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    Top arbitrator and litigator David Parratt QC joins 3PB

    3PB Head of Chambers David Berkley QC is delighted to announce that barrister and former Advocate David Parratt QC (call: 1999/Silk: 2017) has joined full-time from Arnot Manderson Chambers in Scotland, having previously been a door tenant with the national chambers. David (pictured here) is a leading counsel for international and UK arbitrations and also has experience acting as arbitrator. He is renowned for his work in commercial, construction, engineering and energy disputes. He has...

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    3PB sponsor Support Through Court “In Conversation with" Sarah Langford and William Clegg QC

    3PB are pleased to sponsor Support Through Court’s 4th “In Conversation” event due to take place via Zoom on Wednesday 18 November 7-8.30pm. The event will be joined by Sarah Langford and William Clegg QC, who will discuss their experiences at the bar and help raise funds and awareness for the charity. Sarah Langford is a barrister from 3PB and Sunday Times Best Seller for ‘In your defense’, a book commended for powerfully communicating the...

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    46 barristers at 3PB ranked in Chambers & Partners 2021 UK Bar directory

    The 2021 Chambers and Partners legal directory - which ranks and rates barristers and solicitors based on independent research by the publisher and direct feedback from clients - has given 46 3PB barristers rankings in this year's guide, across 16 different practice areas. This includes two new group rankings for Family (Children) and Family (Matrimonial Finance) teams in the Midlands and new ratings for Chancery in the Midlands as well as Planning Law in the...

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  • New tenants Dr Tagbo Ilozue and Mariya Peykova

    3PB are pleased to announce that former doctor Dr Tagbo Ilozue (Crime/Regulatory Law/Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence/Inquests) and former energy and international research fellow Mariya Peykova (Commercial/Contract/ Construction/Public Law) have both successfully completed their pupillages today and become tenants at the 200-barrister, national chambers. 3PB Chief Executive Simon Astill said:  “I am delighted to welcome both of these pupils as new tenants and junior counsel here. They have all shown great aptitude, hard work and expert advocacy...

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  • 3PB launches dedicated Covid-19 resources hub

    3PB Barristers have created a dedicated webpage on its website to act as a hub for the many articles, briefings and webinar and podcast recordings about lockdown laws and regulations as well as practical issues like court attendance, e-bundles, remote and hybrid hearings. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to create employment, contractual and other legal challenges which are in many ways unprecedented. The impact of the virus is being felt, and in response, 3PB have...

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  • ADR Webinar: overview & tips on navigating the post Covid court backlog

    3PB Barrister, arbitrator, adjudicator (construction industry) & civil / commercial mediator Paul Newman will take part on 31 July at 12:00 in a Webinar looking at different ADR/ NCDR (non-court dispute resolution) models such as mediation, arbitration and early neutral evaluation. This free one-hour online event will give tips for those considering to use ADR to help the resolution of cases, with a focus on using ADR to navigate the backlog caused by the current...

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  • Watch 3PB construction barristers discuss cladding and other challenges for the construction industry

    3PB specialist construction barristers James Davison, Philip Bambagiotti FCIArb and Nick Kaplan discuss the latest issues arising from cladding issues and the Grenfell Tower disaster among other cases and pertinent issues facing the construction industry. Watch the video here. Please contact Stephen Evers or Joe Townsend for further information.    

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  • 3PB predicts Bresco v Lonsdale construction case to prompt an adjudication upsurge

    3PB construction and commercial/insolvency barrister John Jessup predicted on Tuesday June 9 at the 3PB construction law webinar that the Supreme Court may push open the door left slightly ajar by Lord Justice Coulson at the Court of Appeal in the case of Bresco v Lonsdale [2019] EWCA Civ 27.  Today, the Supreme Court  has done rather more than that, and their decision will result inevitably in more liquidators attempting to adjudicate disputes with creditors,...

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  • 3PB’s Paul Newman listed in Ninth Edition of The Best Lawyers

    3PB’s specialist construction law barrister Paul Newman has been listed in the Ninth edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom. The announcement was made yesterday and full listings can be found here. Paul has lengthy experience of  construction and engineering law, both contentious and non contentious. He also features in the current edition of Legal 500. He is also an experienced adjudicator and mediator. Please click here to view his full profile. To instruct Paul, please contact...

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  • 3PB Barrister James Davison re-publishes guide to expert witnesses in construction claims

    3PB construction barrister James Davison – together with Anne Wright of Lawrence Stephens – has re-published a guide to selecting and using an expert witness in construction claims. The guide “To be or not to be an expert witness”, which was originally published in Construction Law, can be read here, provides practical guidance on selecting an expert witness, and advises witnesses how to behave once appointed. ‘The expert witness’s primary duty is to help the...

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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 of Clinical Negligence, Construction, Competition and Insolvency law with focus on the regulations and laws during this unprecedented time. The...

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  • 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 at the Bar in England and Wales practising in commercial law with a focus on building & construction, infrastructure, property...

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