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    Nicholas Cotter successful as HSE drop prosecution after defence representations

    3PB's crime and regulatory barrister Nicholas Cotter (pictured here) saw the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) drop its Section 7 HSWA Prosecution against a former employee of Crediton Dairy. The Dairy and another company had pleaded guilty and been fined for failing to remove asbestos correctly. However the HSE sought to continue its prosecution of the company employee, who had pleaded not guilty and the matter was proceeding to trial. However, after the production of...

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  • Gemma White becomes a Treasury Counsel Monitoree

    3PB are delighted to announce that crime and regulatory barrister Gemma White has been appointed by Robert Courts KC MP HM Solicitor General, to the Treasury Counsel Monitoree Scheme, for a period of 3 years from 1 April 2024. Treasury Counsel are a team of specialist advocates who prosecute many of the most serious and complex cases in the country, and advise and appear on behalf of the Law Officers and other government departments. Advocates...

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    Ben Amunwa joins three highly rated practice teams at 3PB

    3 Paper Buildings (3PB) is delighted to announce that leading public law, education and employment barrister Ben Amunwa (2013 call) has joined chambers, from The 36 Group. Ben is a popular choice for high profile and landmark litigation, often involving multiple parties and novel points of law. He provides practical advice on resolving disputes to a wide range of clients. He has been ranked in the Chambers UK Bar Guide for Public and Administrative Law...

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    Sarah Brown joins 3PB's Criminal and Regulatory teams

    3PB's Criminal and Regulatory teams are delighted to announce that Sarah Brown, a specialist crime and Court Martials barrister, has joined the national chambers and starts in January 2024. Sarah, pictured here, has experience in a broad spectrum of cases including serious sexual offences, offences against the person, dishonesty, AWOL and desertion. Sarah has frequently been instructed to travel abroad to provide representation, especially to the Courts Martial in Germany and regularly represents service personnel...

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  • 3PB barrister becomes His Majesty's Solicitor General

    3PB (3 Paper Buildings) barrister Robert Courts MP has been appointed HM's Solicitor General for England and Wales. Robert has been MP for Witney since 2016 and replaces fellow 3PB alumnus Michael Tomlinson KC MP, who moves to the Home Office to be a Minister of State. Robert was called to the Bar in 2003 and is a door tenant (non-working/associate member) at 3 Paper Buildings, where he practiced in personal injury/clinical negligence and public...

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    Victoria Hamblen explores strategic climate litigation for SG Voice

    Victoria Hamblen, specialist environmental/public law and commercial law barrister at 3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings), has reviewed the growth in strategic climate litigation and how it affects business defendants for Sustainable Growth (SG) Voice. In her commentary, Victoria discusses the growth in climate law and disputes and the significant impact that strategic climate litigation can have on corporations, citing real life examples of cases which were successfully brought and those refused permission to proceed. Victoria...

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    Professional discipline and regulatory newsletter - out now!

    Welcome to 3PB's Professional Discipline and Regulatory newsletter celebrating new rankings for our barristers in the latest Legal 500 publication. Edited by Daniel Brown, our newsletter has analysis from Sam Shurey on how to avoid erasure from the GDC register for non-compliance. Sunyana Sharma brings you news of the HCPC's updated standards of conduct, performance and ethics. Sunyana also considers the High Court's decision in Sudheer Shabir v. General Medical Council [2023] EWNH 1772 (Admin). Daniel Brown analyses Dr Sun v General Medical Council [2023] EWHC 1515 (Admin) concerned with mental health considerations in the context of findings of dishonesty.

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    William Hansen and Matthew Wyard in important public law appeal for UK asylum-seekers

    Two of 3PB’s public law barristers, William Hansen and Matthew Wyard, pictured left to right, both appeared in the important appeal of THTN v Secretary of State for the Home Department (“THTN”) which was handed down on 20th October 2023. The appeal has clarified what an appellant must demonstrate in Article 3 medical claims following the Supreme Court’s decision in AM(Zimbabwe) [2020] UKSC 17 (“AM (Zimbabwe)”). The key point of principle arising in THTN concerned...

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    3PB Crime team recruits Holly Fagan

    Criminal law specialist, Holly Fagan, pictured here, has become a member of chambers and will work from 3PB's Winchester office. She will be supported by 3PB's new criminal law and regulatory pupils Kate Davies and Jack Felvus. With a strong following and active client base for a barrister of her level of call, Holly has a busy practice both prosecuting and defending in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court across the Western Circuit. Holly has...

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    3PB celebrates 81 rankings in Chambers and Partners 2024

    3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) breaks another record in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners with a total of 81 accolades. The national set is rewarded with rankings in 18 areas of law, in the London Bar as well as in the South Eastern, Western and Midlands Circuits and exceptional comments on its service delivery, including praise for its “sublime service” and its "ability to manage matters in a professional and comprehensive manner second...

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    3PB achieves a record 145 rankings in this year’s Legal 500

    3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings), the UK's third largest chambers, is delighted to report this year again an outstanding number of rankings - totalling 145 - in the Legal 500 2024’s edition published today, a 12% increase on last year’s 130. The set has achieved its rankings across 5 large UK regions - or Circuits (London, South Eastern, Western, Midlands and Chester and Wales) - in 21 areas of law. 3PB is also ranked in...

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  • New Pupils Oct 23 v2

    3PB welcomes four new 12-month pupil barristers to its 240-strong barrister ranks today

    The four pupils starting their twelve-month pupillages, pictured left to right from the top, are: former global brand strategy director and behavioural science researcher Alice Horn who be focusing on commercial litigation and arbitration; former legal assistant Jack Felvus who will be focusing on public law and regulatory matters and criminal law; fellow legal assistant Laurie-Elizabeth Ketley will be focusing on family law and civil disputes; and former City financial analyst Suffian Hussain who will...

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