Set Profile > 3PB > Birmingham, England

Chambers of David Berkley QC
3PB
THE COLMORE BUILDING, 20 COLMORE CIRCUS, QUEENSWAY
BIRMINGHAM
B4 6AT
England

Business and regulatory crime (including health and safety) Tier 1

Members of 3PB are highly active in health and safety cases across the western circuit, with instructions for both the defence and prosecution in a range of cases up to and including multi-fatality matters. Nicholas Cotter is highly recommended, particularly for matters relating to care homes, while Tom Horder is another key name within the set, and recently prosecuted the owner of a bouncy castle erected at a sailing regatta, which injured several children after being lifted by high winds and carried for several metres.

Leading Juniors

Nicholas Cotter - 3PBMeticulous in his paperwork and an accomplished advocate, with a calm and assured approach to clients which inspires confidence.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tom Horder - 3PBReliable and meticulous in his preparation for conferences and hearings with good presentation at trial.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Richards - 3PBHis forensic brain and good grasp of the issues allows him to quickly get to the nub of a case.
Ranked: Tier 2

Crime (general and fraud) Tier 1

3PB 'is one of the forefront chambers in Western Circuit and a has a well-deserved reputation for quality representation for both prosecution and defence'. In recent instructions of note, Adam Feest QC prosecuted former Southampton FC youth coach Bob Higgins, who was convicted in a 2019 retrial of sexually abused youth players over two decades, involving issues of hearsay applications and new complainants. Among the set's juniors, Nicholas Cotter represented a man who was acquitted of murder after the Crown Prosecution Service offered no evidence after forensics suggested the defendant may have stabbed the deceased in self-defence. Turning to the fraud arena, Timothy Bradbury prosecuted an eight-week, multi-defendant cheating the public revenue case concerning phoenix fraud.

Leading Silks

Adam Feest QC - 3PBThe absolute professional and a master of his craft.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Timothy Bradbury - 3PBA fearsome advocate, his cross-examinations are unrivalled on the Western Circuit.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tom Horder - 3PBHe has sterling advocacy skills and exceptional levels of client empathy.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Onslow - 3PBOne of the leading courtroom advocates in the local area and well-used to dealing with serious crime, juries enjoy his charm and easy manner.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Richards - 3PBHe takes a proactive approach to case preparation, meaning he works well with instructing solicitors.
Ranked: Tier 2
Elizabeth Bussey-Jones - 3PBExactly the sort of junior you want: experienced, knowledgable and a talker of good sense.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas Cotter - 3PBHe has a pleasing court style that commends itself to both judges and juries and equal measure.
Ranked: Tier 3
Tom Evans - 3PBTom is always well-prepared and on top of his brief. He has clearly thought about it in detail. His speeches are assured and well-constructed. He is calm, measured and conspicuously good at his job for his level of call. He engenders confidence in the trial judge, jury, client and opponents alike. A very good and talented barrister.
Ranked: Tier 3
Robert Grey - 3PBHis advocacy is of the highest standard, succinct and measured in tone.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jodie Mittell - 3PBAn outstanding lawyer and advocate with all of the ingredients to make a fine silk in the future.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nick Robinson - 3PBA criminal defence specialist.
Ranked: Tier 3

Employment Tier 1

Barristers at 3PB act for claimants and respondents alike across the full gamut of employment matters. The set has particular expertise in public sector work in the local authority, education and health care contexts, as well as transport and technology-related matters in the private sector. Karen Moss  is praised for being 'personable with all clients' and being able to 'put witnesses at ease while keeping them focussed on their evidence', while Mark Green 's 'quiet and unassuming confidence' makes one solicitors' lay clients 'feel at ease as soon as they meet him'.

