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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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    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 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 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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    Rosa Thomas and Lucy Bill become members

    3PB are pleased to announce that barristers Rosa Thomas and Lucy Bill (pictured here, left to right) have successfully completed their twelve-month pupillages today and become tenants with the 250-barrister, national chambers. Former Oxford University graduate, public affairs specialist and researcher Rosa Thomas (call:2023) is joining 3PB's London office and will be focusing on employment and discrimination claims as well as disputes in the education sector, following her specialist pupillage at 3PB in these two...

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    Rebecca McKnight secures acquittal of client accused of witness intimidation

    3PB crime and regulatory barrister Rebecca McKnight’s client was accused of making threats towards two individuals, one of whom had acted as a witness in a case involving an acquaintance of the defendant. They were also accused of offering money in exchange for the case being dropped against this acquaintance. Rebecca’s client said this had simply not happened and they knew nothing about a case involving this other individual. Since the accusation her client had...

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    Nicholas Cotter successful as HSE drop prosecution after defence representations

    3PB's crime and regulatory barrister Nicholas Cotter (pictured here) saw the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) drop its Section 7 HSWA Prosecution against a former employee of Crediton Dairy. The Dairy and another company had pleaded guilty and been fined for failing to remove asbestos correctly. However the HSE sought to continue its prosecution of the company employee, who had pleaded not guilty and the matter was proceeding to trial. However, after the production of...

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  • Jodie Mittell involved in successful joint enterprise murder prosecution

    3PB's Crime barrister Jodie Mittell acted for the Crown, led by Adam Vaitilingam KC, in a five-handed murder trial. The trial, at Winchester Crown Court, lasted eight weeks and concluded earlier this month with the jury unanimously convicting three defendants of murder and the other two of manslaughter. Two further defendants had already pleaded guilty to conspiracy to rob. The Crown's case was that the seven men had together planned a robbery. The five trial...

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    Rachel Bale talks to Get Briefed Podcast about Her Bar and promoting the success of women at the Bar

    3PB Barristers’ (3 Paper Buildings) Rachel Bale (pictured here) has spoken to the Get Briefed Podcast alongside Nasreen Shah of Great James Street Chambers about Her Bar, the online Hub providing support and resources to aspiring and practicing women barristers. Rachel and Nasreen co-founded Her Bar in 2021 while completing their pupillages. In the podcast, hosted by Briefed’s founder Orlagh Kelly, Rachel and Nasreen discuss their paths to the Bar, the motivations behind starting Her...

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