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3PB

Chambers of Nigel Lickley QC

ROYAL TALBOT HOUSE, 2 VICTORIA STREET, BRISTOL, BS1 6BB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0117 928 1520
Fax:
Fax 0117 928 1525
DX:
7836 BRISTOL
Email:
Web:
www.3pb.co.uk

Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜A set solicitors frequently turn to’, 3PB is β€˜extremely reliable and able to provide first-class coverage in terms of geographical areas as well as work disciplines’. Members are β€˜approachable and user-friendly’, and β€˜one always has confidence that the clerks will be able to provide a suitably skilled and experienced lawyer, who will get to grips with a client’s case’. Some say they β€˜honestly do not think that the set could do anything that could improve the level of service’; all staff are β€˜friendly and always ready to assist’. In particular, the chambers directors are singled out: Stuart Pringle β€˜comes back to you quickly and ensures that solicitors are kept informed at all stages’, Mark Heath is β€˜commercially savvy and forward-thinking’, and Russell Porter is β€˜particularly adept at providing a smooth service and dealing efficiently with any hiccups that might arise’. Recent personnel changes saw Stuart Smith join as the fourth chambers director from St Philips Chambers, and Simon Astill replace Joanna Poulton as chambers’ chief executive. Offices in: London, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford, Winchester

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜A set solicitors frequently turn to’, 3PB is β€˜extremely reliable and able to provide first-class coverage in terms of geographical areas as well as work disciplines’. Members are β€˜approachable and user-friendly’, and β€˜one always has confidence that the clerks will be able to provide a suitably skilled and experienced lawyer, who will get to grips with a client’s case’. Some say they β€˜honestly do not think that the set could do anything that could improve the level of service’; all staff are β€˜friendly and always ready to assist’. In particular, the chambers directors are singled out: Stuart Pringle β€˜comes back to you quickly and ensures that solicitors are kept informed at all stages’, Mark Heath is β€˜commercially savvy and forward-thinking’, and Russell Porter is β€˜particularly adept at providing a smooth service and dealing efficiently with any hiccups that might arise’. Recent personnel changes saw Stuart Smith join as the fourth chambers director from St Philips Chambers, and Simon Astill replace Joanna Poulton as chambers’ chief executive. Offices in: London, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford, Winchester

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Regional Bar : Midland Circuit

Family and children law
Family and children law – Leading juniors

Lawrence Messling - 3PB β€˜Simply outstanding – he is extremely thorough and an exceptional advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Regional Bar : South Eastern Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

At 3PB, key areas of expertise include professional liability and company disputes. James Davies has worked on cases concerning county councils and disputes with household franchises. Andrew Sheriff is well known for his breach of contract expertise.

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

Andrew Sheriff - 3PB β€˜He has an eye for detail, and an excellent ability to communicate with solicitors and clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

James Davies - 3PB β€˜Excellent to work with, he is methodical and thorough in high-value commercial disputes.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Employment

With a good spread of claimant and respondent work, 3PB handles whistleblowing, discrimination and unfair dismissal matters. Andrew McPhail is an β€˜up and coming specialist employment junior’.

Employment – Leading juniors

Andrew McPhail - 3PB β€˜A pure employment expert.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Family and children law

The family law counsel at 3PB are β€˜always the right choice’. The set is able to handle the full range of family and children law matters including family finance, property-related disputes, and private and public law children cases.

Family and children law – Leading juniors

Katherine Dunseath - 3PB β€˜An expert in cases with an international element, who fiercely protects her clients interests with professionalism and congeniality.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nicola Martin - 3PB β€˜An excellent negotiator and a robust advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

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

Ranked: tier 1

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

3PB (Oxford)

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Personal injury and clinical negligence

3PB’s personal injury and clinical negligence team handles fatal accident claims, employers’ liability, public liability, and a range of negligence claims against nurses and doctors.

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Property

β€˜Always willing to assist’, the 3PB property team predominantly handles residential and commercial landlord and tenant disputes. Other areas of instruction include property disputes arising out of bankruptcy, housing association matters and dilapidations. Louise Worton was recently in the Court of Appeal in dispute over the recoverability of legal costs under a lease provision. John Clargo left for Hardwicke in May 2016.

Property – Leading juniors

Andrew Sheriff - 3PB β€˜He has genuine ability to break down the most complicated facts into explainable terms.’

Ranked: tier 1

Louise Worton - 3PB β€˜Approachable, knowledgeable and quick on her feet.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Regional Bar : Western Circuit

Construction, planning and environment

3PB is well known for construction and planning law. Members have recently been active in the field of village green applications and appeals, where they have represented local authorities, inspectors and individual residents. Paul Newman has a solid construction practice and represents developers, suppliers and other parties in construction adjudications.

Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors

Paul Newman - 3PB β€˜He has a wealth of experience in construction contract disputes, and his knowledge is always up to date.’