Leading Juniors

Andrew MacPhail - 3PBHe is practical and thorough, and the clients love him.
Ranked: Tier 1
Karen Moss - 3PBShe is a superstar: a lawyer of the strongest calibre and an excellent advocate with strong cross-examination and client care skills.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Green - 3PBHe is a skilled and highly competent barrister.
Ranked: Tier 2

Employment Tier 2

3PB has a 'strong, client-focused employment group that is able to deliver strong advocates on short notice'. Simon Tibbitts represented the Crown Prosecution Service in defeating a disability discrimination case in which the claimant was unusually subjected to a costs order, while Stephen Wyeth  represented an organic lubricant firm in a claim above the statutory maximum brought by a former director, who changed the company's top-level web domain from .org to .com without permission. Turning to employee work, Andrew MacPhail represented the claimant in Court of Appeal case BMC Software v Shaikh, an equal pay claim.

Leading Juniors

Sarah Clarke - 3PBFearless and great at cutting through the irrelevant and focusing her cross-examination on the core issues.
Ranked: Tier 1
Gareth Graham - 3PBVery strong in cross-examination with an ability to think quickly and hone on on the weaknesses of an opponent's witness.
Ranked: Tier 1
Matthew Curtis - 3PBAs an advocate, he is a calm, deliberate and extremely effective persuader.
Ranked: Tier 2
Craig Ludlow - 3PBHis advocacy is impressive, deftly executed and instills confidence in the client and, importantly, the judge.
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew MacPhail - 3PBVery good with clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Stephen Wyeth - 3PBHe has the approach of a silent assassin which works well in the tribunal
Ranked: Tier 2
Sarah Bowen - 3PBSarah is an excellent practitioner of the highest quality. Very client focused, with care and consideration to all she comes in contact with. She is one of our favourite barristers.
Ranked: Tier 3
Simon Tibbitts - 3PBSimon is an excellent advocate. He has superb attention to detail and is meticulous in his preparations. He is willing to go the extra mile. I have found him always to be a very safe pair of hands and he is able to get to grips with complex cases very quickly.
Ranked: Tier 3

Family and children law Tier 2

3PB is primarily known in the Midlands for its contingent of care-focused barristers, whose practice involves serious non accidental injuries, sexual abuse allegations, adoption orders and more for the full range of parties including local authorities, parents and children. However, the set also houses several barristers with experience in financial remedy proceedings, such as Elizabeth McGrath QC and Vanessa Meachin QC, both of whom have seen recent substantial cases involving private clients with large asset portfolios in addition to their child law practices. Turning to the set's the junior ranks, Michael George is praised for his 'exceptional aptitude for financial remedy work, particularly cases involving company law, complex accounts and pensions'; on the care side, key juniors include Lawrence MesslingSuzanne Coleclough , and Stephen Abberley, while practitioners such as Poonam BhariAimee Fox, and Nicola Martin spread themselves across both areas.

Leading Silks: Child Law (Public and Private)

Elizabeth McGrath QC - 3PBShe is extremely good at getting to the heart of the matter and connecting with the client.
Ranked: Tier 1
Vanessa Meachin QC - 3PBA brilliant advocate whose knowledge and application of the law is first-class.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Elizabeth McGrath QC - 3PBShe is extremely good at getting to the heart of the matter and connecting with the client.
Ranked: Tier 1
Vanessa Meachin QC - 3PBA brilliant advocate whose knowledge and application of the law is first-class.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Nicola Martin - 3PBDedicated, communicative and works well with solicitors.
Ranked: Tier 2
Lawrence Messling - 3PBA very confident and effective barrister with excellent attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 2
Stephen Abberley - 3PBHe provides thorough and detailed advice in a calm and reassuring manner.
Ranked: Tier 3
Poonam Bhari - 3PBHer client handling is excellent.
Ranked: Tier 3
Suzanne Coleclough - 3PBA thoughtful advocate who quickly gets to grips with the issues in a case.
Ranked: Tier 3
Aimee Fox - 3PBAn excellent advocate who is extremely capable in both financial remedy and private children proceedings.
Ranked: Tier 3
Mattiss Krummins - 3PBA great communicator with lay and professional clients alike, providing clear advice in complex cases.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Aimee Fox - 3PBAn excellent advocate who is extremely capable in both financial remedy and private children proceedings.
Ranked: Tier 2
Michael George - 3PBHe combines sound judgement and excellent knowledge of the law with an approachable and reassuring manner.
Ranked: Tier 2

Family and children law Tier 2

The team at 3PB regularly deal with all aspects of family law and have appeared in all stages of the courts. Elisabeth Hudson is experienced in Children Act work and has acted in a number of cases brought under the Hague Convention involving the return of children to and from Australia, USA, and Zimbabwe. Sarah O’Hara has a particular interest in non-accidental injury cases; Lucy Hendry specialises in public and private child law acting for parents, guardians, and local authorities; Hamish Dunlop is noted for his expertise in financial cases involving family businesses and inherited wealth; and Melissa Barlow is recommended for representing police authorities in cases of complexities between court proceedings and police investigations.

