• Max Schofield advises on “new negligence outbreak” over stamp duty land tax

    Property conveyancing solicitors and tax practitioners involved with stamp duty land tax need to be wary after a rise in claims against them for professional negligence for failing to advise on, or failure to submit a return for, Multiple Dwelling Relief (MDR). 3PB’s commercial and tax specialist barrister Max Schofield, who has described the present spike in claims as  a “new negligence outbreak”, explains the importance of multiple dwellings relief when considering stamp duty land...

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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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    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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    3PB organises innovative remote non-statutory village green inquiry

    3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) has been instrumental in delivering a non-statutory village green public inquiry online. It is thought that it could well be the first inquiry of its kind where oral evidence has been heard remotely. Planning barrister William Webster of 3PB was instructed by Wiltshire Council to hold an inquiry in relation to a village green application. Owing to restrictions on physical gatherings an alternative solution was needed if the inquiry was...

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  • 3PB are proud to announce two more Recorder appointments

    3PB property and financial remedies barrister Louise Worton and criminal law barrister Daniel Sawyer have today both been appointed Recorders in the announcement today, 7 October 2020, from the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary. Louise Worton (call: 2000) will be sitting on the South Eastern Circuit dealing with Family matters. Louise has also recently been appointed as a part-time judicial office holder in the First Tier Tribunal, in the South Eastern area, sitting in the Social...

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  • 3PB pupil barristers Sam Pentony and Alex Leonhardt start Second Six pupillages

    New family pupil barrister Sam Pentony joins fellow Second Six pupil Alex Leonhardt “on their feet” and taking instructions for court representation, advocacy and advisory work. Civil pupil Alex Leonhardt’s caseload is focused on education, employment and housing law. Alex graduated top of his year on the GDL, obtaining a distinction on every paper. He was awarded the third highest mark on the BPTC with the top mark in his cohort for cross-examination and opinion...

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    The remote witnessing of wills: a last resort

    Until now, for a will or codicil to be valid, “presence” in the Wills Act 1837 required for the testator to be in the “line of sight”. This did not allow for the remote witnessing of wills. Probate barrister Lydia Pemberton examines The Wills Act 1837 (Electronic Communications) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Order 2020, which expressly provides that ““presence” includes presence by means of video conference or other visual transmission”, in real-time, for wills made since 31...

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  • 3PB launches dedicated Covid-19 resources hub

    3PB Barristers have created a dedicated webpage on its website to act as a hub for the many articles, briefings and webinar and podcast recordings about lockdown laws and regulations as well as practical issues like court attendance, e-bundles, remote and hybrid hearings. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to create employment, contractual and other legal challenges which are in many ways unprecedented. The impact of the virus is being felt, and in response, 3PB have...

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  • Unintended Consequences: Does Trecarrell House dilute the purpose of the Gas Safety Regulations?

    This month the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the case of Trecarrell House Ltd v Rouncefield [2020] EWCA Civ 760 and ruled that a failure to serve a gas safety certificate before a tenant enters in to occupation of the property will not create an absolute bar on residential landlords subsequently relying upon the section 21 eviction procedure. 3PB first-six pupil barrister Alex Leonhardt, in reviewing the case in a detailed article here,...

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  • Short video explaining Court of Appeal decision regarding landlords and gas safety certificates out now

    Matthew Cannings explains the significance of the Court of Appeal's decision in Trecarrell House v Rouncefield for landlords and gas safety certificates - all in under three minutes!    

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  • 3PB reviews Trecarrell House decision on landlords’ eviction rights and gas safety certificates

    Yesterday. Thursday 18th June 2020, the Court of Appeal handed down their judgment in the case of Trecarrell House Ltd v Rouncefield [2020] EWCA Civ 760 to state that a failure to serve a gas safety certificate before a tenant enters in to occupation of the property does not create an absolute bar on residential landlords subsequently relying upon the section 21 eviction procedure. 3PB Barristers’ Matthew Cannings, who heads the Property & Estates team...

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  • Is “Aster” the new “Daejan”? Joshua Dubin helps clients to resist their landlord's appeal

    Aster Communities v Chapman and others [2020] UKUT 177 (LC) Judgment published 15.07.2020 Joshua Dubin has helped his clients to resist their landlord’s appeal against the imposition of conditions that will enable them to instruct an expert to assess whether certain repair works are necessary. The Upper Tribunal has upheld a decision to impose conditions when granting Aster dispensation from its service charge consultation requirements. Aster applied for dispensation because it omitted the total replacement...

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