Construction and engineering News

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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3PB Construction barrister Paul Newman selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers guide

Barrister Paul Newman has been nominated by his peers and included in The Best Lawyers guide for Construction Law. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Their methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same […]

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3PB recruits top arbitrators Planterose and Ribbands

3PB Barristers, one of the UK's largest and oldest chambers, continue their construction & engineering team’s expansion with the recruitment of two more senior construction arbitrators with national and international reputations, Rowan Planterose and Nigel Ribbands. “I am hugely delighted to have Rowan and Nigel joining 3PB,” said Peter Collie, Head of 3PB’s high-profile construction […]

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3PB Construction barrister Nicholas Kaplan analyses the decision in Grove Developments v S&T: will Smash and Grab now Crash and Burn?

Construction Barrister Nicholas Kaplan examines Coulson J’s rejection of the notion that by failing to respond to an interim payment notice a Payer under a construction contract is “deemed to agree” the sum applied for [115-117]. Instead, by operation of the contract and/or terms implied by the Scheme,  the Payer must immediately pay the sums […]

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3PB’s Peter Collie is awarded a Master of Laws (LLM) with Distinction by Nottingham Trent University

Head of 3PB’s Construction and Engineering group Peter Collie has completed a Master of Laws (LLM) at Nottingham Trent University. Peter will formally graduate with Distinction in June 2017. Peter’s new qualification adds further depth and strength to the advice and service he delivers, especially internationally. Peter, who is a dual qualified construction professional and barrister […]

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Construction barrister Paul Newman to lecture on "Expert Witness Cases" at the Society of Construction Law

3PB Construction barrister Paul Newman is to give a lecture on "Expert Witness Cases - Forgotten or perhaps not read?" at the Society of Construction Law in Cardiff on 20 July 2017. Paul's talk will consider the trap of the expert getting too close to the paying party, when is an expert actually needed and […]

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Construction Law: Court of Appeal upholds decision on architects' non-contractual duties by Seb Oram

The Court of Appeal has held in Burgess v. Lejonvarn [2017] EWCA Civ 254 that an architect and project manager who supplied her professional services to friends, free of charge and without entering into a contract, nonetheless owed them a duty in tort to exercise reasonable skill and care. On the facts, the parties had […]

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