2021 Silks

Lucy Hendry QC - 3PBLucy is a formidable advocate with admirable attention to detail and forensic analysis of a case. She has an outstanding ability to digest large amounts of evidence in short order and present her case to the court. She is brilliant with her client care and clients always feel at ease with her representing them.

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Emma Harman - 3PBShe is always extremely professional and works very hard on every case. She prepares cases to the minute detail and works with the instructing solicitor. She will always be in constant communication where she is covering a long length hearing and maintains an interest even after her involvement in the case has ended. She is approachable and very good with clients. Fantastic that she also participates in the Direct Access scheme.
Ranked: Tier 1
Elisabeth Hudson - 3PBShe is principled, courageous and honest; as an advocate she is knowledgeable, clear and direct. She shows excellent judgement and is an incredibly effective and persuasive advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Melissa Barlow - 3PBThorough and pragmatic approach. Always on top of the relevant law. Excellent client skills. Advocacy is devastatingly subtle - her quiet measured approach frequently results in witnesses being caught out having been lured into a false sense of security. Always a pleasure to deal with - works as a team with instructing solicitors.
Ranked: Tier 2
Steven Howard - 3PBSteven is incredibly hard working, thorough and forensic in his approach to cases. He represents clients with passion and dedication. He is persuasive and tenacious, and does not back down, but manages to do so in a pleasant and courteous manner. He goes above and beyond.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sarah O'Hara - 3PBVery thorough - has a good grasp of the issues very quickly. Good communication skills.
Ranked: Tier 2
Gemma Chapman - 3PBBuilds up fantastic rapport with the client and really gains their trust. Ability to cut to the chase and deliver focused and pragmatic advice, without being dismissive of the client's views. Really puts in the time and genuinely seeks to achieve the best outcome for the client and/or any child involved.
Ranked: Tier 4
Sarah Jennings - 3PBSarah is an extremely personable member of the bar who manages to put clients at ease in circumstances where they would ordinarily be at their most apprehensive. However, whilst personable, Sarah manages to remain very firm with clients when needed, and it is this style that works incredibly well with some of the more challenging clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
Amy Lush - 3PBVery strong in communicating well with all types of client. Very strong legal knowledge, coupled with being highly adept at explaining to clients the relevance or otherwise of particular points. Even when delivering advice which is not what the client wants, skilled at explaining why and obtaining the client's understanding.
Ranked: Tier 4
Emma Southern - 3PBEmma is an excellent barrister who has the ability to think outside of the box. Emma pays attention to the detail to ensure the best possible result for her clients. In conference with lay clients she is approachable, friendly and puts the lay client at ease, whilst providing clear and concise advise.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Hamish Dunlop - 3PBHamish has a real eye for detail and is excellent with clients. He is excellent on financial divorce cases and TOLATA, one of the teams go to barristers. Very clear, excellent advocate, fantastic preparation and a sparkling personality.
Ranked: Tier 1
Rachael Goodall - 3PBRachel is always thoroughly prepared and excellent with clients. Rachel is always available to assist on existing cases as and when the need arises. Rachel is an excellent advocate and makes the clients feel at ease.
Ranked: Tier 2
Oliver Thorne - 3PBOliver is able to quickly gain the trust and confidence of clients. His clients always feel that he truly cares about them and their matter, which he does. His cross examination and conduct of advocacy is second to none and delivered in a way which is often praised by the tribunal he appears before.
Ranked: Tier 2
Mark Elliot - 3PBMark is a highly regarded, no nonsense barrister who will fight his client's corner.
Ranked: Tier 3

Clinical negligence Tier 3

Mark Lomas and Hamish Dunlop are the key names to note in 3PB's clinical negligence team, with a strong background in very serious cases involving birth injuries, surgical complications, and missed diagnoses leading to death or serious injury. Of particular note is Lomas' representation of a claimant who suffered severe neurological injury due to a brain stem tumour which had previously been removed, where the return of the tumour was missed during routine scanning and diagnosis was delayed.