Ranked: tier 1

William Webster - 3PB β€˜A careful lawyer and an effective advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Crime

3PB’s criminal practitioners provide β€˜top-class advice and advocacy’. Nigel Lickley QC recently prosecuted in a violent murder where a husband killed and concealed his wife’s body. Other key areas of instruction include large-scale fraud and drugs conspiracies, sexual offences issues and human trafficking cases. Adam Feest QC took silk in 2016.

Crime – Leading silks

Adam Feest QC - 3PB β€˜An excellent advocate, who has a very good manner with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nigel Lickley QC - 3PB β€˜Gets to the heart of the matter instantly.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime – Leading juniors

David Reid - 3PB β€˜He has a terrific work ethic and is extremely bright.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nick Robinson - 3PB β€˜Extremely diligent in his approach to cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Onslow - 3PB β€˜A fearless advocate, who is skilled in case presentation.’

Ranked: tier 1

Robert Grey - 3PB β€˜Recommended for serious sex, drugs and fraud trials.’

Ranked: tier 1

Timothy Bradbury - 3PB β€˜Well known for fraud prosecutions.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tom Horder - 3PB β€˜An excellent advocate with a strong courtroom presence.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Employment

With β€˜very strong barristers in the employment field’, 3PB maintains a solid reputation. Barristers handle discrimination, whistleblowing and unfair dismissal, as well as a range of other claims, where they represent both respondents and claimants. Jack Mitchell recently left to join Old Square Chambers.

Employment – Leading juniors

Colin McDevitt - 3PB β€˜Brilliant at absorbing lots of detail and cutting to the main points.’

Ranked: tier 1

Gareth Graham - 3PB β€˜He has a great cross-examination style and is very effective.’

Ranked: tier 1

James Dawson - 3PB β€˜He has a fantastic eye for detail, and first-class commercial and strategic instincts.’

Ranked: tier 1

Simon Tibbitts - 3PB β€˜Very thorough and very bright.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Wyeth - 3PB β€˜A straight-talking advocate, who gives commercial advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Family and children law

Hamish Dunlop leads the β€˜very approachable team’ at 3PB, which is one of the largest on circuit. The set deals with the full range of cases and has a growing Court of Protection practice. On the finance side, Nicola Martin specialises in high-value matrimonial finance, along with Rachael Goodall and other team members. Public care cases are also a large part of the practice with over half the team active in sensitive disputes involving baby-shaking and abuse.

Family and children law – Leading juniors

Elisabeth Hudson - 3PB β€˜Experienced in both private and public law children proceedings.’

Ranked: tier 1

Gemma Chapman - 3PB β€˜She has a focus on public children law proceedings.’

Ranked: tier 1

Hamish Dunlop - 3PB β€˜He has excellent rapport with clients and is truly knowledgeable in the complex field of financial remedy.’

Ranked: tier 1

Hayley Griffiths - 3PB β€˜Recommended for serious and complex care proceedings.’

Ranked: tier 1

Lucy Hendry - 3PB β€˜Hardworking, persistent and excellent on her feet.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Elliott - 3PB β€˜A calm and measured barrister, who quickly gets to the crux of the matter.’

Ranked: tier 1

Melissa Barlow - 3PB β€˜She is very experienced and gives clear, robust advice in a manner clients understand and respect.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nicola Martin - 3PB β€˜An extremely experienced and impressive advocate, who is skilled at fighting her client’s corner.’

Ranked: tier 1

Omar Malik - 3PB β€˜Recommended for financial remedy cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Rachael Goodall - 3PB β€˜She has a superb manner with clients and a detailed knowledge of papers.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Tyson - 3PB β€˜He presents cases with great skill and sensitivity.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tanya Zabihi - 3PB β€˜An excellent advocate, who is particularly strong in public and private law children cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tonia Clark - 3PB β€˜She is experienced in private law children proceedings.’

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 handles both personal injury and clinical negligence claims across the Western Circuit. The set is also recommended for niche expertise in the areas of veterinary negligence and dental negligence.

Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Colin McDevitt - 3PB β€˜He gets results.’

Ranked: tier 1

Duncan McNair - 3PB β€˜He provides excellent paperwork, advice and exceptional advocacy skills.’

Ranked: tier 1

Hamish Dunlop - 3PB β€˜He has excellent knowledge of financial matters particularly regarding future care and future loss of earnings.’

Ranked: tier 1

Louis Weston - 3PB β€˜He has a good brain with excellent technical knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Lomas - 3PB β€˜Extremely bright, professional and very good with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Tyson - 3PB β€˜Recommended for personal injury matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

3PB acts for the General Medical Council and the General Dental Council; regulation in the medical profession is a strong source of work for chambers. Ian Lawrie QC was appointed to the circuit bench in October 2015.

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

Louis Weston - 3PB β€˜Well liked by clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Tyson - 3PB β€˜He always prepares detailed cross-examinations.’

Ranked: tier 1

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