• Inquests and welfare benefits – implications of Dove v HM Assistant Coroner

    3PB’s specialist regulatory and inquests barrister, Susan Jones (pictured here) has reviewed the recent decision in the case of Dove v HM Assistant Coroner for Teesside and Hartlepool [2021] EWHC 2511 (Admin). The case raises important issues concerning the UK’s substantive obligations under Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in the context of welfare benefits. The inquest concerned Ms Whiting, who died of a drug overdose fourteen days after her Employment...

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    Golf day raises £14,000 for the Spinal Injuries Association

    3PB’s specialist personal injury law team recently partnered with Markel UK, HCC Solicitors and SIA Case Management to organise a golf day to raise much needed funds for the Spinal Injuries Association. The golf day took place on Wednesday 15th September at Lutterworth Golf Club. Over 80 participants signed up and together they raised an impressive £14,000. The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) support and give a voice to the 50,000 people in the UK living...

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  • Sunyana Sharma appointed an Assistant Coroner for Hampshire

    3PB Barristers offers warmest congratulations to our colleague Sunyana Sharma who has been appointed an Assistant Coroner for Hampshire. Sunyana’s appointment is further recognition of her expertise in inquests and coronial law. Sunyana Sharma is a regulatory and inquest barrister who specialises in clinical deaths, deaths at sea, fatal accidents at work and deaths in care home settings. She provides added value to cases as a result of her previous practice area of personal injury in which...

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    Alexander Whatley shares guidance on instructing counsel to members of Bournemouth and District JLD

    3PB’s specialist civil law barrister, Alexander Whatley (pictured here) recently teamed up with Conor Maher, Treasurer for Bournemouth and District Junior Lawyers Division and Litigation Solicitor at Ellis Jones Solicitors LLP, to present a webinar to junior lawyers on ‘’tips for instructing counsel’’. Alex Whatley answered a series of questions about the instructions to counsel which included the correct steps for sending a brief to counsel; the content of the brief; and some common mistakes...

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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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  • Personal injury law newsletter out now - June 2021

    No images? Click here Welcome to June's newsletter In this edition of the newsletter we announce some changes at the helm of the 3PB Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence team. You will find this edition packed full with news, including the review of the Laura Booth inquest and Mark Lomas' representation of her parents; Sunyana Sharma's recent inquests training for Middle Temple and our recent involvement raising funds for Headway Salisbury and South Wiltshire. We...

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  • Heads of group Michelle Marnham and Luke Ashby

    3PB appoints Michelle Marnham and Luke Ashby to lead its talented PI and Clinical Negligence team

    3PB Barristers are delighted to announce the appointment of Michelle Marnham to head its Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Teams. Michelle Marnham will be supported by Luke Ashby who becomes Deputy Head for the team. Chambers expresses its many thanks to Mark Lomas, who passes on the baton to Michelle and Luke. Mark headed the team since 2015 and was instrumental in its development: 3PB is now home to 36 personal injury practitioners and 25...

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    Hats4Headway virtual quiz raises over £1,000 for Headway

    National chambers 3PB’s personal injury and clinical negligence team partnered with Headway Salisbury and South Wiltshire for the second time this year to organise a virtual quiz in aid of the brain injuries charity. Thanks to the generosity and support of the 55 attendees who donned their wackiest hats (photo evidence attached) for another evening testing general knowledge skills, the teams managed to raise an incredible £1,073 to help Headway continue supporting people affected by...

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    Sunyana Sharma delivers a beginners guide to inquests for Middle Temple

    3PB’s specialist regulatory and inquest barrister Sunyana Sharma presented a webinar to Middle Temple Young Barristers’ Association (MYBTA) last week, giving a comprehensive introduction to practising in the field of inquests followed by a Q&A session. This well-attended, popular event was part of the ‘Expand Your Practice’ Series, developed by the Middle Temple Young Barristers’ Association, and was also available to members of other Inns of Court. Sunyana is also a member of 3PB’s equality...

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  • Inquest

    Long running inquest into the death of Laura Booth concluded

    An inquest that saw solicitors instructed in early 2018 concluded that Laura Booth, a young woman who went in to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in 2016 for a routine procedure, became unwell and developed malnutrition due to inadequate nutrition. David Evison, a Partner at Anthony Collins, who acted for Laura’s parents throughout the inquest process, says in his write up of the inquest that the coroner found Laura's death was contributed to by neglect on...

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  • Susan Jones in 5-week inquest after the death of a prisoner on remand

    3PB regulatory lawyer and inquest specialist barrister Susan Jones was recently instructed by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) to represent a registered mental health nurse in a 5-week, Article 2 and hybrid/partially-remote, inquest before Her Majesty’s Assistant Coroner Darren Stewart OBE and a jury. The inquest touching the death of a 46-year remand prisoner considered: complications arising from prescription medication, methods of requesting GP assessment, communication between prison and healthcare staff and the interaction...

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    Trio of regulatory barristers talk about their journey to specialising in inquests

    On 26 March 2021, three of 3PB’s regulatory barristers specialising in inquests were invited by the University of Bristol Bar Society to share their experiences of their own personal journey to the Bar in a talk entitled ‘No Bar to the Bar - Inquests and Inquiries at the Bar Talk'. Elisabeth Bussey-Jones, Susan Jones and Sunyana Sharma shared stories of how they came to practise in inquest work, a recount of day to day life as a barrister and...

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