Public and Regulatory News

The new emergency Coronavirus Bill and its hidden impact on private schools

3PB Education and public law barrister Matthew Wyard examines the impact of the new Coronavirus Bill on the independent education sector and uncovers some unexpected roles and demands on private schools. Click here to read Matthew's analysis. Matthew Wyard has practised in the field of education law for 8 years and is happy to represent […]

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3PB issues new commentary on SEN provision, EHC Plans and the meaning of ‘necessary’

Education and public law barrister Matthew Wyard and Paul Wyard of Sinclairslaw review Nottinghamshire CC v SF and another, a case in which the Court of Appeal held that the First-Tier Tribunal  had correctly construed the meaning of ‘necessary’ in section 37(1) of the Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014) in finding that it […]

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3PB Public law - Matthew Wyard analyses Re: ACC & Ors [2020] EWCOP 9

Matthew Wyard analyses Re: ACC &Ors [2020] EWCOP 9, a case concerning the conflicts of interests that may arise where property and affairs deputies instruct a firm with which they are associated to carry out instructions for P,  or to conduct litigation on P’s behalf. Click here to read Matthew's analysis. Click here to view […]

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Charlotte Hadfield and Matthew Wyard successful in the Court of Appeal in the first case to consider section 37 of the Children and Families Act 2014

Charlotte Hadfield and Matthew Wyard, instructed by Sinclairslaw, acted for the parents in the decision, handed down today, of Nottinghamshire County Council v SF and GD. The case concerned an appeal brought by Nottinghamshire County Council against the earlier Upper Tribunal decision of the same name ([2019] UKUT 243 (AAC)) which itself was an appeal […]

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3PB welcomes education and public law barrister Matthew Wyard

3PB is pleased to welcome Matthew Wyard, a public law barrister specialising in the fields of education, health and social care. He joined chambers having spent his first few years of practice as an employed barrister in the public law and commercial litigation departments of a well-known specialist public law firm. Matthew brings significant experience of […]

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3PB Barrister Sunyana Sharma secures a successful conviction for the Maritime Coastguard Agency

3PB Barrister Sunyana Sharma secures a conviction and sentence for the Maritime Coastguard Agency against the Master, Daniel Wakefield and the Company, London Party Boats Ltd following a collision of the vessel ‘Jewel of London’, a passenger class V vessel on the River Thames. On 13 December 2018 the ‘Jewel of London’ collided with the […]

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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 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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