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    Aimee Fox elected to the Council of the Birmingham Law Society

    3PB family and education law barrister Aimee Fox (pictured here) has been elected to the Council of the Birmingham Law Society, which oversees the activities of the Board and represent the interests of its 5,000 legal professionals across Birmingham and the Greater Midlands. Aimee has a busy and established practice specialising in financial remedies and private law family proceedings alongside her advocacy and advice on special education needs (SEN) children cases. Founded in 1818, Birmingham...

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    3PB Barristers raises over £1000 for the South West Legal Support Trust

    On Thursday 30th September, 3PB Barristers joined the rest of the Bristol legal community on the Bristol Legal Walk 2021. 3PB Barristers, staff, and 3 ½ year old Basset Fauve De Bretagne, Mabel (pictured here with Tom Cox, Lachlan Wilson and Richard Tyson) walked 10km around Bristol City Centre and raised over £1000, all of which will go to help  free legal advice charities in and around Bristol. To find out more about the South...

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    IICSA junior counsel Alice de Coverley on Inquiry findings into child sex abuse and UK religious groups

    3PB education and public law expert Alice de Coverley acted as Junior Counsel for Ofsted, led by Sarah Hannett QC, in this major public inquiry. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has found "shocking failings" and "blatant hypocrisy" in the way major UK religious groups handle child sex abuse allegations. IICSA concluded some religious organisations in England and Wales were "morally failing" children. IICSA set this all out in its report arising from their...

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    Jim Hirschmann joins family and public teams at 3PB

    3 Paper Buildings (3PB Barristers) – the second largest barristers’ chambers in the UK - are delighted to announce today that specialist family, public and regulatory barrister Jim Hirschmann has joined from 5 Pump Court and will practice from 3PB’s office in the Inner Temple in London. Jim Hirschmann (call: 2018) covers a broad range of family, education and public law disputes. His family law caseload takes in care proceedings, private children disputes and applications...

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    Reaction to Ofsted review; and the Everyone's Invited website

    Ofsted's publication of its review on safeguarding policies in state and independent schools and colleges in relation to sexual abuse on 10 June has further emphasised how prevalent sexual abuse is in our education institutions and that steps must be taken to tackle this issue. Head of 3PB's Education law group Charlotte Hadfield, Sarah Bowen and Alice de Coverley from 3PB’s Education and Employment & Discrimination teams presented a webinar at 5pm on 21st June...

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    3PB joins forces with law firm BLM to provide training on Special Educational Needs in Wales

    Two of 3PB’s specialist education law barristers Matthew Wyard and Katherine Anderson joined forces with John Roberts at BLM Law to provide three webinars for Lawyers across the country in a snappily-named series, ‘‘SEN (Special Educational Needs) in Wales, the Current and Future Legal Landscape’’. The webinars covered various topics including dealing with the more adversarial tribunal claims and appeals including the role of experts; the most important aspects of Parts 2, 3 and 4...

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  • Charlotte Hadfield successful in High Court judicial review

    3PB’s specialist education and regulatory law barrister Charlotte Hadfield (pictured here) was successful in a recent judicial review challenge against Nottinghamshire County Council, in a case brought under s42 of the Children and Families Act 2014 whilst acting for the parents. The High Court Judgment, which was handed down on the 20th May 2021, is already a “must-read” for those lawyers practising in the field of education law as it includes some helpful and insightful...

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  • 3PB Education law team publishes April newsletter

    Welcome to April's newsletter Welcome to the fourth edition of the 3PB Education law team’s newsletter. You will find this quarter’s newsletter packed full with 3PB news, analysis and case law updates from John Friel, Emma Waldron, Alice de Coverley, Jennifer Agyekum and Alex Leonhardt. This quarter’s topics include: two different reflections on a year of virtual hearings, an analysis of R (L, M, P) v Devon County Council [2021] EWCA Civ 358 (regarding statutory...

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    Attorney General’s Panel appointments: Matthew Wyard appointed to C Panel

    3PB’s public and education law specialist Matthew Wyard joins seven other 3PB barristers on the Attorney General’s (AG’s) panel of counsel including A panel members of soon-to-be QC Mathew Gullick and fellow public and regulatory barrister William Hansen. In total, 3PB has 13 barristers across the AG’s London, Regional, Public International Law and Junior Junior panels. The Attorney General’s panel of counsel consists of counsel who undertake civil and EU work for all government departments....

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    Matthew Wyard speaks at the joint-event of the Equality & Human Rights Commission and the Wales Observatory on Children and Young People’s Rights

    3PB’s Matthew Wyard has today given a presentation to a variety of legal practitioners, NGO’s, charities and public bodies on how the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) is incorporated into Welsh specific legislation. The talk was given at the invitation of the Equality & Human Rights Commission and the Wales Observatory on Children and Young People’s Rights as part of the inaugural ‘Strategic Litigation’ workshop held by the organisations designed...

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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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