• 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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    Sunyana Sharma features in Counsel magazine about becoming a barrister as a young Asian female

    3PB’s specialist crime and regulatory barrister Sunyana Sharma was featured in the September 2020 issue of Counsel magazine describing her own experiences becoming a barrister as part of the Black Lives Matter campaign. In this article Sunyana describes her own experience and struggles in becoming a barrister as a young Asian female. ‘‘Imagine being a young Asian barrister walking into an eight-handed sentence hearing in a ‘conspiracy to handle stolen goods’ case, picked up the...

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    Sunyana Sharma tackles lack of ethnic diversity in Counsel magazine

    Counsel magazine featured an article from 3PB’s specialist crime and regulatory barrister Sunyana Sharma, alongside Anjali Gohil of Guildhall Chambers, about the lack of ethnic diversity on the Western Circuit. The article which appeared in Counsel magazine in November states that ‘‘no full-time circuit judge on the Western Circuit appears to be from an ethnic minority. To break that down – there are 12 crown court centres on the Western Circuit, comprised of between one...

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    3PB sponsor Support Through Court “In Conversation with" Sarah Langford and William Clegg QC

    3PB are pleased to sponsor Support Through Court’s 4th “In Conversation” event due to take place via Zoom on Wednesday 18 November 7-8.30pm. The event will be joined by Sarah Langford and William Clegg QC, who will discuss their experiences at the bar and help raise funds and awareness for the charity. Sarah Langford is a barrister from 3PB and Sunday Times Best Seller for ‘In your defense’, a book commended for powerfully communicating the...

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    Five 3PB education barristers ranked in Chambers & Partners 2021 edition

    Chambers & Partners 2021 UK Bar directory lists a record five of our education barristers as leading Juniors or Up and Coming barristers in its latest edition. The directory acknowledges ‘3PB Barristers is a well-regarded set with a growing presence in the education sector. Members are experienced in the handling of a broad range of matters, including school admissions and exclusions, special educational needs and discrimination claims. The team also offers expertise in disciplinary matters arising...

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    46 barristers at 3PB ranked in Chambers & Partners 2021 UK Bar directory

    The 2021 Chambers and Partners legal directory - which ranks and rates barristers and solicitors based on independent research by the publisher and direct feedback from clients - has given 46 3PB barristers rankings in this year's guide, across 16 different practice areas. This includes two new group rankings for Family (Children) and Family (Matrimonial Finance) teams in the Midlands and new ratings for Chancery in the Midlands as well as Planning Law in the...

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    Mariya Peykova reviews the decision of Turkey’s attempt to re-open Varosha

    3PB’s specialist international and public law barrister Mariya Peykova has reviewed the decision of Turkey’s attempt to re-open Varosha. On Thursday 8th October 2020, following an announcement by Turkish Cypriot Premier Ersin Tatar during a press conference with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey’s military took down the fencing in the ghost town of Varosha in Cyprus. The move has flared up tensions in the region which have been intensified by the emergence...

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