• 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 defence...

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    Mathew Gullick KC appears in the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights

    On Wednesday 5th July, 3PB's public and employment law silk Mathew Gullick KC, pictured here, appeared (with James Strachan KC of 39 Essex Chambers) as counsel for the UK Government at a hearing before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. The case of Nealon & Hallam v United Kingdom concerns claims that refusals of compensation under the statutory compensation scheme for miscarriages of justice in England and Wales involved...

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    Jamie Johnston writes a whistlestop guide to building rapport with commercial clients for Counsel Magazine

    3PB barrister Jamie Johnston (pictured here) reflects on his many years of managing a successful business to distil invaluable advice for counsel seeking to rapidly establish strong relationships with their commercial clients. Jamie also considers some key questions for counsel keen to enhance their own practices. Read Jamie’s Counsel Magazine article here (pp 18-19). Jamie Johnston is a civil law barrister specialising in property & commercial disputes and in sports disciplinary work. His busy practice...

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    Professional Discipline and Regulatory Newsletter - May 2023

    In this edition, David Swinstead, Peter Jennings, Timothy Bradbury, Nicholas Leviseur, Lachlan Wilson, and Mark Sullivan - all part of 3PB's team of legal assessors - issue part 2 of their top hints and tips for successful advocacy on the importance of language. Susan Jones provides a review of the Powers, Purposes and Patterns of Coroners Prevention of Future Death Reports. We also have cases analyses from Daniel Brown, Susan Jones and Sam Shurey.

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    Emma Waldron sees childminder suspension lifted in Ofsted appeal

    3PB education barrister Emma Waldron (pictured here) recently saw her client, a registered childminder, successfully appeal against her continued suspension by Ofsted. Emma was instructed by Francesca Snape at Markel Law in Manchester. The First-tier Tribunal Care Standards hearing was held in front of Tribunal Judge Ian Robertson and two specialist members, Michele Tynan and Dr David Cochran. The tribunal were taken by Emma to the Upper Tribunal decision in Ofsted v GM & WM...

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    Matthew Wyard appointed to the Court of Protection Practitioners Association

    3PB's public law barrister Matthew Wyard, pictured here, has been appointed to the committee of the West Midlands Court of Protection Practitioners Association (CoPPA). The West Midlands CoPPA committee was established in 2018, with the aim of bringing together the thriving network of Court of Protection practitioners in the region. The network offers a range of seminars to cover both property and financial affairs, as well as health and welfare matters. The group also likes...

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  • Inquests into the Plymouth Shootings conclude

    3PB's specialist inquests barrister Susan Jones, pictured here, was sole counsel representing the Firearms Licensing Supervisor in the series of jury inquests into the deaths arising from the Plymouth/Keyham mass shootings in 2021. Susan was instructed by Gary Rubin at law firm Blackfords. The inquests began on 17th January 2023, as was reported earlier, and combined - the inquests lasted 23 days over the course of six weeks and heard from over 60 witnesses. The...

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    Tom Horder in successful maritime prosecution in Liverpool for MCA

    Tom Horder (pictured here), who heads 3PB's crime team and is a member of chambers' 55-strong team of public and regulatory barristers, represented the MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency)  in the prosecution of Svitzer Marine Ltd that resulted in Svitzer being fined £2m and ordered to pay costs of £136,000. The prosecution arose out of the tragic death of the Chief Engineer onboard the Liverpool based tug The Millgarth. The MCA’s subsequent investigation focused on...

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    David Richards successfully prosecutes the skipper and owner of a rib following the death of a 15 year old girl

    3PB's crime, regulatory and maritime barrister David Richards - pictured here - led by Christine Agnew KC, secured convictions against Michael Lawrence (skipper) and Michael Howley (owner) arising from a collision between the rib driven by Mr Lawrence and the Netley North West marker in Southampton Water on 22 August 2020. The firm Seadogz, owned by Mr Howley ran a rib experience ride for high thrills excursions on Southampton Water. On 22 August 2020 when...

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    3PB’s Gemma White appointed to the First Tier Tribunal (mental health jurisdiction)

    3PB are delighted to announce that barrister Gemma White, pictured here, has been appointed a fee-paid judge of the First Tier Tribunal and will be sitting in the Health and Social Care Chamber in the Mental Health Tribunal. As this is a part-time appointment, Gemma will continue to practice as a barrister alongside sitting and remains available for instruction. The Mental Health Tribunal is an independent body whose role is to hear applications and references...

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    Matthew Wyard represents local action group in recovered planning appeal against new prison

    Matthew Wyard, specialist public law barrister at 3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) - together with Cornerstone Chambers' Josef Cannon and Jack Barber - represented the Ulnes Walton Action Group through the Bar’s Pro Bono charity, Advocate. Last week, the Secretary of State for Local Government and Building Safety, issued a ‘minded to grant’ letter in relation to a recovered section 78 appeal concerning the Ministry of Justice’s application for outline planning permission to build a...

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