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3PB barristers Craig Ludlow and Sarah Clarke analyse the latest employment law cases

3PB barristers Craig Ludlow and Sarah Clarke analyse the latest employment law cases, covering March, April and May 2019. Click here to read their analysis. Time limits and the correct approach to the reasonable practicability of lodging ET claims when the previous fees regime was in place -  Mr G Wray v Jewish Care (UKEAT/0193/18/JOJ) […]

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Copyright, database rights, breach of confidence and conspiracy in relation to data – an analysis by Nicole Bollard

Nicole Bollard analyses The Racing Partnership Ltd and others v Done Brothers (Cash Betting) Ltd), a case involving a broad range of claims including conspiracy, copyright, database rights and breach of confidence, which will be of interest beyond those working in the horseracing arena, to those working industries which produce and disseminate data to third […]

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3PB’s Nicholas Cotter successful for care home manager after fire

Following a terrible fire at Newgrange Care Home in Hertfordshire, in which two elderly residents died, regulatory and health and safety barrister Nicholas Cotter acted for the care home manager Alison Wood. Mrs Wood pleaded not guilty to five Fire Reform Order offences. Significant expert evidence was then considered to help determine issues of causation, fire compartment, […]

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The recovery of VAT on legal services in Praesto Consulting v HMRC: an analysis by 3PB Barrister Max Schofield

3PB commercial barrister Max Schofield analyses the implications of the Court of Appeal’s judgment on Praesto Consulting v HMRC, in particular, when a company can reclaim the VAT for legal proceedings against its director. Click here to read Max's article. This article was first published in the Tax Journal. Read Max Schofield’s profile here.  

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Coroner in Mark Lomas’ inquest into the death of Professor John Alliston calls for tougher electrical safety laws

3PB’s Head of PI and Clinical Negligence Mark Lomas represented the family of Professor John Alliston, formerly of the Royal Agricultural University, at the inquest into his death in 2017. Shortly after Professor Alliston and his wife took a private rental of a rural property, he was working in the garden when he touched a […]

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3PB’s Cotter wins critical appeal for Bristol bus business against traffic commissioner

Independent bus operator Abus - which runs bus services in Bristol, Bath, North Somerset and further afield - turned to 3PB’s public and regulatory barrister Nick Cotter when the business faced possible suspension of its licence and closure of the business. Abus’ boss Alan Peters appealed the ruling from the Traffic Commissioner who controls and […]

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3PB recruits top arbitrators Planterose and Ribbands

3PB Barristers, one of the UK's largest and oldest chambers, continue their construction & engineering team’s expansion with the recruitment of two more senior construction arbitrators with national and international reputations, Rowan Planterose and Nigel Ribbands. “I am hugely delighted to have Rowan and Nigel joining 3PB,” said Peter Collie, Head of 3PB’s high-profile construction […]

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