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    David Swinstead reaches 50 not out!

    50 years ago this month a bright young barrister (pictured here) took up tenancy at 3PB Paper Buildings (3PB); and he hasn’t been allowed to leave since! All of us at 3PB wish David all the best with his continuing career as a Legal Assessor; a role which he naturally fulfils with great aplomb. All of us owe David a great debt of gratitude for his outstanding contribution to the life of chambers over a very...

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    Jennifer Agyekum is successful in an appeal against the suspension of a childminder

    3PB’s specialist public and regulatory law barrister, Jennifer Agyekum (pictured here) has been successful in an appeal against an Ofsted decision to suspend the registration of a childminder. Jennifer was instructed on this case by Lauren Wilson at Markel Law. The appellant, who had been a childminder for over 10 years was suspended from the Early Years Register and both the compulsory and voluntary parts of the Childcare Register following an incident which occurred on 10 March...

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  • Inquests and welfare benefits – implications of Dove v HM Assistant Coroner

    3PB’s specialist regulatory and inquests barrister, Susan Jones (pictured here) has reviewed the recent decision in the case of Dove v HM Assistant Coroner for Teesside and Hartlepool [2021] EWHC 2511 (Admin). The case raises important issues concerning the UK’s substantive obligations under Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in the context of welfare benefits. The inquest concerned Ms Whiting, who died of a drug overdose fourteen days after her Employment...

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    Regulatory law barrister Sunyana Sharma volunteers for Advocate

    3PB’s specialist regulatory law and inquests barrister, Sunyana Sharma (pictured here) recently assisted on a criminal law matter for the pro bono charity of the Bar, Advocate. Sunyana’s client was extremely thankful to Sunyana and sent the following feedback to Advocate - “Ms Sharma was extremely professional, supportive and helpful. We had a positive outcome at court and she worked on my case throughout her annual leave which I have nothing but respect and deepest...

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    Matthew Wyard advises businesses on defending the raft of new data protection and privacy claims

    3PB Barristers’ specialist regulatory law barrister, Matthew Wyard (pictured here) has released the second article in 3PB’s Cyber Law Series. The feature looks at the raft of recent claims brought for breaches of statutory duty under the UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. The article considers how to address the merits and quantum of data protection claims and gives practical tips for dealing with claims. This includes challenging claimant arguments that the Court...

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    IICSA junior counsel Alice de Coverley on Inquiry findings into child sex abuse and UK religious groups

    3PB education and public law expert Alice de Coverley acted as Junior Counsel for Ofsted, led by Sarah Hannett QC, in this major public inquiry. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has found "shocking failings" and "blatant hypocrisy" in the way major UK religious groups handle child sex abuse allegations. IICSA concluded some religious organisations in England and Wales were "morally failing" children. IICSA set this all out in its report arising from their...

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    Matthew Wyard issues urgent advice to businesses facing ransomware attacks / cyber attacks

    3PB Barristers’ specialist regulatory law barrister Matthew Wyard is writing a series of articles on all things data protection and cyber law related as part of 3PB’s new “Cyber Law Series”. The first article, which was published today, addresses the risk of a ransomware attack and considers the practical steps that businesses and public bodies urgently need to take in order to pre-empt such an event and what to do if disaster strikes. Matthew’s article...

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  • Sunyana Sharma appointed an Assistant Coroner for Hampshire

    3PB Barristers offers warmest congratulations to our colleague Sunyana Sharma who has been appointed an Assistant Coroner for Hampshire. Sunyana’s appointment is further recognition of her expertise in inquests and coronial law. Sunyana Sharma is a regulatory and inquest barrister who specialises in clinical deaths, deaths at sea, fatal accidents at work and deaths in care home settings. She provides added value to cases as a result of her previous practice area of personal injury in which...

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  • William Hansen re-appointed to Attorney General’s London A Panel

    Congratulations to barrister William Hansen, one of 3PB’s senior specialist counsel in public law, property law and commercial litigation, who has been re-appointed for another five years to the Attorney General’s (AG's) A Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. William, pictured here, regularly acts for a variety of government departments and agencies including the Secretary of State for the Home Department, HMRC, MoJ, the NCA and the Secretary of State for Business. He routinely...

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    Mathew Gullick QC successfully defends Ministry of Justice’s refusal of “miscarriage of justice” compensation

    Mathew Gullick QC (pictured here) has been successful in the High Court before Lady Justice Macur and Mr Justice Foxton in the judicial review of the Secretary of State for Justice’s decision to refuse to pay compensation to a claimant whose conviction for rape had been quashed on appeal on the basis of fresh evidence undermining the credibility of the complainant, who alleged that she had not consented to sexual intercourse. The claimant had insisted...

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    Jim Hirschmann joins family and public teams at 3PB

    3 Paper Buildings (3PB Barristers) – the second largest barristers’ chambers in the UK - are delighted to announce today that specialist family, public and regulatory barrister Jim Hirschmann has joined from 5 Pump Court and will practice from 3PB’s office in the Inner Temple in London. Jim Hirschmann (call: 2018) covers a broad range of family, education and public law disputes. His family law caseload takes in care proceedings, private children disputes and applications...

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  • Professional discipline and regulatory newsletter - out now!

      Welcome to 3PB's professional discipline and regulatory newsletter Welcome to the second edition of our newsletter, packed-full with sector news, hints and tips and case law analysis. In this edition, Lachlan Wilson, David Swinstead and Peter Jennings - part of 3PB's team of legal assessors - focus their top hints and tips for successful advocacy on the importance of language. Our team also provides analysis on topical issues that have troubled the courts in the past...

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