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    Matiss Krumins shortlisted for “Barrister of the Year”

    3PB is delighted to announce that family law barrister Matiss Krumins (pictured here) has been shortlisted for “Barrister of the Year” in the Worcestershire Law Society Awards after a record number of nominations this year. Matiss Krumins was called to the Bar in 2008 and qualified as a solicitor in 2011, specialising in public law children proceedings and judicial review. He joined 3PB in 2017 to pursue a career at the bar and is ranked...

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    Poonam Bhari appointed to the Family Procedure Rule Committee

    3PB is proud to announce that family barrister Poonam Bhari has been appointed by The Lord Chancellor to the Family Procedure Rule Committee (FPRC). She has been appointed alongside solicitors Tony McGovern and Graeme Fraser, children's social worker Bill Turner and fellow barrister Rhys Taylor. The Lord Chancellor also reappointed Melanie Carew, as the Cafcass nominated member, for a second two year term. Poonam Bhari is a family law barrister called in 1999, specialising in...

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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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    Andy Street visits 3PB Birmingham to film new BFriends charity campaign

    Last week saw Andy Street, the recently re-elected West Midlands Mayor, interviewed at 3PB Barristers’ Birmingham office – and saw their Colmore Building offices transformed into a film set for the afternoon to make a video in aid of BFriends and Birmingham Children’s Trust’ ‘‘Future You campaign’’. Abba Loughran at Birmingham Children’s Trust set up the ‘‘Future You campaign’’ to help support children and young adults leaving care  - by sharing their achievements to inspire...

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    Amy Beddis is guest speaker about costs in financial remedy proceedings

    3PB’s specialist family finance barrister, Amy Beddis (pictured here) has recorded a webinar on costs in financial remedy proceedings for MBL (Management, Business, Law). In this recorded webinar, Amy outlines the new cost provisions in the Family Procedural Rules and discusses the issue of costs within financial remedy proceedings. MBL is a leading force in learning and development for professional services and MBL subscribers can watch the recorded webinar on costs in financial remedy proceedings here. To instruct...

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    3PB Family takes on two new junior tenants

    Midlands family barrister Ria Herbert (call:2017) and recent 3PB family law pupil Sam Pentony (call:2019) have both joined 3PB’s 70-strong family law team. Ria Herbert  is a junior barrister from Northampton Chambers who is teaming up again at 3PB with their chambers’ senior clerk Adam Gayton. A former in-house advocate with a mid-sized law firm in Milton Keynes, she is used to attending a large variety and number of public law and private law hearings....

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  • Family law newsletter out now - March 2021

      Welcome to the 3PB family newsletter In our fourth family group newsletter, we bring you a round up of our brunch talks and topical articles, news, and details of our forthcoming events. We hope you enjoy reading this and please do contact us if we can help with further information or enquiries. Details of upcoming events here Lucy Hendry QC enjoys her first days as newly-appointed Silk  Family barrister Lucy Hendry QC started her first day as Queen's Counsel...

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    3PB’s Simon Lillington successful in mansion dispute between businesswoman and her millionaire former partner

    3PB family barrister Simon Lillington (pictured here) has helped his client businesswoman Sharon Blades win half of the £2.5m mansion that her former partner paid for, but registered in both their names. The dispute – which attracted widespread media coverage including this feature in the Daily Mail - between Dr Chris Rowland and Sharon Blades centred on who owned the 'large and elegant country house' which he bought for £1.6m in March 2009 - namely...

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    Lucy Hendry QC and Mathew Gullick QC enjoy first day as newly-appointed Silks

    3PB Barristers' two new Silks - family barrister Lucy Hendry QC and public and employment law barrister Mathew Gullick QC - started their first day as Queen's Counsel today, after their appointments were announced last December. Lucy Hendry QC was called to the Bar in 1988 and is a family barrister who specialises in all areas of public and private children’s law. Mathew Gullick was called to the Bar in 2003. A specialist in public...

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    Two important points to consider in international child abduction cases following Dorian Day and Sarah Tierney's success in the CoA

    Dorian Day and Sarah Tierney successfully represented the Appellant mother in Re G (Abduction: Consent/Discretion) [2021] EWCA Civ 139. The case highlights two important points for practitioners to consider in international child abduction cases: The exercise of judicial discretion under Article 13 of the Hague Convention; The inherent inequality of arms caused by the difference in the availability of legal aid to the parties. In Re G, the parents (‘M’ and ‘F’) and their 2...

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    Dorian Day and Sarah Tierney successful in CoA case considering the competence of the child in Children Act proceedings

    Dorian Day and Sarah Tierney acted for the father in the reported case of Re Z (Interim Care Order) [2020] EWCA Civ 1755 on an appeal against an interim care order where HHJ George had authorised the removal of a 15 year old boy with autism from his father’s care. The appeal was successful on the difficult ground of procedural irregularity. Baker LJ, delivering  the leading judgment, made important observations regarding the need for the...

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    Tonia Clark reviews Practice Direction 27A and its application in family proceedings

    3PB’s specialist family law barrister Tonia Clark (pictured here) has reviewed Practice Direction 27A (PD27A), which Family Court judges are increasingly exasperated is being ignored. In this article Tonia covers the importance of Practice Direction 27A, noting that non-compliance will likely mean that the Courts will consider making costs orders. Tonia also highlights the most important points to bear in mind when applying PD27A and states that the case AG v VD [2021] EWFC 9 paras...

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