Public and Regulatory News

3PB's Jonathan Underhill secures suspended sentence in prosecution under Trade Marks Act 1994

3PB Barristers’ Jonathan Underhill was instructed to represent the first defendant in a case brought by Isle Of Wight Council Trading Standards. The case involved thousands of counterfeit items from well-known brands  including Chanel; Hugo Boss; Ted Baker; Adidas; Calvin Klein; Moncler; Jack Wills; Ugg; Michael Kors and Nike. Following submissions on the lack of […]

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3PB's Michael Vere-Hodge QC and Nicholas Cotter in successful prosecution of Center Parcs

3PB's regulatory barristers Michael Vere-Hodge QC and Nicholas Cotter, representing the local authority, successfully prosecuted Center Parcs in Woburn. The site pleaded guilty, after a jury were sworn, to two counts that reflected a very serious health and safety breach that had put the employees of Center Parcs and the public at risk. An Center […]

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3PB nominated twice in the Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2020

3PB is thrilled to have been shortlisted by the Legal 500 directory in the following categories: Regional Bar: Set of the Year and Regional Bar: Silk of the Year – Vanessa Meachin QC The nomination for Regional Set of the Year is further acknowledgment of the talent, hard work and investment by 3PB's members and staff […]

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Criminal law and child cruelty QC joins 3PB

3PB’s Head of Chambers David Berkley QC is delighted to announce that criminal law barrister and child cruelty Silk, Ms Jo Martin QC, has joined 3PB as a door tenant. Jo qualified as a solicitor in 1996 before being called to the Bar in 2005 and becoming a QC last year. Prior to moving to […]

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3PB’s Blood-Halvorsen authors review of UK and international cannabis regulations and compliance

Pupil barrister Ashley Blood-Halvorsen has been working for the last 18 months on a review of global reforms of cannabis law, that has just been published by a working party of the Society of Conservative Lawyers (SCL). The new report “Cannabis: A look at sweeping global change” was authored by Ashley and Simon Randall CBE of […]

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3PB Barristers and Bower & Bailey pool their legal expertise in support of our Armed Forces Personnel

Ahead of Armed Forces day this Saturday 29th June, 3PB Barristers are delighted to announce their close cooperation with solicitors Bower & Bailey to provide first class legal assistance to Armed Forces Personnel – across the whole spectrum of legal specialisms. Both firms will sign on Wednesday 3rd July the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging support […]

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Susan Jones represents former construction company director in Inquest

Susan Jones represented the former managing director of a small construction company, in a Jury inquest touching the death of a sub contractor who fell from a ladder on a construction site. The Jury heard that there had been breaches of safe working practices and that a colleague saw the deceased prior to the fall not […]

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3PB provide specialist legal and practical tips training for law firm Irwin Mitchell

Ten specialist members of 200-strong 3PB Barristers will today be training more than 50 lawyers from leading law firm Irwin Mitchell’s highly-regarded Medical Negligence, Family Law, Court of Protection/Public Law and Travel (Serious Injury) teams at 3PB's Colmore Building offices in Birmingham.    

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3PB’s Nicholas Cotter successful for care home manager after fire

Following a terrible fire at Newgrange Care Home in Hertfordshire, in which two elderly residents died, regulatory and health and safety barrister Nicholas Cotter acted for the care home manager Alison Wood. Mrs Wood pleaded not guilty to five Fire Reform Order offences. Significant expert evidence was then considered to help determine issues of causation, fire compartment, […]

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3PB’s Cotter wins critical appeal for Bristol bus business against traffic commissioner

Independent bus operator Abus - which runs bus services in Bristol, Bath, North Somerset and further afield - turned to 3PB’s public and regulatory barrister Nick Cotter when the business faced possible suspension of its licence and closure of the business. Abus’ boss Alan Peters appealed the ruling from the Traffic Commissioner who controls and […]

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