Commercial News

3PB’s Commercial and Real Estate teams brief on issuing and defending insolvency proceedings

3PB has issued an urgent briefing to its insolvency clients and contacts about a new Temporary Insolvency Practice Direction (TIPD) which has been introduced to provide sensible solutions for court users during the current COVID-19 pandemic. This means continued absence of court appearances in person.

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COVID-19 and “Force Majeure” of contracts – Not so fast!

3PB Barrister Philip Bambagiotti takes a contrary view to the new group-think which seems to reach for ‘force majeure’ as the first answer to the challenge to performance of existing contracts posed by the Covid-19 crisis. Click here to read Philip’s analysis. Philip Bambagiotti is an experienced barrister at the NSW Bar in Australia and […]

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VAT on; VAT off: Martial Arts and the Education Exemption - an analysis by Max Schofield

Max Schofield analyses Premier Family Martial Arts LLP (“PFMA”) v HMRC [2020] UKFTT 1 (TC), in which the First Tier Tribunal was tasked with assessing kickboxing classes and the education exemption for private tuition. Click here to read the full analysis. A shorter version was also published in the Tax Journal and is available here. […]

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David Berkley QC warns of negligence risks in last minute court filing

3PB Head of Chambers David Berkley QC has warned that lawyers waiting until the last minute to file claims are taking huge negligence risks given the court’s hardline approach. The summer’s Court of Appeal judgment in Woodward v Phoenix established there was no duty on a party to inform the other side of procedural mistakes, […]

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3PB nominated twice in the Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2020

3PB is thrilled to have been shortlisted by the Legal 500 directory in the following categories: Regional Bar: Set of the Year and Regional Bar: Silk of the Year – Vanessa Meachin QC The nomination for Regional Set of the Year is further acknowledgment of the talent, hard work and investment by 3PB's members and staff […]

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‘No set-off’ clauses in Venson Automotive Solutions Ltd v Morrison's Facilities Services Ltd - an analysis by Neil Fawcett

3PB specialist commercial and property barrister Neil Fawcett analyses the case of Venson Automotive Solutions Ltd v Morrison's Facilities Services Ltd and others [2019] EWHC 3089 (Comm) (9 October 2019), in which the High Court considered the interpretation and purpose of ‘no set-off’ clauses and how they impact on parties’ rights and remedies. This article […]

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Commercial update: Good faith and ‘matching’ in commercial contracts

Neil Fawcett analyses the Commercial Court’s recent decision in New Balance Athletics, Inc v Liverpool Football Club and Athletic Grounds Ltd [2019] EWHC 2837 (Comm), as part of LexisPSL’s Case Analysis Expert Panels. The case analyses the interpretation of an implied term of good faith, as well principles of construction in relation to contracts of […]

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Good faith and ‘matching’ in New Balance Athletics, Inc v Liverpool FC and Athletic Grounds Ltd - an analysis by Neil Fawcett

3PB specialist commercial and property barrister Neil Fawcett analyses the decision in New Balance Athletics, Inc v Liverpool Football Club and Athletic Grounds Ltd [2019] EWHC 2837 (Comm) regarding the interpretation of an implied term of good faith in a sponsorship agreement between a football club and a manufacturer of sportswear, as well as summarising the […]

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Commercial and property specialist barrister joins 3PB’s expanding Birmingham team

Neil Fawcett (2006 call) has joined 3PB‘s leading Commercial and Property teams. Neil  has a broad commercial and chancery practice and will be based in 3PB’s Birmingham Office in the landmark Colmore Building. In the property arena Neil acts for individuals, private companies and public bodies in relation to commercial property disputes, including multi-day High Court […]

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