• 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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    Virtual quiz raises over £1,500 for Headway Salisbury and South Wiltshire

    National barristers chambers 3PB’s Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence team joined forces with Novum Law, Trethowans and Fawcetts to organise a virtual quiz in aid of brain injuries charity Headway Salisbury and South Wiltshire. The quiz took place via Zoom on Friday last week and thanks to the 81 participants, the teams managed to raise an incredible £1507.95 on the night! All donations were greatly appreciated by this pioneering charity and will enable Headway Salisbury...

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    3PB welcomes Gemma Ralph to the personal injury team

    3PB Head of Chambers David Berkley QC is delighted to announce that barrister Gemma Ralph has joined 3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) full-time as a member of the personal injury team. As well as personal injury law, Gemma specialises in credit hire and clinical negligence cases. She is especially interested in international litigation (such as international travel claims) and commercial disputes and advisory matters generally and is very happy to travel in the UK or...

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    Regulatory/disciplinary barrister Victoria Sheppard-Jones joins 3PB  

    Victoria Sheppard-Jones, a specialist in financial crime and regulatory investigations, prosecutions and enforcement in the financial services and healthcare sectors, has joined national chambers 3PB Barristers from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). She has been working at the FCA on an investigation into the Anti Money Laundering and Compliance framework of a large bank. This follows two years as a complex casework lawyer at the Court of Appeal's Criminal Division. Prior to this, Victoria was...

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    Sunyana Sharma reviews the impact of Maughan in the Coroners Court

    3PB’s specialist regulatory and criminal law barrister Sunyana Sharma (pictured here) has reviewed the case of R (on the application of Maughan) (AP) v. Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire [2020] UKSC 46. The case related to James Maughan, who was a prisoner held in HMP Bullingdon. Sadly on 11 July 2016 he was found hanging in his cell from a ligature and he was pronounced dead. The jury, in its narrative had originally concluded...

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    3PB and Partners in Costs discuss QOCS, Precedent T and cost management rule changes

    3PB Barristers and Partners in Costs reviewed QOCS, Precedent T and cost management rules changes in a very well-attended webinar on 25 November. 3PB Barrister Mark Sullivan looked at “Qualified one way costs shifting (QOCS) - Opportunities & Pitfalls. A Review of Recent Case-Law". Comments include a look at the scope of QOCS and the limitations on costs protection set out in CPR Parts 44.14 and 44.15, with particular reference to recent High Court and Court of...

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  • Mark Sullivan represents parents at inquest

    Mark Sullivan represented the parents of Arietta-Grace Barnett (d.o.b. 6th June 2017) at the Inquest into her death on 9th July 2019. In the course of the two day hearing in Winchester Coroner’s Court on 4/5th November 2020, the Coroner, Rosamund Rhodes-Kemp, heard evidence into the tragic circumstances of Arietta’s death. She had been taken to hospital on 28th June 2019 following the suspected accidental ingestion of a toilet cleaning product. She was detained in...

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    3PB sponsor Support Through Court “In Conversation with" Sarah Langford and William Clegg QC

    3PB are pleased to sponsor Support Through Court’s 4th “In Conversation” event due to take place via Zoom on Wednesday 18 November 7-8.30pm. The event will be joined by Sarah Langford and William Clegg QC, who will discuss their experiences at the bar and help raise funds and awareness for the charity. Sarah Langford is a barrister from 3PB and Sunday Times Best Seller for ‘In your defense’, a book commended for powerfully communicating the...

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    3PB backs Road Safety Awareness Week with GloWeek fundraiser

    3PB Barristers’ large Personal Injury  & Clinical Negligence teams, led by Mark Lomas and Michelle Marnham, have long supported the Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT). This week is GloWeek, usually the charity’s biggest fundraising week of the year, but the main events in person are obviously cancelled. So 3PB’s counsel will instead be dressing up on Wednesday 28th October in bright and neon clothing and raising money for CBIT. Become the face of 3PB and...

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    46 barristers at 3PB ranked in Chambers & Partners 2021 UK Bar directory

    The 2021 Chambers and Partners legal directory - which ranks and rates barristers and solicitors based on independent research by the publisher and direct feedback from clients - has given 46 3PB barristers rankings in this year's guide, across 16 different practice areas. This includes two new group rankings for Family (Children) and Family (Matrimonial Finance) teams in the Midlands and new ratings for Chancery in the Midlands as well as Planning Law in the...

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  • Recording now available: Settlements and Negotiations

    On 1st October 2020, 3PB's specialist personal injury and clinical negligence barrister Duncan McNair was joined by Andrew Sands, Nestor Director and IFA to present a webinar on ''Settlements and Negotiations'' which was viewed by over 920 legal and finance professionals. In this recording Duncan McNair reviews the art and method of “Settlement Negotiations”, including how to determine your own valuation; explaining the valuation to the client; negotiation tactics and how to achieve the best...

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