• Cheryl Jones

    Cheryl Jones has sub-postmaster's bankruptcy annulled

    3PB insolvency, commercial and property barrister Cheryl Jones saw her client, the former postmaster Kavil Singh Rao, have his bankruptcy annulled on the grounds that the order should never have been made. Due to Horizon errors, the Post Office made Mr Rao bankrupt on 20 December 2012. The court has taken over eleven lost and agonising years to correct this injustice, and it should not be forgotten that Mr Rao will continue to suffer with...

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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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    Nick Kaplan and Mariya Peykova write for ThoughtLeaders4 Disputes magazine

    3PB Barristers’ (3 Paper Buildings) Nick Kaplan and Mariya Peykova have contributed to the latest issue of ThoughtLeaders4 Disputes. Mariya’s article “Data Adequacy and International Relations: The Pitfalls of a Shifting Human Rights Landscape”, published on pages 11-12, explores the connection between EU data adequacy decisions and human rights records. In her article, Mariya explores how the undermining of the existing human rights framework could alter how the EU views the UK’s ability to provide...

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  • Aaron Mayers

    Resetting the Clock: New Limits on Section 994 Petitions

    3PB Barristers’ (3 Paper Buildings) specialist commercial and chancery barrister Aaron Mayers (pictured here) has written on the new limits set on section 994 petitions following the case of THG PLC & Ors v Zedra Trust Company (Jersey) Ltd. Zedra Trust Company claimed that it had been wrongfully excluded from a bonus share issue by THG plc. The key issue in the case was whether the unfair prejudice petition brought by Zedra Trust Company against...

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    3PB celebrates two nominations at 2024 Bar Pro Bono Awards

    3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) is delighted to announce two nominations at this year’s Bar Pro Bono Awards, which recognise individuals and chambers for pro bono achievements of the Bar in England and Wales. 3PB has been nominated in the “Pro Bono Chambers of the Year” category, with specialist commercial barrister Mariya Peykova (pictured here) receiving a nomination in the “Junior Pro Bono Barrister of the Year” category. The shortlist of nominees is set to...

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    Philip Bambagiotti appointed as a Senior Certified International Arbitrator on the IDRRMI Panel

    3PB is delighted to announce that commercial disputes and construction barrister Philip Bambagiotti, who is joint -qualified at the bar in both England and Australia, has been appointed onto the International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute (IDRRMI) Panel of Senior Certified International Arbitrators. Philip Bambagiotti is a top ranked barrister and arbitrator with over 30 years experience. He is well known for his work as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations involving disputes over...

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  • Aaron Mayers

    Missing the Last Bus: Rethinking Exclusion Clauses

    Aaron Mayers (pictured here), specialist commercial barrister at 3PB Barristers’ (3 Paper Buildings), analyses the case of Last Bus Ltd v Dawsongroup Bus and Coach Ltd [2023] EWCA Civ 1297 and considers the application of UCTA 1977. This case revolves around the enforceability of a standard form exclusion clause in a hire purchase agreement. Specifically, it addresses the approach to assessing the reasonableness of such clauses, and the assessment of the parties’ bargaining power, under...

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    Alexander Whatley "road-tests" the Aston Martin distributor case

    3PB's commercial and property barrister Alexander Whatley has "road-tested" the findings in the recent Aston Martin case concerning breached payment obligations under agency agreements, Aston Martin MENA Ltd v Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. The article, published behind a paywall for LexisNexis account holders only, analyses the partially-successful claim against Aston Martin Cars, the well-known luxury car manufacturer, by its exclusive distributor in the Middle Eastern, North Africa and Turkish (‘MENA’) region. LexisNexis account holders can...

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    3PB guest speakers at Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) Midlands lecture

    Three of 3PB's team of intellectual property barristers, including team group head Victoria Jones, will be sharing practical tips on pleadings at the UKIPO and discussing recent case law at CITMA's first Midlands lecture of the year, held at 3PB’s offices in Birmingham on 27 February. Registration is at 5pm with the talks lasting an hour from 530pm until 630pm, and will be followed by a free drinks reception. The lectures will be see Victoria...

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    Alice Horn co-authors for LMCLQ on unjust enrichment in the Commercial Court

    3PB commercial and arbitration pupil barrister Alice Horn, pictured here, has co-authored an article on unjust enrichment with High Court Commercial and Admiralty Judge, Sir Andrew Baker and Serena Lee which has just been published in Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly (LMCLQ). The article explores the extent and nature of, and reasons for, the influence of academic writing on the law of unjust enrichment and follows a paper presented to the Commercial Court webinar...

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    3PB Commercial team recruits Aaron Luxton

    Commercial litigation and insolvency barrister Aaron Luxton joins 3PB (3 Paper Buildings) after moving across from law firm DWF, where he had been a solicitor-advocate and an employed in-house barrister. Aaron has become a tenant of chambers upon the successful conclusion of his third six pupillage, joining the 50-strong commercial litigation team. Working from 3PB's Birmingham office, and practicing nationally, Aaron specialises in commercial, contractual and insolvency disputes. He has a particular interest, and experience,...

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    Can one director appoint administrators where the other opposes?

    3PB's commercial law barrister Alexander Whatley analyses the case of Abigal Boura v Lyhfl Limited [2023] EWHC 2585 (Ch), a case in which the High Court had to consider whether one director has standing to apply to court for the appointment of an administrator in circumstances where there is no majority of the board and no valid resolution of the board in favour of the application. In reaching its decision, the High Court examined the...

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