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    3PB Head of construction and neutrals Peter Collie to speak at the UAE-English Law Day in Dubai on Thursday 25 November

    Head of Construction and Neutrals Group Peter Collie will talk at the UAE-English Law Day, part of a panel focusing on Sustainable construction and renewable energy on Thursday 25 November at the Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre, Al Mustaqbal St - Za'abeel - DIFC - Dubai. Click here to view the event’s programme and to book your space. The event is part of the UK Legal Services trade mission to the UAE from 22...

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    Peter Collie is a panel speaker at tomorrow’s CIArb free webinar on adjudication

    3PB’s Peter Collie is one of the panel of experts speaking at tomorrow’s Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ free webinar on Wednesday 25th August @ 9:30 am GMT +1.  Click here to register. When it was introduced 25 years ago, adjudication was intended to provide a quick-fire, low-cost mechanism for resolving construction disputes. Since that time, concerns developed that the process was becoming a prohibitively expensive option for dealing with lower value disputes. Some argue that...

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    David Parratt QC (Scot) and law firm Brodies talk of Brexit and the future of business disputes in Europe

    3PB’s international arbitration expert David Parratt QC (Scot) joins forces with Ken MacDonald from law firm Brodies LLP to record a podcast for Brodies latest episode in their ‘’Building Resilience Series’’. In this podcast David Parratt and Ken MacDonald discuss what the impact of the UK’s new relationship with the EU means for settling disputes and why businesses should be thinking about international arbitration as the best dispute resolution clause in contracts. To instruct David...

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  • ADR Webinar: overview & tips on navigating the post Covid court backlog

    3PB Barrister, arbitrator, adjudicator (construction industry) & civil / commercial mediator Paul Newman will take part on 31 July at 12:00 in a Webinar looking at different ADR/ NCDR (non-court dispute resolution) models such as mediation, arbitration and early neutral evaluation. This free one-hour online event will give tips for those considering to use ADR to help the resolution of cases, with a focus on using ADR to navigate the backlog caused by the current...

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  • 3PB predicts Bresco v Lonsdale construction case to prompt an adjudication upsurge

    3PB construction and commercial/insolvency barrister John Jessup predicted on Tuesday June 9 at the 3PB construction law webinar that the Supreme Court may push open the door left slightly ajar by Lord Justice Coulson at the Court of Appeal in the case of Bresco v Lonsdale [2019] EWCA Civ 27.  Today, the Supreme Court  has done rather more than that, and their decision will result inevitably in more liquidators attempting to adjudicate disputes with creditors,...

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  • 3PB construction barrister, mediator and adjudicator Paul Newman earns two new panel appointments

    3PB construction expert Paul Newman has been appointed to two new UK panels: An accredited construction industry adjudicator (RIBA), Paul has accepted an invitation to join RIBA’s Professional Conduct Panel. The Panel is tasked with hearing and ruling on regulatory complaints against practising architects. Paul has also been appointed a panel member of UK Adjudicators which offers adjudicator services to UK construction industry clients. Paul specialises in construction law, including professional negligence claims against construction professionals, disputes concerning party walls...

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  • Nick Kaplan and Nigel Ribbands to take part in London Adjudication Society Panel Event

    3PB Barristers Nigel Ribbands and Nick Kaplan have been invited by the Adjudication Society London and South East Region to be on the panel of their Adjudication Panel Case Studies and Discussion event taking place in London on Tuesday 15 October. The panel will also include professionals from BDB Pitmans, Devonshires and MCMS. Recent developments in adjudication, in light of the judgements in Grove Developments, have provided new challenges for adjudicators and parties. The panel...

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  • Top arbitrator QC joins 3PB

    Head of Chambers David Berkley QC is delighted to announce that David Parratt QC, Barrister and Advocate, has joined 3PB Barristers from Crown Office Chambers. He is one of the leading Silks in Scotland for international and UK arbitrations and has experience both as counsel and arbitrator. He is renowned for his work in commercial, construction, engineering and energy disputes. He has acted in many of the biggest arbitration cases for leading blue-chip clients, including...

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  • 3PB hosts Midlands Arbitration Society debate

    3PB Barristers hosts a lively panel debate presented by The Midlands Adjudication Society discussing recent case studies. Thanks to Tim Willis at the Adjudication Society for Chairing, the four panellist’s, Anthony Galvin at Altion Law, James Bessy at Blake Morgan and 3PB’s Nick Kaplan and Nigel Ribbands and all those who attended and contributed.

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  • 3PB recruits top arbitrators Planterose and Ribbands

    3PB Barristers, one of the UK's largest and oldest chambers, continue their construction & engineering team’s expansion with the recruitment of two more senior construction arbitrators with national and international reputations, Rowan Planterose and Nigel Ribbands. “I am hugely delighted to have Rowan and Nigel joining 3PB,” said Peter Collie, Head of 3PB’s high-profile construction & engineering team which include its internationally-recognised specialist team of counsel who act as arbitrators, adjudicators or neutrals in construction...

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