Set Profile > 3PB > Bournemouth, England

Chambers of David Berkley QC
3PB
3PB BOURNEMOUTH, 30 CHRISTCHURCH ROAD
BOURNEMOUTH
BH1 3PD
England

Western Circuit > Business and regulatory crime (including health and safety) Tier 1

3PB is 'a strong set for regulatory work' with 'real strength in depth', in the words of instructing solicitors. Nicholas Cotter's 'razor-sharp legal mind' and 'highly persuasive and effective court room technique make him the first choice for complex regulatory matters'. Tom Horder is regularly instructed in cases involving food safety issues and health and safety matters, while David Richards is well versed in acting for the prosecution and the defence in maritime regulatory cases.

Leading Juniors

Nicholas Cotter - 3PBNicholas has a measured approach to his cases and provides deliberate and carefully considered advice. He builds excellent rapport with clients and instructing solicitors. He has excellent knowledge and understanding of health and safety law.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tom Horder - 3PBTom is a very able barrister. He is an excellent, very persuasive advocate. His cross-examination is always well-considered and appropriate to the witness he is dealing with. He is hard-working and always well prepared.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Richards - 3PBDavid has the ability to understand any request for advice and deliver his advice with authority and confidence.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

A fabulous set‘.

3PB is very easy to work with‘.

Clerking

The clerks are excellent. Regulatory practice head Chris Mitchell is responsive, smart and understands what needs to be done to ensure the client is well represented and receives a high level of service‘.

Chris Mitchell is a stand-out clerk at 3PB. In simple terms, he just gets it. He understands the needs of a regulatory solicitor and how to ensure the best service is provided‘.

Stuart Pringle and Chris Mitchell offer an excellent customer experience‘.

Western Circuit > Crime (general and fraud) Tier 1

3PB ‘has huge strength in depth in criminal work on the Western Circuit and can be relied upon to provide first class counsel for any case‘. Adam Feest QC and the ‘unflappableTimothy Bradbury defended in the case of a Polish man, who spoke limited English and had been transferred to a psychiatric hospital before trial, who was charged with the murder of his estranged wife and teenage daughter. Elsewhere, unled, Nicholas Cotter represented a man who received a four-year sentence for the attempted theft of a copy of Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral. Jodie Mittell acted as junior defense counsel in the case of a man charged with the murder of his father but was convicted of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Leading Silks

Adam Feest QC – 3PBAn excellent barrister: a formidable opponent with a charming manner.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Timothy Bradbury - 3PBA class act. A silk in all but name. Very bright. Persuasive. Devastating cross-examiner.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tom Horder - 3PBTom is a charming, intellectually nimble advocate with an excellent client manner. Judges respect him and juries warm to him.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nicholas Cotter - 3PBHe is extremely calm, persuasive and effective in court, which consistently inspires confidence in the clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
David Richards - 3PBDavid is an experienced and immensely able advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Thomas Acworth - 3PBA barrister of great tenacity, very hard working and with an eye for detail. He shows a high level of dedication to his clients and is fearless and straight talking in his approach.
Ranked: Tier 3
Elisabeth Bussey-Jones - 3PBShe has very good judgement and presents very difficult cases with complete integrity and candour. Excellent on her feet. Someone to be relied upon.
Ranked: Tier 3
Thomas Evans - 3PBA forceful, hard-working, tactically astute advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Jodie Mittell - 3PBHer attention to detail, level of preparation and thorough knowledge of every case she is involved in is matched by the extremely high quality of her advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nick Robinson3PB 'Nick's strengths are his intelligence, his ability to fully engage with a jury and his thorough preparation.'
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

A Rolls Royce criminal set on the Western Circuit‘.

3PB has great strength in depth and is very accommodating in finding the right counsel for the job‘.

A well-respected set‘.

The chambers has a good range of high calibre barristers‘.

Clerking

Katie West is a very helpful and friendly clerk who goes out of her way to assist and keep us informed of any changes‘.

Lee Giles is unflappable‘.

The clerks provide an efficient and reliable service‘.

South Eastern Circuit > Employment Tier 1

Members of 3PB bring expertise in advising employers and employees on the full range of contentious employment work, and are regularly instructed by local authorities, healthcare and education bodies, transport and technology companies and individuals. The 'approachable' and 'plain-speaking' Karen Moss is 'diligent, very thorough and provides clear and easily accessible advice'; 'she has a elegance in her advocacy that draws people in and gets to the answer without aggravating a situation'. Andrew MacPhail has established strength in handling complex whistle-blowing and discrimination claims.

Leading Juniors

Andrew MacPhail - 3PBAndrew is extremely thorough and knowledgeable, with a forensic eye for detail.
Ranked: Tier 1
Karen Moss - 3PBKaren possesses an extremely sharp and quick mind, and her advice is clear, direct, and to the point. She is masterful at handling the most difficult of clients, and has the rare ability to see both the wood and the trees, without losing focus of either. In court, she is a powerful and persuasive advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Green - 3PBAn astute, persuasive and resilient advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

3PB’s range of advocates for employment-related assistance is excellent and of the highest quality‘.

Always helpful. Prompt to respond to queries and always willing to negotiate on fees‘.

Clerking

The clerks are always inordinately helpful and will be creative in finding solutions to assist us‘.

Russell Porter is particularly affable and trusted to recommend the most suitable counsel for the case. He works tirelessly to ensure clients are looked after and happy with the service they are receiving‘.

The clerks are excellent and engaged in providing a high quality service‘.

Western Circuit > Planning and environment

Leading Juniors

William Webster - 3PBWilliam is a recognised expert in town and country planning. He is efficient, knowledgeable and thorough.
Ranked: Tier 1

South Eastern Circuit > Court of Protection and community care

Leading Juniors

Louise Worton - 3PBA no-nonsense barrister who is a great communicator. Very approachable and good with both elderly clients and difficult opponents.
Ranked: Tier 1

Western Circuit > Professional disciplinary law

Leading Juniors

Nicholas Cotter - 3PBHe is a superb tactician who has a great manner with clients. He always builds a good rapport, which allows him to easily convey difficult advice and navigate through complex issues in a case.
Ranked: Tier 1

Western Circuit > Professional negligence

Leading Juniors

Richard Whitehouse - 3PBHe is very user-friendly from an instructing solicitor's perspective, and his advice is clear and pragmatic.
Ranked: Tier 1

South Eastern Circuit > Family and children law

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Nicola Martin – 3PBNicola is a wonderful barrister: robust in cross-examination, with superb analytical skills. She has good client empathy but is able to give clear, realistic advice, even if it will be unwelcome.
Ranked: Tier 1
James Legg - 3PBJames is insightful and incisive. His knowledge far exceeds his year of call. Calm and collected, he knows when to argue a point and when to advise to step back. Clients love him.
Ranked: Tier 3

South Eastern Circuit > Commercial litigation

Leading Silks

Joseph Giret QC - 3PBA silk who gets straight to the crux of a matter.
Ranked: Tier 1

South Eastern Circuit > Personal injury Tier 1

Members of 3PB act for both claimants and defendants in a range of personal injury cases. Richard Wheeler is 'sensible' and provides 'clear and detailed advice' on employer's liability claims and cases in the military context. James Trumble predominantly acts for defendants in cases involving serious road traffic accidents, as well as occupiers' liability claims and fatal maritime accidents. Rising star Eloise Turnnidge has special expertise in cases involving allegations of fundamental dishonesty.

