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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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    David Richards successfully prosecutes skipper in Sussex triple-drownings case

    David Richards, Head of 3PB’s Marine Group, successfully prosecuted David Marr for failing to keep a proper lookout as master of the fishing vessel Vertrouwen, as a result of which three men, out for a night’s recreational fishing off the coast of Sussex, were killed. The incident happened just after midnight on 6 August 2017. Following a five-day retrial Mr Marr was convicted unanimously by the jury at Brighton Crown Court. He was sentenced to...

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    Attorney General’s Panel appointments: Matthew Wyard appointed to C Panel

    3PB’s public and education law specialist Matthew Wyard joins seven other 3PB barristers on the Attorney General’s (AG’s) panel of counsel including A panel members of soon-to-be QC Mathew Gullick and fellow public and regulatory barrister William Hansen. In total, 3PB has 13 barristers across the AG’s London, Regional, Public International Law and Junior Junior panels. The Attorney General’s panel of counsel consists of counsel who undertake civil and EU work for all government departments....

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    Matthew Wyard speaks at the joint-event of the Equality & Human Rights Commission and the Wales Observatory on Children and Young People’s Rights

    3PB’s Matthew Wyard has today given a presentation to a variety of legal practitioners, NGO’s, charities and public bodies on how the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) is incorporated into Welsh specific legislation. The talk was given at the invitation of the Equality & Human Rights Commission and the Wales Observatory on Children and Young People’s Rights as part of the inaugural ‘Strategic Litigation’ workshop held by the organisations designed...

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    3PB joins forces with Mackrell to give counsel on the legal cannabis products trade post-Brexit

    3PB’s Matthew Wyard, a specialist regulatory barrister has issued a briefing, in tandem with Ricardo Geada, head of the cannabis and regulatory team at law firm Mackrell Solicitors aimed at companies working within the CBD industry post-Brexit. As of the 1st January 2021, the UK officially left the EU after a deal was agreed on 24 December. The deal will bring complex changes to the import and export of products for UK businesses, especially those...

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  • Professional Discipline and Regulatory newsletter out now!

    A warm welcome to the first edition of our professional Discipline and Regulatory law newsletter.
    You can expect each of our newsletters to be packed full with news and case reviews of significant decisions that impact you and your clients.
    In this edition you can meet the team and find the latest updates.

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  • Sunyana Sharma extols the benefits of secondments for barristers in Counsel magazine

    In July 2013, barrister Sunyana Sharma started a whole new area of regulatory and disciplinary law when she took up a secondment as a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) case presenter. For six months, she presented NMC cases up and down the country. The birth of her daughter in 2016 brought fresh challenges in returning to private practice and doing a three-week trial in Manchester at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service when still breastfeeding and...

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    Regulatory/disciplinary barrister Victoria Sheppard-Jones joins 3PB  

    Victoria Sheppard-Jones, a specialist in financial crime and regulatory investigations, prosecutions and enforcement in the financial services and healthcare sectors, has joined national chambers 3PB Barristers from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). She has been working at the FCA on an investigation into the Anti Money Laundering and Compliance framework of a large bank. This follows two years as a complex casework lawyer at the Court of Appeal's Criminal Division. Prior to this, Victoria was...

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    Sunyana Sharma reviews the impact of Maughan in the Coroners Court

    3PB’s specialist regulatory and criminal law barrister Sunyana Sharma (pictured here) has reviewed the case of R (on the application of Maughan) (AP) v. Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire [2020] UKSC 46. The case related to James Maughan, who was a prisoner held in HMP Bullingdon. Sadly on 11 July 2016 he was found hanging in his cell from a ligature and he was pronounced dead. The jury, in its narrative had originally concluded...

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    Jonathan Underhill secures acquittal for his client in multi-handed VAT fraud

    3PB’s specialist crime and regulatory law barrister Jonathan Underhill (pictured here) has secured acquittal for his client following a two week trial in a multi-handed VAT fraud matter. Jonathan's client was accused of being knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion of VAT. After two weeks of prosecution evidence, and following detailed written and oral submissions, Jonathan was successful in persuading the judge to withdraw the case from the jury and direct the acquittal of the Defendant....

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    3PB sees two new Silks announced

    It is with great pleasure that 3PB Barristers announces that, on the recommendation of The Lord Chancellor, Her Majesty The Queen has announced her intention to appoint family barrister Lucy Hendry and public and employment law barrister Mathew Gullick as Queen's Counsel in the Ministry of Justice's new Silk appointments published today, 17 December 2020. Lucy Hendry was called to the Bar in 1988 and is a family barrister and accredited mediator who specialises in...

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    Max Schofield’s OnlyFans VAT case is referred to the European Court of Justice ahead of Brexit

    3PB’s commercial and tax barrister Max Schofield was instructed to advise Fenix International Limited, who operate the OnlyFans website, in their VAT dispute with HMRC about the VAT liability of online platforms under EU law. OnlyFans is a global social media platform where fans subscribe to creators to see online content. Led by Valentina Sloane QC of Monckton Chambers, Max obtained an order from the UK’s First-Tier Tribunal (Tax) referring the question of the validity...

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