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    24 November - Black Friday discount on ‘A Practical Guide to EHC Plan Appeals' by Katherine Anderson

    Law Brief Publishers have announced a one-day ‘Black Friday’ discount of 25% on Katherine’s detailed practitioner’s guide to this fast-growing and changing area of law, launched in June this year. The book, which usually retails for £69.99, will be on sale for £52.50. If you want to access the discount on ‘A Practical Guide to EHC Plan Appeals,' please click here anytime on Friday 24 November. About the book: This is a detailed practitioner’s guide to...

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    Charlotte Hadfield and Alice de Coverley successful for parent against London Borough in appeal over EHCP

    Charlotte Hadfield, head of 3PB’s nationally ranked specialist education law team, led fellow member of chambers Alice de Coverley in successfully representing the Respondent parent in this recent appeal brought by London Borough of Camden regarding the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) put in place for a teenager with a range of additional needs. The appeal concerned the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) authorised by the First-tier Tribunal for the claimant's son, P, a child...

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    Strong results for 3PB’s Education Law team in Chambers and Partners 2024

    3PB celebrates its specialist Education Law team’s achievements in the latest set of results published by Chambers and Partners today. The team is once again ranked in Band 3 with 7 of our barristers attracting top marks for their talent, skills and dedication. In the words of clients, there is little 3PB’s education law barristers cannot achieve be it in terms of strategy, advocacy and pleadings, understanding of vulnerable clients, drafting of procedural issues and...

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    3PB celebrates 81 rankings in Chambers and Partners 2024

    3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) breaks another record in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners with a total of 81 accolades. The national set is rewarded with rankings in 18 areas of law, in the London Bar as well as in the South Eastern, Western and Midlands Circuits and exceptional comments on its service delivery, including praise for its “sublime service” and its "ability to manage matters in a professional and comprehensive manner second...

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  • Legal 500 2024 Leading Set - Education

    3PB’s ‘genuine specialists in education law’ move up a rank in London Legal 500 results

    3PB is delighted to report the promotion of its Education law team to TIER 3 in London. The team has attracted a total of 9 rankings in the Legal 500’s 2024 edition published today: 7 of our barristers are ranked in London, 2 of them are also recommended for the work they do in the Midlands and Wales. This promotion in the Legal 500 follows a great year for the team, in which Alice de...

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    3PB achieves a record 145 rankings in this year’s Legal 500

    3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings), the UK's third largest chambers, is delighted to report this year again an outstanding number of rankings - totalling 145 - in the Legal 500 2024’s edition published today, a 12% increase on last year’s 130. The set has achieved its rankings across 5 large UK regions - or Circuits (London, South Eastern, Western, Midlands and Chester and Wales) - in 21 areas of law. 3PB is also ranked in...

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    3PB welcomes four new 12-month pupil barristers to its 240-strong barrister ranks today

    The four pupils starting their twelve-month pupillages, pictured left to right from the top, are: former global brand strategy director and behavioural science researcher Alice Horn who be focusing on commercial litigation and arbitration; former legal assistant Jack Felvus who will be focusing on public law and regulatory matters and criminal law; fellow legal assistant Laurie-Elizabeth Ketley will be focusing on family law and civil disputes; and former City financial analyst Suffian Hussain who will...

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    Four 3PB pupil barristers become members

    3PB are pleased to announce that their four 12-month pupil barristers - Poppy Watson, Liz Adams, Emma Greening and Dr Angel Matoke-Njagi (pictured left to right from the top) - have all successfully completed their pupillages today and become tenants with the 240-barrister, national chambers. Former in-house energy lawyer Poppy Watson (call:2021) is joining 3PB's London office and will be focusing on commercial litigation and arbitration. Former in-house lawyer and domestic violence and disability campaigner...

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  • 3PB September 2023 education law newsletter

    September Education law newsletter - out now!

    Welcome to the 9th edition of our education law newsletter. Edited by Jim Hirschmann and Katherine Anderson, it features analysis and contributions from head of team Charlotte Hadfield, Katherine Anderson (who celebrated the publishing of her book), Emma Waldron, Olivia McGonigle, Jim Hirschmann and pupil Rosa Thomas.
    Case analysis covers: R (on the application of Swalcliffe Park School) v Wokingham Borough Council and another [2023] EWHC 1451 (Admin); R (on the application of AI) v London Borough of Wandsworth [2023] EWHC 2088 (Admin); MXX v A Secondary School [2023] EWCA Civ 99; and Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v JS and Others [2023] EWCOP 33. The team also looks at potential student litigation that could arise out of the university marking and assessment boycott.

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    Sarah Bowen joins the Birmingham Law Society's Employment Law Committee

    3PB's specialist Employment, Discrimination and Education barrister Sarah Bowen has joined Birmingham Law Society's Employment Law Committee, chaired by Shoosmiths LLP's Charlie Rae. The Employment Law Committee, formed of senior employment law practitioners from across the Midlands region, meets monthly to consider recent and proposed changes in employment law and practice. The Committee also undertakes annual discussions with senior representatives of ACAS, the regional judiciary, and various trade unions, as well as responding to government...

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  • Katherine Anderson Education Law Book Launch

    Katherine Anderson authors ‘A Practical Guide to Education, Health and Care Plan Appeals in England’

    With just under 1.5 million pupils in England identified to have special educational needs (‘SEN’) and a record 473,300 Education Health and Care (‘EHC’) plans issued as at January 2022, HMCTS tribunals have recorded 11,000 registered SEN appeals in the academic year 2021/22 alone, an increase of 29% year on year. SEN appeals are all about resolving disputes between a Local Authority and parents or young people relating to EHC needs assessments and plans. Since...

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    3PB’s education team to contribute at Irwin Mitchell webinar

    3PB Barristers’ (3 Paper Buildings) specialist education and employment law barristers Charlotte Hadfield, Lachlan Wilson and Alice de Coverley are set to contribute at an Irwin Mitchell webinar next week on sexual abuse and harassment in the education sector. The webinar, taking place on Thursday 4 May, will offer information and practical guidance on a range of topics including: spotting the signs of sexual abuse and harassment (with reference to the Independent Inquiry into Child...

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