Rising stars

Eloise Turnnidge - 3PBShe is very focused on the important issues in a case and is both pragmatic and sensible.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Richard Wheeler - 3PBRichard is a determined advocate who is always thorough and well-prepared. He leaves no stone unturned when investigating complicated quantum issues. You know if he is fighting a case to trial he believes in it.
Ranked: Tier 1
James Trumble - 3PBA pragmatic barrister who is robust in cross-examination, and can be relied upon to get your case across.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘A very helpful, supportive set, with a breadth and depth of talent in multiple fields.’

‘An exceptional set who always go the extra mile in providing a superb service. On a daily basis, they deliver.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are excellent – particularly Edward Holdstock and David Snook – always available, they know their set, and are able to not only provide known barristers for the right cases, but recommend new barristers.’

‘David Snook (Practice Director) and Edward Holdstock (Practice Manager) consistently demonstrate unparalleled levels of organization, client care and broad industry knowledge, ensuring that instructing solicitors are appropriately accommodated on each occasion.’

‘David and Edward’s level of service transcends simply arranging appropriate Counsel for hearing, they each recognize the importance of added value, collaborating widely to ensure their set go over and above for all of their clients.’

Wales and Chester Circuit > Education

Rising stars

Matthew Wyard3PB 'A strong and detailed advocate who quickly identifies the relevant issues in a case. He has the ear of the Tribunal.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Wales and Chester Circuit > Court of Protection and community care

Rising stars

Matthew Wyard3PB 'A junior with good client care skills, and his advice is well-considered, comprehensive and clear.'
Ranked: Tier 1

London Bar > Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

Tax: VAT - Rising Stars

Max Schofield - 3PBMax is clearly compassionate and puts a great deal of effort, time and consideration into his response. He is also approachable and whilst he uses technical jargon where appropriate, such as in his detailed notes, he then follows up with a meeting to discuss the advice note and explains everything so that the clients can understand who clearly do not have his level of VAT knowledge. VAT in particular is a very complex area of tax law and Max is well versed and clearly exceptionally knowledgeable.
Ranked: Tier 1

Midland Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax Tier 2

3PB ’s Lydia Pemberton  is a specialist in contentious probate matters, with significance experience in TLATA cases. Recent instructions include Inheritance Act 1975 claims, will validity challenges and claims arising in relation to the administration of estates. Rising star Oliver Ingham ’s practice specialises in traditional Chancery litigation, with an emphasis on Inheritance Act claims, with one recent highlight involving defending a claim based on acquiescence estoppel.

Rising stars

Oliver Ingham - 3PBOliver is very conscientious; he knows his subject area backwards. He always makes himself available when you need him. We have a lot of trust for him and he operates at a far higher level than his relatively modest number of years call would indicate.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Lydia Pemberton - 3PBLydia is very clever and driven and exceptionally hardworking. She leaves no stone unturned in her research and is always going the extra mile to try to find an additional, or improved argument for her clients.
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set

‘3PB is a good set with a broad range of expertise. They are always willing to deliver training and seminars.’

Clerking

‘The clerks at 3PB are very good to work with and always willing to help. James Parks will always go that extra mile to assist.’

Western Circuit > Employment Tier 2

3PB‘s employment practice has ‘great strength in depth‘, and fields a team who appear before the Employment Tribunal, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in a range of matters. The ‘very calmStephen Wyeth is ‘incredibly knowledgeable, commercial and pragmatic in dealing with complex Employment Tribunal claims‘; ‘his experience not just as a barrister but as an employment judge is invaluable‘. Sarah Clarke acts for claimants and respondents across a broad spectrum of discrimination claims, and is well versed in unfair/wrongful dismissal cases. In a recent case highlight, Simon Tibbitts successfully represented the claimant in Nadine Lee v Splunk, a high-profile sex discrimination claim.

Leading Juniors

Stephen Wyeth3PBClients immediately warm to him, trust him and feel safe with his guidance.
Ranked: Tier 1
Sarah Clarke - 3PBA highly skilled advocate with a sharp mind. She is brilliant with clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Gareth Graham - 3PBVery bright, quick-thinking and pragmatic. He quickly builds rapport with witnesses.
Ranked: Tier 1
Matthew Curtis - 3PBHis persuasive advocacy style is highly regarded, and his excellent interpersonal skills that puts parties and witnesses at ease.
Ranked: Tier 2
Craig Ludlow - 3PBHe is very user-friendly, and provides practical and insightful advice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew MacPhail - 3PBVery calm and measured. Never gets flustered. He gets to the heart of a case very quickly.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sarah Bowen3PBSarah is an approachable and confident advocate with a meticulous eye for detail.
Ranked: Tier 3
Simon Tibbitts - 3PBHe goes the extra mile and is unafraid to take a robust position where merited. Clients always know their corner is being fought.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

A good range of solid counsel‘.

3PB’s employment group is fantastic. All the barristers I have used from 3PB have been excellent, knowledgeable and provide practical advice to all clients. The set can always suggest a barrister of appropriate level and experience to deal with a matter, and the barristers are available to assist even on short notice‘.

Clerking

The clerks are proactive and do all they can to assist‘.

Russell Porter is very responsive‘.

Russell Porter is particularly affable and works tirelessly to ensure clients are happy with the service they are receiving‘.

Russell Porter is exceptional. His customer service is unparalleled‘.

Western Circuit > Family and children law Tier 2

3PB‘s members have solid expertise across the range of family law matters. The ‘very charmingHamish Dunlop has established strength in matrimonial finance work, with a particular focus on cases involving inherited wealth and family businesses. Emma Harman is experienced in private children law matters, including cases involving child abduction and applications to permanently remove a child from the  jurisdiction. Elisabeth Hudson is sought-after for her expertise in Children Act work; Sarah O’Hara is regularly instructed in cases involving allegations of non-accidental injuries. In September 2020 Melissa Barlow was appointed to the circuit bench, and in March 2021 Lucy Hendry QC took silk.

2021 Silks: Child Law (Public and Private)

Lucy Hendry QC3PBLucy is incredibly hard-working, clever and has exceptional attention to detail. Her cross- examination is precise, thorough, pertinent and relentless, and her written submissions are both analytical and flawless.

