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    Lydia Pemberton discusses contentious probate disputes for Women in Wills

    3PB’s specialist contentious probate barrister, Lydia Pemberton (TEP) (pictured here) spoke at the fourth Women in Wills event of 2021 by Practical Vision alongside Tara McIness, a partner in the contentious probate team at Burnside Partnership. Lydia spoke about the recent contentious dispute case Re R (Deceased) (2021) EWHC 936 (Ch), the judgment in which had been handed down on 16th April. The case was in relation to the provision for minor children from their...

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    Wills and Estates: Early Neutral Evaluation service from 3PB Barristers

    Judges are increasingly asking parties to use Alternative Dispute Resolution to resolve disputes. Whilst mediation has been the traditional route taken to achieve this; we are seeing a significant rise in the use of Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) in contested probate cases. Use of ENE can often help client to settle early, efficiently and cost effectively How it works Once the parties agree on ENE as the preferred route, they appoint one of our specialist...

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  • Robin Howard acts as counsel for three brothers in high profile contested will dispute over £ 850,000 family house

    3PB’s experienced barrister Robin Howard (pictured here) acted as counsel for three brothers who have lost an appeal for an inheritance claim for £ 850,000 after the initial trial was made unfair because of the attitude of the original trial judge. The case came to court in 2019 and the judge ruled that all £ 850,000 of value from the family house be awarded to their sister, after a will made in 1986 was replaced by...

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    3PB examines truth in business and property cases and enhanced measures for the taking and making of witness statements

    3PB commercial and property Silk Joseph Giret QC (pictured here) and 3PB pupil barrister Amanda Fernandez examine the impact of Practice Direction 57AC on Witness Evidence at Trial (“PD57AC”). This will apply to witness statements for use at trials in the Business and Property Courts, specifically to claims issued next week - after 6 April 2021 - or to existing proceedings where the witness statements for trial are signed on or after 6 April 2021....

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    Neil Fawcett gives legal opinion that estate agents could be 'negligent' for not disclosing air pollution levels

    3PB’s commercial barrister Neil Fawcett has co-produced,  with Jessica Simor QC from Matrix Chambers,  a 20-page legal opinion for the Central Office of Public Interest which says there is a "strong legal argument" that estate agents not disclosing air pollution levels would be considered negligent. This follows the news about a new pollution rating tool for every postcode in the UK, addresspollution.org - using 1.5 billion data points generated by air pollution experts at Imperial...

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    Rogue landlords: Do multiple offences mean multiple rent repayment orders?

    As more tenants become aware of the provisions made in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (“HPA2016”) to sanction the behaviour of rogue landlords, 3PB property litigation barrister Antonietta Grasso considers the recent case of Ficcara & Others v James [2021] UKUT 0038 (LC), [2021] All ER (D) 30 (Mar), in which the tenants raised the issue of the interpretation of sections 40, 43 and 44 HPA2016 and whether the multiplicity of offences by a...

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    Joshua Dubin comments about cowboy builders and victims’ rights for MailonLine

    The website MailonLine carried a detailed feature yesterday about homeowners who were left thousands of pounds out of pocket at the hands of their 'cowboy' builders. Their accounts come amid growing calls for the Government to introduce a statutory licensing scheme which regulates builders and protects customers seeking redress for poor workmanship. 3PB property barrister Joshua Dubin (pictured here) said in the article that “one of the important pitfalls for the building industry was the...

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    Watch now: webinar on court of protection - property and affairs

    3PB's Emma Waldron and Matthew Wyard hosted a webinar on ''Court of Protection: Property & Affairs'' on Wednesday 9 December 2020 focusing on the issues of Deputies and their cost recoverability. In this recording Emma and Matthew discuss the decision of the Court of Protection in ACC & Ors and its impact on the ability of property and affairs deputies to recover their costs of legal proceedings from the protected party’s assets. They also consider...

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  • 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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