• Joseph England reviews the whistleblowing case of Dray Simpson v Cantor Fitzgerald

    3PB’s specialist employment and discrimination law barrister Joseph England, who last year authored a book on whisteblowing, provides an article examining the Court of Appeal's judgment on the case of Simpson v Cantor Fitzgerald Europe. This case revisits wide-ranging issues of various fundamental whistleblowing concepts across its seven grounds of appeal. The judgment and the earlier EAT judgment provide a useful summary and discussion about key components of whistleblowing legislation and are a comprehensive read for...

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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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    3PB and Partners in Costs discuss QOCS, Precedent T and cost management rule changes

    3PB Barristers and Partners in Costs reviewed QOCS, Precedent T and cost management rules changes in a very well-attended webinar on 25 November. 3PB Barrister Mark Sullivan looked at “Qualified one way costs shifting (QOCS) - Opportunities & Pitfalls. A Review of Recent Case-Law". Comments include a look at the scope of QOCS and the limitations on costs protection set out in CPR Parts 44.14 and 44.15, with particular reference to recent High Court and Court of...

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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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  • Max Schofield advises on “new negligence outbreak” over stamp duty land tax

    Property conveyancing solicitors and tax practitioners involved with stamp duty land tax need to be wary after a rise in claims against them for professional negligence for failing to advise on, or failure to submit a return for, Multiple Dwelling Relief (MDR). 3PB’s commercial and tax specialist barrister Max Schofield, who has described the present spike in claims as  a “new negligence outbreak”, explains the importance of multiple dwellings relief when considering stamp duty land...

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    November employment law update out now!

    3PB employment and discrimination barristers Stephen Wyeth and Lachlan Wilson talk about the latest rules on furlough, Vaughan v Modality Partnership, and Remote Hearings - Practice Direction and Open Justice. Bring yourself right up to date with the latest in employment law by watching this recording coming in at just over an hour:

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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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    Sunyana Sharma features in Counsel magazine about becoming a barrister as a young Asian female

    3PB’s specialist crime and regulatory barrister Sunyana Sharma was featured in the September 2020 issue of Counsel magazine describing her own experiences becoming a barrister as part of the Black Lives Matter campaign. In this article Sunyana describes her own experience and struggles in becoming a barrister as a young Asian female. ‘‘Imagine being a young Asian barrister walking into an eight-handed sentence hearing in a ‘conspiracy to handle stolen goods’ case, picked up the...

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    Sunyana Sharma tackles lack of ethnic diversity in Counsel magazine

    Counsel magazine featured an article from 3PB’s specialist crime and regulatory barrister Sunyana Sharma, alongside Anjali Gohil of Guildhall Chambers, about the lack of ethnic diversity on the Western Circuit. The article which appeared in Counsel magazine in November states that ‘‘no full-time circuit judge on the Western Circuit appears to be from an ethnic minority. To break that down – there are 12 crown court centres on the Western Circuit, comprised of between one...

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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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    Max Schofield successfully opposes HMRC's appeal in VAT zero-rating case

    Indirect tax specialist Max Schofield successfully acted for the Respondent juice cleanse company before the Upper Tribunal in HMRC v The Core (Swindon) Ltd [2020] UKUT 0301 (TCC). In this case, a programme of juices was held by the FTT to be zero-rated food rather than standard-rated beverages. Following this decision, HMRC were refused permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal on the papers twice but were eventually granted permission on a limited ground following...

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    Colin McDevitt and Karen Moss present an update on whistleblowing

    3PB employment barristers Colin McDevitt and Karen Moss presented employment law webinar on 'Whistleblowing: key concepts, injunctions and updates on procedure' on 12th November. Topics covered include "Key concepts, interim injunctions and recent cases" and “Whistleblowing: latest procedural considerations; and what is a detriment?", including a number of key cases. You can watch the webinar on demand here:  

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