Recent Public Law & Regulatory Cases

Recent Public Law & Regulatory Cases

LATEST NEWS - The issue of the inadequate charge: Public Law and Regulatory Barrister Shruti Sharma examines if the panel should amend the charges after hearing evidence

2nd June 2017

PSA v (1)HCPC & (2)Doree [2017] EWCA Civ 319. 3PB's Shruti Sharma discusses the issue of late applications to amend charges and the approach that will be taken by ... read more

 Recommendations
3 Paper Buildings - Ranked In Chambers and Partners UK Bar Directory 2016

Chambers & Partners UK:
POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture – All Circuits – Band 2

THE SET

"An excellent proceeds of crime set" that possesses number of "truly leading asset forfeiture professionals." The dedicated asset forfeiture team here handles the full range of restraint, cash seizures, civil recovery and confiscation proceedings, and members act for defendants, third parties and a number of prosecuting authorities, including the CPS, SFO and NCA. A recent standout case was NCA v Amir Azam, a two and a half-week hearing determining if property held by Mr Azam was ‘recoverable property’ (i.e. had it been obtained through unlawful conduct).

JUNIORS

Sheena Cassidy
"A bright and knowledgeable POCA lawyer" who is renowned especially for her expertise in cases where POCA and family law proceedings cross over.
Strengths:  "A consummate professional and a tough cookie." "Her particular strength is that she has a family law background, which gives her an edge in cases involving parallel family law proceedings."
Recent work:  Advised in S v K and the CPS, a case concerning a businessman who had been convicted of money laundering offences and had a confiscation order of £14,000,000 made against him.

Market Perception – POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture

"An excellent proceeds of crime set"
"truly leading asset forfeiture professionals."
"punches above his weight by a mile."
"Has a very commanding courtroom presence but is pleasant with it."
"Thorough and commercially astute,"
"studies briefs thoroughly and can handle complex instructions at very short notice."
"A bright and knowledgeable POCA lawyer"
"A consummate professional and a tough cookie."
"Her particular strength is that she has a family law background, which gives her an edge in cases involving parallel family law proceedings."


Chambers & Partners UK - 2015: POCA – All Circuits

A highly regarded team of juniors handling the full range of POCA work. Members of the set are particularly strong on confiscation proceedings concerning third party rights, and many of the individual barristers have carved out a niche for themselves in more esoteric areas of POCA work and asset forfeiture. Recent work undertaken by the set includes acting for a third party in a claim relating to a £14 million confiscation order.

Client service: "They're trustworthy and they'll go out of their way to make something work. If we get an unusual matter in, I can phone and they will know who to deal with it or who to recommend. They've got the instructing solicitor's best interests at heart."

Chambers & Partners UK: Commercial Dispute Resolution -
South Eastern – Band 1

The commercial disputes team at 3PB has a strong reputation across a range of areas, including commercial property transactions, professional negligence, construction and insolvency.

Client service: “I have found that the 3PB clerks are very responsive and they have always found a barrister to assist me when the matter is urgent.”
Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2014

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Legal 500 Bar Directory – Rankings for 2016.
Recommendations and Quotes

LONDON BAR

Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) – Leading juniors
Sunyana Sharma - She understands both sides of nursing and midwifery cases

REGIONAL BAR: WESTERN CIRCUIT

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors
Louis Weston - He has a good brain with excellent technical knowledge.
Richard Tyson - He presents cases with great skill and sensitivity. 

Legal 500 Bar Directory – Rankings For 2015.
Recommendations and Quotes

REGIONAL BAR: WESTERN CIRCUIT

Western Circuit - Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors
Louis Weston - He has expertise in health and safety, professional discipline and trading standards
Richard Tyson - He has excellent client communication skills

THE BAR

Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) - Leading juniors
Louis Weston - A popular choice in sports-related disputes.

Legal 500 Bar Directory – Rankings for 2014.
Recommendations and Quotes

LONDON BAR

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINE AND REGULATORY LAW
Louis Weston - 3PB ‘Quickly masters his brief. He is respected by all sides and a pleasure to work with.'

REGIONAL BAR: WESTERN CIRCUIT
Ranked as a leading set Tier 2 in the Western Circuit and South Eastern Circuit

REGULATORY, HEALTH AND SAFETY, AND LICENSING
3PB’s regulatory team has notable experience in prosecuting and defending matters brought by the HSE and numerous local authorities. The workload spans issues such as trading standards, animal welfare, consumer protection and food safety. Healthcare and sports law are areas of niche expertise.

3PB’s regulatory team has notable experience in prosecuting and defending matters brought by the HSE and numerous local authorities. The workload spans issues such as trading standards, animal welfare, consumer protection and food safety. Healthcare and sports law are areas of niche expertise.

LEADING JUNIORS
Richard Tyson - 3PB ‘A significant part of his practice involves prosecuting on behalf of the General Medical Council.’ 
Louis Weston - 3PB ‘He has a notable sports regulatory practice.’ and ‘Respected by all and a pleasure to work with.'


Dorset County Council v D
Acted for the local authority in a sensitive matter where a 16 year old was placed on the Sex Offenders Register.

Dorset Police v AS
Successful application for forfeiture of £25,000 cash found buried in a garden.

Dorset Police v CW
Defence of the Respondent involved the first ‘VOO’ application in the county.

Dorset Police v KP
Successful application for forfeiture of approximately £14,500 cash found concealed on a Respondent who had travelled from Guernsey to Weymouth to purchase cannabis.

Eldred & another
Police Disciplinary Tribunal. Two long serving Police Officers subject to disciplinary proceedings after ugly incident arising out of their urgent response to 999 distress call from wife of drunken man asking for help at their home.

Jackson v Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk [2011]
Appeal to Magistrates’ Court against Council’s decision to revoke taxi and private hire driver’s licenses and private hire vehicle license.

Longs Cellar Bar v New Forest District Council
Represented the Appellant in a premises licence appeal. The case involved cross examination of 14 Police Officers.

R v Bevin
Defence: Visiting engineer prosecuted following death by drowning in slurry pit of farm foreman on huge pig farm where essential Health and Safety Regulations effectively disregarded, farmer also being subject to criminal proceedings.

R v Diamond
Defence: Landlord prosecuted for gross negligence manslaughter due to death of tenant in fire at rented premises where wholesale breaches of fire regulations uncovered.

S v Oxfordshire County Council [2010]
Appeal against decision to deny bus driver license to transport children. Previous conviction for sexual assault. Council discretion, given age of conviction.

Sky TV v Arkles Pubs Ltd
Acted for the Respondent in a dispute over broadcasting Premiership football matches.

Slough Borough Council v M & A
Prosecution of a landlord and tenant charged with multiple occupancy offences.

South Oxfordshire District Council v M
Secured the revocation of a taxi license on behalf of the Local Authority.

Trading Standards v Veritas
Representation of a company charged with offences under the Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008.

Wavely Borough Council v Buckland
Successfully represented a Defendant charged with benefit fraud.