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    3PB Family Clerks win the family law community vote at the 2020 Family Law Awards

    Rob Leonard, Ian Charlton and the 3PB family team clerks came out top in the public vote at this year’s Clerking Team of the Year at the prestigious Family Law Awards.  Held remotely for the first time in its ten year history, the two practice directors for the 70-strong team of family barristers were quick to thank all those who propelled them to victory this year, after missing out last year as one of the...

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  • Family barrister Hayley Manser joins the “Wessex team” at 3PB  

    Family barrister Hayley Manser (2015 call) has today, Monday 16 November 2020, joined 3PB from another chambers with London and South Coast offices, and will work jointly from the national chambers’ Bournemouth and Bristol offices. Hayley has already built up a busy practice in family law and is regularly instructed on a broad range of matters including public and private law children proceedings, matrimonial finance and Family Law Act proceedings. She is regularly instructed in...

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    3PB sponsors workshop at Family Law Live

    3PB's family team is sponsoring the The Courts and Procedure Update workshop at Resolution's Family Law Live event on 23 November. Family Law Live is a one-day virtual summit including workshops on key sector updates across six areas: Legal Aid, Tax & Pensions, International Law & Brexit, Children, Family Courts and Safeguarding National Chair Juliet Harvey will open the event by reflecting on the challenges of 2020 and how Resolution will help members navigate the...

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    Rachael Goodall highlights the impact of COVID-19 on women at the Bar for Counsel magazine

    Counsel magazine has featured 3PB’s specialist family law barrister - and Chair of the Western Circuit Women’s Forum (WCWF) - Rachael Goodall has set out the WCWF’s proposals to mitigate the threat of significant and disproportionate attrition of women from the Bar due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In Back to the Bar 2019, the Western Circuit’s Women’s Forum (WCWF) published evidence showing that two-thirds of those who left the Bar over a six-year period were women....

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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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    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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    Family barrister Lola-Rose Avery joins our growing family team from Guildford Chambers

    Lola-Rose Avery has joined 3PB following successful completion of a specialist family law pupillage in the South East, during which she was exposed to the full spectrum of family law. Lola accepts instructions in all areas of family law, with a special interest in proceedings related to children. To read about her full experience,  please look at Lola’s profile here. During her BPTC, Lola volunteered as a Personal Support Advisor at the Personal Support Unit,...

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  • 3PB are proud to announce two more Recorder appointments

    3PB property and financial remedies barrister Louise Worton and criminal law barrister Daniel Sawyer have today both been appointed Recorders in the announcement today, 7 October 2020, from the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary. Louise Worton (call: 2000) will be sitting on the South Eastern Circuit dealing with Family matters. Louise has also recently been appointed as a part-time judicial office holder in the First Tier Tribunal, in the South Eastern area, sitting in the Social...

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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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  • Family lawyer Carol Clelland joins 3PB’s expanding Birmingham office

    3PB is delighted to announce that former specialist care solicitor Carol Clelland (Qualified:1994, Call: 2019)  - who transferred to the Bar last year - has become a tenant and full member of the 200-strong national barristers’ chambers. She joined its busy Family team and is based from their expanding Birmingham office. A former Head of the Care Department  at the law firm Cartwright King, Carol has specialised in care and associated proceedings for over 20...

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    Family Law Clerking Team of the Year – vote for us here

    We are delighted that 3PB (3 Paper Buildings) has been shortlisted again for the ‘Clerking Team of the Year’ award at the Family Law Awards 2020. In keeping with tradition, the Clerking Team of the Year award is voted for by the legal community. So please help Rob, Ian and the rest of the 3PB family clerking team to win this coveted award this year and vote for them by clicking here.

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  • Melissa Barlow joins Circuit Bench

    3PB are delighted to announce that one of its 70-strong specialist family barristers, Melissa Barlow, has been appointed to the Circuit Bench.  Her Honour Judge Barlow will sit in the Bristol CJC, hearing Family cases. Called to the bar in 1991, Melissa was appointed as Recorder in 2016, authorised to hear Family Law cases on the Western Circuit. With over 20 years’ experience in family law, Melissa had a wide ranging family practice encompassing all...

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