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    Poonam Bhari appointed to the Family Procedure Rule Committee

    3PB is proud to announce that family barrister Poonam Bhari has been appointed by The Lord Chancellor to the Family Procedure Rule Committee (FPRC). She has been appointed alongside solicitors Tony McGovern and Graeme Fraser, children's social worker Bill Turner and fellow barrister Rhys Taylor. The Lord Chancellor also reappointed Melanie Carew, as the Cafcass nominated member, for a second two year term. Poonam Bhari is a family law barrister called in 1999, specialising in...

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  • Family law newsletter out now - March 2021

      Welcome to the 3PB family newsletter In our fourth family group newsletter, we bring you a round up of our brunch talks and topical articles, news, and details of our forthcoming events. We hope you enjoy reading this and please do contact us if we can help with further information or enquiries. Details of upcoming events here Lucy Hendry QC enjoys her first days as newly-appointed Silk  Family barrister Lucy Hendry QC started her first day as Queen's Counsel...

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    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...

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    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...

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  • Family barrister Hayley Manser joins the “Wessex team” at 3PB  

    Family barrister Hayley Manser (2015 call) has today, Monday 16 November 2020, joined 3PB from another chambers with London and South Coast offices, and will work jointly from the national chambers’ Bournemouth and Bristol offices. Hayley has already built up a busy practice in family law and is regularly instructed on a broad range of matters including public and private law children proceedings, matrimonial finance and Family Law Act proceedings. She is regularly instructed in...

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  • Family lawyer Carol Clelland joins 3PB’s expanding Birmingham office

    3PB is delighted to announce that former specialist care solicitor Carol Clelland (Qualified:1994, Call: 2019)  - who transferred to the Bar last year - has become a tenant and full member of the 200-strong national barristers’ chambers. She joined its busy Family team and is based from their expanding Birmingham office. A former Head of the Care Department  at the law firm Cartwright King, Carol has specialised in care and associated proceedings for over 20...

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  • 3PB launches dedicated Covid-19 resources hub

    3PB Barristers have created a dedicated webpage on its website to act as a hub for the many articles, briefings and webinar and podcast recordings about lockdown laws and regulations as well as practical issues like court attendance, e-bundles, remote and hybrid hearings. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to create employment, contractual and other legal challenges which are in many ways unprecedented. The impact of the virus is being felt, and in response, 3PB have...

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  • 3PB’s Family team boosted again with Adeo Fraser recruitment

    3PB has recruited family law barrister Adeo Fraser from Northampton Chambers to work from its fast-growing Birmingham office. Adeo Fraser is a busy junior family law barrister who advises and represents in court on the full range of financial remedies, TOLATA, Public and Private children law disputes, injunctions and domestic abuse cases. He is frequently trusted with and instructed in lengthy and complex hearings and has represented several clients on both UK and international abduction...

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  • Family lawyer Theresa Lim joins 3PB’s expanding Birmingham office

    3PB is delighted to announce that former family solicitor Theresa Lim - who transferred to the Bar last year - has become a tenant and full member of the 200-strong national barristers’ chambers. She joined its busy Family team and is based from their expanding Birmingham office. Theresa qualified as a solicitor in April 2005 and worked for solicitors Glaisyers for 15 years. Theresa has considerable experience undertaking a wide range of advocacy in family...

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  • Judge and family barrister Kushner returns to private practice with 3PB

    Family barrister Martine Kushner has joined national chambers 3 Paper Buildings (3PB) after a two year contract as the resident judge in the Falklands Islands. She had previously spent 36 years as a busy family lawyer doing multi-day and complex cases from her Birmingham-based Chambers. She has considerable experience of analysing and interpreting complex expert reports (including medical) in private and public law children cases.  She is also regarded as a strong court advocate with...

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