3 Paper Buildings (3PB) is the third largest, as well as being one of the oldest, chambers of barristers in the UK.

3PB provides a comprehensive legal advocacy and advisory service to individuals and businesses alike.

Our barristers offer legal representation and advice across the UK from six locations: London, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford and Winchester. Our 200 lawyers deliver real expertise and specialist knowledge across the full range of areas of expertise as below.

Latest News

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    New employment webinar - adapting to post pandemic trading conditions

    Times are looking up with the prospect of businesses reopening and the restrictions of the pandemic being lifted. While it will be ‘business as usual’ for many, what happens when trade doesn’t get back to pre-pandemic levels? Gareth Graham and Matthew Curtis examine the options in this employment law webinar first broadcast on 21 April 2021 and look at the potential pitfalls for businesses looking to make redundancies or organisational changes due to pressures caused...

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  • Robin Howard acts as counsel for three brothers in high profile contested will dispute over £ 850,000 family house

    3PB’s experienced barrister Robin Howard (pictured here) acted as counsel for three brothers who have lost an appeal for an inheritance claim for £ 850,000 after the initial trial was made unfair because of the attitude of the original trial judge. The case came to court in 2019 and the judge ruled that all £ 850,000 of value from the family house be awarded to their sister, after a will made in 1986 was replaced by...

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  • Susan Jones in 5-week inquest after the death of a prisoner on remand

    3PB regulatory lawyer and inquest specialist barrister Susan Jones was recently instructed by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) to represent a registered mental health nurse in a 5-week, Article 2 and hybrid/partially-remote, inquest before Her Majesty’s Assistant Coroner Darren Stewart OBE and a jury. The inquest touching the death of a 46-year remand prisoner considered: complications arising from prescription medication, methods of requesting GP assessment, communication between prison and healthcare staff and the interaction...

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    David Parratt QC (Scot) and law firm Brodies talk of Brexit and the future of business disputes in Europe

    3PB’s international arbitration expert David Parratt QC (Scot) joins forces with Ken MacDonald from law firm Brodies LLP to record a podcast for Brodies latest episode in their ‘’Building Resilience Series’’. In this podcast David Parratt and Ken MacDonald discuss what the impact of the UK’s new relationship with the EU means for settling disputes and why businesses should be thinking about international arbitration as the best dispute resolution clause in contracts. To instruct David...

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Events & Seminars

  • 29 April 2021 Family law brunch webinar

    Family law brunch - 29 April

    Date: Thursday 29th Apr 2021
    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Venue: Via Zoom

    Family law barristers Elisabeth Hudson and Theresa Lim look forward to seeing you at our next brunch via Zoom on Thursday 29 April at 11am.

    Elisabeth Hudson will be presenting “Special Guardianship Orders - where are we now?”

    Theresa Lim will talk about "Challenging Capacity Assessments: case law and procedure".

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    Renewable energy - book launch - Thursday 29 April 2021

    Date: Thursday 29th Apr 2021
    Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Venue: Via Zoom

    Join the author of 'Renewable Energy from Wind and Solar Power: Law and Regulation' on 29 April for the launch of this seminal new text.
    During this free event the author, William Webster a renewables and planning specialist, will highlight the key issues of note from the book in a Q&A style event held via Zoom. Energy sector specialist and Silk, David Parratt QC (Scot) will chair the event. 

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Having reviewed government guidance on 4 January 2021, 3PB continues to follow protocols about the third national lockdown for Covid-19 in encouraging staff and barristers to work from home wherever possible. The Courts remain open and 3PB remains fully open and able to deal with all your cases and matters as needed.

We continue to operate our six offices with limited resources and a specific protocol (click here) for clients and other visitors, barristers and staff. Please look at this guidance. You must contact us first on the numbers below or through your usual contact if you are planning on coming to a 3PB office or need to meet one of our members. Face-masks are mandatory in the common areas of chambers and in meeting rooms, unless you are in a exempt group.

Our staff and counsel are available on the usual numbers and email addresses.