By 3 Verulam Buildings
3VB Speaks is the regular podcast series from London barristers' chambers 3 Verulam Buildings. Each episode features members of chambers discussing cases and issues in their specialist practice area.
Schemes of Arrangement: Philip Hinks & William Day
In this episode of 3VB Speaks barristers Philip Hinks and William Day discuss schemes of arrangement and in particular the recent Provident and Amigo cases in which they appeared on behalf of customer advocate John York. The court was considering redress claims against consumer finance companies in relation to unaffordable and unsustainable lending.
September 22, 2022
Adam Kramer QC & Peter de Verneuil Smith QC
In episode 5 of the 3VB Speaks podcast, Peter de Verneuil Smith QC and Adam Kramer QC discuss the recent RSA Insurance Group decision in which Peter successfully defended a group action against a limitation strike out by relying on the fraud limitation extension. Limitation challenges are a typical feature of Financial Services litigation where in many cases claimants are only aware of wrongdoing years of after the event. Adam and Peter consider the insights of the case for s.90A FSMA claims and group litigation generally.
February 15, 2022
Hefin Rees QC & Cleon Catsambis
In the latest episode of 3VB Speaks, Hefin Rees QC and Cleon Catsambis discuss a recent case they were instructed in on behalf of Sir Frederick Barclay and his daughter, against other members of the Barclay family, following the discovery of a covert audio recording device at The Ritz Hotel in London where Sir Frederick would hold business meetings relating to the Barclay business empire. These conversations captured highly confidential and commercially-sensitive business information, as well as some meetings between Sir Frederick and his lawyers. The various court hearings that took place in London in which both Hefin and Cleon acted for the Claimants attracted a significant amount of press coverage, including television, radio, and all newspaper outlets. Their conversation focuses on the use of a Doorstep Delivery Up Order as an unusual means of obtaining information from the defendants.
December 08, 2021
Adrian Beltrami QC & Jonathan Nash QC
This episode of the 3VB Speaks podcast features joint Head of Chambers Adrian Beltrami QC and Jonathan Nash QC discussing group litigation. Jonathan and Adrian met at 3 Verulam Buildings' London offices to discuss strategies in group litigation and consider the kinds of claims which are suitable for group claims, how to put together and manage the group, Group Litigation Orders and the role of Funders and After the Event Insurance in security for costs applications. They also discuss the Defendant’s perspective: how to successfully resist a group claim and take advantage of the conflicts of economic interest which are likely to arise in this kind of litigation.
September 30, 2021
Civil Fraud: David Quest QC & James McWilliams
In this second episode of the 3VB Speaks podcast we hear from David Quest QC and James McWilliams giving advice to defendants in civil fraud actions. David is a leading Commercial Silk specialising in Commercial and Financial fraud amongst other areas. Many of David’s cases have an international element and he is very experienced in the conflicts of jurisdiction, conflicts of law and cross border enforcement issues that are often raised in such work. He is frequently involved in Offshore Litigation, particularly in the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands. Recently, David was heavily involved in the drafting of the Digital Dispute Resolution Rules published by the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce of Lawtech UK. James is one of 3VB’s most promising Juniors, frequently instructed on complex International and high value Civil Fraud and asset tracing disputes. His recent work in this field, has included acting for General Electric in proceedings in the Cayman Islands arising out of a $3.6 billion ponzi scheme operated by Thomas Petters and acting for the joint trustees of Derek Hood, once the foremost classic car dealer in Europe in a £40 million claim by a classic car investor. He has extensive experience of all aspects of Fraud Litigation, including applications for a wide variety of interim relief, disclosure applications of all kinds and in contempt of court of related applications.
July 15, 2021
Saima Hanif QC & Emmanuel Sheppard
The first episode in our podcast series focuses on privacy applications in Financial Services litigation. Saima Hanif QC and Emmanuel Sheppard discuss a recent Upper Tribunal in which Emmanuel appeared, as well as other cases on this issue.
May 23, 2021