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    Recent developments in Commercial Landlord & Tenant Law

    3PB's specialist property law barristers Gavin Hamilton and Robert Weatherley bring you a recording of their webinar on recent developments in Commercial Landlord & Tenant Law. The webinar took place on 20th May 2021 and was chaired by specialist property and commercial law barrister Matthew Cannings. [Matthew Cannings is] "A strong trial advocate with a concise and approachable style". Legal 500 2021/Leading Junior Gavin Hamilton reviews reported cases over the last year and focuses on...

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    Philip Bambagiotti appointed to international arbitration after East African Port Fire

    3PB international commercial and construction arbitrator Philip Bambagiotti has been appointed to act for the port owner in a claim against a prominent European-based international equipment provider over fire damage to an East African port. Amongst the many practical issues in the case are: the dangers of piracy & civil strife, specialist witnesses located on four continents, preparing a case with multilingual and multicultural elements to manage – as well as within the context of...

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    Litigating in 2021: jurisdiction, service and enforcement post-Brexit and civil procedure

    Chaired by Head of Chambers David Berkley QC, this webinar, first broadcast on 22 April 2021, examines the impact of Brexit and the pandemic on litigation, with presentations by 3PB barristers Richard Whitehouse and Jack Webb. Richard Whitehouse on Civil Litigation: Post Brexit - 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...

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    David Parratt QC (Scot) and law firm Brodies talk of Brexit and the future of business disputes in Europe

    3PB’s international arbitration expert David Parratt QC (Scot) joins forces with Ken MacDonald from law firm Brodies LLP to record a podcast for Brodies latest episode in their ‘’Building Resilience Series’’. In this podcast David Parratt and Ken MacDonald discuss what the impact of the UK’s new relationship with the EU means for settling disputes and why businesses should be thinking about international arbitration as the best dispute resolution clause in contracts. To instruct David...

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    3PB examines truth in business and property cases and enhanced measures for the taking and making of witness statements

    3PB commercial and property Silk Joseph Giret QC (pictured here) and 3PB pupil barrister Amanda Fernandez examine the impact of Practice Direction 57AC on Witness Evidence at Trial (“PD57AC”). This will apply to witness statements for use at trials in the Business and Property Courts, specifically to claims issued next week - after 6 April 2021 - or to existing proceedings where the witness statements for trial are signed on or after 6 April 2021....

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    Victoria Jones represents British Gymnastics before the Court of Appeal

    3PB's specialist intellectual property barrister Victoria Jones (pictured here) represented British Gymnastics before the Court of Appeal. The appeal was brought by UK Gymnastics against the judgement of IPEC Judge HHJ Clarke handed down on 26 June 2020 in which she found UK Gymnastics to be liable for acts of passing off and trade mark infringement. On 24 March 2021, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision with Lord Justice Arnold upholding the findings...

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    Seb Oram analyses good faith and ‘the spirit of agreement’ in commercial contracts

    3PB's specialist commercial and construction law barrister Seb Oram (pictured here) has reviewed the case of Westfields Homes Ltd v Keay Homes (Windrush). The case involved a potential breach of commercial, land-development contract and serves as a must-read for all commercial lawyers and litigators alike. In this case, the Court held that where the contract prescribed no basis for determining the meaning of clauses of good faith or ‘the spirit of the agreement’, it would...

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    Neil Fawcett gives legal opinion that estate agents could be 'negligent' for not disclosing air pollution levels

    3PB’s commercial barrister Neil Fawcett has co-produced,  with Jessica Simor QC from Matrix Chambers,  a 20-page legal opinion for the Central Office of Public Interest which says there is a "strong legal argument" that estate agents not disclosing air pollution levels would be considered negligent. This follows the news about a new pollution rating tool for every postcode in the UK, addresspollution.org - using 1.5 billion data points generated by air pollution experts at Imperial...

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    Top arbitrator and litigator David Parratt QC joins 3PB

    3PB Head of Chambers David Berkley QC is delighted to announce that barrister and former Advocate David Parratt QC (call: 1999/Silk: 2017) has joined full-time from Arnot Manderson Chambers in Scotland, having previously been a door tenant with the national chambers. David (pictured here) is a leading counsel for international and UK arbitrations and also has experience acting as arbitrator. He is renowned for his work in commercial, construction, engineering and energy disputes. He has...

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    3PB burns the midnight oil for claimant businesses ahead of Supreme Court decision in their favour on the FCA’s Business Interruption Insurance test case

    3PB Head of Chambers David Berkley QC (pictured here) and fellow commercial litigation barrister Neil Fawcett have been burning the midnight oil since Christmas ahead of today’s test case in favour of their clients, most of whom are small to medium-sized businesses, after the Supreme Court found in favour of the Financial Conduct Authority in their case against Arch Insurance and other UK insurers. Some insurers have already paid out on certain claims, but many have...

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    Max Schofield’s OnlyFans VAT case is referred to the European Court of Justice ahead of Brexit

    3PB’s commercial and tax barrister Max Schofield was instructed to advise Fenix International Limited, who operate the OnlyFans website, in their VAT dispute with HMRC about the VAT liability of online platforms under EU law. OnlyFans is a global social media platform where fans subscribe to creators to see online content. Led by Valentina Sloane QC of Monckton Chambers, Max obtained an order from the UK’s First-Tier Tribunal (Tax) referring the question of the validity...

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    Watch again: webinar on vicarious liability and reflective loss

    3PB's Head of Chambers David Berkley QC, Seb Oram and Naomi Webber hosted a very well-attended webinar this morning on vicarious liability and reflective loss. In this lockdown year the Supreme Court has not been idle. The common law, by nature organic, was, in 2020, significantly developed or at least refined in respect of two key concepts. First, in Barclays Bank v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13 and WM Morrisons Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants...

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