Commercial News

Top arbitrator QC joins 3PB

Head of Chambers David Berkley QC is delighted to announce that David Parratt QC, Barrister and Advocate, has joined 3PB Barristers from Crown Office Chambers. He is one of the leading Silks in Scotland for international and UK arbitrations and has experience both as counsel and arbitrator. He is renowned for his work in commercial, […]

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3PB’s Blood-Halvorsen authors review of UK and international cannabis regulations and compliance

Pupil barrister Ashley Blood-Halvorsen has been working for the last 18 months on a review of global reforms of cannabis law, that has just been published by a working party of the Society of Conservative Lawyers (SCL). The new report “Cannabis: A look at sweeping global change” was authored by Ashley and Simon Randall CBE of […]

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3PB Max Schofield to speak at EANOVAT annual VAT conference at Leeds University on 6 September

3PB VAT specialist Max Schofield has been invited to speak at EANOVAT's 5th annual VAT conference. Entitled Can (EU) VAT Contribute to a Fairer Society?​, the conference will be held at the Centre for Business Law and Practice (CBLP), School of Law, University of Leeds (UK), on September 6th, 2019.​ ​Full programme and online registration​ are […]

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Victoria Jones to speak at CITMA lecture at 3PB's Birmingham Chambers on 10 July

3PB Barristers are delighted to host CITMA's first Midlands lecture of the year at our Birmingham Chambers. Programme Outline Recent trade mark decisions are beginning to impact the future of trade mark applications: 3PB IP Barrister Victoria Jones will share her insights and forecasts, outlining what we can now register as a trade mark, and the […]

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Commercial Update: Lawful economic duress and reasonableness – an analysis by Christopher Edwards

Commercial barrister Christopher Edwards analyses the Court of Appeal decision in Times Travel (UK) v Pakistan International Airlines Corporation and its impact on the criteria of lawful economic duress and reasonableness in commercial contracts. Click here to read Christopher's analysis. Click here to view his profile.

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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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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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The effects of EU Withdrawal for Commercial Lawyers

The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union is brought into effect at a domestic level by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (“the Act”). As has been extensively reported, the Act and the subordinate legislation that it will give rise to, constitute the single largest legislative reform programme that this country has witnessed. 3PB's […]

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