Commercial News

3PB warns unreasonable refusals to engage with ADR may well come at a cost to the client

3PB’s specialist commercial law barristers David Parratt QC and Rebecca Farrell review the cost consequences of a clients unreasonable refusal to engage in ADR. The article includes a recent case law review which demonstrates a particular trend whereby Courts will examine closely the actions of the parties in relation to offers of ADR as to […]

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3PB’s Joseph Giret QC gets another Queen's Award, this time for his NHS support volunteer work

Joseph Giret QC, the highly respected commercial and chancery litigation expert and biker barrister, has just been awarded a Queen’s Award for services to the Voluntary Sector, which he and fellow volunteer blood delivery bikers  at the charity Blood Bikes SERV OBN have received. This service by emergency bike rider volunteers is part of a […]

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3PB reviews new changes to the execution of legal documents during COVID-19

Lydia Pemberton, deputy head of 3PB’s Property and Estates team, and Charles Irvine, a member of 3PB’s Property and Estates team and Commercial team, have reviewed the new changes to the execution of documents brought about shortly before and since the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. New ways of working have meant a rise in technology […]

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Commercial update: fiduciary duties between shareholders of a quasi-partnership company

Do shareholders in a family or quasi-partnership company, owe each other fiduciary duties? Seb Oram analyses the recent decision of the Chancery Division in De Sena v. Notaro [2020] EWHC 1031 (Ch) for LexisPSL’s Case Analysis Expert Panel. This article was first published by Lexis®PSL on 11/05/2020. To read the full article please click here. Seb is […]

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3PB’s Richard Wheeler advises how to get the court to hear your case during COVID-19

3PB's specialist Civil barrister Richard Wheeler has produced an article on how to get the court to hear your case during the Coronavirus pandemic. The article “Getting the Court to Hear Your Case During the Pandemic” provides an insight into county court civil listing during the pandemic which may assist litigants to retain their current […]

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3PB’s Mariya Peykova reviews the legal position of holiday claims during Covid-19

3PB’s pupil barrister Mariya Peykova reviews the legal position in relation to holidaymaker claims during the Coronavirus pandemic. Recent reports in the media suggest that some holidaymakers who have requested refunds have instead been offered credit notes, or deferred bookings. Mariya highlights the options available if holiday plans have been disrupted because of Covid-19, including […]

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3PB’s David Berkley QC and Neil Fawcett issue challenge to business on making insurance claims arising from Covid-19

Two of 3PB’s specialist commercial litigation barristers, David Berkley QC, 3PB’s Head of Chambers and Neil Fawcett have reviewed business insurance claims arising from the current Coronavirus pandemic. Their review points out that some insurance companies deliberately sought to exclude respiratory diseases from their policy following the outbreak of SARS in 2003; and recommends that […]

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3PB’s pupil barristers issue newsletter “Publications during the Pandemic”

3PB’s pupil barristers Mariya Peykova, Georgina Dietrich (editor) and Gemma Ralph are authors of a new newsletter, ‘’Publications during the Pandemic’’. The newsletter has introductions from David Berkley QC, 3PB’s Head of Chambers, and Cheryl Jones, Head of Pupillage at 3PB. The newsletter focuses on the Coronavirus Act 2020 and highlights updates in the areas […]

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3PB’s Daniel Brown and Rebecca Farrell review court decision on Carluccio’s administration

Following the recent decision of Re Debenhams Retail Ltd (In Administration) [2020] EWHC 921 (Ch) which applied Re Carluccio’s Limited [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch), 3PB’s specialist Employment and Commercial Barristers Daniel Brown and Rebecca Farrell join forces to review the Carluccio’s decision. Daniel Brown and Rebecca Farrell provide an analysis of this decision which serves […]

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3PB’s Victoria Jones in successful appeal against Master’s refusal to approve a Tomlin Order

In Zenith Logistics Services (UK) Ltd and others v Coury [2020] EWHC 774 (QB), 3PB’s Victoria Jones appeared before the Queens Bench Division in a successful appeal against a Master’s refusal  to approve a Tomlin Order on the basis that the Schedule attached to the Order was contrary to the principles of open justice because its terms were confidential to […]

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