Commercial News

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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3PB’s Thomas Talbot-Ponsonby issues an Update on Tax for Residential Landlords and tenants

3PB’s specialist Commercial and Property Law Barrister Thomas Talbot-Ponsonby has issued an update on tax for both residential Landlords and Tenants. The article finds that the Coronavirus outbreak has come at difficult time for landlords due to the previous changes that will come into full effect on 6 April 2020. The current changes have been […]

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Suspension of wrongful trading provisions during COVID-19

3PB barrister Cheryl Jones writes about wrongful trading and provides an update on what's changing in the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article here - 'Suspension of wrongful trading provisions' by Cheryl Jones. What is wrongful trading and what are its consequences? Wrongful trading takes place when one or more Directors […]

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3PB’s Max Schofield issues new briefing to employers about challenging HMRC on furlough payments

3PB’s tax and commercial litigation barrister Max Schofield has issued a briefing, in tandem with employment barrister Daniel Barnett from Outer Temple Chambers, aimed at UK employers who face difficulties with their Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme payments from HMRC. The briefing comments that, whilst “everyone appreciates that the Scheme is being introduced in difficult and time-pressured […]

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Insolvency in times of coronavirus: a short, practical guide for businesses and insolvency practitioners

Mariya Peykova, a pupil barrister at 3PB, authors this practical guide for businesses and insolvency practitioners and looks at the proposed and existing measures introduced by the government to help businesses during the coronavirus crisis. The guide also looks at the key provisions of the Temporary Insolvency Practice Direction (“TIPD”), introduced in April 2020. It […]

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