• Professional discipline and regulatory newsletter - out now!

      Welcome to 3PB's professional discipline and regulatory newsletter Welcome to the second edition of our newsletter, packed-full with sector news, hints and tips and case law analysis. In this edition, Lachlan Wilson, David Swinstead and Peter Jennings - part of 3PB's team of legal assessors - focus their top hints and tips for successful advocacy on the importance of language. Our team also provides analysis on topical issues that have troubled the courts in the past...

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  • Judicial Review update: practice and procedure

    Judicial Review update: practice and procedure

    Following the Part 54 Practice Directions revisions of 31st May 2021, which marked some substantial changes to judicial review claims moving forward, specialist judicial review practitioners Mathew Gullick QC, Caroline Stone, Matthew Wyard and Alice de Coverley from 3PB’s Public Law team presented a webinar on the changes on 1st June 2021. Topics for discussion included: The new rules on where to issue your claim The new requirements for pleadings and bundles Urgent applications and...

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  • 3PB Barristers Katherine Anderson and Matthew Wyard

    3PB joins forces with law firm BLM to provide training on Special Educational Needs in Wales

    Two of 3PB’s specialist education law barristers Matthew Wyard and Katherine Anderson joined forces with John Roberts at BLM Law to provide three webinars for Lawyers across the country in a snappily-named series, ‘‘SEN (Special Educational Needs) in Wales, the Current and Future Legal Landscape’’. The webinars covered various topics including dealing with the more adversarial tribunal claims and appeals including the role of experts; the most important aspects of Parts 2, 3 and 4...

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  • Tagbo and Sunyana

    Sunyana Sharma and Dr Tagbo Ilozue provide review of Fisheries Act 2020  

    Two of 3PB’s public and regulatory barristers,  Sunyana Sharma and Dr Tagbo Ilozue, have published a review of Fisheries Act 2020 for legal publishers LexisNexis. To read an excerpt of the note from these two marine and fisheries law experts, please click here. If you wish to ask about the article, or to instruct them on a fisheries matter, please contact their clerk Chris Mitchell on chris.mitchell@3pb.co.uk or by calling him on 020 7583 8055....

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    Jonathan Underhill is guest speaker at the National Food Law Conference 2021

    3PB’s specialist crime and regulatory law barrister Jonathan Underhill (pictured here) was one of the guest speakers at the National Food Law Conference 2021, alongside the likes of Sterling Crew, Chair of the Advisory Board of the Food Authenticity Network of the Laboratory of the Government Chemist and  Sam Jennings, Chair of the IFST Food Regulatory Group. The webinar was a three hour event for on the latest developments in food law organised by the Legal...

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  • Charlotte Hadfield successful in High Court judicial review

    3PB’s specialist education and regulatory law barrister Charlotte Hadfield (pictured here) was successful in a recent judicial review challenge against Nottinghamshire County Council, in a case brought under s42 of the Children and Families Act 2014 whilst acting for the parents. The High Court Judgment, which was handed down on the 20th May 2021, is already a “must-read” for those lawyers practising in the field of education law as it includes some helpful and insightful...

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    Jonathan Underhill advises Cannabis Trades Association members about critical UK regulations

    3PB criminal and regulatory barrister Jonathan Underhill joined law firm Mackrell Solicitors and KFP Consulting for an online panel event on 21 May 2021, entitled “Novel Foods – What Now? How to engage with the Regulators” organised for the Cannabis Trades Association and its members. With the FSA still not providing a definitive list of those CBD suppliers / producers who have achieved validation of their novel foods application, Jonathan and the panel looked at...

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    Jonathan Underhill is guest speaker at the Cannabis Trades Association webinar on Novel Foods

    3PB’s specialist regulatory barrister and Head of Trading Standards, Jonathan Underhill will be joining Ricardo Geada, Head of Cannabis and Regulatory Team at Mackrell Law; Siân Phillips, Managing Director at Cannabis Trades Association; and Leon Livermore, Director at KFP consulting to present a webinar on trading standards for the Cannabis Trades Association. The webinar ‘’Novel Foods – What Now? How to engage with the Regulators!’’ will be taking place on Friday 21st May 10am-11am. The...

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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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