Public Law & Regulatory

Public Law & Regulatory

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 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.'


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.

Welcome to the 3PB Public Law and Regulatory Group’s web pages. We hope that the information that you find here will both assist and inform you about what our experienced and friendly group has to offer.

Public and administrative law has been practised at 3PB for many years. During that time its importance and jurisdiction has expanded greatly and public law now takes on many guises and features in cases heard before specialist Tribunals, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown and County Courts, the High Court and beyond.

Here at 3PB we have constantly strived to meet the challenges and changes that this area of the law has brought about.

Such is the breadth of the work that we undertake, we have taken a conscious decision to offer truly specialist practitioners in particular areas of what can be broadly be described as administrative law, although some of those areas cross the border between the civil and criminal law jurisdictions. The group is divided into the following specialist units. Follow the links for more information:

Administrative law and planning Team

Education law Team

Health and Safety

Asset and Tax Recovery Team

Disciplinary and Regulatory Proceedings

Legal Assessing Team

Marine and Fisheries Team

Sports Law Team

Please do not hesitate to contact one of our dedicated Public Law and Regulatory Group clerks for more information on our group and the services we offer.

About the Group

Public & regulatory law is of ever increasing importance and crosses the boundary between civil and criminal law. Members of the group provide expertise across a wide range of legal fields in this area including:

  • Administrative law
  • Asset recovery and forfeiture
  • Bootlegging and Condemnation
  • Civil actions against the police
  • Civil fraud
  • Civil recovery
  • Contempt of court
  • Commercial and corporate fraud
  • DTI matters
  • Education
  • EU public law
  • Firearms Licensing
  • Fisheries
  • Food Safety, Toy Safety
  • Freezing orders
  • General Medical Council matters
  • Health & Safety
  • Horseracing
  • Judicial review
  • Licensing
  • Marine accident investigations
  • Marine regulation
  • Money laundering regulations
  • Planning
  • Pollution
  • Proceeds of crime related matters
  • Professional regulation
  • Public body powers and duties
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Restraint and receivership orders
  • Sports regulation
  • Toy safety
  • Trading standards
  • Ultra vires acts of public bodies
  • VAT and duties tribunals

Members of Chambers have been instructed in some of the leading recent cases in their areas and provide advice on policy issues to local authorities and other public bodies. Many combine their public law practices with other specialisms and so are able to offer a wide range of expertise and experience to both private and public body clients.