Public and Regulatory News

Three 3PB Barristers appointed to the list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health and Safety and Environmental Law

National chambers 3PB Barristers is delighted to announce the appointment of three of its barristers to the list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health and Safety and Environmental Law. David Richards (call 1989), who recently acted in the Cheeki Rafiki case has been appointed to the panel’s A list. Elisabeth Bussey-Jones (call 1997), who has […]

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3PB barrister Nicholas Leviseur in corporate governance case law: membership groups, terminating membership and an implied term

Judgment was given last week in Dymoke v Association for Dance Movement Pyschotherapy UK Ltd [2019] EWHC 94 (QB) by Mr Justice Popplewell. The case concerned a company limited by guarantee and, in the context of a decision to terminate a member's membership, an argument based on the existence of an implied term concerning the […]

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Supreme Court rules miscarriage of justice compensation law does not breach ECHR

3PB barrister Mathew Gullick was junior counsel for the Justice Secretary in The Queen (on the applications of Hallam and Nealon) v Secretary of State for Justice [2019] UKSC 2 in which the Supreme Court, by a 5-2 majority, has ruled that the definition of “miscarriage of justice” in section 133(1ZA) of the Criminal Justice […]

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3PB welcome crime and regulatory barrister Jonathan Underhill

3 Paper Buildings (3PB Barristers) has continued its expansion with the arrival of Jonathan Underhill who joins chambers as an expert criminal and financial crime barrister from Foundry Chambers (formerly 9-12 Bell Yard). He was called to the Bar in 2008, Jonathan is highly rated for financial crime and POCA cases, regulatory cases and criminal […]

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Tom Horder represents building contractor in HSE gas main prosecution

Tom Horder has represented a building contractor in an HSE prosecution arising from damage to a gas main. During the subsequent repair works escaping gas ignited. On 6.11.18 At Folkstone Magistrates’ court Southern Gas Networks (the Co-defendant Company) was fined £1.2m and the building contractor £60,000. Click here to view Tom Horder's profile.

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3PB Michael Vere-Hodge QC successfully prosecutes charity Science of the Soul in health and safety fatality

Michael Vere-Hodge QC, instructed by Central Bedfordshire Council, successfully prosecuted registered charity and spiritual organisation Science of the Soul. In April 2014, a volunteer was using a scaffolding platform to inspect lighting at the organisation’s main UK site at Haynes Park. The volunteer tragically fell from the scaffolding sustaining fatal injury. Subsequent investigation revealed that […]

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Public and Regulatory Newsletter - May 2018

In this edition of our Public and Regulatory Newsletter, 3PB Pupils Gabriel Adedeji and Daniel Brown bring you the following articles. Click here to read our newsletter. Daniel Brown on "ICO vs. 'Fitness to Practise' Bodies: Doubling the Punishment" Gabriel Adedeji examines "7 months on: a round up of the cases following 'Ivey v Genting Casinos'" Gabriel Adedeji looks at "Dr […]

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3PB Barrister Sunyana Sharma secures record fine for the Maritime Coastguard Agency v Sodexo on health and safety grounds

On 18 May 2018 Sunyana Sharma secured the largest financial penalty for the Maritime Coastguard Agency ('MCA') against Sodexo Ltd in the sum of £300,000. The Defendant Company pleaded guilty for failing to operate a passenger vessel, 'Symphony' on the River Thames, with a valid Domestic Ship Safety Management Certificate for a period of 6 weeks. During this period, it had carried approximately 10,000 passengers. […]

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Nigel Lickley QC leading David Richards prosecuted the case of R v Innes and Stormforce Coaching Ltd (Cheeki Rafiki) at Winchester Crown Court

This case concerned the deaths of 4 sailors. They were the crew of the Cheeki Rafiki sailing from Antigua to the United Kingdom in May 2014. The vessel capsized when 1000 miles off the east coast of the USA after her keel became detached following the failure of the keel/hull attachment. Mr Innes was the […]

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