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    Poonam Bhari appears in Court of Appeal in pivotal FPR case

    3PB’s specialist family law barrister, Poonam Bhari (pictured here) recently appeared in the Court of Appeal on behalf of the second respondent in Re S (vulnerable party: fairness of proceedings); A v A local authority and others  [2022] EWCA Civ 8, a case in which they considered Part 3A of the Family Procedure Rules (FPR). Part 3A of the Family Procedure Rules "Vulnerable Persons: Participation in Proceedings and Giving Evidence", supplemented by Practice Direction 3AA ("PD3AA")...

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    3PB creates new guide on cases in the new Financial Remedy Court 

    One of 3PB’s specialist family finance barristers' Luke Nelson (pictured here) has created a guide for financial remedy solicitors to refer to about the newly-published statement on efficient conduct in the Financial Remedies Court (FRC). Luke looks at the guidance laid down for the preparation of FDAs, FDRs and final hearings and the newly-created FRC documents including the allocation questionnaire, case summary and schedule of assets and income based on the figures. Read the full guide...

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    Nicola Frost writes seminal book on nuptial agreements

    Family barrister Nicola Frost, has written a book - ‘A Practical Guide to Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements’. Both practical and informative, this will be the go-to text for family finance practitioners advising in respect of a nuptial agreement. Published by Law Brief Publishing, ‘A Practical Guide to Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements’ is priced at £49.99. For more information about the book, or to instruct Nicola, please email Robert Leonard or Ian Charlton or call them...

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  • Family law newsletter out now

    Our December family law group newsletter brings you a wealth of judiciary announcements and involvement in high profile finance and probate cases, as well as a new book on nuptial agreements.

    We welcome Charles Hogan, Rachel Bloxwich and Jim Hirschmann to our team and bring you a round up of our September and November family law brunch talks with links to our presentations from Nicola Frost, Esther Lieu, Aimee Fox and Ségolène Lapeyre.

    Lucy Hendry QC provides insights in Re H-D-H (Children) & C (a child) [2021] EWCA CIV 1192 and Luke Nelson a guide to the principles of equitable accounting.

    You are invited to register for our next family law brunch webinar to be hosted by Nathalie Bull and Ségolène Lapeyre on 27 January, as well as for Nicola Frost's book launch on 12 January.

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    Michael George successful in only reported case (T v T) on variation of pension sharing orders

    3PB specialist family finance barrister Michael George (pictured here) successfully represented the wife appellant in the case of T v T (variation of a pension sharing order and underfunded schemes) [2021] EWFC B67 heard by HHJ Hess. The case saw the judge advise that “Family Lawyers would be well advised in the meantime not to tick either boxes in section F”, as per the advice of the PAG report of July 2019 on pension sharing...

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    Family barrister Charles Hogan joins former colleagues at 3PB  

    Family law barrister Charles Hogan (pictured here) has joined national chambers 3PB in Birmingham from another set in Northampton, where he will team up again with former colleagues and family lawyers Ria Herbert, Adeo Fraser and James Legg. Charles has a well-known expertise and focus on family finance and TOLATA cases. He has just represented the wife in a long-running dispute between two Iranian nationals, with competing divorce petitions in Iran and England. There were substantial assets...

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    Adeo Fraser stars in ITV Central series ‘In my shoes’

    3PB’s specialist family law barrister, Adeo Fraser (pictured here) has appeared on ITV Central in a programme scheduled as part of Black History Month. Adeo features in ‘In my shoes’ which looks at what it’s like to be black in Britain. Adeo talks about his personal journey to becoming a barrister as a black man and the pressures he has faced over the years as a minority in the UK’s legal sector and specifically at the UK Bar. Adeo...

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    Leading family law barrister Rachael Goodall appointed as a District Judge

    We are delighted to announce that the Queen has appointed 3PB’s specialist family law barrister Rachael Goodall (pictured here) to be a District Judge with effect from 1 November  2021. District Judge Goodall will sit on the Western Circuit, and be based at Southampton Combined Court. Rachael Goodall was called to the Bar (Gray’s Inn) in 2000 and appointed as a Deputy District Judge (Civil) in 2019, authorised to hear private children cases. Consistently recommended...

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  • Legal directories success for 3PB education law team

    Another excellent year for our family law team in the Legal Directories

    3 Paper Buildings (3PB) wish to congratulate its Family Law team for another set of outstanding results in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 directories. Ranked by both directories in the Midlands and Western Circuits, our team has seen both its Matrimonial and Children teams promoted to Band 1 in the Midlands by Chambers and Partners. The Legal 500 attributed 36 individual rankings to 27 of our barristers – including 8 new rankings. Chambers...

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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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    Oliver Ingham in Hirachand landmark Inheritance Act appeal

    Judgment was handed down today in Hirachand, which is arguably the most important decision to arise in the context of the 1975 Act since the Supreme Court dealt with Ilott v Mitson [2017] UKSC. The case sees the Court of Appeal clarifying several controversial issues arising from the 46-year old, Inheritance Act 1975. 3PB’s probate and chancery barrister Oliver Ingham (pictured here) and Brie Stephens-Hoare QC (Gatehouse Chambers) acted for the appellants, taking instructions from...

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    Rachel Bloxwich joins 3PB Family Group  

    3PB welcomes Rachel Bloxwich, who specialises in handling divorce, separation, financial matters and arrangements for children, as a new tenant and a member of 3PB’s 75-strong Family Law Group. Rachel spent nearly 15 years as a family solicitor with law firms across the West Midlands, including latterly with FBC Manby Bowdler as an Associate in their top-rated family team in Wolverhampton. Rachel has specialised since qualification in 2007 in all aspects of family law and...

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