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Emma Harman - 3PBEmma is extremely client focused, approachable and well-organised. She focuses on the key issues in a case, is always well-prepared and thinks outside of the box in order to progress the client's case.
Ranked: Tier 1
Elisabeth Hudson - 3PBElisabeth's advocacy in contested matters is focused and calm. She is excellent with clients, particularly young, vulnerable clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Steven Howard - 3PBSteven is always impeccably prepared and is always on top of the case. He has a good way of identifying the points that will make a difference in the case, then pursuing them with an unassuming but persistent manner which makes a real difference to the outcome. A silk of the future.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sarah O’Hara3PBSarah is extremely sensible, thorough, and persuasive. She is strong and argues well in court.
Ranked: Tier 2
Gemma Chapman - 3PBA strong, well-prepared, methodical advocate who provides frank, firm advice.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicola Frost - 3PBShe always has a total command of the papers and is a robust advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Emma Southern - 3PBA very persuasive advocate who has the ear of the court. Very measured and calm under pressure. She is well-attuned to the needs of her clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Amy Lush - 3PBAmy has a fantastic manner with clients and has a way of easing their anxieties and worries almost immediately. She is always well-prepared.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Hamish Dunlop - 3PBHamish brings a wealth of legal experience when dealing with financial matters. Clients are immediately put at ease by his knowledge but also by his warm and friendly disposition.
Ranked: Tier 1
Rachael Goodall - 3PBShe is extremely thorough, a robust advocate when needed and fantastic with clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Mark Elliott - 3PBA formidable advocate who demonstrates great client rapport.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicola Frost - 3PBShe always has a total command of the papers and is a robust advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

A highly professional set‘.

A good set of chambers for care proceedings‘.

A good, solid set‘.

The quality of counsel at all levels is always excellent‘.

Clerking

The clerks are very friendly and approachable‘.

Robert Leonard is an excellent role model for his team of clerks and is very supportive‘.

Western Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax

Leading Juniors

Cheryl Jones - 3PBCheryl has in-depth knowledge of the law pertaining to trusts and probate matters. She is very dedicated and goes the extra mile to achieve the desired result. Responsive, decisive and client-friendly.
Ranked: Tier 2

Western Circuit > Commercial litigation

Leading Juniors

Alexander Whatley - 3PBAlexander has a very analytical mind. He is an extremely well prepared barrister who knows the client's case inside out. He provides his advice in an approachable and user-friendly manner.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Whitehouse - 3PBRichard is particularly strong at giving complicated advice in clear, succinct language that makes him popular with clients. Advice is always given with one eye on the practical and commercial implications for a client.
Ranked: Tier 2

South Eastern Circuit > Property and construction Tier 2

3PB is a 'go-to' set of chambers for property litigation work', and houses 'a strong range of experienced barristers'. The 'extremely approachable' Charles Irvine successfully represented the defendant in Carshalton Beeches Bowling Club Limited v Seaton House School, involving two claims brought by the bowling club for a business lease renewal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 as well as a claim under proprietary estoppel. Louise Worton is 'responsive' and 'forthright', and is regularly sought after for her expertise in landlord and tenant matters. Joshua Dubin is 'an extremely knowledgeable property specialist', and is particularly adept at handling neighbour disputes.

Leading Juniors

Charles Irvine - 3PBCharles is thorough and conscientious, and provides excellent advice. He is a calm and considered advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Joshua Dubin - 3PBAn intellectually sharp, calm under pressure, and dependable barrister.
Ranked: Tier 2
Louise Worton - 3PBLouise is always well-prepared and she is a tenacious cross-examiner.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘It is a strong, approachable set.’

‘Always available to help, even on short-notice, 3PB is ready to assist even for urgent same-day instruction.’

‘3PB has a strong range of experienced barristers at all levels, meaning it is able to provide the correct level of barrister for a particular matter.’

‘The quality of advice and advocacy never fails to impress. The set always has the right counsel for the job and counsel are very involved in providing regular training.’

‘3PB are an excellent chambers to work with and they will always find available counsel, even when issues crop up last minute that are out of anyone’s control. The barristers deal with matters in a timely and professional manner.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are very helpful and prompt at dealing with enquiries, particularly Joe Townsend whom I have dealt with over the years.’

‘The clerks at 3PB have amazing inter-personal skills.’

‘Mark Heath is exceptional, probably the most helpful clerk I have dealt with. Mark will strive to find a solution for you and will go beyond the call of duty to do so.’

‘Lead clerks Russell Porter and David Snook provide a friendly and timely service in all aspects of their work. The clerks are commercially minded and approachable, which leads to a value for money service. They work hard to ensure flexibility and that barristers are well matched to the requirements of those instructing.’

‘Joe Townsend is very approachable.’

Western Circuit > Clinical negligence Tier 3

Hamish Dunlop and Mark Lomas are the key clinical negligence barristers to note from 3PB. Both barristers have a strong track record in handling complex cases involving missed or delayed diagnoses, often resulting in serious injuries or death; surgical complications; and negligent obstetric care and birth injuries. Lomas primarily acts for claimants in claims against healthcare professionals, and is experienced in handling claims against dental practitioners. Dunlop fields particular expertise in handling claims involving cases of cerebral palsy.

Leading Juniors

Hamish Dunlop - 3PBHe has a meticulous eye, and handles complex issues in a way clients understand.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Lomas3PBHis attention to detail is second to none. Forensic when questioning experts. A very safe and experienced pair of hands.
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set

Always very efficient‘.

The set is always commercially aware‘.

Clerking

The clerks’ room provides an excellent and friendly service‘.

David Snook has good communication skills‘.

Edward Holdstock is always helpful and polite‘.

Midland Circuit > Family and children law Tier 3

3PB ’s family and child offering has a strong group of counsel, covering both the full range of matrimonial work as well as complex public and private law child work, including cases involving the most severe allegations of abuse. Elizabeth McGrath QC’s recent instructions include parental alienation and cross-border private law issues. while group head Vanessa Meachin QC also has a balanced child and financial remedy practice, frequently acting for individuals with large asset portfolios and in cases where there are accusations of harm. Aimee Fox has a specialised and praised niche practice of disability-related children disputes, with recent instructions featuring cross-border elements.

