• 10 dec podcast image compressed

    Podcast out now for PI and employment law webinar

    3PB employment barristers Sarah Clarke and Grace Nicholls provide an overview of personal injury claims arising out of discrimination. This podcast includes: • the legal test applicable • interaction with other forms of non-pecuniary loss • practical considerations/valuation; and • the Employment Tribunal v the County Court?

    Continue reading
  • December employment law case update out now

    This month's round up of all the latest employment case law is now available in both podcast and video form! Craig Ludlow and Katherine Anderson take you through their analysis:

    Continue reading
  • Mathew Gullick 300

    Mathew Gullick appointed to the rank of Queen’s Counsel (QC)

    3PB’s Employment & Discrimination Group is delighted to announce that Mathew Gullick (Call 2003) will be appointed to the rank of Queen’s Counsel (QC) in March 2021 following the recent announcement of the results of the 2020 QC competition. Mathew was a pupil at 3PB and joined as a tenant in October 2004. He has practised in employment law since pupillage and is due to appear in the UK Supreme Court in November 2021, together...

    Continue reading
  • December's family law newsletter out now

    Welcome to the third edition of our family newsletter. We wish you and yours all the joys of the season and all the best for better times in 2021. In this edition we bring you a round up of the topics covered in our brunch talks, the news of a new Silk appointment in our team, new appointments to the family team, and our latest articles and news.

    Continue reading
  • news pic

    3PB sees two new Silks announced

    It is with great pleasure that 3PB Barristers announces that, on the recommendation of The Lord Chancellor, Her Majesty The Queen has announced her intention to appoint family barrister Lucy Hendry and public and employment law barrister Mathew Gullick as Queen's Counsel in the Ministry of Justice's new Silk appointments published today, 17 December 2020. Lucy Hendry was called to the Bar in 1988 and is a family barrister and accredited mediator who specialises in...

    Continue reading
  • asset and tax recovery tile

    Max Schofield’s OnlyFans VAT case is referred to the European Court of Justice ahead of Brexit

    3PB’s commercial and tax barrister Max Schofield was instructed to advise Fenix International Limited, who operate the OnlyFans website, in their VAT dispute with HMRC about the VAT liability of online platforms under EU law. OnlyFans is a global social media platform where fans subscribe to creators to see online content. Led by Valentina Sloane QC of Monckton Chambers, Max obtained an order from the UK’s First-Tier Tribunal (Tax) referring the question of the validity...

    Continue reading
  • children banner

    Family law team acts in two reported cases

    This quarter, our team has acted in two reported cases, both involving Dorian Day. The first is Local Authority -v- Mother (1) Father (2) Lucy (By Her Children’s Guardian) and Belinda [2020] EWHC 2801 (Fam), a complex case considering where Lucy should be placed following on from a lengthy and difficult finding of fact hearing. Dorian Day represented Belinda, Lucy’s older sister who was successful in arguing that Lucy should be placed with her alongside...

    Continue reading
  • 3PB to host Oxfordshire Resolution: Private Children Law Update & Christmas Quiz on 15th December 2020

    3PB Barristers will be hosting the 'Oxfordshire Resolution: Private Children Law Update & Christmas Quiz' on Tuesday 15th December 2o20 via Zoom. Aimee Fox and Amy Beddis will provide an update on 'Private Children Law', considering the impact of Covid-19 on Enforcement and Variation applications and top tips for family professionals to assist with Remote Hearings. This will be followed by a Christmas Quiz. This event is FREE for members or £24 (incl VAT) for non...

    Continue reading
  • COP prop

    Watch now: webinar on court of protection - property and affairs

    3PB's Emma Waldron and Matthew Wyard hosted a webinar on ''Court of Protection: Property & Affairs'' on Wednesday 9 December 2020 focusing on the issues of Deputies and their cost recoverability. In this recording Emma and Matthew discuss the decision of the Court of Protection in ACC & Ors and its impact on the ability of property and affairs deputies to recover their costs of legal proceedings from the protected party’s assets. They also consider...

    Continue reading
  • Letter boxes photo 1466096115517 bceecbfb6fde 2 1

    Matthew Curtis edits the Employment and Discrimination team's December newsletter

    Matthew Curtis welcomes you to our last Employment and Discrimination newsletter of 2020 and thanks this month's contributors: Stephen Wyeth, Karen Moss, Colin McDevitt, Sarah Bowen, Lachlan Wilson, Andrew MacPhail and Joseph England. You will find this month’s newsletter packed full of 3PB news, analysis and case law updates, as well as our opening hours over the Christmas period. You are also invited to register to attend our 10 December webinar on 'Personal injury claims...

    Continue reading
  • Use this

    Staffordshire County Council barrister Nicola Brown joins the family law team at 3PB  

    Family barrister Nicola Brown (1998 call) is joining 3PB in Birmingham from Staffordshire County Council where she has been a senior in-house advocate undertaking many care cases involving allegations of neglect, emotional, sexual and physical abuse, child death, FII and spousal killing. Nicola, who starts with 3PB on January 4th 2021, specialises in care and placement proceedings and now acts for local authorities, parents, guardians and grandparents in cases involving serious non-accidental injury, sexual abuse, chronic...

    Continue reading
  • 2 Dec image

    Watch again: webinar on vicarious liability and reflective loss

    3PB's Head of Chambers David Berkley QC, Seb Oram and Naomi Webber hosted a very well-attended webinar this morning on vicarious liability and reflective loss. In this lockdown year the Supreme Court has not been idle. The common law, by nature organic, was, in 2020, significantly developed or at least refined in respect of two key concepts. First, in Barclays Bank v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13 and WM Morrisons Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants...

    Continue reading