• Legal directories results 2024

    3PB's Commercial Group secures strong rankings in Chambers UK and Legal 500

    In this year's Chambers UK and Legal 500 rankings, 3PB's Commercial Group has once again demonstrated their commitment to excellence and proficiency in the legal world. Notably, several outstanding barristers within the group have received well-deserved recognition for their dedication to providing high-quality legal services in four key practice areas: commercial litigation, intellectual property, insolvency, and professional negligence. Alexander Whatley, Charles Irvine, Gavin Hamilton, Joseph Giret KC, Nicole Bollard, Rebecca Farrell, Richard Whitehouse, Seb Oram,...

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    3PB celebrates 81 rankings in Chambers and Partners 2024

    3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) breaks another record in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners with a total of 81 accolades. The national set is rewarded with rankings in 18 areas of law, in the London Bar as well as in the South Eastern, Western and Midlands Circuits and exceptional comments on its service delivery, including praise for its “sublime service” and its "ability to manage matters in a professional and comprehensive manner second...

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  • Simon Astill

    3PB achieves a record 145 rankings in this year’s Legal 500

    3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings), the UK's third largest chambers, is delighted to report this year again an outstanding number of rankings - totalling 145 - in the Legal 500 2024’s edition published today, a 12% increase on last year’s 130. The set has achieved its rankings across 5 large UK regions - or Circuits (London, South Eastern, Western, Midlands and Chester and Wales) - in 21 areas of law. 3PB is also ranked in...

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    3PB welcomes four new 12-month pupil barristers to its 240-strong barrister ranks today

    The four pupils starting their twelve-month pupillages, pictured left to right from the top, are: former global brand strategy director and behavioural science researcher Alice Horn who be focusing on commercial litigation and arbitration; former legal assistant Jack Felvus who will be focusing on public law and regulatory matters and criminal law; fellow legal assistant Laurie-Elizabeth Ketley will be focusing on family law and civil disputes; and former City financial analyst Suffian Hussain who will...

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    Four 3PB pupil barristers become members

    3PB are pleased to announce that their four 12-month pupil barristers - Poppy Watson, Liz Adams, Emma Greening and Dr Angel Matoke-Njagi (pictured left to right from the top) - have all successfully completed their pupillages today and become tenants with the 240-barrister, national chambers. Former in-house energy lawyer Poppy Watson (call:2021) is joining 3PB's London office and will be focusing on commercial litigation and arbitration. Former in-house lawyer and domestic violence and disability campaigner...

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    3PB Commercial team recruits Saunak Irani-Nayar

    Commercial litigation barrister Saunak Irani-Nayar, who graduated with a BA and MA degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge and has been awarded several scholarships and prizes for his academic results, has become a member of 3PB. He specialises principally in banking, securities and finance litigation, contractual and business-to-business disputes, property  disputes and consumer credit litigation. Ranked 1st in his year on the GDL, Saunak achieved one of the highest sets of marks ever...

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    Incorrect invoices: the consequences of failing to name your price

    3PB Commercial law barrister Alexander Whatley analyses the case of Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc v Goodrich Corporation [2023] EWHC 1637 (Comm), a case in which the High Court had to consider if the original, contractual agreement between the two parties or the incorrect invoice issued by the supplier was to take primacy in this commercial dispute. In reaching its decision, the High Court examined the cases of Ruttle Plant Hire Limited v Secretary of State for...

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  • Ashley Blood-Halvorsen

    Ashley Blood-Halvorsen writes for Lexis Nexis on recent case involving judicial guidance

    3PB Barristers’ (3 Paper Buildings) specialist commercial barrister Ashley Blood-Halvorsen (pictured here) has written for Lexis Nexis on the recent case of Quantum Advisory Ltd v Quantum Actuarial LLP [2023] EWHC 1338 (Ch) in which a result was reached through judicial guidance rather than a declaration by the court. The case in question involved the court interpreting an existing agreement between the parties, with the claimant seeking to establish an “implied obligation of good faith”. The...

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    Max Islam shortlisted for Barrister of the Year

    We are delighted to announce that 3PB commercial litigation barrister Makhsudul (known as Max) Islam, pictured here, has been shortlisted for ‘Barrister of the Year’ award at the Worcestershire Law Society Awards 2023. Max Islam is a former litigation lawyer for two international law firms, with a busy court practice now of trials and interlocutory hearings and advisory practice and acts as a mediation-advocate. He has a strong following and is regularly instructed by leading...

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  • Jamie Johnston

    Jamie Johnston writes a whistlestop guide to building rapport with commercial clients for Counsel Magazine

    3PB barrister Jamie Johnston (pictured here) reflects on his many years of managing a successful business to distil invaluable advice for counsel seeking to rapidly establish strong relationships with their commercial clients. Jamie also considers some key questions for counsel keen to enhance their own practices. Read Jamie’s Counsel Magazine article here (pp 18-19). Jamie Johnston is a civil law barrister specialising in property & commercial disputes and in sports disciplinary work. His busy practice...

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  • Victoria Jones

    Intellectual Property specialist Victoria Jones to speak at White Paper conference on 24 May

    3PB is delighted to confirm that specialist Intellectual Property Law barrister Victoria Jones will be talking at the White Paper’s Trade Marks Law conference on Wednesday 24/5 in London. The day conference will focus on “Trade Marks Law & Practice: Shaping New Developments into Solution-Focused Advice for your Clients” and feature specialist IP practitioners as its speakers at London’s Caledonian Club. Victoria’s talk will consider “How do you distinguish and differentiate in 'indirect confusion' cases,...

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  • Aaron Mayers

    Directors Beware: The Court's Stringent Stance on Breaching Fiduciary Duties

    Aaron Mayers, specialist commercial barrister at 3PB Barristers’ (3 Paper Buildings), has written on the stringent stance of the courts on cases involving a breach of fiduciary duties, with reference to the recent Court of Appeal decision in Recovery Partners GP Ltd v Rukhadze and others [2023] EWCA Civ 305. The case in question involves a breach in fiduciary duty by the Defendants by appropriating a business opportunity from the Claimant. The breach stems from...

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