• First week of Gaia Pope inquest concludes 

    Gaia Pope went missing on 7th November 2017. Following Gaia being reported missing, searches were undertaken by Dorset Police, Her Majesty’s Coastguard, National Police Air Service, Dorset Search and Rescue and other volunteers. Gaia was found deceased on 18th November. This week the Senior Coroner for Dorset swore in a jury for this Article 2 inquest that is anticipated to last 11 weeks. This inquest will examine numerous issues including Gaia’s medical history including mental...

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    Makhsudul Islam is new recruit to Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

    Makhsudul Islam (2013 call), pictured here, becomes a member of 3PB Barristers today - having completed a third six pupillage with the national chambers - and will specialise in personal injury and clinical negligence claims, costs and  insolvency/debt recovery. A former PI litigation solicitor, Makhsudul has already built up a busy court practice of trials, interlocutory hearings and drafting. He has a strong following and is regularly instructed by tier 1 defendant insurance law firms...

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  • Personal injury law newsletter out now - February 2022

      Welcome to our first Personal Injury law newsletter of 2022 It certainly has been a busy few months, and I am not talking about all the alleged partying at Downing Street but, I am referring to the numerous cases recently reported and relevant to the law of Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence. This newsletter analyses some of those cases and also includes guidance on the New Highway Code Provisions. Luke Ashby writes about the...

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    Antonia Jameson returns to Chambers after 12-year absence

    3PB barrister Antonia Jameson (1999 call), who now specialises in personal injury, clinical negligence and inquests, has returned to 3PB, having spent 12 years away from the Bar as a full-time mother. She will again practice from 3PB’s Bournemouth office, but her caseload is covering the whole of the UK. Antonia, pictured here, has a practice encompassing advocacy and advisory work for both claimants and defendants. She has always represented a wide variety of clients,...

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    Personal Injury barrister Ellena James (nee Pearson) joins 3PB

    Barrister Ellena James (2015 call), pictured here, joins 3PB Barristers today and will specialise in personal injury, inquests, clinical negligence claims and credit hire litigation, acting for both claimants and defendants. Ellena is regularly instructed in both fast-track and multi-track RTA claims, credit hire litigation case and employers' liability and public liability disputes. She also has experience of claims concerning the Animals Act 1971, the Highways Act 1980 and appeals to the 1st Tier Tribunal...

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    3PB advises on Bear Grylls Survival Race case and injuries in organised leisure and sporting activities

    3PB’s Makhsudul Islam (pictured here), a former solicitor-turned-barrister who specialises in personal injury and clinical negligence, has analysed the case of Harrison v Intuitive Business Consultants Limited (T/a Bear Grylls Survival Race) & Others [2021] EWHC 2396 (QB). The case concerned liability in respect of injuries arising from participation in the ‘‘Bear Grylls Survival Race’’. By way of background, in 2016, the woman claimant - who was 54 years old at the time - was...

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    Conor Mullan joins Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence teams 

    Conor Mullan has joined 3PB and will continue to specialise in personal injury, clinical negligence and inquests. A former criminal law barrister, he joins from another London set where he also built up a strong regulatory practice in health and safety and coronial law. He has been longstanding panel-approved counsel for the insurance sector, conducting serious injury cases on behalf of all the major insurers and their preferred defendant law firms. Dual-qualified in Northern Ireland...

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    3PB supports Smile4Wessex in raising money for the Wessex Neurological Centre charity

    3PB’s team of specialist personal injury law barristers, led by Practice Director, Dave Snook (pictured here), attended this years’ annual gala dinner to raise much needed funds for the Wessex Neurological Centre. The annual gala dinner took place at The Macdonald Botley Park Hotel and was a well-attended event with law firms such as Novum Law, Moore Barlow and Enable Law also in attendance. Smile4Wessex funds projects which support the work of the Wessex Neurological...

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  • 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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