Public and Regulatory News

3PB provide specialist legal and practical tips training for law firm Irwin Mitchell

Ten specialist members of 200-strong 3PB Barristers will today be training more than 50 lawyers from leading law firm Irwin Mitchell’s highly-regarded Medical Negligence, Family Law, Court of Protection/Public Law and Travel (Serious Injury) teams at 3PB's Colmore Building offices in Birmingham.    

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3PB’s Nicholas Cotter successful for care home manager after fire

Following a terrible fire at Newgrange Care Home in Hertfordshire, in which two elderly residents died, regulatory and health and safety barrister Nicholas Cotter acted for the care home manager Alison Wood. Mrs Wood pleaded not guilty to five Fire Reform Order offences. Significant expert evidence was then considered to help determine issues of causation, fire compartment, […]

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3PB’s Cotter wins critical appeal for Bristol bus business against traffic commissioner

Independent bus operator Abus - which runs bus services in Bristol, Bath, North Somerset and further afield - turned to 3PB’s public and regulatory barrister Nick Cotter when the business faced possible suspension of its licence and closure of the business. Abus’ boss Alan Peters appealed the ruling from the Traffic Commissioner who controls and […]

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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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