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    Alice de Coverley wins the Disability/Neurodiversity award in legal ESG Awards

    3PB Barristers' (3 Paper Buildings) is proud to announce that its education/public law/equality barrister Alice de Coverley last night won the "Disability/Neurodiversity: Bar Champion of the Year" at the Legal 500 ESG Awards 2024, held in Park Lane, London. Alice de Coverley regularly acts for children and young people with disabilities, mental health conditions and special educational needs. Alice is a Trustee of Neurodiversity in Law (NDIL), an organisation specialising in raising awareness and providing support...

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  • John Friel succeeds for residential school after SEN Tribunal ruling and law changes

    3PB's education law barrister John Friel recently successfully acted in Re: Case No. 2024 EWHC 584 (Admin), The King (on the Application of LS) v The London Borough of Merton and The Residential School, before Mr Justice Freedman. The case is significant and changes the law on SEN provision in schools and local authorities' responsibilities. In the SEN Tribunal, John's residential school client won its case and saw recommendations for its school to be supported...

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    Rosa Thomas and Lucy Bill become members

    3PB are pleased to announce that barristers Rosa Thomas and Lucy Bill (pictured here, left to right) have successfully completed their twelve-month pupillages today and become tenants with the 250-barrister, national chambers. Former Oxford University graduate, public affairs specialist and researcher Rosa Thomas (call:2023) is joining 3PB's London office and will be focusing on employment and discrimination claims as well as disputes in the education sector, following her specialist pupillage at 3PB in these two...

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    Alice de Coverley and John Friel in new Upper Tribunal decision on disability discrimination claims against private school

    Two of 3PB's Education Law team appeared opposite each other in the Upper Tribunal, with Alice de Coverley acting for the Appellant, the parents of a disabled child who had been permanently excluded, and John Friel acting for the Respondent, an independent school. The case of SS v Proprietor of an Independent School [2024] UKUT 29 (AAC) is a significant and useful decision for those acting in the education and discrimination field. UT Judge Stout...

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    Ben Amunwa joins three highly rated practice teams at 3PB

    3 Paper Buildings (3PB) is delighted to announce that leading public law, education and employment barrister Ben Amunwa (2013 call) has joined chambers, from The 36 Group. Ben is a popular choice for high profile and landmark litigation, often involving multiple parties and novel points of law. He provides practical advice on resolving disputes to a wide range of clients. He has been ranked in the Chambers UK Bar Guide for Public and Administrative Law...

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    Education law newsletter - February 2024

    Welcome to the 10th edition of our education law newsletter. Edited by Katherine Anderson, it features analysis and contributions from Katherine Anderson, Olivia McGonigle, Jim Hirschmann, Matthew Wyard and Naomi Webber.

    Case analysis covers:
    - London Borough Camden v KT [2024] UKUT 225 AAC;
    - LC and RC v Hampshire County Council [2023] UKUT 281 (AAC); and,
    - A Multi Academy Trust v RR [2024] UKUT 9 (AAC)

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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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    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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