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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.'



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


Head of 3PB's maritime team David Richards together with Andrew Oliver host a seminar exploring the implications of Brexit on the Fisheries industry

24th February 2017

David Richards, head of 3PB’s maritime team, hosted a seminar exploring the implications of Brexit for the UK fisheries industry. Together with Andrew Oliver of ... read more


Shruti Sharma represents NHS in high profile inquest involving death of a child in a psychiatric facility

22nd September 2016

Shruti Sharma represented Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust in an Article 2 inquest following the death of an adolescent who fatally self-harmed whilst in the care ... read more


Richard Owen-Thomas advises the British Amateur Gymnastics Association (BAGA) in the formal disciplinary procedure involving Louis Smith MBE

29th June 2016

Richard Owen-Thomas, one of 3PB’s employment and regulatory barristers, advised the British Amateur Gymnastics Association (BAGA)  in the recent formal disciplinary procedure involving Louis Smith ... read more


Mathew Gullick appears in UK Supreme Court case on scope of asylum appeal right

22nd June 2016

Mathew Gullick appeared as junior counsel for the Home Secretary in the UK Supreme Court in the case of MS (Uganda) v Secretary of State for ... read more


3PB Barrister Jane Rowley invokes ground breaking procedure before the General Pharmaceutical Council

28th April 2016

Professional Discipline barrister Jane Rowley successfully defended a Registrant before the Fitness to Practice Committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council, instructed by Stephensons Solicitors. Jane ... read more


David Richards reviews Fleet Maritime Services v the Pensions Regulator, on the applicability of automatic pensions enrolment for peripatetic employees

26th April 2016

This case presents an interesting review by Leggatt J of the applicability of automatic enrolment provisions of the Pensions Act 2008 and the role of ... read more


Court of Appeal rules miscarriage of justice compensation law does not breach ECHR

11th April 2016

Mathew Gullick was junior counsel for the Justice Secretary in The Queen (on the applications of Hallam and Nealon) v Secretary of State for Justice ... read more


NMC case presented by 3PB Barrister Shruti Sharma generates national press coverage

9th March 2016

Shruti Sharma represented the interests of the NMC in the high profile case of the Nursing and Midwifery Council v Bryan Rankin Gray. Mr Gray ... read more


Sunyana Sharma invited to speak at IFCA’s Annual Enforcement Conference 2016

3rd February 2016

Sunyana Sharma was invited to give a seminar to the Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) to train delegates from around the Country at the ... read more


Mark Green, 3PB barrister, successful in wine investment scam case

19th August 2015

Mark Green (Call 2006) appeared for the Secretary of State in a recent disqualification hearing against a fine wine company director, Nicholas Jones, who has ... read more


Adam Hiddleston appointed Chair of the Appeal Committee of CIPFA

30th January 2014

Chambers is pleased to announce that Adam Hiddleston has been appointed as the Chair of the Appeal Committee of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance ... read more


Chambers are delighted to announce...

2nd July 2013

Chambers are delighted to announce that our Property and Public & Regulatory teams have been further strengthened by the addition of William Hansen and our ... read more


3PB training session on changes to exclusion law

4th December 2012

On 3rd December 2012 Lachlan Wilson, Alex Line and Richard Borrett provided training at Bristol City Hall on the recent changes to the law relating ... read more


No ID. No Sale

16th April 2012

Oliver Powell and David Richards were invited to give a seminar to Hampshire Trading Standards Service.  The seminar focused on: the Licensing Act 2003; the ... read more