• Adam Feest QC and Berenice Mulvanny

    Two of 3PB’s specialist crime barristers feature in BBC’s new documentary ‘’Football’s Darkest Secret’’

    Adam Feest QC, who heads 3PB’s group of criminal law barristers, is appearing tonight with fellow 3PB crime team counsel Berenice Mulvanny in the BBC’s new three-part documentary about child abuse in English football. The BBC’s new three part documentary ‘’Football's Darkest Secret’’ which airs tonight at 9pm on BBC One, follows a number of high profile cases involving sexual/child abuse in English football. Specialist crime barristers Adam Feest QC and Berenice Mulvanny will talk...

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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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    Berenice Mulvanny successfully prosecutes sex offender in undercover operation

    3PB’s specialist criminal law barrister Berenice Mulvanny (pictured here) successfully prosecuted Matthew Millen for attempting to pay for the sexual services of an 11-year-old girl. Former Bank of England employee, Matthew Millen, was found guilty of attempting to pay for the sexual services of a child. Millen had arranged payment with what he believed to be the 11-year old’s father, who he anticipated also being present during the criminal act. The trial involved the undercover operative anonymously...

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  • 3PB are proud to announce two more Recorder appointments

    3PB property and financial remedies barrister Louise Worton and criminal law barrister Daniel Sawyer have today both been appointed Recorders in the announcement today, 7 October 2020, from the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary. Louise Worton (call: 2000) will be sitting on the South Eastern Circuit dealing with Family matters. Louise has also recently been appointed as a part-time judicial office holder in the First Tier Tribunal, in the South Eastern area, sitting in the Social...

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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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  • Criminal law and child cruelty QC joins 3PB

    3PB’s Head of Chambers David Berkley QC is delighted to announce that criminal law barrister and child cruelty Silk, Ms Jo Martin QC, has joined 3PB as a door tenant. Jo qualified as a solicitor in 1996 before being called to the Bar in 2005 and becoming a QC last year. Prior to moving to Plymouth, Devon she worked for both the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office in London and then became...

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  • 3PB Criminal Barrister Jane Rowley successfully defends a male charged with multiple counts of rape and allegations of controlling coercive behaviour during a 9 day trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court

    Jane Rowley was instructed by West Midlands Solicitors to defend a 22 year old man suffering from anxiety and ADHD in a case involving multiple counts of rape, coercive and controlling behaviour by his ex-partner during the three years of their relationship. The trial involved the services of an intermediary to assist a vulnerable defendant with communication difficulties. Unanimous verdicts of not guilty were retuned on all 8 counts of the indictment after 4 hours...

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  • Berenice Mulvanny secures acquittals for vulnerable defendant charged with rape of a child under 13

    Berenice Mulvanny successfully defended a man of good character charged with rape of a 16 year old and rape of a 12 year old. Both allegations were non recent and involved young witnesses and extensive complaint evidence. The defendant had significant mental health vulnerabilities which required adaptations to the trial process. The Jury returned unanimous verdicts of not guilty on all counts after a six day trial. Click here to view Berenice Mulvanny's profile.

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  • Gemma White secures acquittal for youth defendant in multi-handed rape and indecent images case

    Gemma White acted for the second defendant, aged 16 at the time of the alleged offences, who faced multiple charges of rape and possession of indecent images of a child along with three other co-accused. The trial lasted several weeks and involved complex matters of law as well as forensic evidence and young and vulnerable witnesses who required careful and sensitive cross examination. A number of the charges were dismissed at the close of the prosecution case and the...

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  • 3PB Criminal barrister Jane Rowley represents one of 5 men in major North East trafficking case (Operation Wren)

    Jane Rowley was Lead Defence Counsel for one of 5 men accused of trafficking for sexual exploitation, sexual activity with a child, conspiracy to facilitate the prostitution of children and the supply of drugs, in R v Asad and others (Operation Wren) Newcastle Crown Court 2017. The trial arose as a result of Operation Sanctuary/Wren which was one of the largest police investigations into the sexual exploitation of vulnerable girls/women ever mounted in the UK. The...

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  • Jane Rowley instructed as Leading Counsel for a Defendant facing Serious Sexual Assault charges in Newcastle Crown Court

    Jane Rowley has been instructed as Leading Counsel for a Defendant facing Serious Sexual Assault charges in Newcastle Crown Court. The trial commenced on 21st August and is expected to conclude early October. The case arises from a series of complex investigations conducted by Northumbria Police, into alleged sex rings operating in the North East by a network of males sexually abusing young women and girls. Operation Sanctuary/Operation Wren.

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