Construction and engineering News

COVID-19 and “Force Majeure” of contracts – Not so fast!

3PB Barrister Philip Bambagiotti takes a contrary view to the new group-think which seems to reach for ‘force majeure’ as the first answer to the challenge to performance of existing contracts posed by the Covid-19 crisis. Click here to read Philip’s analysis. Philip Bambagiotti is an experienced barrister at the NSW Bar in Australia and […]

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3PB nominated twice in the Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2020

3PB is thrilled to have been shortlisted by the Legal 500 directory in the following categories: Regional Bar: Set of the Year and Regional Bar: Silk of the Year – Vanessa Meachin QC The nomination for Regional Set of the Year is further acknowledgment of the talent, hard work and investment by 3PB's members and staff […]

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3PB calls for Australia-style laws after Grenfell Phase 1 Report

Two of 3PB’s specialist construction barristers have today called for Australia-style legislation for the house and building construction industry after the Grenfell Report. This morning, the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, chaired by Rt Hon Sir Martin Moore-Bick, delivered its Phase 1 Report.  The publicity leading to the report foreshadowed conclusions that will make uncomfortable reading for […]

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3PB construction barrister, mediator and adjudicator Paul Newman earns two new panel appointments

3PB construction expert Paul Newman has been appointed to two new UK panels: An accredited construction industry adjudicator (RIBA), Paul has accepted an invitation to join RIBA’s Professional Conduct Panel. The Panel is tasked with hearing and ruling on regulatory complaints against practising architects. Paul has also been appointed a panel member of UK Adjudicators which offers adjudicator services to […]

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Nick Kaplan and Nigel Ribbands to take part in London Adjudication Society Panel Event

3PB Barristers Nigel Ribbands and Nick Kaplan have been invited by the Adjudication Society London and South East Region to be on the panel of their Adjudication Panel Case Studies and Discussion event taking place in London on Tuesday 15 October. The panel will also include professionals from BDB Pitmans, Devonshires and MCMS. Recent developments […]

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Seb Oram to speak at White Paper Conference "Construction Contracts: Hints, Tips and Solution-Focused Answers"

3PB Construction Barrister Seb Oram has been invited by White Paper to speak at their conference on "Construction Contracts: Hints, Tips and Solution-Focused Answers" taking place in London on Tuesday 12th November. This one-day conference aims to "answer 11 Thorny Questions: Directly from 7 of the UK’s Sharpest Lawyers and Industry Pros". Seb's talk will […]

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Top arbitrator QC joins 3PB

Head of Chambers David Berkley QC is delighted to announce that David Parratt QC, Barrister and Advocate, has joined 3PB Barristers from Crown Office Chambers. He is one of the leading Silks in Scotland for international and UK arbitrations and has experience both as counsel and arbitrator. He is renowned for his work in commercial, […]

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3PB hosts Midlands Arbitration Society debate

3PB Barristers hosts a lively panel debate presented by The Midlands Adjudication Society discussing recent case studies. Thanks to Tim Willis at the Adjudication Society for Chairing, the four panellist’s, Anthony Galvin at Altion Law, James Bessy at Blake Morgan and 3PB’s Nick Kaplan and Nigel Ribbands and all those who attended and contributed.

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