Set Profile > Chambers of David Berkley QC > London , London

Chambers of David Berkley QC

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

Education Tier 4

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

Jennifer Agyekum - 3PBA fearless and highly intelligent advocate.
Ranked: Tier 5

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

3PB (3 Paper Buildings) is one of the longest established sets in England with 209 members and 14 silks and operates as a single set from its six well-equipped locations. The set 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 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.

Chambers expertise covers 12 specialist work groups.

The commercial group advises on general contract and commercial law, as well as energy law and IP. The criminal law group advises and acts in a broad spectrum of criminal law matters. Counsel also undertake publicly funded work. The education law team advises parents, pupils, schools, teaching and academic staff and local authorities. The employment and discrimination group provides expertise across all areas of contentious and non-contentious work, including all forms of discrimination. The family law group provides expertise in every aspect of public/private childcare law and all forms of financial proceedings. The personal injury and clinical negligence groups conduct cases at every level and clients include both claimants and defendants. The professional negligence team gives advice in all aspects of the law. The property and estates group undertakes work in all areas of law concerning the ownership, occupation and use of land, 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 consumer protection and health and safety law. The asset and tax team has been instructed in a number of high profile cases, and nearly all of the leading panel receivers and government agencies instruct 3PB, together with well known specialist defence firms. 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 construction and engineering group provides expertise in all aspects of construction disputes and dispute resolution services, both domestic and international. The sports law group has an exceptional reputation for its expertise in sports regulation and discipline, doping issues, contractual disputes, IP, negligence and ancillary sporting issues including firearms licensing.

Department Name Email Telephone
Head of Chambers BERKLEY QC, David (1979)
Members of Chambers PARROY QC, Michael (1969)
Members of Chambers VERE-HODGE QC, Michael (1970)
Members of Chambers JONES QC, Geraint (1976)
Members of Chambers BERKLEY QC, David (1979)
Members of Chambers HARVEY QC, Stephen (1979)
Members of Chambers BRASLAVSKY QC, Nicholas (1983)
Members of Chambers GIRET QC, Joseph (1985)
Members of Chambers FEEST QC, Adam (1994)
Members of Chambers PARISH, Stephen (1966)
Members of Chambers SOLOMON, Susan (1967)
Members of Chambers SWINSTEAD, David (1970)
Members of Chambers AYLWIN, Christopher (1970)
Members of Chambers NORMAN, Michael (1971)
Members of Chambers JENNINGS, Peter (1972)
Members of Chambers FRIEL, John (1974)
Members of Chambers WEBSTER, William (1975)
Members of Chambers TYSON, Richard (1975)
Members of Chambers KENT, Peter (1978)
Members of Chambers LEVISEUR, Nicholas (1979)
Members of Chambers PARTRIDGE, Ian (1979)
Members of Chambers LEACH, Robin (1979)
Members of Chambers GREY, Robert (1979)
Members of Chambers HAMILTON, Gavin (1979)
Members of Chambers COOMBES, Timothy (1980)
Members of Chambers EDGE, Ian (1981)
Members of Chambers STRUTT, Martin (1981)
Members of Chambers MARTIN, Nicola (1982)
Members of Chambers ONSLOW, Richard (1982)
Members of Chambers NEWMAN, Paul (1982)
Members of Chambers LOMAS, Mark (1983)
Members of Chambers BRITTAN, Marc (1983)
Members of Chambers MESSLING, Lawrence (1983)
Members of Chambers O'HARA, Sarah (1984)
Members of Chambers CLARK, Tonia (1986)
Members of Chambers HUDSON, Elisabeth (1987)
Members of Chambers HENDRY, Lucy (1988)
Members of Chambers ROWLEY, Jane (1988)
Members of Chambers BLAKE, Arthur (1988)
Members of Chambers DINES, Sarah (1988)
Members of Chambers CALWAY, Mark (1989)
Members of Chambers BRADBURY, Timothy (1989)
Members of Chambers RICHARDS, David (1989)
Members of Chambers MALIK, Omar (1990)
Members of Chambers MEACHIN QC, Vanessa (1990)
Members of Chambers AEBERLI, Peter (1990)
Members of Chambers DUNLOP, Hamish (1991)
Members of Chambers BHARI, Poonam (1999)
Members of Chambers FOX, Aimee (2007)
Members of Chambers AGYEKUM, Jennifer (2009)
Members of Chambers TRUMBLE, James (2006)
Members of Chambers MCGRATH QC, Elizabeth (1987)
Members of Chambers ABBERLEY, Stephen (2000)
Members of Chambers COLECLOUGH, Suzanne (2005)
Members of Chambers LEGG, James (2011)
Members of Chambers BUSSEY-JONES, Elisabeth (1997)
Members of Chambers ROBINSON, Nicholas (2006)
Members of Chambers CURTIS, Matthew (2006)
Members of Chambers THORNE, Oliver (2005)
Members of Chambers LUSH, Amy
Members of Chambers CHAPMAN, Gemma (2002)
Members of Chambers JENNINGS, Sarah (2009)
Members of Chambers GRASSO, Antonietta (2004)
Members of Chambers CANNINGS, Matthew (2006)
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