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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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    Top criminal and regulatory barrister David Richards appointed as a Circuit Judge

    We are delighted to announce that the King has appointed 3PB’s criminal and regulatory barrister David Richards (pictured here) to be a Circuit Judge with effect from Monday 9 October 2023. David has been deployed to the South Eastern Circuit and will be based at the Inner London Crown Court. Called to the Bar in 1989, David Richards has been a Recorder for the last four years and was head of 3PB's successful Public and...

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  • Sunyana Sharma

    Success in a professional disciplinary case for psychologist before the HCPC Panel

    Sunyana Sharma (pictured here) successfully represented a practitioner psychologist before the Health and Care Professions Conduct (‘HCPC’) and Competence Panel in a professional disciplinary case. The registrant faced allegations of plagiarism and dishonesty relating to a section of a doctorate thesis in a highly specialised niche area of psychology, allegations for which had been made 5 years ago.  Following a 6-day trial with 5 HCPC witnesses from a prestigious university, no allegations were found proved...

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    Ocean Rowing Boat owner in court after rower died in world record bid

    3PB crime and regulatory barrister David Richards prosecuted the first ever case of charges against the owner of an ocean rowing boat. SC, the owner of the Toby Wallace, recruited 6 novices to row the Atlantic in January/February 2016. With barely any training they set off. Tragically, on day 16 of the voyage one of the crew members MJ was washed overboard and lost at sea. When the case was referred to David Richards, pictured...

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  • Mark Green promoted to Attorney General's London A Panel

    Chambers is delighted to announce employment and national security law barrister Mark Green's promotion to the Attorney-General’s London A Panel for a period of five years, commencing on Friday 1st September 2023. He had been on the London B Panel since September 2019. Mark Green, pictured here, frequently appears for both claimants and respondents, dealing with claims in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal, Court of Appeal, High Court and County Court. Mark has a...

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  • Benjamin McQueen Inquest – Prevention of Future Deaths report published

    3PB's regulatory law and crime barrister Tom Horder, pictured here, acted for the Health and Safety Executive in the recently-concluded inquest into the death of Marine Benjamin McQueen. Marine McQueen tragically drowned during a military diving exercise in Portland Harbour. He experienced complications during the dive and was later recovered from the sea bed from a depth of about 18 metres. The Inquest, held over 3 weeks in the Royal Courts of Justice before Judge...

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  • Sunyana Sharma and Susan Jones lead 3PB's inquests team

    Sunyana Sharma and Susan Jones appointed to lead 3PB’s specialist inquests team

    3PB Barristers are delighted to announce the appointments of Sunyana Sharma and Susan Jones (pictured left to right) to co-head our 19-strong inquests team. Drawing on its expertise and experience acting for clients in many different areas of law, such as personal injury, health and safety, clinical negligence, public law, prisons, police, military cases and road traffic accidents, our dedicated inquests team represents bereaved families, individuals, statutory bodies and corporate entities at coroners inquests with or...

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    Alice de Coverley named as Lawyer of the Week by The Times

    3PB (3 Paper Buildings) Alice de Coverley (pictured here), a specialist education, equality, and public law barrister with the national chambers, has been named as Lawyer of the Week by The Times today. This follows her involvement in the widely-reported case of Mermaids v (1) the Charity Commission and (2) LGB Alliance [2023] UKFTT 563 (GRC). Alice acted successfully for the LGB Alliance and was instructed by Peter Daly of Doyle Clayton. The charity’s legal...

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