment Tribunals in different regions may move at different speeds and the decision about the format of a hearing in any particular case will always be a matter for a Judge to consider (and the parties...

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    Christopher Pix’s client acquitted of resisting arrest and assault

    3PB specialist criminal barrister Christopher Pix (pictured here), successfully represented a client charged with assaulting an emergency worker and resisting arrest. The American citizen faced potentially damning evidence from a PC and PCSO, together with Body Worn Video. The client was an overstayer. He had been due to return to the US, but had been unable to do so. The Crown’s case was that he resisted lawful arrest and in doing so assaulted an emergency...

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    Jodie Mittell represented taxi driver who had numerous rape allegations dropped

    3PB criminal barrister, Jodie Mittell, (pictured here) was instructed to represent a man from the Isle of Wight who was accused of raping six women over a period of 10 years. The 26 year old man of previous good character had been due to stand trial at Portsmouth Crown Court and his trial had been scheduled to last for four weeks from 4th April 2022. As part of his defence, Miss Mittell made a number...

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    3PB runs for charity in Winchester on Sunday 

    The Winchester General 10k obstacle run takes place this weekend, with a strong turnout from 3PB Barristers.  This event is the fifth leg of the Western Circuit Running Challenge (WCRC), which has the aim of running an event in all thirteen locations with a major court centre on the Western Circuit. This will raise money for the British Heart Foundation, Panathlon Challenge and Little Hearts Matter.  3PB, the largest barristers' chambers on the Western Circuit,...

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