Commercial News

Estate agencies and other agencies fees: the interpretation of an ‘Introduction’

3PB’s Alexander Whatley has successfully defended against a claim for an agency fee which turned on the interpretation of an ‘Introduction’. This is a widely contested issue in both the estate agency and recruitment agency sectors in the UK. The claim was defeated half-way through the trial by way of a successful submission, by 3PB […]

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3PB’s Rebecca Farrell acts for Petitioning Creditor in property tycoon bankruptcy

3PB’s Commercial and Property barrister Rebecca Farrell, instructed by Ian Baker of London solicitors PGB Gitlin Baker, acted for the Petitioning Creditor Darius Khakshouri in successfully obtaining the bankruptcy of former property tycoon Kevin Cash who owed the businessman in excess of £3 million. The bankruptcy was obtained at Oxford County Court last week. The […]

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Victoria Jones successfully represents UK law firm Loch Associates Group in the UKIPO

Victoria Jones successfully represents UK law firm Loch Associates Group in successfully defending oppositions to its nine trade mark applications incorporating the word ‘Loch’ brought by Cloch Solicitors Limited based upon its earlier ‘Cloch’ marks and in successfully opposing Cloch Solicitor’s attempt to register the mark ‘Loch’. The Registrar found that (i) ‘Loch’ was conceptually dissimilar to ‘Cloch’ with the former […]

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Through a glass darkly: reflections on reflective loss by 3PB Commercial Barrister John Jessup

John Jessup considers the recent Court of Appeal decision of Marex Financial Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 1468 which answers the question of whether the rule against reflective loss (which prevents a shareholder bringing an action for loss of value of their shares) applies to unsecured creditors. Click here to read John's analysis. Read John's profile here.

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There's no basis for that: exclusion clauses contractual estoppel and misrepresentation - an analysis by Christopher Edwards

Christopher Edwards considers the case of First Tower Trustees Ltd and Intertrustees Limited v CDS (Superstores International) Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 1396 and the role of basis clauses in avoiding liability in contracts. Click here to read his analysis. Click here to view Christopher's profile.

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James Davies examines "The Importance of Making a Will and Tricky Issues" in LexisNexis Webinar

James Davies appeared  in a LexisNexis Webinar entitled “The Importance of Making a Will and Tricky Issues”. James talked about statutory wills, in the context of testators who lacked capacity, and how to guard against claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975. James has a commercial and chancery practice, with an […]

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IP specialist Victoria Jones presents 2018's big trade mark cases at CITMA today

Intellectual property specialist Victoria Jones will speak to CITMA delegates at an event today about trade mark cases of interest to date so far in 2018. From EUIPO Torpedoes to the renowned red sole, Victoria will explore cases of note and the issues arising from them including: locality of goodwill and the section 11(3) defence, […]

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3PB Barristers are proud to announce three Recorder appointments

3PB Barristers are delighted to announce that three of their barristers have been appointed as Recorders. Lawrence Messling, is assigned to sit on the North Eastern Circuit dealing with Family matters. William Hansen has been assigned to sit on the South Eastern Circuit dealing with Criminal matters. Mathew Gullick has also been assigned to sit […]

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