Leading Silks: Child Law (Public and Private)

Elizabeth McGrath QC - 3PBElizabeth is able to make clients feel at ease and understood. Clients really feel that their case has been fought.
Ranked: Tier 1
Vanessa Meachin QC - 3PBVanessa is a stellar advocate with an unerring ability to distill the most complex of cases into an easily digested, straightforward, and persuasive narrative.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Elizabeth McGrath QC - 3PBElizabeth is able to make clients feel at ease and understood. Clients really feel that their case has been fought.
Ranked: Tier 1
Vanessa Meachin QC - 3PBVanessa is a stellar advocate with an unerring ability to distill the most complex of cases into an easily digested, straightforward, and persuasive narrative.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Aimee Fox3PB Aimee has great empathy with clients, a tremendous advocate and has technical knowledge. That is an amazing combination to have as a barrister and as a result I frequently instruct her to represent my clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nicola Martin3PBI have nothing but praise for Nicola Martin. She is truly a wonderful barrister. She has helped me with some really tricky cases and she always goes above and beyond what could reasonably be expected from her.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Emma Griffiths - 3PBExcellent advocate with impeccable preparation. Generous with her time and supportive of vulnerable clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Stephen Abberley - 3PBIncredible legal knowledge and research ability. Stephen superb detailed and highly persuasive written documents. A thorough and careful advocate with real attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 3
Amy Beddis - 3PBMy clients are happy with the service Amy provides. She is an amazing advocate and a true fighter for my clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Poonam Bhari - 3PBPoonam is a brilliant and effective communicator, not just on a professional level with Instructing Solicitors and the other parties but also with the lay clients and any relevant support networks that they have.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nathalie Bull - 3PBNathalie is extremely pofessional at all times. She is well prepared, highly knowledgable and presents her well reasoned arguments calmly but firmly. She immediately grasps the issues and presents a case plan that can be followed.
Ranked: Tier 3
Suzanne Coleclough - 3PBAlways very well prepared to the point she has impressed our, professional, client with her thoroughness.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Michael George - 3PBMichael is a robust negotiator and an excellent advocate and drafts-man, who repeatedly achieves excellent outcomes for clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Aimee Fox3PB Aimee has great empathy with clients, a tremendous advocate and has technical knowledge. That is an amazing combination to have as a barrister and as a result I frequently instruct her to represent my clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Amy Beddis - 3PBMy clients are happy with the service Amy provides. She is an amazing advocate and a true fighter for my clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nathalie Bull - 3PBNathalie is extremely pofessional at all times. She is well prepared, highly knowledgable and presents her well reasoned arguments calmly but firmly. She immediately grasps the issues and presents a case plan that can be followed.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘3PB is a spectacular set of chambers with so much strength and depth.’

‘Very good set for family law, with some very experienced counsel. A number of training programmes have been provided and these are always very engaging and informative.’

‘The set exudes calm, personable professionalism. Second to none training and CPD programs for solicitors.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are always keen to work within client’s budgets whilst ensuring the client maintains an excellent level of service. ‘

‘Extremely good service from the clerks and especially Ian Charlton there who is always there to assist and discuss cases to find the right counsel for the job.’

‘Superb customer care and going the extra mile to support my clients. Very responsive, friendly, and helpful.’

London Bar > Employment

Leading Juniors

Sarah Bowen3PBSarah is very knowledgeable, a good all-rounder, very pragmatic and commercial, and extremely helpful – she will always make herself available to assist.
Ranked: Tier 3
Craig Ludlow - 3PBCraig is great at building up strong client relationships and getting to know their business - perfect for repeat instructions for clients who face lots of claims due to their size. He is meticulous and thorough, calming clients throughout stressful proceedings and complex legal issues.
Ranked: Tier 4
Karen Moss - 3PBVery sharp but extremely user friendly and very clear. Quick turnaround and generally very impressive.
Ranked: Tier 4
Daniel Brown - 3PBGreat manner with clients and very good at giving clear and thorough explanations and reasoning. Extremely helpful and genuinely interested in the progress of matters and in achieving good outcomes for clients.
Ranked: Tier 5
Mark Green - 3PBMethodical, calm and clear with emotional clients. He has a great style which puts the client at ease while explaining the challenges in their case. 
Ranked: Tier 5
Andrew MacPhail - 3PBCalm, methodical and extremely approachable for lay clients in conference, and provides clear and practical advice to enable easier decision making for clients.
Ranked: Tier 5

Midland Circuit > Employment

Leading Juniors

Daniel Brown - 3PBDaniel puts witnesses, including those with disabilities, at their ease and client feedback is that he is a sound advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Police law (defendant)

Leading Juniors

James Trumble - 3PBA measured and effective advocate. A quick thinking knowledgeable barrister who is never fazed by anything thrown his way at court.
Ranked: Tier 3

Western Circuit > Personal injury Tier 3

The personal injury team at 3PB acts for claimant and defendant clients across a wide range of personal injury litigation. Mark Lomas' ‘skills are on a par with QCs‘, with a solid track record in handling both fatal accident claims and catastrophic injury claims, specifically cases involving traumatic brain and spinal injuries. The ‘meticulous‘ and ‘well-organised‘ Luke Ashby has particular expertise in counter-fraud matters, including cases of fundamental dishonesty. Michelle Marnham is regularly instructed in cases involving employers’ liability, highway claims and road traffic accident claims. Richard Wheeler deals with industrial injuries and military injury claims. Duncan McNair is another key name to note at the set.

Leading Juniors

Mark Lomas3PBMark is incredibly knowledgeable, experienced, very reliable and calm under pressure. He is well liked by clients, who appreciate the clear and timely advice he always provides.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Luke Ashby - 3PBHe has a forensic eye for detail and leaves no stone unturned.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michelle Marnham - 3PBShe is proactive, extremely personable and quickly gets to the nub of the issue. She delivers advice clearly and concisely, in a way that is very easily digested by the lay client.
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Wheeler - 3PBRichard is tenacious and works hard in preparation and in action for his clients. His advice is clear, concise and tactical reflecting a keen analytical mind, and his advocacy is both engaging and persuasive. He understand the pressures affecting the client and he is able to address their concerns sympathetically.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

A strong personal injury set‘.

A very helpful and supportive set‘.

Clerking

The clerks all have a great knowledge of their barristers (and their respective strengths) and are incredibly valuable when placing a niche or complex case. The clerks also have a great knowledge and experience of the needs of an instructing solicitor, allowing them to be that perfect link and ensure that instructions are always dealt with in a user friendly manner‘.

The set is well managed by the clerks, particularly David Snook and Edward Holdstock, who are professional, always accessible, and respond extremely punctually when called upon‘.

David Snook and Edward Holdstock consistently demonstrate unparalleled levels of organization, client care and broad industry knowledge‘.

Edward Holdstock is exceptional‘.

Western Circuit > Property and construction Tier 3

3PB's Matthew Cannings heads the set's property and estates team, and regularly represents clients before the County Court and High Court in a range of contentious work, including landlord and tenant and neighbor disputes. Robert Weatherley brings expertise in land-related disputes and is regularly instructed in cases involving rights of way issues, adverse possession and boundary disputes. Antonietta Grasso has established strength in acting for both landlords and tenants across a wide range of residential property matters, often representing vulnerable clients, and commercial property cases. The 'accessible and approachablePaul Newman is the key figure in the practice for contentious construction.

