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    Regulatory law barrister Sunyana Sharma volunteers for Advocate

    3PB’s specialist regulatory law and inquests barrister, Sunyana Sharma (pictured here) recently assisted on a criminal law matter for the pro bono charity of the Bar, Advocate. Sunyana’s client was extremely thankful to Sunyana and sent the following feedback to Advocate - “Ms Sharma was extremely professional, supportive and helpful. We had a positive outcome at court and she worked on my case throughout her annual leave which I have nothing but respect and deepest...

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    Nick Robinson successfully defends in a number of notable cases this summer

    3PB criminal defence barrister Nick Robinson (pictured here) has defended in a number of notable cases this summer, which stand out for their unusual facts and the exceptional nature of the results. In R v AR (Southampton Crown Court), Nick defended a man at his sentence hearing in respect of an offence of Possessing a Prohibited Firearm, a sawn-off shotgun. He fell to be sentenced to a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years’ imprisonment. The...

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    Jonathan Underhill secures only acquittal in money laundering case at Inner London Crown Court

    Jonathan Underhill’s client SB was unanimously acquitted following a seven-day trial at the Inner London Crown Court. The Prosecution alleged that SB was one of a number of persons involved in the conversion of criminal property, namely the proceeds of a $1.2million (USD) payment diversion fraud. Funds were fraudulently obtained from an international bank, and subsequently transferred across the globe via the first defendant and other persons and ultimately to SB and his company. Jonathan...

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    Thomas Acworth’s client unanimously acquitted in drug dealer torture trial

    Thomas Acworth’s client, TH, has been acquitted of false imprisonment, possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, making threats to kill, robbery and ABH following a three week trial at Winchester Crown Court. The prosecution alleged that, together with two others, TH tortured a drug user in her flat for several hours.  The ordeal was said to have involved inflicting injuries with a hammer, threats to remove the victim’s eyelids with a...

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    Congratulations to Christopher Pix

    Having completed his third six pupillage, Chambers is delighted to congratulate and welcome criminal law barrister Christopher Pix, pictured here, as a member of 3PB. Adam Feest QC, Head of 3PB’s 37-strong Crime team said: "I am absolutely delighted Christopher has become a tenant at Chambers. He worked exceptionally hard during a third six pupillage and the COVID pandemic did not stand in the way of his desire to excel and impress. I welcome Christopher...

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    Sarah Langford featured on cover of Counsel magazine, “Called to the Baa!”

    3PB’s barrister-author Sarah Langford features on the cover of this month’s Counsel magazine, after an interview with Chris Henley QC, former Chair of the Criminal Bar Association, about the parallels between farming and farmers, and the law and barristers, and the dilemmas of combining young children with continued practice at the Bar. As the feature explains, Sarah Langford’s brilliant first book “In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law” was published in 2018 and her...

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    Elisabeth Bussey-Jones appointed as Judge of the First-tier Tribunal

    3PB Barristers are pleased to announce that specialist criminal law barrister Elisabeth Bussey-Jones (pictured here) has been appointed as a Judge of the First-tier Tribunal by the Senior President of Tribunals, the Right Honourable Sir Keith Lindblom. She has been assigned to the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber to exercise the Mental Health Jurisdiction within that Chamber with effect from 7 June 2021. She will known as Tribunal Judge Bussey-Jones. Elisabeth Bussey-Jones is a...

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    Two of 3PB’s specialist crime barristers feature in BBC’s new documentary ‘’Football’s Darkest Secret’’

    Adam Feest QC, who heads 3PB’s group of criminal law barristers, is appearing tonight with fellow 3PB crime team counsel Berenice Mulvanny in the BBC’s new three-part documentary about child abuse in English football. The BBC’s new three part documentary ‘’Football's Darkest Secret’’ which airs tonight at 9pm on BBC One, follows a number of high profile cases involving sexual/child abuse in English football. Specialist crime barristers Adam Feest QC and Berenice Mulvanny will talk...

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  • Tom Evans' client found not guilty in Bristol Crown Court of causing death by careless driving

    3PB Crime barrister Tom Evans’ client, Stephen Johnson, was involved in a collision with a motorcycle that resulted in the death of a motorcycle rider, Keith Pearce. The defendant accepted that he was required to give way; had not come to a stop; he had cut the corner; had not activated his indicator; and had not taken a second look along the carriageway before commencing his turn. However, the jury in Bristol Crown Court concluded...

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    Thomas Acworth acts for serving Grenadier Guard in serial sweetheart frauds

    3PB’s specialist crime barrister Thomas Acworth (pictured here) acted for Lance Corporal (LCpl) Nathan Walker, a serving soldier in the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. LCpl Walker pleaded guilty to defrauding three vulnerable women he met on dating apps in order to finance his gambling addiction. There was some dispute between the prosecution and the defence about the overall value of the frauds. When passing sentence, HHJ Miller QC valued the fraud on the basis of...

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    3PB supports free cab rides to vaccination centres in Winchester

    3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) is supporting the ‘Winchester Cabs for Jabs’ initiative which has been organised by a group of local friends to enable eligible people to travel to vaccination centres without incurring fees for taxis, or having to navigate public transport. With the help of local Winchester taxi firms, the scheme is giving old and vulnerable people the option of being picked up from home and returned safely after their vaccination. Organisers are...

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  • Success in A-G’s Reference against sentence imposed on Shane Mays for the murder of Louise Smith

    3PB’s Tom Horder, led by Andrew Langdon QC, defended Shane Mays both at trial and in the Court of Appeal. Mr Mays was convicted of the murder of 15-year-old Louise Smith who went missing from her home in Havant on VE day last year. His sentence of life with a minimum term of 25 years was appealed by the Attorney-General on the grounds that it was ‘unduly lenient’. On 5 February 2021 the Court of Appeal...

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