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3PB

Chambers of David Berkley QC

3 PAPER BUILDINGS, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7EU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 8055
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 6271
DX:
1024 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.3pb.co.uk

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

One of the largest in the country’ with a presence across the southern and central England, 3PB has a family team with ‘high-calibre barristers’, ‘accessible and user-friendly’ employment practitioners, ‘excellent counsel in the area of social housing litigation’, a personal injury offering with ‘a wealth of technical experts’ and, according to some observers in the criminal law space ‘the monopoly on the Western Circuit, due to its strength and depth’. In recent chambers news, Scottish silk and arbitrator David Parratt QC joined from Crown Office Chambers, the second Scottish silk to join chambers following Angela Grahame QC’s arrival as a door tenant. The combined clerks’ room across the set’s six offices is a ‘well-oiled machine’. In Birmingham, practice director Ian Charlton is ‘the warmest, most caring clerk – he will do everything possible to help solicitors find appropriate counsel’, while fellow practice director James Parks ‘has a huge amount of time for people’. Oxford-based chambers director Russell Porter ‘leads on outstanding client service’ and practice director David Snook is ‘always on the look-out for ways to innovate’. The Winchester office includes chambers director Stuart Pringle and centre manager Lee Giles (‘a master of his art’). And in Bournemouth, practice director Robert Leonard ‘runs a tight ship and will always bend over backwards when solicitors need counsel at short notice’, while practice manager Sophie Rice is ‘always helpful and particularly efficient’. In Bristol, chambers director Mark Heath is ‘the go-to man in a crisis - he is unflappable and can find a solution to any problem’. Offices in: London, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford, and Winchester

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London Bar

Children law (including public and private law)
Leading Juniors

Poonam Bhari - 3PBOutstanding with clients and an excellent advocate.

Ranked: tier 4

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Education
Education - Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

3PB

3PB has a 'strong education practice', where it 'offers a good choice of counsel'. Its members are 'efficient, friendly, and expert in their field'. Charlotte Hadfield acted for an interested party in an application for judicial review of a refusal to carry out an assessment of an individual's education needs. Aimee Fox successfully represented a local authority in a major judicial review on the application of section 19(1) of the Education Act 1996.

Leading Juniors

John Friel - 3PBHe is an expert in SEN and has deep knowledge of procedure.

Ranked: tier 3

Charlotte Hadfield - 3PBA go-to barrister in the area of education law.

Ranked: tier 4

Aimee Fox - 3PBShe is extremely approachable, thorough, pragmatic and realistic.

Ranked: tier 5

Emma Waldron - 3PBDoes a very good job even in difficult circumstances.

Ranked: tier 5

Jennifer Agyekum - 3PBA fearless and highly intelligent advocate.

Ranked: tier 5

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Employment
Leading Juniors

Sarah Bowen - 3PBShe is a fantastic advocate and is really able to pick out the strengths in complex cases with lots of allegations.

Ranked: tier 3

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Intellectual property
Leading Juniors

Victoria Jones - 3PBShe has particular expertise in trade mark and passing off litigation.

Ranked: tier 4

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud
Personal injury - Leading Juniors

Mark Stephen Lomas - 3PBHe has a very good eye for detail and is adept at schedule preparation.

Ranked: tier 4

Michelle Marnham - 3PBShe is diligent, personable and very thorough.

Ranked: tier 5

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Police law (defendant)
Leading Juniors

James Trumble - 3PBHe defends the police against misconduct allegations.

Ranked: tier 3

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Professional negligence
Leading Juniors

Gavin Hamilton - 3PBA very hardworking junior.

Ranked: tier 6

Seb Oram - 3PBExcellent on construction-related claims.

Ranked: tier 6

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Set overviews: England and Wales

One of the largest in the country’ with a presence across the southern and central England, 3PB has a family team with ‘high-calibre barristers’, ‘accessible and user-friendly’ employment practitioners, ‘excellent counsel in the area of social housing litigation’, a personal injury offering with ‘a wealth of technical experts’ and, according to some observers in the criminal law space ‘the monopoly on the Western Circuit, due to its strength and depth’. In recent chambers news, Scottish silk and arbitrator David Parratt QC joined from Crown Office Chambers, the second Scottish silk to join chambers following Angela Grahame QC’s arrival as a door tenant. The combined clerks’ room across the set’s six offices is a ‘well-oiled machine’. In Birmingham, practice director Ian Charlton is ‘the warmest, most caring clerk – he will do everything possible to help solicitors find appropriate counsel’, while fellow practice director James Parks ‘has a huge amount of time for people’. Oxford-based chambers director Russell Porter ‘leads on outstanding client service’ and practice director David Snook is ‘always on the look-out for ways to innovate’. The Winchester office includes chambers director Stuart Pringle and centre manager Lee Giles (‘a master of his art’). And in Bournemouth, practice director Robert Leonard ‘runs a tight ship and will always bend over backwards when solicitors need counsel at short notice’, while practice manager Sophie Rice is ‘always helpful and particularly efficient’. In Bristol, chambers director Mark Heath is ‘the go-to man in a crisis - he is unflappable and can find a solution to any problem’. Offices in: London, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford, and Winchester

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