• Philip Bambagiotti

    Philip Bambagiotti appointed by NSW Government to review defective building laws and the current means of customer redress

    3PB’s international construction and arbitration barrister, Philip Bambagiotti, has been appointed by the NSW Government to undertake legal analysis critiquing the statute laws governing the construction of residential developments.  He will then deliver an independent report including recommendations to address shortcomings in the current legislative scheme. Philip will be critiquing the way that the legislation affects the duties and liabilities of all the key players: developers, builders, subcontractors, suppliers, as well as building sector consultants...

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    Rogue landlords: Do multiple offences mean multiple rent repayment orders?

    As more tenants become aware of the provisions made in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (“HPA2016”) to sanction the behaviour of rogue landlords, 3PB property litigation barrister Antonietta Grasso considers the recent case of Ficcara & Others v James [2021] UKUT 0038 (LC), [2021] All ER (D) 30 (Mar), in which the tenants raised the issue of the interpretation of sections 40, 43 and 44 HPA2016 and whether the multiplicity of offences by a...

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    Joshua Dubin comments about cowboy builders and victims’ rights for MailonLine

    The website MailonLine carried a detailed feature yesterday about homeowners who were left thousands of pounds out of pocket at the hands of their 'cowboy' builders. Their accounts come amid growing calls for the Government to introduce a statutory licensing scheme which regulates builders and protects customers seeking redress for poor workmanship. 3PB property barrister Joshua Dubin (pictured here) said in the article that “one of the important pitfalls for the building industry was the...

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  • 3PB pupil barristers Sam Pentony and Alex Leonhardt start Second Six pupillages

    New family pupil barrister Sam Pentony joins fellow Second Six pupil Alex Leonhardt “on their feet” and taking instructions for court representation, advocacy and advisory work. Civil pupil Alex Leonhardt’s caseload is focused on education, employment and housing law. Alex graduated top of his year on the GDL, obtaining a distinction on every paper. He was awarded the third highest mark on the BPTC with the top mark in his cohort for cross-examination and opinion...

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  • 3PB launches dedicated Covid-19 resources hub

    3PB Barristers have created a dedicated webpage on its website to act as a hub for the many articles, briefings and webinar and podcast recordings about lockdown laws and regulations as well as practical issues like court attendance, e-bundles, remote and hybrid hearings. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to create employment, contractual and other legal challenges which are in many ways unprecedented. The impact of the virus is being felt, and in response, 3PB have...

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  • Unintended Consequences: Does Trecarrell House dilute the purpose of the Gas Safety Regulations?

    This month the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the case of Trecarrell House Ltd v Rouncefield [2020] EWCA Civ 760 and ruled that a failure to serve a gas safety certificate before a tenant enters in to occupation of the property will not create an absolute bar on residential landlords subsequently relying upon the section 21 eviction procedure. 3PB first-six pupil barrister Alex Leonhardt, in reviewing the case in a detailed article here,...

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  • Short video explaining Court of Appeal decision regarding landlords and gas safety certificates out now

    Matthew Cannings explains the significance of the Court of Appeal's decision in Trecarrell House v Rouncefield for landlords and gas safety certificates - all in under three minutes!    

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  • 3PB reviews Trecarrell House decision on landlords’ eviction rights and gas safety certificates

    Yesterday. Thursday 18th June 2020, the Court of Appeal handed down their judgment in the case of Trecarrell House Ltd v Rouncefield [2020] EWCA Civ 760 to state that a failure to serve a gas safety certificate before a tenant enters in to occupation of the property does not create an absolute bar on residential landlords subsequently relying upon the section 21 eviction procedure. 3PB Barristers’ Matthew Cannings, who heads the Property & Estates team...

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  • Is “Aster” the new “Daejan”? Joshua Dubin helps clients to resist their landlord's appeal

    Aster Communities v Chapman and others [2020] UKUT 177 (LC) Judgment published 15.07.2020 Joshua Dubin has helped his clients to resist their landlord’s appeal against the imposition of conditions that will enable them to instruct an expert to assess whether certain repair works are necessary. The Upper Tribunal has upheld a decision to impose conditions when granting Aster dispensation from its service charge consultation requirements. Aster applied for dispensation because it omitted the total replacement...

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  • 3PB produces new property law guide on Covid-19 and changing the locks in the lockdown

    3PB Barristers' Property & Estates team has issued a new guide, authored by 3PB property barristers Charles Irvine and Rebecca Farrell, on the rights of commercial landlords and their tenants, both prior to the 2020 Act and now and offer practical solutions in these very challenging times for retailers and the commercial property sector. In particular, the guide deals with the existing position for commercial landlords and their tenants, such as the rights of re-entry...

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