• Tagbo and Sunyana

    Sunyana Sharma and Dr Tagbo Ilozue provide review of Fisheries Act 2020  

    Two of 3PB’s public and regulatory barristers,  Sunyana Sharma and Dr Tagbo Ilozue, have published a review of Fisheries Act 2020 for legal publishers LexisNexis. To read an excerpt of the note from these two marine and fisheries law experts, please click here. If you wish to ask about the article, or to instruct them on a fisheries matter, please contact their clerk Chris Mitchell on chris.mitchell@3pb.co.uk or by calling him on 020 7583 8055....

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    David Richards successfully prosecutes skipper in Sussex triple-drownings case

    David Richards, Head of 3PB’s Marine Group, successfully prosecuted David Marr for failing to keep a proper lookout as master of the fishing vessel Vertrouwen, as a result of which three men, out for a night’s recreational fishing off the coast of Sussex, were killed. The incident happened just after midnight on 6 August 2017. Following a five-day retrial Mr Marr was convicted unanimously by the jury at Brighton Crown Court. He was sentenced to...

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  • Sunyana Sharma extols the benefits of secondments for barristers in Counsel magazine

    In July 2013, barrister Sunyana Sharma started a whole new area of regulatory and disciplinary law when she took up a secondment as a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) case presenter. For six months, she presented NMC cases up and down the country. The birth of her daughter in 2016 brought fresh challenges in returning to private practice and doing a three-week trial in Manchester at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service when still breastfeeding and...

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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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  • David Richards and Dr Tagbo Ilozue present a webinar on the UK maritime sector post Covid-19

    David Richards and Dr Tagbo Ilozue discuss the implications for those in the maritime sector following the Covid-19 pandemic. The 60-minute webinar can be watched below and was originally broadcast on 2 July 2020.    

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  • 3PB’s David Richards and Dr Tagbo Ilozue review Covid-19 and the regulation of cruise ships and UK ports

    David Richards, head of the marine group at 3PB and pupil barrister Dr Tagbo Ilozue have reviewed national and international maritime responses to the Covid 19 crisis, looking in particular at the UK regulatory framework that may be used to police responses to the coronavirus beyond the current lockdown. The two maritime barristers and co-authors suggest that shipowners and employers of seafarers are best advised to take account of the special features of coronavirus and...

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  • 3PB Barrister Sunyana Sharma secures a successful conviction for the Maritime Coastguard Agency

    3PB Barrister Sunyana Sharma secures a conviction and sentence for the Maritime Coastguard Agency against the Master, Daniel Wakefield and the Company, London Party Boats Ltd following a collision of the vessel ‘Jewel of London’, a passenger class V vessel on the River Thames. On 13 December 2018 the ‘Jewel of London’ collided with the Marine Policing Unit pontoon in Wapping when the Master of the vessel fell asleep at the wheel after passengers had...

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  • Head of 3PB's maritime team David Richards together with Andrew Oliver host a seminar exploring the implications of Brexit on the Fisheries industry

    David Richards, head of 3PB’s maritime team, hosted a seminar exploring the implications of Brexit for the UK fisheries industry. Together with Andrew Oliver of Andrew Jackson and Co. they discussed future regulation following Brexit with representatives of the industry from across England and Wales and from both fishers, POs and regulators. Following presentations and a round table discussion the meeting concluded that areas of most concern looking forward are: Whether the Great repeal Bill...

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