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    David Parratt QC and Rebecca Farrell review the prospects of compulsory ADR

    3PB’s specialist commercial law barristers David Parratt QC (pictured right) and Rebecca Farrell (pictured left) have reviewed  a recent report published by the Civil Justice Council entitled ‘Compulsory ADR (“the Report”). The Report has generated much interest since the authors of the Report consider ‘any form of ADR which is not disproportionately onerous and does not foreclose the parties’ effective access to the court will be compatible with the parties’ Article 6 rights’. This is...

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    David Kemeny puts the brakes on electric scooters’ law and regulations

    3PB pupil barrister David Kemeny (pictured here), whose pupillage has a particular focus on personal injury, has published a review of the current regulations and law concerning electric scooters (e-scooters). Cities and towns across the UK are seeing a huge increase in the number of electric scooters since the introduction of trial schemes in July 2020. In this review, David Kemeny takes a closer look at the current legislative framework and compliance issues as privately-owned e-scooters are illegal on public roads. Read his full article on regulations for electric...

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    3PB tops The Lawyer’s Top 30 Chambers survey for growth and gender diversity

    Posting tenant headcount growth of 33.7% from 163 to 218 barristers over the last five years saw 3 Paper Buildings (3PB Barristers) featured as the fastest growing chambers in the latest report from The Lawyer on the Top 30 sets in the UK. The six-office, full-service chambers also headlined with 50% growth in their silk numbers over the last five years. 3PB also tops the tables for the largest increase in female tenants over the...

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  • Sunyana Sharma publishes a review of the impact of prevention of future deaths reports in the Coroners Court

    One of 3PB’s senior public and regulatory barristers’ Sunyana Sharma has published a review for legal publishers LexisNexis on Prevention of Future Deaths reports and considers whether Coroners should be given more powers to compel improvements. The review discusses Prevention of Future Deaths reports, what they are, when they can be made and their impact in a Coroners Court inquest. To read a free excerpt of the review, please click here. If you wish to...

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    Nicole Bollard considers the limits and exceptions to issue estoppel

    Intellectual Property and Commercial law barrister Nicole Bollard analyses the judgment in Thomas v Luv One Luv All Promotions Ltd and another [2021] EWCA Civ 732, in which the Court of Appeal considered the scope of issue estoppel and when the courts can disapply it due to special circumstances. In that case, the Court of Appeal allowed an appeal against the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court's (IPEC) decision to partially strike out a defence to a...

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  • July's family law newsletter out now

    Welcome to the 3PB family law newsletter Our fifth family law group newsletter brings you a wealth of 3PB family news including Liz McGrath QC's experience of the last 18 months, heavily marked by Covid 19. We bring you a round up of our March, April and June family law brunch talks with links to our presentations, notes and videos. Our hosts over the time period were Emma Griffiths and Aimee Fox; Liz Hudson and Theresa...

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    David Parratt QC (Scot) speaks at RICS event

    David Parratt QC (Scot) spoke at the RICS Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) Wider Vision Symposium Programme on the topic of 'Thinking differently about disputes in a changing environment'. Speaking about the quality of expert evidence from a QC perspective alongside Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC and Oliver Radley-Gardner QC, the panel discussed the growing concern, again, in the English and Scottish courts over the quality of expert evidence in valuation and other cases.  

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  • Professional discipline and regulatory newsletter - out now!

      Welcome to 3PB's professional discipline and regulatory newsletter Welcome to the second edition of our newsletter, packed-full with sector news, hints and tips and case law analysis. In this edition, Lachlan Wilson, David Swinstead and Peter Jennings - part of 3PB's team of legal assessors - focus their top hints and tips for successful advocacy on the importance of language. Our team also provides analysis on topical issues that have troubled the courts in the past...

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    Probate law webinar recording - out now!

    Specialist probate law barristers Martin Strutt and Lydia Pemberton hosted our Zoom webinar - chaired by Cheryl Jones - on Thursday 17 June. Martin Strutt presented "Knowledge and approval and rectification: an overview of knowledge and approval and discussion as to whether rectification can in some circumstances cure a lack of knowledge and approval.". Martin's notes can be found here. Lydia Pemberton examined “Put up or shut up. How to progress estate administration: an overview into the options...

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  • Employment and discrimination newsletter out now - July 2021

    Welcome to July's employment law newsletter Though Covid and its impact on the workplace remain centre-stage in our news section, we also highlight the importance of the Dobson case on working mums' rights; another court appearance for Maya Forstater and her former employer CGD and the 4th judgment on Deliveroo riders' employment status. Case law analysis is provided this month by Craig Ludlow with an in-depth review of Mercer v (1) Alternative Future Group Ltd (2)...

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    Ségolène Lapeyre and Hugh-Guy Lorriman on the recognition of French PACS under the amended Civil Partnership Act 2004

    3PB Family barrister Ségolène Lapeyre and Civil law barrister Hugh-Guy Lorriman have co-authored an article for Rayden Solicitors’ Anglo-French blog on the recognition of French PACS under the amended Civil Partnership Act 2004. The article highlights the significance of including opposite-sex couples in the definition of “civil partnership”, brought about by the Civil Partnership (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations 2019, on the recognition of one type of “overseas relationship": the French pacte civil de solidarité (PACS). Ségolène...

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    Seb Oram successful in High Court VAT dispute

    3PB’s specialist commercial and construction law barrister Seb Oram (pictured here) was successful in the recent High Court matter of Deluxe Property Holdings Ltd v SCL Construction Ltd, a case concerning VAT repayment disputes and trusts. Seb was instructed by DAC Beachcroft LLP to act on behalf of the claimant Deluxe Property Holdings Ltd. The case appeared before The Honourable Mr Justice Pepperall who found that SCL Construction Ltd acted in breach of trust and...

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