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LATEST NEWS - 3PB's Construction barristers provide a legal update in Bristol

20th March 2017

Many thanks to everyone who attended our Construction Law Breakfast at The Glassboat, Bristol on 16 March, with presentations from Paul Newman and James Davison. ... read more

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Chambers & Partners UK 2017:
Construction - Western Bar – Band 2

Graeme Sampson of 3PB Barristers 
Highly experienced barrister acting across all types of technically sophisticated construction disputes on behalf of contractors, subcontractors and employers. Regularly advises in adjudication, mediation and arbitration proceedings.
Strengths: "Very accommodating, quick, dynamic and extremely good at cutting through any irrelevant material." "Very down to earth and always offers practical advice."



The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Legal 500 Bar Directory – Rankings For 2016
Recommendations and Quotes

LONDON BAR

Construction – Leading juniors
Stuart Kennedy - Measured and pragmatic.

REGIONAL BAR: Western Circuit

Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors
Paul Newman - He has a wealth of experience in construction contract disputes, and his knowledge is always up to date.

Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors
William Webster - A careful lawyer and an effective advocate.

Legal 500 Bar Directory – Rankings For 2015
Recommendations and Quotes

LONDON BAR

Construction – Leading juniors
Stuart Kennedy - Knows construction inside out.

REGIONAL BAR: Western Circuit

Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors
Paul Newman - Very personable and approachable

Legal 500 Bar Directory – Rankings For 2014
Recommendations and Quotes

LONDON BAR

CONSTRUCTION
Stuart Kennedy - 3PB ‘A keen knowledgeable barrister.’

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

CONSTRUCTION, PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT
3PB acts for organisations across the construction and engineering sector on various domestic and international issues. Construction-related professional negligence is a growing area in chambers.

Paul Newman - 3PB ‘He is very personable and always understands what is required from him.’
Graeme Sampson - 3PB ‘He has expertise in a wide range of building and engineering disputes.’



3PB's Construction barristers provide a legal update in Bristol

20th March 2017

Many thanks to everyone who attended our Construction Law Breakfast at The Glassboat, Bristol on 16 March, with presentations from Paul Newman and James Davison. ... read more


Declaration drafted by 3PB Barrister Graeme Sampson and Probyn Miers Architects is proposed at SCL/TECBAR seminars

9th February 2017

On 24th November 2016 (London) and 24th January 2017 (Birmingham) HHJ Frances Kirkham presented a talk for the Society of Construction Law and TECBAR entitled ... read more


3PB’s Katie Lee looks at how the Court determines the validity of payment notices and pay less notices in light of the latest TCC case on the subject

23rd January 2017

In her latest article "Mens Rea of Adjudication Notices: Substance and Intent Analysis - Surrey And Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust v. Logan Construction (South East) Ltd [2017] EWHC ... read more


3PB's Katie Lee looks at how to recover the costs of claims consultants in adjudication enforcement in light of the latest TCC case on the subject.

3rd January 2017

In her new article "Claiming the Costs of Claims Consultants in Enforcement Proceedings - Octoesse LLP v. Trak Special Projects Limited [2016] EWHC 3180 (TCC)" ... read more


3PB’s Katie Lee explores the question of a breach of natural justice within the context of adjudication in light of a recent TCC judgement.

10th October 2016

In “The Not so Wild West: Generating Trust and Reducing Perceived Unfairness in Adjudication - Beumer Group UK Ltd v. Vinci Construction UK Ltd [2016] ... read more


3PB Barrister Katie Lee examines how to deal with applications for relief from sanctions in the context of late disclosure of documents, following McTear v Engelhard

1st August 2016

In her latest article, 3PB’s Katie Lee looks at how to deal with applications for relief from sanctions in the context of late disclosure of ... read more


3PB’s Katie Lee reviews a recent TCC judgement concerning the doctrine of forum non conveniens and the application of Article 4 of the recast Brussels Regulation to a dispute with a Zambian element.

28th June 2016

Katie Lee reviews Lungowe & Ors v. Vedanta Resources PLC & Konkola Coppers Mines PLC [2016] EWHC 975 (TCC) in which the TCC has come ... read more


3PB Barrister Paul Newman plays central role in mock adjudication at CIOB / CIARB event

29th April 2016

Paul Newman, construction barrister and RIBA and TecBar accredited adjudicator,  participated in a CIOB / Chartered Institute of Arbitrators ‘mock adjudication’ at The University of ... read more


3PB's Peter Collie to talk at CIOB Training on 10 May 2016

14th April 2016

TCC Group Head Peter Collie will be talking at the CIOB’s training event on Contracts (variations and changes) to be held at Salutem Ltd, Catherine Street, Aston, ... read more


The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015: a year on

8th April 2016

On the anniversary of the CDM Regulations 2015 coming into force, Seb Oram presents a LexisNexis webinar on their effect and on the practical issues ... read more


Katie Lee provides an insightful case review on WEATHERFORD GLOBAL PRODUCTS LTD V. HYDROPATH HOLDINGS LTD AND OTHERS [2014] EWHC 3243 (TCC)

4th April 2016

3PB’s Katie Lee examines a popular misconception among directors seeking sanctuary behind the corporate veil that the veil will protect them from any personal liability ... read more


Paul Newman, Barrister and Mediator of 3PB writes an informative article on when claims consultants become lawyers (or do they)?

15th February 2016

Paul Newman is a Barrister and Mediator specialising in construction law at 3PB Barristers. He considers the issue of when claims consultants become lawyers, a ... read more


Construction update: You can owe duties even if you’re not expecting payment

15th January 2016

The High Court has held (Burgess v. Lejonvarn 2016] EWHC 40 (TCC)) that a construction professional can owe a duty of care in negligence even ... read more


Case Review: GB MINERALS HOLDINGS LTD v. MICHAEL SHORT [2015] EWHC 1387 (TCC) - The Importance of Being Truthful: Contempt in Construction

27th May 2015

In another interesting judgment garnished with the statements of principle and practical contextualisation to the construction sector for which he has become renowned, the Honourable ... read more


Case Review - CSK ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS LTD V. KINGWOOD ELECTRICAL SERVICES LTD [2015] EWHC 667 (TCC) - Judicial Salute to Fundamental Adjudication Principles

21st April 2015

3PB's Katie Lee reviews the recent TCC decision of the Honourable Mr Justice Coulson which has reiterated some of the more fundamental principles of adjudication ... read more


Members of 3PB’s Technology and Construction Court Group presented to the Society of Construction Law

26th September 2014

Members of 3PB’s Technology and Construction Court Group presented to the Society of Construction Law at a successful evening seminar in Dorset on 25th September ... read more


Paul Newman, and pupil barrister, Nicole Bollard, took part in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Wales Branch arbitration workshop

9th May 2014

On Friday 9 May TCC Group member, On Friday 9 May TCC Group member, Paul Newman, and pupil barrister, Nicole Bollard, took part in the ... read more


3PB Annual London Technology and Construction Law Seminar

26th September 2013

Stuart Kennedy, Head of 3PB’s TCC Law Group will chair 3PB's Annual London Technology and Construction Law Seminar at The National Liberal Club on 23rd ... read more


A day of Discussion, Participation and Debate: Cost in Relation to Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

26th September 2013

In collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and other partners, four leading members of 3 PB’s TCC Law Group will participate in a full-day ... read more


Paul Letman's case of All-in-One Design v Motcomb Estates in the Technology and Construction Court has now been reported in The Times, 4/4/00.

4th April 2000

Paul Letman's case of All-in-One Design v Motcomb Estates in the Technology and Construction Court has now been reported in The Times, 4/4/00.