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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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    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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