Leading Juniors

Matthew Cannings - 3PBHe provides commercial, succinct advice and demonstrates strong knowledge of the various statues that relate to residential property law. He quickly assimilates facts and provides clear advice on all the key issues in a case.
Ranked: Tier 2
Antonietta Grasso - 3PBShe is very direct, very prompt with instructions and has a great eye for detail.
Ranked: Tier 2
Paul Newman - 3PBHis knowledge is second to none, and he has the wisdom to know when to apply it and make it simple and reasonable.
Ranked: Tier 2
Robert Weatherley - 3PBRobert has an easy-going, approachable manner that puts clients at ease, combined with a formidable intelligence and an ability to see the wood for the trees.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

3PB is a strong set with an abundance of experienced counsel‘.

There is a depth of knowledge within the property practice‘.

Clerking

The clerks at 3PB are first rate – responsive and quick to deal with queries‘.

The clerks are very approachable, and special mention should be reserved for Mark Heath as he can be relied upon to place work with the right barrister. Mark is also very client focused, and will take the time to follow up on instructions to ensure that everything went as expected for both instructing solicitors and client‘.

Phillipa Caine and Mark Heath are both extremely efficient and helpful‘.

Phillipa Caine is brilliant‘.

London Bar > Education Tier 4

3PB is highly regarded for its members' 'wealth of expertise in special educational needs and disability appeals' and  are 'an excellent source of specialist education law barristers'. Among recent instructions, Alice de Coverley represented Ofsted in several strands of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse. Charlotte Hadfield represented the claimant in D v Hampshire County Council, a judicial review against the council for failing to provide alternative school provision after a consultant psychiatrist had signed the child off as unfit to attend school due to his anxiety.

Rising stars

Alice de Coverley - 3PBShe is empathetic with clients, strong in her advocacy and formidable in terms of her drafting style.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Charlotte Hadfield - 3PBCharlotte is approachable and extremely helpful in both a practical and advisory capacity, using her wealth of knowledge and experience to provide thorough and clear advice.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Emma Waldron - 3PBEmma is our go-to counsel on contentious education matters; she is very knowledgeable and provides thorough, practical advice.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jennifer Agyekum - 3PBJennifer is hardworking, approachable and very clear in her presentation.
Ranked: Tier 5
Katherine Anderson - 3PBKatherine has a wealth of experience in SEND appeals and is very thorough in her approach; she is a robust advocate and her preparation is always meticulous.
Ranked: Tier 5
Aimee Fox - 3PBAimee has a fantastic knowledge of the law and quickly builds up a good relationship with clients.
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set

‘3PB are an excellent source of specialist education law barristers, whose expertise also crosses over into relevant and often complimentary areas such as public law, community care and mental health. They are one of my go-to sets.’

‘Lots of education experience which we really appreciate. They always manage to find an expert who can provide top quality advocacy in education law.’

‘3PB is an excellent set of chambers with a wealth of expertise in SEND appeals.’

Clerking

‘The clerking is of an exceptionally high standard and responses to emails are prompt and very helpful.’

‘Gemma Faulkner is excellent within her role. Attentive and very fast to respond to any queries and will often go above and beyond her duties to address any problems.’

 

London Bar > Family (including divorce and financial remedy)

Leading Juniors

Hamish Dunlop - 3PBHamish is a very capable advocate who maintains his composure in pressurised situations. His technical ability and analysis of complex matters is first-rate.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

Leading Juniors

Jennifer Agyekum - 3PBShe has an incredible legal and tactical brain. A master of every detail in complex cases but also able to get straight to the heart of any matter.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Intellectual property

Leading Juniors

Victoria Jones - 3PBVictoria is exceptionally knowledgeable, strategically astute, and user friendly.
Ranked: Tier 4
Nicole Bollard - 3PBShe is an extremely strong advocate. She is commercially minded, very personable, and sensible yet robust when it is called for.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

Leading Juniors

Sunyana Sharma - 3PBStrengths include a wealth of knowledge, strategic acumen and impeccable client care. In addition to being incredibly talented, Sunyana is also efficient, approachable, and always easy to reach and happy to advise. Instructing solicitors cannot rate the service provided by Sunyana highly enough.
Ranked: Tier 4
Susan Jones - 3PBSusan is thorough and understands a case in minute detail. She leaves no stone unturned in acting for clients to get the answers that they want and need. Her attitude to clients is professional but kind, and she really gives a case her all.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Personal injury - Leading Juniors

Mark Lomas – 3PBAn exceptional barrister: meticulous and thorough, with a brilliant, agile mind.
Ranked: Tier 4
Michelle Marnham - 3PBMichelle provides excellent advice and is alive to the strengths and weaknesses of a case.
Ranked: Tier 5

London Bar > Professional negligence

Leading Juniors

Seb Oram - 3PBA highly intelligent and articulate barrister who provides superb, insightful advice. A persuasive advocate who is also measured and calm.
Ranked: Tier 5
Gavin Hamilton - 3PBHe has a sharp legal mind and is very astute. Exceptionally user friendly - responsive, clear and pragmatic. An excellent advocate.
Ranked: Tier 6

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Clinical negligence Tier 3

Hamish Dunlop and Mark Lomas are the key clinical negligence barristers to note from 3PB. Both barristers have a strong track record in handling complex cases involving missed or delayed diagnoses, often resulting in serious injuries or death; surgical complications; and negligent obstetric care and birth injuries. Lomas primarily acts for claimants in claims against healthcare professionals, and is experienced in handling claims against dental practitioners. Dunlop fields particular expertise in handling claims involving cases of cerebral palsy.

Leading Juniors

Hamish Dunlop - 3PBHe has a meticulous eye, and handles complex issues in a way clients understand.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Lomas3PBHis attention to detail is second to none. Forensic when questioning experts. A very safe and experienced pair of hands.
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set

Always very efficient‘.

The set is always commercially aware‘.

Clerking

The clerks’ room provides an excellent and friendly service‘.

David Snook has good communication skills‘.

Edward Holdstock is always helpful and polite‘.

The chambers: 3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings), is one of the UK’s oldest and fourth largest chambers in England providing a comprehensive legal advocacy and advisory service to businesses and individuals alike. Headed by commercial barrister David Berkley QC, our 215 barristers – including 14 silks – deliver real expertise and specialist knowledge across the full range of legal dispute areas, assisted by some 50 clerks and other staff.

Our barristers offer legal representation and advice across the UK from six locations: London, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford and Winchester. The chambers operates as a single national legal business from its six well-equipped offices and is fully accredited by the Bar Council to provide CPD courses and is IiP and BarMark accredited. Each office is staffed by friendly and experienced clerks and staff who can advise clients on the most suitable counsel for a particular case, as well as discuss fees and provide estimates for anticipated work.

Work undertaken: Chambers is a full-service barristers’ set, offering legal expertise from 12 specialist teams. See www.3pb.co.uk for more details.

