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    Matthew Wyard advises businesses on defending the raft of new data protection and privacy claims

    3PB Barristers’ specialist regulatory law barrister, Matthew Wyard (pictured here) has released the second article in 3PB’s Cyber Law Series. The feature looks at the raft of recent claims brought for breaches of statutory duty under the UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. The article considers how to address the merits and quantum of data protection claims and gives practical tips for dealing with claims. This includes challenging claimant arguments that the Court...

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    Aaron Mayers offers advice and tips for future pupils in Counsel magazine

    3PB’s second six pupil Aaron Mayers (pictured here), who is undertaking a pupillage in commercial and chancery law, has featured in Counsel, sharing tips and advice on pupillage applications and for those starting their pupillage later this year. Aaron shares his own personal advice including how to cope with any pressure during pupillage and advice on developing as a pupil. He also offers counsel to applicants on drafting your pupillage applications and answering the competency-based...

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    Seb Oram on the implications of Supreme Court case Triple Point v PTT [2021] for commercial and construction practitioners

    3PB’s specialist commercial and construction barrister Seb Oram (pictured here) has analysed the Supreme Court case Triple Point Technology Inc v PTT Public Co Ltd [2021] UKSC 29 for Lexis Nexis. This case is significant for those who draft commercial contracts (particularly construction and technology contracts) in which parties include provisions to quantify damages in advance, or to cap their liabilities. It is also significant for commercial litigators, since it explains when and how such...

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    Matthew Wyard issues urgent advice to businesses facing ransomware attacks / cyber attacks

    3PB Barristers’ specialist regulatory law barrister Matthew Wyard is writing a series of articles on all things data protection and cyber law related as part of 3PB’s new “Cyber Law Series”. The first article, which was published today, addresses the risk of a ransomware attack and considers the practical steps that businesses and public bodies urgently need to take in order to pre-empt such an event and what to do if disaster strikes. Matthew’s article...

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  • William Hansen re-appointed to Attorney General’s London A Panel

    Congratulations to barrister William Hansen, one of 3PB’s senior specialist counsel in public law, property law and commercial litigation, who has been re-appointed for another five years to the Attorney General’s (AG's) A Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. William, pictured here, regularly acts for a variety of government departments and agencies including the Secretary of State for the Home Department, HMRC, MoJ, the NCA and the Secretary of State for Business. He routinely...

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    Dr Zhen Ye prepares case review of Court of Appeal decision in Valbonne v Cityvalue

    3PB commercial and property barrister Dr Zhen Ye (pictured here) has analysed the impact of this property dispute between two property developers, owned by members of the same ultra-orthodox Jewish community, over a failed purchase of the Beckton Arms in East London. The case had initially gone to arbitration before the Beth Din of the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations, during which Valbonne Estates learnt that Cityvalue Estates entered into an option agreement with a...

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    Business Interruption Insurance update: six months on - where do policyholders stand now?

    Watch this webinar from Fletcher Day featuring guest speakers Neil Fawcett, Barrister at 3PB and Gavin Pearson, Forensic Accountant at Quantuma for an update on Business Interruption Claims. Six months on from the Supreme Court decision this round table discussion covers developments in business interruption insurance claims in the following areas: Recap on background, update on claims paid and overview of procedure Policy wordings, coverage issues and potential areas to test Assessment and calculation of...

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    Alexander Whatley shares guidance on instructing counsel to members of Bournemouth and District JLD

    3PB’s specialist civil law barrister, Alexander Whatley (pictured here) recently teamed up with Conor Maher, Treasurer for Bournemouth and District Junior Lawyers Division and Litigation Solicitor at Ellis Jones Solicitors LLP, to present a webinar to junior lawyers on ‘’tips for instructing counsel’’. Alex Whatley answered a series of questions about the instructions to counsel which included the correct steps for sending a brief to counsel; the content of the brief; and some common mistakes...

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  • Charles Irvine

    Charles Irvine urges caution over non-party costs orders

    3PB’s specialist commercial and property law barrister, Charles Irvine (pictured here) has reviewed the recent Court of Appeal case Goknur Gida Maddeleri Enerji Imalet Ithalat Ihracat Ticaret Ve Sanayi AS v Aytacli [2021] EWCA Civ 1037 in which one party applied for a non-party costs order. By way of background, the power to award costs against a non-party is derived from section 51 of the Senior Courts Act 1981 which grants the court the power to “determine by...

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  • Nicole Bollard

    Nicole Bollard on the clarification of the test for the tort of causing loss by unlawful means

    Intellectual Property and Commercial law barrister Nicole Bollard reviews Secretary of State for Health and another v Servier Laboratories Ltd and others [2021] UKSC 24 and the Supreme Court’s recent decision concerning the economic tort of causing loss by unlawful means. The court examined in particular whether a necessary element of the tort of causing loss by unlawful means is that the unlawful means affected the third party’s freedom to deal with the claimant, which...

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    David Parratt QC and Rebecca Farrell review the prospects of compulsory ADR

    3PB’s specialist commercial law barristers David Parratt QC (pictured right) and Rebecca Farrell (pictured left) have reviewed  a recent report published by the Civil Justice Council entitled ‘Compulsory ADR (“the Report”). The Report has generated much interest since the authors of the Report consider ‘any form of ADR which is not disproportionately onerous and does not foreclose the parties’ effective access to the court will be compatible with the parties’ Article 6 rights’. This is...

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    Nicole Bollard considers the limits and exceptions to issue estoppel

    Intellectual Property and Commercial law barrister Nicole Bollard analyses the judgment in Thomas v Luv One Luv All Promotions Ltd and another [2021] EWCA Civ 732, in which the Court of Appeal considered the scope of issue estoppel and when the courts can disapply it due to special circumstances. In that case, the Court of Appeal allowed an appeal against the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court's (IPEC) decision to partially strike out a defence to a...

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