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    3PB Education team publishes December newsletter

    3PB's specialist education law barristers have published the third edition of the 3PB Education team’s newsletter edited by Katherine Anderson. The newsletter features contributions from Charlotte Hadfield, Emma Waldron, Alice de Coverley, Matthew Wyard, and Alex Leonhardt. You will find this quarter’s newsletter packed full of 3PB news, analysis and case law updates, as well as our opening hours over the Christmas period. The newsletter covers various topics including: School attendance in times of covid-19...

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    Authors discuss new legal book on school exclusions

    3PB education barristers Charlotte Hadfield and Alice de Coverley marked the launch of their new legal text on 'The Law in Relation to School Exclusions' with a Q&A session led by fellow barrister Lachlan Wilson yesterday (25 November). Exclusion from school is a sanction of last resort that can hugely and adversely impact a pupil’s life outcomes for many years. Moreover the law relating to school exclusions is a complex tangle of public and regulatory...

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    3PB Education Barristers author seminal new book on school exclusions and the law

    Education law specialist Charlotte Hadfield, who heads the Education Team, and her barrister colleague Alice de Coverley have co-authored the first book on the law on school exclusion since 2002 - 'The Law in Relation to School Exclusions' published by Law Brief Publishing. The book will be launched officially on November 25 at 5pm in a Q&A interview of both authors via Zoom. If you want to register to attend this, please book here. Exclusion...

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  • Matthew Wyard evaluates new Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act 2018 regulations

    3PB’s public law barrister Matthew Wyard, who specialises in the education sector, has evaluated the snappily-titled ‘The Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act 2018 (Commencement No.1) Order 2020 which came into force this Monday 2 November. Also considered was the Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator (Wales) Regulations. The Order gives powers to the Welsh Ministers to make regulations to give detail to the 2018 Act, including the ALN Co-ordinator Regulations. The Regulations, only now...

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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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    Five 3PB education barristers ranked in Chambers & Partners 2021 edition

    Chambers & Partners 2021 UK Bar directory lists a record five of our education barristers as leading Juniors or Up and Coming barristers in its latest edition. The directory acknowledges ‘3PB Barristers is a well-regarded set with a growing presence in the education sector. Members are experienced in the handling of a broad range of matters, including school admissions and exclusions, special educational needs and discrimination claims. The team also offers expertise in disciplinary matters arising...

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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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    Legal 500 2021: 3PB becomes the first chambers ever to be ranked in both England and Wales for education law

    The new Legal 500 2021 Bar directory has ranked 3PB’s well-known Education Team for both English and Welsh education law: a first for any chambers in this specialist area of practice. Seven members of the team were ranked individually as leading juniors or rising stars, a record for the Education Team. These results confirm 3PB’s status in both countries.  The team is well-placed to tackle issues arising from the substantial forthcoming changes to the Welsh...

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  • 3PB pupil barristers Sam Pentony and Alex Leonhardt start Second Six pupillages

    New family pupil barrister Sam Pentony joins fellow Second Six pupil Alex Leonhardt “on their feet” and taking instructions for court representation, advocacy and advisory work. Civil pupil Alex Leonhardt’s caseload is focused on education, employment and housing law. Alex graduated top of his year on the GDL, obtaining a distinction on every paper. He was awarded the third highest mark on the BPTC with the top mark in his cohort for cross-examination and opinion...

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  • 3PB Education Team publishes September newsletter

    Welcome to the second edition of the 3PB Education Team’s newsletter, edited by Matthew Wyard and featuring contributions from Caroline Stone, Katherine Anderson, Emma Waldron, Sarah Bowen, Naomi Webber, Alice de Coverley and news about Emma Waldron, Matthew Wyard and Hannah Bush. The past few months have been packed full with news and changes for the sector, with some of the most interesting changes for years, both from a political and legal perspective. Editing this quarter’s...

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  • Education team’s Emma Waldron interviewed on 2020 exams fiasco  

    3PB’s specialist education barrister, Emma Waldron, has been interviewed for the UK's No. 1 legal consumer podcast "Get Legally Speaking" about the current legal landscape and what the future may hold for unhappy students. On 18th March 2020, exams were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic; then on 17th August this year, a U-turn decision was announced by the Secretary of State for Education that allowed A-Level students to receive grades based on their teachers'...

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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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