Public and Regulatory News

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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3PB Barrister Nicholas Cotter argues exception circumstances in a dishonesty case before the SRA

Nicholas Cotter successfully argues exceptional circumstances in a dishonesty case before the Solicitors Regulatory Tribunal. The case involved evidentially challenging any issues of intention relating to third parties and a reasoned approach to the criteria laid out in the case of Sharma in order to preserve the career of a solicitor. Click here to read […]

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Louis Weston and Gareth Graham appointed to the Sport Resolutions Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators

3PB’s Sports Group is happy to announce that Gareth Graham and Head of Sports Group Louis Weston have been appointed to the Sport Resolutions Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators. These appointments demonstrate the strength and depth of the 3PB Sports Law Team. Sport Resolutions is the independent, not-for-profit, dispute resolution service for sport in the United Kingdom. Established […]

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The Fifth Edition of Millington and Sutherland Williams: The Proceeds of Crime is now available

3PB's public and regulatory and crime teams are proud to announce the publication of the fifth edition of 'Millington and Sutherland Williams on the Proceeds of Crime'. This major work, published by Oxford University Press, is available to 3PB's instructing solicitors with a 20% discount.  Please contact marketing@3pb.co.uk to benefit from this offer, valid until 31/1/2019. A leading […]

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3PB Barristers are proud to announce three Recorder appointments

3PB Barristers are delighted to announce that three of their barristers have been appointed as Recorders. Lawrence Messling, is assigned to sit on the North Eastern Circuit dealing with Family matters. William Hansen has been assigned to sit on the South Eastern Circuit dealing with Criminal matters. Mathew Gullick has also been assigned to sit […]

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3PB celebrates the launch of the 5th edition of 'Millington and Sutherland Williams on the Proceeds of Crime'

3PB's public and regulatory team are proud to announce the publication of the fifth edition of 'Millington and Sutherland Williams on the Proceeds of Crime' (published by Oxford University Press).  The book is a leading practitioner text on all aspects of restraint, confiscation and civil recovery of the proceeds of crime.  It has been fully updated to […]

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