3PB Direct

How can I pay my living expenses and legal fees if my assets are frozen?

The order should provide that there is an exception to allow you to spend a reasonable sum on legal fees, and a fixed... Read more

I have just been served with a freezing injunction; can I apply to discharge it?

A freezing injunction (also known as a freezing order) will usually contain a provision expressly allowing you the... Read more

Do I have to choose between the criminal and civil justice systems?

No, the two systems can work together. There is nothing to prohibit a civil claim following a criminal claim, or vice... Read more

Do I have to report a fraud to the police?

No, in the UK there is no legal obligation to report a fraud to the police or to any other body, unless you and/or your... Read more

I am a victim of fraud – should I report the matter to the police or pursue the defendant through the civil courts or both?

The primary consideration is do you want to try and get your money back?  If the answer is yes, then you need to bring... Read more

Will a defendant be ordered to repay me my money?

In civil proceedings a successful victim may obtain an order that the defendant repay the money/assets taken and or pay... Read more

What sanctions can be imposed on a defendant?

In civil proceedings a successful victim may obtain an order that the defendant repay the money/assets taken and or pay... Read more

Is there a difference in the burden of proof in civil fraud and criminal fraud matters?

In civil proceedings the burden of proof is on the victim to prove “on the balance of probabilities” that the... Read more

Is there a difference between civil fraud and criminal fraud?

There are many differences, but in short civil fraud is pursued by the victim(s) by way of a private action in the civil... Read more

Does 3PB have expertise across the many different types of construction and engineering disputes?

3PB covers the full range of construction and engineering claims from Design and Build, PFI/PPP, Civil Engineering, MEP,... Read more

What about getting an extension of time?

Where the contract has been delayed the courts have been very clear about the extension of time issue. Where practical... Read more

When must defects be notified by?

 It will be rare these days for a contract to be completed and for there to be no defects notified in accordance with... Read more

How to instruct a barrister

Our experienced team of specially-trained clerks make instructing a 3PB Direct barrister simple. Watch our video for a step-by-step guide on how to work with us to achieve a resolution to your legal issue.

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