Construction and engineering News

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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