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    Three 3PB barristers become members

    3PB are pleased to announce that three barristers have become full tenants of the 250-barrister national chambers. Rhiannon Frowde, Kate Davies and Charlotte Steer (pictured left to right from the top) have all successfully completed their probationary tenancies with 3PB, having done all or some of their pupillages at other chambers. Former medical research fellow Rhiannon Frowde (call:2022) is based from 3PB's London office and will continue to focus on clinical negligence and personal injury...

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  • Holly Fagan

    Holly Fagan secures not guilty verdicts for client accused of 4 years of coercive and controlling behaviour and assault

    3PB Barristers’ specialist crime and regulatory barrister, Holly Fagan, secured not guilty verdicts for her client accused of engaging in coercive and controlling behaviour over a 4-year relationship, and one charge of assault by beating. Holly’s client accepted that it was a toxic and dysfunctional relationship but did not accept the criminal allegations. Holly’s detailed s28 cross-examination of the complainant highlighted the weaknesses and inconsistencies in her account. The unused material proved crucial to the...

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  • Jonathan Underhill

    Jonathan Underhill secures unanimous acquittal in 'EncroChat' drugs case

    3PB’s specialist criminal and regulatory barrister Jonathan Underhill was instructed in Operation Scowl; a complex multi-Defendant drugs case, following the National Crime Agency’s Operation Emma and Operation Venetic into the use of the "EncroChat’ network; and secured the unanimous acquittal of his client. Five of the nine Defendants proceeded to trial accused of involvement in the supply of Class A drugs operating principally over EncroChat between 2019 and 2020. They were alleged to have been...

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  • Rebecca McKnight

    Rebecca McKnight secures acquittal of client accused of witness intimidation

    3PB crime and regulatory barrister Rebecca McKnight’s client was accused of making threats towards two individuals, one of whom had acted as a witness in a case involving an acquaintance of the defendant. They were also accused of offering money in exchange for the case being dropped against this acquaintance. Rebecca’s client said this had simply not happened and they knew nothing about a case involving this other individual. Since the accusation her client had...

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  • Jodie Mittell involved in successful joint enterprise murder prosecution

    3PB's Crime barrister Jodie Mittell acted for the Crown, led by Adam Vaitilingam KC, in a five-handed murder trial. The trial, at Winchester Crown Court, lasted eight weeks and concluded earlier this month with the jury unanimously convicting three defendants of murder and the other two of manslaughter. Two further defendants had already pleaded guilty to conspiracy to rob. The Crown's case was that the seven men had together planned a robbery. The five trial...

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    Nick Cotter and Graham Gilbert successfully prosecute organised crime gang in major phone fraud case

    3PB's crime and regulatory barristers Nick Cotter and Graham Gilbert acted for the Crown in prosecuting an organised crime gang who defrauded major phone companies out of over £400,000 - seeing four of the five fraudsters jailed for a combined total of 11 years with the fifth, who admitted his part in the fraud conspiracy, due to appear for sentencing at a later date. The fraudsters all pleaded guilty at Portsmouth Crown Court to defrauding...

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  • Gemma White becomes a Treasury Counsel Monitoree

    3PB are delighted to announce that crime and regulatory barrister Gemma White has been appointed by Robert Courts KC MP HM Solicitor General, to the Treasury Counsel Monitoree Scheme, for a period of 3 years from 1 April 2024. Treasury Counsel are a team of specialist advocates who prosecute many of the most serious and complex cases in the country, and advise and appear on behalf of the Law Officers and other government departments. Advocates...

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  • Nicholas Cotter's client acquitted of conspiracy to murder

    3PB's crime and regulatory barrister Nicholas Cotter (pictured here), led by Mark Wyeth KC, has just completed a three-month trial at the Central Criminal Court in which his client was acquitted of conspiracy to murder The client was alleged to be involved in a gangland shooting in a nightclub, which was indicted at the outset as a conspiracy to murder. Following trial, the client was found guilty of a firearms offence but acquitted of all...

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    Nick Robinson represents defendant charged with an attempted honour killing

    3PB's criminal defence barrister Nick Robinson's client AO was charged with Attempted Murder following an altercation in which he stabbed a fellow Afghan national twice. At the time AO was aged 17 years, and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder due to his experiences in Afghanistan. The case had international ramifications as the defendant, who had been trafficked to the UK, fled to Europe after the offence, and was arrested and interviewed in Salzburg before being...

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  • Thomas Acworth

    Thomas Acworth acts for vulnerable defendant in arms dealing conspiracy

    3PB crime barrister Thomas Acworth represented DB, a vulnerable man with serious health issues, who was charged with conspiracy to transfer prohibited weapons and conspiracy to transfer ammunition. Together with others, DB was said to have converted legal, blank-firing pistols into operational, lethal handguns. The handguns were then supplied to other organised criminal groups around the country. Some were used in gangland shootings. At sentence, HHJ Real accepted Thomas’ ‘focused and realistic’ submissions about DB’s role...

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  • Crime law newsletter

    Crime law newsletter out now!

    Welcome to 3PB's crime law newsletter, bringing you news and analysis from our team. Edited by Oliver Hirsch, with analysis from Jonathan Underhill on POCA applications; Olivia McGonigle on the case of ADG & BIJ v Rex [2023] EWCA Crim 1309; Jack Felvus on procedural errors in the transfer of proceedings and Paul Patterson on the case of R v Watson [2023] EWCA Crim 960.

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  • DDJ appointment Curtis and Mulvanny

    Matthew Curtis and Berenice Mulvanny appointed as part-time Deputy District Judges

    3PB are delighted to announce that employment barrister Matthew Curtis and criminal law barrister, Berenice Mulvanny (pictured here) have been appointed part-time Deputy District Judges - to officiate on the Western Circuit (to hear civil cases), and in the Magistrates Courts respectively. Berenice was called to the Bar in 2009. She is a specialist practitioner instructed on the most serious offences on the Western Circuit, including murder, rape and other serious sexual offences, fraud and...

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