The commercial group advises on company, contract and commercial disputes including professional negligence claims, as well as insolvency, energy law and intellectual property.

The criminal law group advises and acts in the full range of criminal law issues from homicide and sexual offences to fraud, drugs and proceeds of crime.

The specialist education law team advises parents, pupils, schools, teaching and academic staff and local authorities on all aspects of education law including SEN provision and regulatory matters.

The employment and discrimination group provides expertise across all areas of contentious and non-contentious work, including injunctions, investigations, directories duties, TUPE and restrictive covenants.

The family law group provides expertise in every aspect of public/private childcare law and all forms of financial proceedings including Remote Private Financial Dispute Resolution.

The personal injury and clinical negligence groups conduct cases at every level and clients include both claimants and defendants, dealing with fatal and catastrophic injuries, employers liability and public liability cases, fraudulent claims, travel and military cases.

The property and estates group undertakes work in all areas of law concerning the ownership, occupation and use of land and buildings, probate and estates disputes as well as traditional Chancery law advice.

Public and regulatory law crosses the boundary between civil and criminal law and members of the group provide expertise across a range of legal fields, including professional disciplinary, inquests, health and safety, marine and fisheries and police law.

The mediation group has particular strength in the fields of adjudication, arbitration and mediation. Members are regularly appointed as adjudicators or arbitrators in both domestic and international disputes.

3PB’s high profile construction and engineering group provides advocacy and other expertise in all aspects of construction disputes and dispute resolution services, both domestic and international with a focus on arbitration, adjudication and acting as neutrals.

The sports law group has an exceptional reputation for its expertise in sports regulation and on-field and off-field discipline, doping issues, contractual disputes, defamation and libel and IP.

Department Name Email Telephone
Head of Chambers BERKLEY QC, David david.berkley@3pb.co.uk 0330 332 2633
Chief Executive ASTILL, Simon simon.astill@3pb.co.uk 0330 332 2633
Chambers Director WILDISH, Matthew matthew.wildish@3pb.co.uk 0330 332 2633
Photo Name Position Profile
 Luke Ashby  photo Luke Ashby Luke Ashby specialises in personal injury and clinical negligence claims. His practice…
 Timothy Bradbury  photo Timothy Bradbury Timothy (Tim) Bradbury defends and prosecutes in all areas of serious crime.…
 Timothy Coombes  photo Timothy Coombes As a seasoned practitioner in Common Law, Timothy (Tim) Coombes now concentrates…
 Hamish Dunlop  photo Hamish Dunlop Hamish Dunlop is an experienced family law advocate and is head of…
 Judy Earle  photo Judy Earle Judy Earle has a well established practice with over 20 years experience…
 Mark Elliott  photo Mark Elliott Mark Elliott is a family law specialist with particular experience in matrimonial…
 Thomas Evans  photo Thomas Evans Thomas (Tom) Evans has developed a successful common law practice in crime…
 Anne-Marie Garvie  photo Anne-Marie Garvie Anne-Marie joined Chambers having moved from the North Eastern Circuit and is…
 Robert Grey  photo Robert Grey Robert Grey specialises in criminal law with an emphasis on very serious…
 Emma Harman  photo Emma Harman Emma is an experienced fearless advocate with a meticulous attention to detail…
 Lucy Hendry  photo Lucy Hendry Lucy Hendry QC is a highly experienced and extremely capable child law…
 Elizabeth Hepworth  photo Elizabeth Hepworth Elizabeth Hepworth was called to the Bar in 2004 and is a barrister…
 Tom Horder  photo Tom Horder Tom Horder has a predominantly Criminal and Regulatory law practice. His practice…
 Steven Howard  photo Steven Howard Steven Howard is a family practitioner and specialises in all aspects of…
 David Jenkins  photo David Jenkins Following the successful completion of his pupillage at 3PB, David Jenkins has…
 Adam Langrish  photo Adam Langrish Adam is an experienced advocate who specialises exclusively in family law. Care…
 Simon Lillington  photo Simon Lillington Simon was called to the Bar in 1981. He lectured in commercial…
 Omar Malik  photo Omar Malik Omar Malik is an experienced specialist family practitioner and has acted in…
 Hayley Manser  photo Hayley Manser Family barrister Hayley Manser joined 3PB, from another chambers with London and…
 Samantha Moore  photo Samantha Moore Samantha brings a wealth of experience to the Bar having practised as…
 Michael Norman  photo Michael Norman Michael Norman is a civil practitioner and he works within the disciplines…
 Christopher Pix  photo Christopher Pix Christopher Pix is a criminal law barrister based at 3PB’s Winchester and…
 Nick Robinson  photo Nick Robinson Privy Council Led by John Aspinall QC Nick represented an appellant in…
 Oliver Thorne photo Oliver Thorne Oliver Thorne is an experienced Barrister who specialises in private law children…
 Jonathan Underhill  photo Jonathan Underhill Jonathan Underhill is a specialist criminal and regulatory barrister. He is noted…
 Robert Weatherley  photo Robert Weatherley Predominantly a property practitioner, Robert Weatherley’s areas of work focus on land…
 Alexander Whatley  photo Alexander Whatley Alexander Whatley has a busy civil practice incorporating Commercial, Personal Injury and…
Barristers : 215
Staff : 50
All main business languages
English Bar Council (individual membership)

With its opening of our Bournemouth office in 1973, 3PB found a home on the South Coast. Our office has a busy full service practice advising solicitors, in-house counsel, insurance claim professionals and other business professionals as well as high net worth individuals, on the full range of legal issues.

THE CHAMBERS
3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings), is one of the UK’s oldest and fourth largest chambers in England providing a comprehensive legal advocacy and advisory service to businesses and individuals alike. Headed by commercial barrister David Berkley QC, our 215 barristers – including 14 silks – deliver real expertise and specialist knowledge across the full range of legal dispute areas, assisted by some 50 clerks and other staff.

Our barristers offer legal representation and advice across the UK from six locations: London, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford and Winchester. The chambers operates as a single national legal business from its six well-equipped offices and is fully accredited by the Bar Council to provide CPD courses and is IiP and BarMark accredited. Each office is staffed by friendly and experienced clerks and staff who can advise clients on the most suitable counsel for a particular case, as well as discuss fees and provide estimates for anticipated work.

WORK UNDERTAKEN
Chambers is a full-service barristers’ set, offering legal expertise from 12 specialist teams. See www.3pb.co.uk for more details.

