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LATEST NEWS - Gemma White completes LLM in Sports Law from De Montfort University, with Distinction

12th May 2017

Gemma White has completed her LLM in Sports Law and Practice at De Montfort University, Leicester and will formally graduate with Distinction in July 2017. Gemma ... read more

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Louis Weston and Robin Leach are recognised for their expertise by the Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2017.

Sport - London (Bar) - Band 1

Louis Weston of 3PB Barristers 
Manages a blossoming sports practice and has key knowledge of match-fixing cases. He receives instructions relating to snooker, motor racing and horse racing.
Strengths:
"An excellent barrister in all respects. He is extremely bright and has a keen analytical mind." "He has a great sense of humour in front of panels, but he still takes the work seriously."
Recent work:
Acted for the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association to prosecute match-fixing allegations against an amateur snooker player. 

Sport - The Regions (Bar) - Band 1

Robin Leach of 3PB Barristers
Recognised as a leading junior in horse racing disputes who gets frequent appointments from the Jockey Club, BHA and HRA. Has recently represented jockeys in high-profile matters involving accusations of corruption.



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Legal 500 Bar Directory – Rankings For 2015
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LONDON BAR

Sport – Leading juniors
Robin Leach - Recommended for representing jockeys and trainers in disciplinary matters.
Louis Weston - He is outstanding and has a very good understanding of the sports market.

Legal 500 Bar Directory – Rankings for 2014
Recommendations and Quotes

LONDON BAR - SPORT
Robin Leach - 3PB ‘His passion for horse racing supports his determination to do a proper job.’
Louis Weston - 3PB ‘He has a notable sports regulatory practice.’ and ‘Respected by all and a pleasure to work with.'



Gemma White completes LLM in Sports Law from De Montfort University, with Distinction

12th May 2017

Gemma White has completed her LLM in Sports Law and Practice at De Montfort University, Leicester and will formally graduate with Distinction in July 2017. Gemma ... read more


Louis Weston recognised for his Excellence in Sports Law Services

12th May 2017

Louis Weston received a further Award celebrating his expertise in Sports Law advice. Louis was nominated by a large sample of corporate professionals, whose testimonies ... read more


Cricketer Marlon Samuels successfully concludes defamation case

13th April 2017

West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels received a full apology and will get undisclosed "substantial damages", after successfully suing former australian cricketer Geoff Lawson and broadcaster 2KY ... read more


Louis Weston wins the 2017 International Advisory Experts Award: Sports Law Lawyer of the Year in England

3rd March 2017

Many congratulations to Louis Weston for winning the 2017 International Advisory Experts Award: Sports Law Lawyer of the Year in England. This Award is yet ... read more


Sports Law Barrister Louis Weston represents the BHA in the re-hearing of the Jim Best case

13th December 2016

Louis Weston, Head of the 3PB Sports Group, represented the British Horseracing Authority in the re-hearing of the Jim Best case.  Best was found in ... read more


Louis Weston, 3PB Head of Sports Group, acts in FA disciplinary proceedings on betting charges

10th November 2016

Louis Weston, Head of the Sports Group, acted for Nick Bunyard in FA disciplinary proceedings.  Mr Bunyard, a football manager, had admitted breaches of the ... read more


Gemma White, 3PB sports barrister, summarises the recent case of Best - v- BHA on the appearance of bias and sufficiency of reasons

16th August 2016

Gemma White, 3PB sports barrister, summarises the recent case of Best - v- BHA on the appearance of bias and sufficiency of reasons. Her article ... read more


Louis Weston acts for the Turf Club in respect of the suspension of Pyromaniac

25th July 2016

Louis Weston, Head of 3PB's Sports Law Group, acted for the Turf Club in resisting the appeal by Tony Martin to the Turf Club’s Appeal ... read more


Gemma White successfully represents two clients in disciplinary proceedings before a national Football Association panel

21st July 2016

Gemma White, a member of 3PB’s growing Sports Law team, successfully represented two clients in disciplinary proceedings before a national Football Association panel on Tuesday ... read more


3PB Head of Sports Group Louis Weston addresses MBL Sports Corruption Conference

14th July 2016

Louis Weston, Head of the Sports Group, gave a talk at the MBL 2016 Sports Corruption Conference on 14 July 2016 on putting the principles ... read more


Louis Weston, 3PB Sports Law barrister, considers whether technological advances in sports equipment is cheating or evolution

3rd June 2016

Louis Weston, Sports Law Barrister at 3PB, has written a two part article analysing the dynamic interaction between technology and sport and whether technological advances ... read more


Louis Weston, Head of the Sports Group, has been appointed to the International Cricket Council’s Anti Corruption Unit Oversight Group.

25th February 2016

Louis Weston, Head of the Sports Group, has been appointed to the International Cricket Council’s Anti Corruption Unit Oversight Group.  The Group, which includes Sir ... read more


Louis Weston was instructed by and prosecuted the jockey Eddie O'Connell

19th May 2014

Louis Weston was instructed by and prosecuted the jockey Eddie O'Connell at the Curragh on behalf of the Turf Club, Ireland's horse racing regulator. This ... read more


Louis Weston advised and acted for the WPBSA (World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association) in the successful prosecution under its Rules of Steven Lee the former Snooker World No 5 for match fixing.

18th September 2013

Louis Weston advised and acted for the WPBSA (World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association) in the successful prosecution under its Rules of Steven Lee the ... read more


Louis Weston, head of the 3PB Sports Group leads in the successful prosecution of Jockey, Andrew Heffernan and footballers Rocky Chopra, Mark Wilson, and James Coppinger

28th January 2013

Louis Weston, head of the 3PB Sports Group, leading Rachel Kapila was Counsel for the British Horseracing Authority in the successful prosecution of Jockey, Andrew ... read more