• Louis Weston, Head of 3PB's Sport Law Group, represented the BHA in the successful prosecution

    Louis Weston, Head of 3PB's Sport Law Group, represented the BHA in the successful prosecution and in resisting the appeal in the hire racing corruption case surround AD VITAM.  The case involved allegations of corruption against a jockey, owner and bettors and led to penalties on the principal participant of an 8 year disqualification.  The case is widely reported in the racing and national press and followed a 7 day hearing before the BHA's Disciplinary...

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  • Commercial update: pay the correct issue fee or limitation may not stop running

    The Chancery Division has recently considered what the effect of paying the wrong court fee is, on limitation. Claimants’ solicitors need to be aware that an understatement of the claim amount, and payment of the wrong fee, may render the claim form invalid. The effect might then be that limitation continues to run until the error is corrected. Gavin Hamilton (Call 1979) provides a legal analysis of the judgment. He is a Commercial Law barrister...

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  • 3PB Oxford joins in Christmas spirit with Secret Santa

    3PB joined other Oxford businesses Blake Morgan solicitors, AECOM (Abingdon construction consultants) OUP (Oxford University Press), Thames Water and Oxford Architects, in buying Christmas presents for children in need. Local Social Services in Oxford identified disadvantaged young people who would benefit from a gift and over 160 presents were given out during the Christmas period. 3PB barristers and staff who took part were Ed Ross, Andrew MacPhail, Elaine Strachan, Emma Griffiths, Joshua Dubin, Tom Tyler, James...

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  • Oliver Powell and Sunyana Sharma represent interested parties before Leicester Coroners Court.

    Oliver Powell and Sunyana Sharma acted for interested parties in the inquest touching the death of Ranyodh Singh.  Oliver Powell (instructed by Blake Morgan) appeared for IKO Design Ltd and Sunyana Sharma (instructed by Shoosmiths) appeared on behalf of an employee of the company. After hearing 3 days of evidence, the jury concluded that the death was one of misadventure. The 3PB Public and Regulatory Group continues to lead the way in regulatory law. For...

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  • Joe England increases compensation for discrimination victim from £1,135 to over £60,000

    In a long running and emotionally charged case, Joe England successfully represented a school caretaker who was unfairly dismissed and the victim of sex discrimination. In the latest chapter of the case and following a successful appeal earlier this year, Mr England last week successfully gained an increase in the compensatory award from £1135 (rounded) to over £60,000. The male school caretaker was dismissed for allegations loosely based on ‘crossing professional boundaries’ in relation to...

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  • Commercial update: Using notification injunctions to preserve assets until trial

    Can a claimant invite the court, instead of granting a freezing injunction, to make a simple injunction requiring the defendant to notify him before he transfers an asset? If so, does he need to satisfy the same test as for a freezing injunction? Carl Brewin (Call 2006) analyses Holyoake v. Candy [2016] EWHC 970 (Ch), in which the issue was recently considered. Carl is a Commercial Law barrister who specialises in business disputes relating to...

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  • Jamal Demachkie appears in latest High Court case on relief from forfeiture

    The High Court has handed down judgment in the case of Pineport v Grangeglen [2016] EWHC 1318 (Ch), which concerns the circumstances in which the High Court may exercise its inherent equitable jurisdiction to grant relief from forfeiture for non-payment of rent.  The delay in the tenant applying for relief (some 14 months after the lease was forfeited by peaceable re-entry) was one of the longest periods in which a tenant had asked the court...

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