The commercial group advises on company, contract and commercial disputes including professional negligence claims, as well as insolvency, energy law and intellectual property.. The criminal law group advises and acts in the full range of criminal law issues from homicide and sexual offences to fraud, drugs and proceeds of crime. . The specialist education law team advises parents, pupils, schools, teaching and academic staff and local authorities on all aspects of education law including SEN provision and regulatory matters. The employment and discrimination group provides expertise across all areas of contentious and non-contentious work, including injunctions, investigations, directories duties, TUPE and restrictive covenants. The family law group provides expertise in every aspect of public/private childcare law and all forms of financial proceedings including Remote Private Financial Dispute Resolution. The personal injury and clinical negligence groups conduct cases at every level and clients include both claimants and defendants, dealing with fatal and catastrophic injuries, employers liability and public liability cases, fraudulent claims, travel and military cases. The property and estates group undertakes work in all areas of law concerning the ownership, occupation and use of land and buildings, probate and estates disputes as well as traditional Chancery law advice. Public and regulatory law crosses the boundary between civil and criminal law and members of the group provide expertise across a range of legal fields, including professional disciplinary, inquests, health and safety, marine and fisheries and police law. The mediation group has particular strength in the fields of adjudication, arbitration and mediation. Members are regularly appointed as adjudicators or arbitrators in both domestic and international disputes. 3PB’s high profile construction and engineering group provides advocacy and other expertise in all aspects of construction disputes and dispute resolution services, both domestic and international with a focus on arbitration, adjudication and acting as neutrals. The sports law group has an exceptional reputation for its expertise in sports regulation and on-field and off-field discipline, doping issues, contractual disputes, defamation and libel and IP.

Department Name Email Telephone
Practice Director Rob Leonard robert.leonard@3pb.co.uk 0330 332 2633
Barrister Hamish Dunlop hamish.dunlop@3pb.co.uk 0330 332 2633
Barristers : 215
Staff : 50
All main business languages
English Bar Council (individual membership)

Our Birmingham office opened in 2016. It is now a busy, full service practice advising solicitors, in-house counsel, insurance claims professionals and other business professionals as well as high net worth individuals on the full range of legal issues.

THE CHAMBERS

3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings), is one of the UK’s oldest and fourth largest chambers in England providing a comprehensive legal advocacy and advisory service to businesses and individuals alike. Headed by commercial barrister David Berkley QC, our 215 barristers – including 14 silks – deliver real expertise and specialist knowledge across the full range of legal dispute areas, assisted by some 50 clerks and other staff.

Our barristers offer legal representation and advice across the UK from six locations: London, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford and Winchester. The chambers operates as a single national legal business from its six well-equipped offices and is fully accredited by the Bar Council to provide CPD courses and is IiP and BarMark accredited. Each office is staffed by friendly and experienced clerks and staff who can advise clients on the most suitable counsel for a particular case, as well as discuss fees and provide estimates for anticipated work.

WORK UNDERTAKEN
Chambers is a full-service barristers’ set, offering legal expertise from 12 specialist teams. See www.3pb.co.uk for more details.

The commercial group advises on company, contract and commercial disputes including professional negligence claims, as well as insolvency, energy law and intellectual property.. The criminal law group advises and acts in the full range of criminal law issues from homicide and sexual offences to fraud, drugs and proceeds of crime. . The specialist education law team advises parents, pupils, schools, teaching and academic staff and local authorities on all aspects of education law including SEN provision and regulatory matters. The employment and discrimination group provides expertise across all areas of contentious and non-contentious work, including injunctions, investigations, directories duties, TUPE and restrictive covenants. The family law group provides expertise in every aspect of public/private childcare law and all forms of financial proceedings including Remote Private Financial Dispute Resolution. The personal injury and clinical negligence groups conduct cases at every level and clients include both claimants and defendants, dealing with fatal and catastrophic injuries, employers liability and public liability cases, fraudulent claims, travel and military cases. The property and estates group undertakes work in all areas of law concerning the ownership, occupation and use of land and buildings, probate and estates disputes as well as traditional Chancery law advice. Public and regulatory law crosses the boundary between civil and criminal law and members of the group provide expertise across a range of legal fields, including professional disciplinary, inquests, health and safety, marine and fisheries and police law. The mediation group has particular strength in the fields of adjudication, arbitration and mediation. Members are regularly appointed as adjudicators or arbitrators in both domestic and international disputes. 3PB’s high profile construction and engineering group provides advocacy and other expertise in all aspects of construction disputes and dispute resolution services, both domestic and international with a focus on arbitration, adjudication and acting as neutrals. The sports law group has an exceptional reputation for its expertise in sports regulation and on-field and off-field discipline, doping issues, contractual disputes, defamation and libel and IP.

Department Name Email Telephone
Practice Director Ian Charlton ian.charlton@3pb.co.uk 0330 332 2633
Barrister Elizabeth McGrath elizabeth.mcgrath@3pb.co.uk 0330 332 2633
Barristers : 215
Staff : 50
All main business languages
English Bar Council (individual membership)

Our Bristol office opened in 2005, strengthening our reach on the Western Circuit.  This office has a busy full service practice, advising solicitors, in-house counsel, insurance claims professionals and other business professionals as well as high net worth individuals on the full range of legal issues.

THE CHAMBERS
3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings), is one of the UK’s oldest and fourth largest chambers in England providing a comprehensive legal advocacy and advisory service to businesses and individuals alike. Headed by commercial barrister David Berkley QC, our 215 barristers – including 14 silks – deliver real expertise and specialist knowledge across the full range of legal dispute areas, assisted by some 50 clerks and other staff.

Our barristers offer legal representation and advice across the UK from six locations: London, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford and Winchester. The chambers operates as a single national legal business from its six well-equipped offices and is fully accredited by the Bar Council to provide CPD courses and is IiP and BarMark accredited. Each office is staffed by friendly and experienced clerks and staff who can advise clients on the most suitable counsel for a particular case, as well as discuss fees and provide estimates for anticipated work.

WORK UNDERTAKEN
Chambers is a full-service barristers’ set, offering legal expertise from 12 specialist teams. See www.3pb.co.uk for more details.

The commercial group advises on company, contract and commercial disputes including professional negligence claims, as well as insolvency, energy law and intellectual property.. The criminal law group advises and acts in the full range of criminal law issues from homicide and sexual offences to fraud, drugs and proceeds of crime. . The specialist education law team advises parents, pupils, schools, teaching and academic staff and local authorities on all aspects of education law including SEN provision and regulatory matters. The employment and discrimination group provides expertise across all areas of contentious and non-contentious work, including injunctions, investigations, directories duties, TUPE and restrictive covenants. The family law group provides expertise in every aspect of public/private childcare law and all forms of financial proceedings including Remote Private Financial Dispute Resolution. The personal injury and clinical negligence groups conduct cases at every level and clients include both claimants and defendants, dealing with fatal and catastrophic injuries, employers liability and public liability cases, fraudulent claims, travel and military cases. The property and estates group undertakes work in all areas of law concerning the ownership, occupation and use of land and buildings, probate and estates disputes as well as traditional Chancery law advice. Public and regulatory law crosses the boundary between civil and criminal law and members of the group provide expertise across a range of legal fields, including professional disciplinary, inquests, health and safety, marine and fisheries and police law. The mediation group has particular strength in the fields of adjudication, arbitration and mediation. Members are regularly appointed as adjudicators or arbitrators in both domestic and international disputes. 3PB’s high profile construction and engineering group provides advocacy and other expertise in all aspects of construction disputes and dispute resolution services, both domestic and international with a focus on arbitration, adjudication and acting as neutrals. The sports law group has an exceptional reputation for its expertise in sports regulation and on-field and off-field discipline, doping issues, contractual disputes, defamation and libel and IP.

