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    Jakob Reckhenrich joins 3PB’s Commercial and Property & Estates teams

    Barrister Jakob Reckhenrich, a multiple-scholarship award winner and Oxford and Brown Universities alumnus, has joined 3PB to advise on commercial, real estate and property disputes. He joins 3PB, initially as a third six pupil, after completing his pupillage at Monckton Chambers and working as a judicial assistant in the Commercial Court, where he assisted, among others, Mrs Justice Cockerill and Mr Justice Butcher. Jakob Reckhenrich came to the Bar after working as an academic philosopher...

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    When is a ban not a ban? Thomas Talbot-Ponsonby in director disqualification case

    Specialist insolvency barrister Thomas Talbot-Ponsonby of 3PB Barristers successfully acted for the claimant, Mr Hobson, in the highly-topical insolvency case of Hobson v Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy [2021] EWHC 1317 (Ch) [2021] EWHC 1317 (Ch) concerning whether disqualified directors can continue to act, and under which conditions. In this case, a company director had an undertaking to the Insolvency Service not to act as a company director or be involved...

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    Top arbitrator and litigator David Parratt QC joins 3PB

    3PB Head of Chambers David Berkley QC is delighted to announce that barrister and former Advocate David Parratt QC (call: 1999/Silk: 2017) has joined full-time from Arnot Manderson Chambers in Scotland, having previously been a door tenant with the national chambers. David (pictured here) is a leading counsel for international and UK arbitrations and also has experience acting as arbitrator. He is renowned for his work in commercial, construction, engineering and energy disputes. He has...

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    3PB burns the midnight oil for claimant businesses ahead of Supreme Court decision in their favour on the FCA’s Business Interruption Insurance test case

    3PB Head of Chambers David Berkley QC (pictured here) and fellow commercial litigation barrister Neil Fawcett have been burning the midnight oil since Christmas ahead of today’s test case in favour of their clients, most of whom are small to medium-sized businesses, after the Supreme Court found in favour of the Financial Conduct Authority in their case against Arch Insurance and other UK insurers. Some insurers have already paid out on certain claims, but many have...

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  • 3PB launches dedicated Covid-19 resources hub

    3PB Barristers have created a dedicated webpage on its website to act as a hub for the many articles, briefings and webinar and podcast recordings about lockdown laws and regulations as well as practical issues like court attendance, e-bundles, remote and hybrid hearings. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to create employment, contractual and other legal challenges which are in many ways unprecedented. The impact of the virus is being felt, and in response, 3PB have...

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  • Winding up under the CIGA 2020 and the associated Practice Direction

    Following the introduction of the Corporate Governance and Insolvency Act 2020 (“the CIGA 2020”) and the associated Insolvency Practice Direction, 3PB’s specialist commercial law barristers Charles Irvine and Rebecca Farrell consider winding up petitions in this context. In this article, they outline the key practical considerations for solicitors dealing with corporate insolvency during this time and how those considerations might impact the winding up of companies. Within the article some comment is made of the new Moratorium process and...

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  • 3PB’s pupil barristers issue newsletter “Publications during the Pandemic”

    3PB’s pupil barristers Mariya Peykova, Georgina Dietrich (editor) and Gemma Ralph are authors of a new newsletter, ‘’Publications during the Pandemic’’. The newsletter has introductions from David Berkley QC, 3PB’s Head of Chambers, and Cheryl Jones, Head of Pupillage at 3PB. The newsletter focuses on the Coronavirus Act 2020 and highlights updates in the areas of Clinical Negligence, Construction, Competition and Insolvency law with focus on the regulations and laws during this unprecedented time. The...

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  • Suspension of wrongful trading provisions during COVID-19

    3PB barrister Cheryl Jones writes about wrongful trading and provides an update on what's changing in the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article here - 'Suspension of wrongful trading provisions' by Cheryl Jones. What is wrongful trading and what are its consequences? Wrongful trading takes place when one or more Directors knows or ought to have known that the Company had no reasonable prospect of avoiding going into administration or insolvent...

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  • Insolvency in times of coronavirus: a short, practical guide for businesses and insolvency practitioners

    Mariya Peykova, a pupil barrister at 3PB, authors this practical guide for businesses and insolvency practitioners and looks at the proposed and existing measures introduced by the government to help businesses during the coronavirus crisis. The guide also looks at the key provisions of the Temporary Insolvency Practice Direction (“TIPD”), introduced in April 2020. It outlines the impact of the new provisions and measures on the listing of hearings, including remote hearings, and offers businesses...

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  • 3PB produces new property law guide on Covid-19 and changing the locks in the lockdown

    3PB Barristers' Property & Estates team has issued a new guide, authored by 3PB property barristers Charles Irvine and Rebecca Farrell, on the rights of commercial landlords and their tenants, both prior to the 2020 Act and now and offer practical solutions in these very challenging times for retailers and the commercial property sector. In particular, the guide deals with the existing position for commercial landlords and their tenants, such as the rights of re-entry...

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  • 3PB’s Commercial and Real Estate teams brief on issuing and defending insolvency proceedings

    3PB has issued an urgent briefing to its insolvency clients and contacts about a new Temporary Insolvency Practice Direction (TIPD) which has been introduced to provide sensible solutions for court users during the current COVID-19 pandemic. This means continued absence of court appearances in person.

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  • Commercial update - John Jessup: The interests of creditors on insolvency at common law. Have the goalposts moved?

    The Court of Appeal has handed down its landmark judgment in Sequana, in the Insolvency sphere (BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana S.A. [2019] EWCA Civ 112). How likely does insolvency need to be, before a director must consider the interests of creditors when deciding what is in the company’s best interests? Is a dividend payment capable of amounting to a transaction defrauding creditors? John Jessup analyses the decision and considers how it changes the law....

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