Leading Juniors

Hamish Dunlop - 3PBProvides excellent in-depth analysis with an eye for the key facts of the case, and is superb with clients, opponents and judges.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Lomas - 3PBVery meticulous and knowledgeable, and leaves no stones unturned yet provides his advice in a concise and timely manner.
Ranked: Tier 1

Family and children law Tier 3

Nicola Martin and James Legg are the key names to note at 3PB, with Martin involved in high net worth ancillary relief proceedings and care cases, while Legg's focus lies on children cases. The set, whose members are instructed by both well-respected private client and Legal Aid firms alike, has 'great depth of knowledge and a greater ability to cover matters around the country'. 

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Nicola Martin - 3PBHer client care skills are exceptional in what can be very upsetting and stressful times for a lay client.
Ranked: Tier 1
James Legg - 3PBHis knowledge far exceeds his year of call and his ability to think outside the box is incredible.
Ranked: Tier 3

Police law (defendant)

Leading Juniors

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

Ranked: Tier 3

Employment

Leading Juniors

Sarah Bowen - 3PBProvides pragmatic advice and is approachable to clients and solicitors alike. She takes a genuine interest in each case and carries out a thorough review of the facts to get the best results for the client through effective representation.
Ranked: Tier 3
Craig Ludlow - 3PBHighly skilled and has a huge range of experience; Craig is pragmatic, commercial, approachable and always goes the extra mile.
Ranked: Tier 5
Karen Moss - 3PBSuperb at processing complex matters and cutting through to the core legal and commercial issues in play, her technical knowledge is extensive and impressive.
Ranked: Tier 5
Mark Green - 3PBAlways provides excellent, pragmatic advice, and has the right balance between professional and approachable. He also tailors his advocacy appropriately, particularly when a litigant in person is involved.
Ranked: Tier 5

Personal injury Tier 3

'A leader in his field'Mark Lomas is a key member of the personal injury team at 3PB. Lomas has a particular interest in catastrophic injury claims involving both traumatic brain injury and spinal injury and also in fatal accident claims. Michelle Marnham is another key member of the team and has a particular interest in CRPS cases, while Duncan McNair has particular expertise in employers' liability, specifically cases involving accidents at work. Luke Ashby deals with life-changing injuries and fatal accidents and has a specialist counter-fraud practice. As a whole, the team provides advice to both defendant and claimant clients in all aspects of personal injury litigation, with cases ranging from the simplest to the most complex.

Leading Juniors

Mark Lomas - 3PBMark is a leader in his field and excels in all aspects of personal injury law. He is the practical, extremely user friendly, bright, tactical and focussed on the job. He brings all of the qualities of a QC.
Ranked: Tier 1
Duncan McNair - 3PBDuncan is technically skilled, swift-thinking and straight talking; being able to identify key issues at an early stage and apply practical solutions to proactively progress difficult cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Luke Ashby - 3PBExcellent with clients. Very user-friendly. Sharp on the law, but sees the bigger picture. Top drawer negotiator. Always really well prepared and knows their areas. Also very good at retrieving potentially lost-cause situations.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michelle Marnham - 3PBMichelle is very good at identifying the key issues in personal injury claims and providing helpful and practical advice. She is a robust performer in court with a firm grasp of the key issues in a case and a realistic pragmatic approach to those issues.
Ranked: Tier 3

Property and construction Tier 3

3PB offers a specialist construction team, which comprises of FIDIC adjudicators and members qualified in the construction profession. The set also provides private client expertise for matters such as insolvency where LPA receivers are instructed. Clients include developers, insurers and individuals instructing through direct access. Matthew Cannings heads the property and estates team and undertakes landlord and tenant work and neighbour disputes, often involving time in court. Antonietta Grasso acts for landlords and tenants, including vulnerable clients, in judicial reviews, handling boundary, trespass, and property damage disputes. Paul Newman is well known for undertaking a wide range of construction disputes across the region. Robert Weatherley is considered a go-to for various property-related commercial disputes.