Department Name Email Telephone
Chambers Director Mark Heath mark.heath@3pb.co.uk 0330 332 2633
Barrister Matthew Cannings matthew.cannings@3pb.co.uk 0330 332 2633
Barristers : 215
Staff : 50
All main business languages
English Bar Council (individual membership)

Our Oxford office opened in 1990. It is now a busy office, providing legal services to solicitors, in-house counsel, insurance claims professionals and other business professionals as well as high net worth individuals on the full range of legal issues.

THE CHAMBERS
3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings), is one of the UK’s oldest and fourth largest chambers in England providing a comprehensive legal advocacy and advisory service to businesses and individuals alike. Headed by commercial barrister David Berkley QC, our 215 barristers – including 14 silks – deliver real expertise and specialist knowledge across the full range of legal dispute areas, assisted by some 50 clerks and other staff.

Our barristers offer legal representation and advice across the UK from six locations: London, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford and Winchester. The chambers operates as a single national legal business from its six well-equipped offices and is fully accredited by the Bar Council to provide CPD courses and is IiP and BarMark accredited. Each office is staffed by friendly and experienced clerks and staff who can advise clients on the most suitable counsel for a particular case, as well as discuss fees and provide estimates for anticipated work.

WORK UNDERTAKEN
Chambers is a full-service barristers’ set, offering legal expertise from 12 specialist teams. See www.3pb.co.uk for more details.

The commercial group advises on company, contract and commercial disputes including professional negligence claims, as well as insolvency, energy law and intellectual property.. The criminal law group advises and acts in the full range of criminal law issues from homicide and sexual offences to fraud, drugs and proceeds of crime. . The specialist education law team advises parents, pupils, schools, teaching and academic staff and local authorities on all aspects of education law including SEN provision and regulatory matters. The employment and discrimination group provides expertise across all areas of contentious and non-contentious work, including injunctions, investigations, directories duties, TUPE and restrictive covenants. The family law group provides expertise in every aspect of public/private childcare law and all forms of financial proceedings including Remote Private Financial Dispute Resolution. The personal injury and clinical negligence groups conduct cases at every level and clients include both claimants and defendants, dealing with fatal and catastrophic injuries, employers liability and public liability cases, fraudulent claims, travel and military cases. The property and estates group undertakes work in all areas of law concerning the ownership, occupation and use of land and buildings, probate and estates disputes as well as traditional Chancery law advice. Public and regulatory law crosses the boundary between civil and criminal law and members of the group provide expertise across a range of legal fields, including professional disciplinary, inquests, health and safety, marine and fisheries and police law. The mediation group has particular strength in the fields of adjudication, arbitration and mediation. Members are regularly appointed as adjudicators or arbitrators in both domestic and international disputes. 3PB’s high profile construction and engineering group provides advocacy and other expertise in all aspects of construction disputes and dispute resolution services, both domestic and international with a focus on arbitration, adjudication and acting as neutrals. The sports law group has an exceptional reputation for its expertise in sports regulation and on-field and off-field discipline, doping issues, contractual disputes, defamation and libel and IP.

Department Name Email Telephone
Chambers Director Russell Porter russell.porter@3pb.co.uk 0330 332 2633
Barrister Andrew MacPhail andrew.macphail@3pb.co.uk 0330 332 2633
Barristers : 215
Staff : 50
All main business languages
English Bar Council (individual membership)

Our Winchester office opened in 1990. It is a busy centre offering advice to solicitors, in-house counsel, insurance claims professionals and other business professionals as well as high net worth individuals on the full range of legal issues.

THE CHAMBERS
3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings), is one of the UK’s oldest and fourth largest chambers in England providing a comprehensive legal advocacy and advisory service to businesses and individuals alike. Headed by commercial barrister David Berkley QC, our 215 barristers – including 14 silks – deliver real expertise and specialist knowledge across the full range of legal dispute areas, assisted by some 50 clerks and other staff.

Our barristers offer legal representation and advice across the UK from six locations: London, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford and Winchester. The chambers operates as a single national legal business from its six well-equipped offices and is fully accredited by the Bar Council to provide CPD courses and is IiP and BarMark accredited. Each office is staffed by friendly and experienced clerks and staff who can advise clients on the most suitable counsel for a particular case, as well as discuss fees and provide estimates for anticipated work.

WORK UNDERTAKEN
Chambers is a full-service barristers’ set, offering legal expertise from 12 specialist teams. See www.3pb.co.uk for more details.

The commercial group advises on company, contract and commercial disputes including professional negligence claims, as well as insolvency, energy law and intellectual property.. The criminal law group advises and acts in the full range of criminal law issues from homicide and sexual offences to fraud, drugs and proceeds of crime. . The specialist education law team advises parents, pupils, schools, teaching and academic staff and local authorities on all aspects of education law including SEN provision and regulatory matters. The employment and discrimination group provides expertise across all areas of contentious and non-contentious work, including injunctions, investigations, directories duties, TUPE and restrictive covenants. The family law group provides expertise in every aspect of public/private childcare law and all forms of financial proceedings including Remote Private Financial Dispute Resolution. The personal injury and clinical negligence groups conduct cases at every level and clients include both claimants and defendants, dealing with fatal and catastrophic injuries, employers liability and public liability cases, fraudulent claims, travel and military cases. The property and estates group undertakes work in all areas of law concerning the ownership, occupation and use of land and buildings, probate and estates disputes as well as traditional Chancery law advice. Public and regulatory law crosses the boundary between civil and criminal law and members of the group provide expertise across a range of legal fields, including professional disciplinary, inquests, health and safety, marine and fisheries and police law. The mediation group has particular strength in the fields of adjudication, arbitration and mediation. Members are regularly appointed as adjudicators or arbitrators in both domestic and international disputes. 3PB’s high profile construction and engineering group provides advocacy and other expertise in all aspects of construction disputes and dispute resolution services, both domestic and international with a focus on arbitration, adjudication and acting as neutrals. The sports law group has an exceptional reputation for its expertise in sports regulation and on-field and off-field discipline, doping issues, contractual disputes, defamation and libel and IP.

Department Name Email Telephone
Chambers Director Stuart Pringle stuart.pringle@3pb.co.uk 0330 332 2633
Barrister Adam Feest QC adam.feest@3pb.co.uk 0330 332 2633
Barristers : 215
Staff : 50
All main business languages