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    Oliver Ingham in Hirachand landmark Inheritance Act appeal

    Judgement was handed down today in Hirachand, which is arguably the most important decision to arise in the context of the 1975 Act since the Supreme Court dealt with Ilott v Mitson [2017] UKSC. The case sees the Court of Appeal clarifying several controversial issues arising from the 46-year old, Inheritance Act 1975. 3PB’s probate and chancery barrister Oliver Ingham (pictured here) and Brie Stephens-Hoare QC (Gatehouse Chambers) acted for the appellants, taking instructions from...

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    3PB announces Thomas Talbot-Ponsonby as fourth employment judge appointment in October 2021

    3PB is delighted to announce that a fourth member of chambers, Thomas Talbot-Ponsonby, has been appointed as a fee-paid, part-time Employment Tribunal Judges in England and Wales. Thomas has been assigned to the South East region. He has also been appointed a Deputy District Judge as well and will sit on the South East circuit. Thomas will continue to maintain his busy property, commercial and chancery practice. Before coming to the Bar in 2011, Thomas practised...

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    Ashley Blood-Halvorsen wins for grandchildren in contested estate case dating back to 2008

    3PB’s Ashley Blood-Halvorsen, instructed by Christian Nicholls of Nicholls Brimble Bhol Solicitors, had a successful summary judgment application heard in the High Court in Birmingham yesterday. Ashley (pictured here) was instructed to advise and settle particulars of claim in the case of S and S v B, a historic breach of trust and devastavit claim arising out of the administration of an estate in 2008. This arose out of the defendant grandfather’s capacity as executor...

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  • William Hansen re-appointed to Attorney General’s London A Panel

    Congratulations to barrister William Hansen, one of 3PB’s senior specialist counsel in public law, property law and commercial litigation, who has been re-appointed for another five years to the Attorney General’s (AG's) A Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. William, pictured here, regularly acts for a variety of government departments and agencies including the Secretary of State for the Home Department, HMRC, MoJ, the NCA and the Secretary of State for Business. He routinely...

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    Dr Zhen Ye prepares case review of Court of Appeal decision in Valbonne v Cityvalue

    3PB commercial and property barrister Dr Zhen Ye (pictured here) has analysed the impact of this property dispute between two property developers, owned by members of the same ultra-orthodox Jewish community, over a failed purchase of the Beckton Arms in East London. The case had initially gone to arbitration before the Beth Din of the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations, during which Valbonne Estates learnt that Cityvalue Estates entered into an option agreement with a...

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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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    Probate law webinar recording - out now!

    Specialist probate law barristers Martin Strutt and Lydia Pemberton hosted our Zoom webinar - chaired by Cheryl Jones - on Thursday 17 June. Martin Strutt presented "Knowledge and approval and rectification: an overview of knowledge and approval and discussion as to whether rectification can in some circumstances cure a lack of knowledge and approval.". Martin's notes can be found here. Lydia Pemberton examined “Put up or shut up. How to progress estate administration: an overview into the options...

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  • Oliver Ingham in key Inheritance Act case

    In 2020, Cohen J issued his decision in Re H [2020] EWHC (Fam) 1134 which found for the first time that a Court could order an Estate to pay for a CFA Uplift as part of an award under the Inheritance Act 1975. Further, an award was made by video link in circumstances where the Defendant (who was unrepresented) a profoundly deaf and disabled 87 year old woman who could not hear or see what...

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    Jakob Reckhenrich joins 3PB’s Commercial and Property & Estates teams

    Barrister Jakob Reckhenrich, a multiple-scholarship award winner and Oxford and Brown Universities alumnus, has joined 3PB to advise on commercial, real estate and property disputes. He joins 3PB, initially as a third six pupil, after completing his pupillage at Monckton Chambers and working as a judicial assistant in the Commercial Court, where he assisted, among others, Mrs Justice Cockerill and Mr Justice Butcher. Jakob Reckhenrich came to the Bar after working as an academic philosopher...

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    The impact of Covid-19 on residential property

    3PB’s specialist property and commercial law barrister Thomas Talbot-Ponsonby joined Tim Baldwin from Garden Court Chambers to record a webinar on ‘‘The impact of Covid-19 on residential property’’ for Lexis Nexis. In this webinar, the duo of barristers take a look at the impact of covid-19 on residential property from both the landlord’s and tenant’s perspectives. Thomas Talbot-Ponsonby takes a closer look at the landlord’s perspective including the initial response; terminating the tenancy; notice periods...

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    Sarah Langford featured on cover of Counsel magazine, “Called to the Baa!”

    3PB’s barrister-author Sarah Langford features on the cover of this month’s Counsel magazine, after an interview with Chris Henley QC, former Chair of the Criminal Bar Association, about the parallels between farming and farmers, and the law and barristers, and the dilemmas of combining young children with continued practice at the Bar. As the feature explains, Sarah Langford’s brilliant first book “In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law” was published in 2018 and her...

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    Louise Worton delivers an insight into TOLATA matters for YRes Oxfordshire

    3PB’s specialist property and family law barrister Louise Worton (pictured here) recently delivered a webinar on TOLATA issues to young family lawyers group YRes in Oxfordshire. Louise gave members of YRes in Oxfordshire an insight into TOLATA (Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996) applications. The presentation included a detailed overview of the types of trusts, provisions of the act, procedure and costs involved. Click here to view Louise's presentation. Louise advised the...

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