Leading Juniors

Matthew Cannings - 3PBA strong trial advocate with a concise and approachable style.
Ranked: Tier 2
Antonietta Grasso - 3PBAn excellent advocate, both well prepared and able to deal with issues as they arise.
Ranked: Tier 2
Paul Newman - 3PBHe is able to answer complex issues quickly and succinctly, with sound reason, judgment and wit. His wisdom stands out in a loud regional crowd, as does his willingness to stand up and be counted. He is one who can be counted on to support your position with all the law has to offer.
Ranked: Tier 2
Robert Weatherley - 3PBRobert will always create an excellent working relationship at court with both clients and witnesses and make them feel at ease. I believe this is what makes him stand out from other barristers. Robert has an extensive background of housing law and clients often have fed back that they are impressed with how he handles cases and his work at court.
Ranked: Tier 2

Education Tier 4

3PB is an 'excellent set with strength-in-depth' in the education field with members described as 'approachable and committed'. Recent instructions include Aimee Fox successfully defending Wolverhampton City Council in a judicial review matter against allegations that it failed in its duty under section 19(1) of the Education Act 1996, to provide education services to the claimant. Other highlights include Emma Waldron successfully acting for Queen Mary, University of London in a discrimination claim.

Rising stars

Alice de Coverley - 3PBVery knowledgeable in her field, has excellent communication skills and is an all round great advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

John Friel - 3PBHe is an expert in SEN and has deep knowledge of procedure.
Ranked: Tier 4
Charlotte Hadfield - 3PBHer vast knowledge of education law is invaluable. She is excellent in tribunal appeals, thinking quickly on her feet and her advices are really detailed.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jennifer Agyekum - 3PBConscientious and excellent at managing difficult clients. Jennifer prepares well and understands the sensitivities of the case. She engages well with the clients and is confident when dealing with her opponent in a constructive way.
Ranked: Tier 5
Katherine Anderson - 3PBHighly intelligent, thorough in her work and is a tenacious barrister.
Ranked: Tier 5
Aimee Fox - 3PBEfficient, thorough, analytical and persuasive. Absorbs information quickly and clearly sets out the options and risks. Very good advocate in court and tribunals. Well-prepared and presents very well both in terms of oral advocacy and documents drafted. Able to deal with complex issues including judicial reviews.
Ranked: Tier 5
Emma Waldron - 3PBEmma is an excellent advocate, very tenacious and has a high level of mental fortitude. She is passionate about the work she does and instils confidence in clients, even those who are anxious and vulnerable.
Ranked: Tier 5

Inquests and inquiries

Leading Juniors

Susan Jones - 3PBHardworking, focused and displays a maturity of approach beyond her year of call. Her personable approach puts clients at ease while reassuring them they are in safe hands. She also secures impressive results.
Ranked: Tier 4

Intellectual property

Leading Juniors

Nicole Bollard - 3PBNicole has the ability to build strong and personable relationships with clients from the outset, and provides excellent and concise advice.
Ranked: Tier 4
Victoria Jones - 3PBExtremely strong technically, commercial and has excellent attention to detail. She is a first point of call for all complex soft IP disputes.
Ranked: Tier 4

Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

Leading Juniors

Jennifer Agyekum - 3PBShe is very knowledgeable and has a great understanding of regulatory process. You can tell she really cares about her clients.
Ranked: Tier 4

Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Personal injury - Leading Juniors

Mark Stephen Lomas - 3PBProvides high quality, well considered and cogent advice in all cases.
Ranked: Tier 4
Michelle Marnham - 3PBA persuasive and effective advocate who is particularly skilled in dealing with claims involving complex issues.
Ranked: Tier 5

Professional negligence

Leading Juniors

Seb Oram - 3PBHe has a great ability to absorb complex facts and cut to the heart of the issue. He is methodical and, in terms of bang for your buck, you get a much bigger bang with Seb than you would with other barristers of a similar year of call.
Ranked: Tier 5
Gavin Hamilton - 3PBHe is client friendly, bright and considers the finer detail well.
Ranked: Tier 6

Chancery, probate, and tax

3PB's Lydia Pemberton, who is described by clients as someone who will 'fight hard for her clients and cut to the heart of an issue to get things done', is highly active in Inheritance Act claims, disputes about the validity of wills, removal of executors, and TLATA matters.

