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3PB

Chambers of Nigel Lickley QC

4 ST PETER STREET, WINCHESTER, SO23 8BW, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01962 868884
Fax:
Fax 01962 868644
DX:
2507 WINCHESTER
Email:
Web:
www.3pb.co.uk

Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

3PB β€˜contains a vast array of talent with all bases covered’, which makes it β€˜a go-to set for law firm dispute resolution departments’ across the country. Indeed, chambers has six offices in the UK, with Birmingham its most recent addition – a development that coincided with arrivals from St Philips Chambers. The clerks deliver β€˜a high-quality service, and go out of their way to meet client needs and exceed expectations’. They are β€˜commercially minded’, β€˜forward-thinking’, β€˜proactive’ and β€˜approachable’, and some say β€˜they are the best in the business’. For example, Mark Heath is β€˜a very experienced and commercial clerk’; Russell Porter is β€˜a real star’; and Stuart Pringle β€˜always has his finger on the pulse’. Matthew Wildish is also noted, having joined from 1 Gray’s Inn Square with a team of barristers in 2016. Simon Astill is the chief executive. Offices in: London, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford, Winchester

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

3PB β€˜contains a vast array of talent with all bases covered’, which makes it β€˜a go-to set for law firm dispute resolution departments’ across the country. Indeed, chambers has six offices in the UK, with Birmingham its most recent addition – a development that coincided with arrivals from St Philips Chambers. The clerks deliver β€˜a high-quality service, and go out of their way to meet client needs and exceed expectations’. They are β€˜commercially minded’, β€˜forward-thinking’, β€˜proactive’ and β€˜approachable’, and some say β€˜they are the best in the business’. For example, Mark Heath is β€˜a very experienced and commercial clerk’; Russell Porter is β€˜a real star’; and Stuart Pringle β€˜always has his finger on the pulse’. Matthew Wildish is also noted, having joined from 1 Gray’s Inn Square with a team of barristers in 2016. Simon Astill is the chief executive. Offices in: London, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford, Winchester

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Regional Bar : Midland Circuit

Family and children law

3PB covers a wide spectrum of family law matters, including matrimonial finance, contested divorce, and public and private children law. Elizabeth McGrath QC, Vanessa Meachin and Lawrence Messling joined from St Philips Chambers in 2016.

St Philips Chambers has β€˜a wide variety of specialist counsel’ handling public and private children law involving child death, serious neglect, and international child abduction. On the money side, Louise McCabe and Jonathan Nosworthy specialise in financial remedy cases. In 2016 Vanessa Meachin and Lawrence Messling left for 3PB, and Evelyn Bugeja joined from Cornwall Street Chambers.

Family and children law – Leading silks

Elizabeth McGrath QC - 3PB β€˜Highly experienced in financial remedy proceedings.’

Ranked: tier 1
Family and children law – Leading juniors

Lawrence Messling - 3PB β€˜Extensively experienced in public law children cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Vanessa Meachin - 3PB β€˜An unyielding and concise litigator.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Leading sets
Midland Circuit – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

3PB (Birmingham)

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Regional Bar : South Eastern Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

3PB’s commercial practice covers a variety of areas, including insolvency, shareholder disputes and directors’ disqualification matters. James Davies is known for SME disputes, while Andrew Sheriff is experienced in the field of contractual claims.

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

Andrew Sheriff - 3PB β€˜Very experienced in contractual disputes.’

Ranked: tier 1

James Davies - 3PB β€˜Fearless and clever.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Court of Protection

The Court of Protection team at 3PB has experience in deprivation of liberty cases and general welfare matters. Louise Worton, however, is known for her practice in property and affairs cases.

Court of Protection – Leading juniors

Louise Worton - 3PB β€˜Self-assured and sensitive with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Employment

3PB receive instructions in discrimination, victimisation, whistleblowing and breach of contract cases. Andrew McPhail acts for both claimants and respondents.

Employment – Leading juniors

Andrew MacPhail - 3PB β€˜Practical and professional; clients love him.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Family and children law

The family team at 3PB handles private and public children law, TOLATA matters and cross-jurisdictional cases, among other areas.

Family and children law – Leading juniors

Katherine Dunseath - 3PB β€˜She has a forceful cross-examination style.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nicola Martin - 3PB β€˜Known for financial relief and complex care cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tom Tyler - 3PB β€˜A specialist in matrimonial finance.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Leading sets
South Eastern Circuit – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

3PB (Oxford)

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Property

A substantial amount of 3PB’s property team’s instructions focus on commercial and residential landlord and tenant matters. Other areas include TOLATA cases and boundary disputes.

Property – Leading juniors

Andrew Sheriff - 3PB β€˜He has a genuine talent at communicating complicated facts in straightforward terms.’

Ranked: tier 1

Louise Worton - 3PB β€˜Highly intelligent and down to earth.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Regional Bar : Western Circuit

Construction, planning and environment

The team at 3PB has expertise across a range of construction, planning and environmental matters. Members continue to be active in village green applications and appeals.

Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors

Paul Newman - 3PB β€˜He has a cool head and a precise eye.’

Ranked: tier 1

William Webster - 3PB β€˜A feisty and forceful advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Crime

3PB is an β€˜excellent set’ for criminal law, such as murder cases, large-scale drug trafficking matters, serious sexual offences and violent crime. Nigel Lickley QC recently prosecuted in a case where a care home worker killed an elderly resident by setting their room on fire.

Crime – Leading silks

Adam Feest QC - 3PB β€˜His expertise includes homicide, serious sexual offences and drug trafficking cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Michael Vere-Hodge QC - 3PB β€˜Very experienced in prosecuting and defending across serious crime matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nigel Lickley QC - 3PB β€˜A formidable advocate; cultivated yet ruthless when making his point.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime – Leading juniors

David Reid - 3PB β€˜An accomplished and compassionate advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nicholas Cotter - 3PB β€˜A formidable advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nick Robinson - 3PB β€˜Self-assured and dedicated.’

Ranked: tier 1

Robert Grey - 3PB β€˜A brave advocate, who connects with clients from all backgrounds.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Onslow - 3PB β€˜A dauntless and determined advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Timothy Bradbury - 3PB β€˜He has a measured and influential manner before both the judge and jury.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tom Horder - 3PB β€˜Experienced across a broad spectrum of criminal cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Employment

The employment team at 3PB has experience in unfair dismissal claims, discrimination cases, whistleblowing and harassment matters, among other areas. Matthew Curtis recently joined from College Chambers.

Employment – Leading juniors

Colin McDevitt - 3PB β€˜A great advocate, who is well liked by his clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Gareth Graham - 3PB β€˜He is very good at seeing the bigger picture in a case.’

Ranked: tier 1

James Dawson - 3PB β€˜He has a real fighting streak and is superb with witnesses.’

Ranked: tier 1

Matthew Curtis - 3PB β€˜Very personable, articulate and thorough.’

Ranked: tier 1

Simon Tibbitts - 3PB β€˜Recommended for unfair dismissal matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Wyeth - 3PB β€˜Experienced well beyond his call.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Family and children law

The family group at 3PB, led by Hamish Dunlop, has β€˜a wide range of expertise’ in matrimonial finance, non-accidental injuries, child abduction, domestic abuse and neglect cases, among others. Hayley Griffiths and Tanya Zabihi left for Albion Chambers in early 2017.

Family and children law – Leading juniors

Elisabeth Hudson - 3PB β€˜She is very empathetic and very skilled at communicating with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Emma Harman - 3PB β€˜She has the makings of a future silk.’

Ranked: tier 1

Gemma Chapman - 3PB β€˜A robust advocate, who will fight her clients’ corner.’

Ranked: tier 1

Hamish Dunlop - 3PB β€˜He builds affinity with clients and wins their confidence very quickly.’

Ranked: tier 1

Lucy Hendry - 3PB β€˜Subtle in her dealings and very effective in court.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Elliott - 3PB β€˜An impressive advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Melissa Barlow - 3PB β€˜She has superb attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nicola Martin - 3PB β€˜She is pragmatic and excellent with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Omar Malik - 3PB β€˜Very experienced in financial remedy cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Rachael Goodall - 3PB β€˜She has exemplary client-care skills.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Tyson - 3PB β€˜His practice covers the spectrum of family law cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Sarah O’Hara - 3PB β€˜A powerful and incisive advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tonia Clark - 3PB β€˜A specialist in private law children cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Leading sets
Western Circuit – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

3PB (Bristol, Bournemouth, Winchester)

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Personal injury and clinical negligence

3PB is recommended for personal injury and clinical negligence claims across the Western Circuit. Members have expertise in acting for children and individuals who lack capacity in clinical malpractice claims.

Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Colin McDevitt - 3PB β€˜A specialist in multiple injuries claims.’

Ranked: tier 1

Duncan McNair - 3PB β€˜He has skills beyond his years of call.’

Ranked: tier 1

Hamish Dunlop - 3PB β€˜Very experienced across the spectrum of personal injury law.’

Ranked: tier 1

Hugh Rimmer - 3PB β€˜Recommended for a wide range of injury matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Louis Weston - 3PB β€˜A dexterous advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Lomas - 3PB β€˜He has extraordinary attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 1

Naomi Rees - 3PB β€˜Very congenial and meticulous.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Tyson - 3PB β€˜Recommended for brain damage cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

The team at 3PB has experience in prosecuting and defending medical and healthcare professionals. Sports regulatory work is another key area, particularly for Louis Weston, with members appearing before the British Horseracing Authority and the Greyhound Board of Great Britain.

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

Louis Weston - 3PB β€˜A strong intellect.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Tyson - 3PB β€˜Very experienced in healthcare work.’

Ranked: tier 1

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