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    Max Schofield completes Advocates pro-bono 25 for 25 challenge

    3PB’s specialist commercial barrister Max Schofield, pictured here, has recently completed Advocate's pro-bono "25 for 25" challenge. This prompts barristers to provide 25 hours of pro-bono advice to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the well-known pro bono charity. Advocate said of Max : ‘‘It is truly wonderful to have such dedicated and compassionate barristers as yourself, who continually prioritise access to justice for all, and make time for pro bono on top of their busy...

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    Mark Wilden successfully represents Devon jeweller in intellectual property dispute

    3PB specialist intellectual property barrister Mark Wilden (pictured here) represented Devon-based Jo James (trading as Jo James Jewellery) in her successful claim for passing off against competitor Amanda Mitchell (aka Amanda Nimmo), who operates the business “Borabeads”. Mitchell had entered into a consultancy agreement with James in February 2018 and left to set up her own business in September 2018, keeping the same social media accounts but changing their branding to her new “Borabeads” brand. ...

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    UK High Court can continue to grant EU-wide injunctions in EU trade mark cases pending at the end of the Brexit implementation period

    3PB’s specialist intellectual property Third Six pupil barrister Mark Wilden (pictured here) analyses the decision of the High Court in Easygroup v Beauty Perfectionists [2021] EWHC 3385 (Ch). In this case, the defendant, Beauty Perfectionists contended that their use of the name ‘easyCOSMETICS’ did not infringe Easygroup’s EUTM as the defendant never carried out any business activity in the UK, focusing instead on the German and Austrian markets: the UK Court had no activity to...

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    3PB Commercial team recruits Jakob Reckhenrich and Mark Wilden

    Two new commercial litigation team barristers have joined 3PB. Commercial litigation barrister Jakob Reckhenrich (pictured right) joins the set after moving across from Monckton Chambers where he had done his 12-month pupillage before working as a judicial assistant in the Commercial Court, assisting Mrs Justice Cockerill, Mr Justice Butcher and Mr Justice Jacobs. Becoming a tenant of chambers upon the conclusion of his third six pupillage at 3PB, Jakob joins the 47-strong commercial litigation barristers'...

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    Mariya Peykova completes Advocates pro-bono 25 for 25 Challenge

    3PB's specialist commercial and public law barrister, Mariya Peykova, pictured here, has recently completed Advocates pro-bono 25 for 25 challenge. The 25 for 25 challenge encourages barristers to provide 25 hours of free legal advice to celebrate the 25 year anniversary of the pro-bono charity Advocate. Advocate said ‘‘I would like to extend a massive thank you from all of us at Advocate, and on behalf of all those who seek access to justice services,...

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    Nicole Bollard issues update on new Trade Mark Regulations 2021

    3PB’s specialist intellectual property barrister, Nicole Bollard (pictured here) has issued an update on the newly published Trade Marks and International Trade Marks (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021, a must-read for all UK-based intellectual property specialists. On 26 November 2021, these new regulations came into force, amending the transition provisions in the earlier EU transitional legislation. The new regulations are intended to prevent the potential unfairness which currently exists, following the UK’s departure from the EU, whereby EU...

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    3PB reviews abatement, the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Readie Construction case

    3PB’s pupil barrister Jakob Reckhenrich (pictured here) has analysed the case of Readie Construction Limited v Geo Quarries Limited [2021] EWHC 3030 (QB). By way of background, Section 49 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 prescribes the circumstances in which the seller is entitled to sue for the price. The seller has to demonstrate either that property in the goods has passed (which will be problematic if the contract contains a retention of title clause), or that the...

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    Matthew Wyard counsels schools about data protection risks

    3PB Barristers’ specialist education and regulatory law barrister, Matthew Wyard (pictured here) has released the third article in 3PB’s Cyber Law Series. The feature covers data protection for schools and the higher education sector. Matthew highlights the rights of access to data from schools and colleges and specifically what constitutes ‘education data’. The new Data Sharing Code of Practice from the ICO is also scrutinised for how it assists the higher education sector in situations of crisis...

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    Matthew Wyard’s cyber law article featured in Local Government Lawyer

    3PB Barristers’ specialist regulatory law barrister Matthew Wyard (pictured here) has written a series of articles on all things data protection and cyber law related. The first article, on cyber/ransomware attacks, has featured in Local Government Lawyer. The article looks at the risks presented by 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. Click...

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    The pitfalls of failing to transcribe ‘casual’ commercial agreements

    3PB’s commercial law barrister Mariya Peykova (pictured here), has analysed the case of Zymurgorium Ltd v Hammonds of Knutsford plc for Lexis®PSL. Zymurgorium Ltd v Hammonds of Knutsford plc highlights the sometimes volatile nature of business relationships and serves as a useful reminder for parties entering commercial arrangements of the pitfalls of failing to transcribe their agreement, particularly in the light of the fallible nature of oral evidence. The case relates to a dispute arising...

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    3PB announces Thomas Talbot-Ponsonby as fourth employment judge appointment in October 2021

    3PB is delighted to announce that a fourth member of chambers, Thomas Talbot-Ponsonby, has been appointed as a fee-paid, part-time Employment Tribunal Judges in England and Wales. Thomas has been assigned to the South East region. He has also been appointed a Deputy District Judge as well and will sit on the South East circuit. Thomas will continue to maintain his busy property, commercial and chancery practice. Before coming to the Bar in 2011, Thomas practised...

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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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