Leading Juniors

Lydia Pemberton - 3PBHer advice is sound and well-reasoned, and her drafting is succinct and persuasive.
Ranked: Tier 2

Chancery, probate, and tax

Cheryl Jones at 3PB remains active in Chancery work, with a particular focus on wills, trusts, and probate matters, with recent instructions concerning the removal of executors, and contested letters of administration, as well as time-sensitive matters such as urgent freezing injunctions against estate administrators.

Leading Juniors

Cheryl Jones - 3PBHer legal knowledge and approachable style allow her to provide excellent service, particularly to direct access clients.
Ranked: Tier 2

Commercial litigation

3PB's 'commercial, pragmatic, and user-friendly' Richard Whitehouse is recommended for breach of contract claims, representing clients across a range of industry sectors. Recent work has included claims relating to negligent installation of amenities, cross-jurisdictional claims, and asset purchase agreements.

Leading Juniors

Richard Whitehouse - 3PBCombines solid, pragmatic commercial strategy with detailed legal knowledge.
Ranked: Tier 2

Commercial litigation

Joseph Giret QC of 3PB is recognised for his expertise in a wide range of high-value commercial disputes, many of which with international and offshore elements. Solicitors continue to instruct the set because of its ability to 'provide specialist advice, the range of experience its barristers are able to offer and its geographical reach'.

Leading Silks

Joseph Giret QC - 3PBHis advocacy before judges is impeccable.
Ranked: Tier 1

Company and insolvency

Charles Irvine at 3PB is adept at handling insolvency matters, particularly with respect to individual bankruptcies and corporate liquidations, including ones involving disputes between company directors.

Leading Juniors

Charles Irvine - 3PBTurns matters round quickly, is very good value for money and is at the end of the phone to discuss technical queries when the need arises.
Ranked: Tier 1

Court of Protection and community care

At 3PB, Louise Worton has a wide-ranging Court of Protection and community care practice, with areas of expertise including deprivation of liberty, the removal of deputies and best interests decisions on placement, contact, care packages and medical treatment. In particular, she is praised as 'a voice of reason in circumstances where without her input it would be very difficult to find a way forward'. 

Leading Juniors

Louise Worton - 3PBShe is thorough and extremely knowledgeable in all areas of Court of Protection work.
Ranked: Tier 1

Court of Protection and community care

Members of 3PB receive instructions from family members, local authorities, deputies, protected parties as well as the Official Solicitor, with areas of expertise including deputyship order matters, deprivation of liberty applications and broader mental capacity issues. In particular, the set has been 'traditionally focused on community care through judicial review, however the addition of Matthew Wyard  to the team has given real fire power to their Court of Protection offering in Wales.'

Rising stars

Matthew Wyard - 3PBHis in-depth knowledge of Welsh social care law is an advantage.
Ranked: Tier 1

Education

3PB's Aimee Fox is a 'fountain of knowledge when it comes to special educational needs law', with a practice that covers advice to both schools and parents.

Leading Juniors

Aimee Fox - 3PBThorough in her preparation, clear and concise in her advice, and inspires confidence in clients.
Ranked: Tier 1

Education

A set that is 'increasingly becoming a powerhouse in education law', 3PB's presence in this region comes in the form Matthew Wyard, who joined from Sinclairslaw in February 2020. He specialises in public law challenges in the education sector, civil claims against education institutions and special educational needs appeals.

