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Conducting effective remote hearings in the time of Covid – a guide by Luke Ashby

A recent survey, conducted by 3PB’s Luke Ashby and Albion Chambers Kate Brunner QC for the Western Circuit, showed a 75% decrease in the number of hearings and a 58% reduction in work done by the Bar. Luke Ashby now offers some practical guidance on:
•what legal professionals can do to ensure remote hearings in the Civil Justice System are both effective and fair; and
•identifying the main barriers to a remote hearing and how to overcome them.

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3PB’s Tom Webb tells all about returning to court for a personal injury trial during the pandemic

3PB personal injury and clinical negligence barrister Tom Webb attended Winchester County Court on Thursday 28th May in what is believed to have been one of the first civil trials to be heard in person since lockdown began. His observations on what fellow barristers, solicitors, lay clients, witnesses and judges will be going back to in the coming weeks are set out in this article.

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Periodontal Disease: the Smoking Defence

Proving causation in periodontal disease claims: an analysis by 3PB Dental Negligence Specialist Sarah Mynard

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The strictness of Mitchell: the Court of Appeal considers again

The latest decision of the Court of Appeal to consider the Mitchell principles for granting relief from sanctions, has endorsed their strictness: Oak Cash & Carry Ltd v British Gas Trading Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 153. The guidance relates to the operation of those principles in the context of Unless Orders - by Louis Weston

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In this article Andrew Perfect and Hugh Rimmer analyse the Coroners Court Statistics that were published in May 2016 and what they might mean for clinical negligence practitioners.

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