Family News

3PB’s Hamish Dunlop in Supreme Court today representing husband in the groundbreaking Owens v Owens divorce case

Hamish Dunlop, Head of 3PB Barristers Family Law Group, led by Nigel Dyer QC, and instructed by solicitors Hughes Paddison of Cheltenham, has represented the husband and respondent Hugh Owens in the Supreme Court’s hearing of the groundbreaking Owens v Owens divorce case. The Supreme Court today, Thursday 17 May,  will consider an application from […]

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3PB Family Barrister Sarah Jennings examines the approach of medical witnesses when dealing with unknown conditions

This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Local Government on 22 February 2018. Click for a free trial of Lexis®PSL. Local Government analysis: Sarah Jennings examines the case of M v St Helens Borough Council, which considered the approach of medical witnesses when dealing with rare or unknown conditions in cases of suspected non-accidental injury. To read Sarah's analysis, click here.

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3PB recruits two top family barristers

3PB, one of the UK's oldest chambers, continue their Birmingham chambers expansion with the recruitment of two senior family barristers with a national reputation, Dorian Day and Michael George. “I am delighted Dorian and Michael are joining 3PB,” said Hamish Dunlop, Head of 3PB’s 64 strong family law team. "Both have exceptional reputations and will […]

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3PB Barristers are proud to announce three Recorder appointments

3PB Barristers are delighted to announce that three of their barristers have been appointed as Recorders. Lawrence Messling, is assigned to sit on the North Eastern Circuit dealing with Family matters. William Hansen has been assigned to sit on the South Eastern Circuit dealing with Criminal matters. Mathew Gullick has also been assigned to sit […]

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3PB Barrister Vanessa Meachin appointed Silk

3PB family barrister Vanessa Meachin was appointed Queen’s Counsel in the new Silk appointments during a ceremony at Westminster Hall today. Vanessa becomes 3PB Chambers' thirteenth Silk, and her appointment strengthens the set’s exceptional family law practice group. She was one of the original barristers - alongside fellow family Silk Liz McGrath QC - to […]

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3PB Family team boosted with latest recruit

3PB has recruited family law barrister James Legg from Northampton Chambers to work from its flagship London office in Temple. James represents local authorities, parents, guardians and prospective special guardians in care proceeding and frequently appears in proceedings involving vulnerable clients, cross-examination of expert witnesses and jurisdictional issues. James also has an extensive private family […]

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3PB's Elizabeth McGrath QC shortlisted for 'Barrister of the Year' by the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards

Elizabeth McGrath QC of 3PB's family team has been nominated in the 'Barrister of the Year' category by the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards. The awards have been showcasing the very best of the region’s legal talent since the inaugural event in 2002. Firms and individuals practicing in the West Midlands were invited to submit […]

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3PB Family Barrister Emma Harman on the lessons learned from A Local Authority v G (Parent with Learning Disability) [2017] EWFC B94

The recent case of A Local Authority v G (Parent with Learning Disability) [2017] EWFC B94 has highlighted the importance that all families in which one or more of the parents has a learning disability are given the support that they require to be able to care for their children. However, the judge in this […]

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3PB Family strengthens its London team with arrival of Poonam Bhari

3PB’s booming London team has been joined by senior barrister Poonam Bhari from rival chambers St Phillips. Poonam is well known nationally as a leading family barrister. She has appeared at all levels of court - from the FPC to the Court of Appeal -  acting on legally-aided and privately-funded childcare cases including where there are allegations of sexual […]

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3PB Barrister Vanessa Meachin appointed Silk

3PB Barristers are delighted to announce that Vanessa Meachin  has been appointed Queen’s Counsel in the new Silk appointments announced by the Lord Chancellor today. Vanessa becomes 3PB Chambers thirteenth Silk, and her appointment strengthens the set’s exceptional family law practice group. She was one of the original barristers - alongside fellow family Silk Liz […]

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