Rising stars

Matthew Wyard - 3PBOne of very few barristers in the Country who has a true grasp of Welsh Education Law.
Ranked: Tier 1

Planning and environment

3PB's planning team is regularly instructed to advise and act on behalf of planning professionals in the public and private sectors and to appear at public inquiries or in enforcement proceedings. Of particular note, William Webster is a specialist in the law of village greens having sat as an inspector at numerous non-statutory inquiries and has also appeared in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in leading village green cases. 'In a public inquiry setting, he has the ability to explain the issues to the applicants who have no legal knowledge and background in a way that avoids being patronising and conveys the meaning in a readily understandable way,' said one solicitor.

Leading Juniors

William Webster - 3PBHis chain of thought is clear, precise and the advice covers all aspects that a client may wish to cover. William is strong in his area and also considers costs efficiency for the client without prejudicing the client's position.
Ranked: Tier 1

Professional negligence

At 3PB, Richard Whitehouse 'deals with factually and legally messy disputes with ease and tenacity' and provides 'excellent quality of advice tempered with a pragmatic application to real world scenarios'. A former solicitor, Whitehouse represents clients in litigious and non-contentious disputes including actions against professionals for breach of contract, trust, and fiduciary duty. He is regularly instructed in complex, high-value commercial disputes by insurers, companies, law firms, and other professionals, including barristers, surveyors, architects, accountants, and brokers.

Leading Juniors

Richard Whitehouse - 3PBHe takes a proactive and practical approach throughout the claims process and regularly receives praise from lay clients and instructing solicitors. His attention to detail and turnaround timescales are second to none.
Ranked: Tier 1

Property and construction

Members of 3PB act across the entire sphere of property, from development to commercial as well as residential landlord and tenant disputes, but also boundary disputes, adverse possession claims, co-ownership and conveyancing disputes. Joshua Dubin represented a party to a three-decade neighbour dispute featuring allegations of deliberate flooding, trespass, vandalism to fences and nuisancious firing of rifles.

Leading Juniors

Charles Irvine - 3PBHis grasp of the issues and his knowledge of the law are second-to-none.
Ranked: Tier 1
Joshua Dubin - 3PBA good lawyer: an effective advocate and cross-examiner who is hardworking too.
Ranked: Tier 2
Louise Worton - 3PBCommitted to exploring every possible angle on a case and tactically-minded.
Ranked: Tier 2

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Family and children law Tier 2

3PB is primarily known in the Midlands for its contingent of care-focused barristers, whose practice involves serious non accidental injuries, sexual abuse allegations, adoption orders and more for the full range of parties including local authorities, parents and children. However, the set also houses several barristers with experience in financial remedy proceedings, such as Elizabeth McGrath QC and Vanessa Meachin QC, both of whom have seen recent substantial cases involving private clients with large asset portfolios in addition to their child law practices. Turning to the set's the junior ranks, Michael George is praised for his 'exceptional aptitude for financial remedy work, particularly cases involving company law, complex accounts and pensions'; on the care side, key juniors include Lawrence MesslingSuzanne Coleclough , and Stephen Abberley, while practitioners such as Poonam BhariAimee Fox, and Nicola Martin spread themselves across both areas.

Leading Silks: Child Law (Public and Private)

Elizabeth McGrath QC - 3PBShe is extremely good at getting to the heart of the matter and connecting with the client.
Ranked: Tier 1
Vanessa Meachin QC - 3PBA brilliant advocate whose knowledge and application of the law is first-class.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Elizabeth McGrath QC - 3PBShe is extremely good at getting to the heart of the matter and connecting with the client.
Ranked: Tier 1
Vanessa Meachin QC - 3PBA brilliant advocate whose knowledge and application of the law is first-class.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Nicola Martin - 3PBDedicated, communicative and works well with solicitors.
Ranked: Tier 2
Lawrence Messling - 3PBA very confident and effective barrister with excellent attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 2
Stephen Abberley - 3PBHe provides thorough and detailed advice in a calm and reassuring manner.
Ranked: Tier 3
Poonam Bhari - 3PBHer client handling is excellent.
Ranked: Tier 3
Suzanne Coleclough - 3PBA thoughtful advocate who quickly gets to grips with the issues in a case.
Ranked: Tier 3
Aimee Fox - 3PBAn excellent advocate who is extremely capable in both financial remedy and private children proceedings.
Ranked: Tier 3
Mattiss Krummins - 3PBA great communicator with lay and professional clients alike, providing clear advice in complex cases.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Aimee Fox - 3PBAn excellent advocate who is extremely capable in both financial remedy and private children proceedings.
Ranked: Tier 2
Michael George - 3PBHe combines sound judgement and excellent knowledge of the law with an approachable and reassuring manner.
Ranked: Tier 2

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax

3PB's Lydia Pemberton, who is described by clients as someone who will 'fight hard for her clients and cut to the heart of an issue to get things done', is highly active in Inheritance Act claims, disputes about the validity of wills, removal of executors, and TLATA matters.

Leading Juniors

Lydia Pemberton - 3PBHer advice is sound and well-reasoned, and her drafting is succinct and persuasive.
Ranked: Tier 2

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Education

3PB's Aimee Fox is a 'fountain of knowledge when it comes to special educational needs law', with a practice that covers advice to both schools and parents.

Leading Juniors

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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
 Stephen Abberley photo Stephen Abberley Stephen Abberley thrives on challenges. He enjoys a complicated set of facts,…
 Lola-Rose Avery photo Lola-Rose Avery Lola-Rose Avery joined 3PB as a family barrister in October 2020, following…
 Ashley Blood-Halvorsen  photo Ashley Blood-Halvorsen Ashley Blood-Halvorsen specialises in business and property disputes with particular emphasis in…
 Rachel Bloxwich  photo Rachel Bloxwich Rachel Bloxwich joined 3PB in April 2021, having spent nearly 15 years…
 Sarah Bowen  photo Sarah Bowen Sarah Bowen is a specialist practitioner in Employment, Discrimination and Education law.…
 Nicola Brown  photo Nicola Brown Family barrister Nicola Brown, who joined 3PB in December 2020, specialises in…
 Nathalie Bull  photo Nathalie Bull Nathalie Bull joined 3PB in February 2019 and is a barrister who…
 Hannah Bush  photo Hannah Bush Hannah Bush was called to the Bar in 2007 and began practice…
 Carol Clelland  photo Carol Clelland A former Director and Head of the Care Department at the law…
 Suzanne Coleclough photo Suzanne Coleclough Suzanne specialises in family law. She qualified as a solicitor in 1990…
 Dorian Day  photo Dorian Day Dorian specialises in all aspects of work involving familial and relationship breakdown.…
 Neil Fawcett  photo Neil Fawcett Neil Fawcett practices primarily in the fields of Property, Banking and Financial…
 Rebecca Franklin  photo Rebecca Franklin Rebecca is a family law barrister – called to the Bar in…
 Adeo Fraser  photo Adeo Fraser Adeo Fraser is a busy junior family law barrister who advises and…
 Michael George  photo Michael George Michael is a specialist family practitioner with over 25 years experience. He…
 Matiss Krumins  photo Matiss Krumins Matiss Krumins was called to the Bar in 2008 and qualified as…
 Theresa Lim  photo Theresa Lim Theresa Lim qualified as a solicitor in April 2005, and transferred to…
 Nicola Martin  photo Nicola Martin Nicola (formerly Simpson) Martin has recently relinquished the role of Head of…
 Elizabeth McGrath photo Elizabeth McGrath Elizabeth McGrath QC (Liz) was called to the bar in 1987 and…
 Vanessa Meachin photo Vanessa Meachin Vanessa Meachin QC is a family law specialist and has developed a…
 Lawrence Messling photo Lawrence Messling Lawrence is an experienced family law barrister advising in serious public law children…
 Andrew Neaves  photo Andrew Neaves Andrew Neaves is a highly-experienced family barrister who has exclusively specialised in…
 Luke Nelson  photo Luke Nelson Luke Nelson took tenancy at 3PB following successful completion of his pupillage…
 Lydia Pemberton  photo Lydia Pemberton Lydia Pemberton (TEP) has a traditional chancery practice and has developed an…
 Sam Pentony  photo Sam Pentony Sam Pentony takes instructions for court representation, advocacy and advisory work –…
 Sarah Tierney  photo Sarah Tierney Sarah practises exclusively in children law and has considerable experience in public…
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