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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    Tom Evans successful in reducing sentence in Court of Appeal

    3PB criminal barrister Tom Evans, pictured here, was successful in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) yesterday after the Court allowed an appeal in the case of R v Birol. Tom's client entered a guilty plea to falsely imprisoning his daughter on the second day of his trial. In the summer of 2021, he had travelled with his wife and elder daughter to Bournemouth where they collectively enticed their younger daughter into their car and...

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  • Our August 2022 employment law newsletter is out now!

    The past 30 days have provided much for the employment law world to write about, starting with the success of 3PB’s Mathew Gullick QC, Lachlan Wilson and Naomi Webber in the Supreme Court in The Harper Trust v Brazel case; and Mathew Gullick QC earning the accolade of the Times’ “Lawyer of the Week” in the process.

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    A day in the life of a junior clerk with Natalie Bryan

    Natalie Bryan joined 3PB back in November 2019 as an apprentice, and following her successful completion of her apprenticeship, is now a Practice Assistant dealing with enquiries and diary management. Natalie has been shortlisted as Junior Clerk of the Year at the 2022 UK Bar awards from Legal 500. Natalie recently featured in a Her Bar blog about her role as a junior clerk with 3PB.  Her Bar was founded in 2021 by pupil barristers Nasreen...

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    Jonathan Underhill secures acquittal in case concerning multiple allegations of same sex sexual assault

    3PB criminal barrister Jonathan Underhill (pictured here) has secured acquittal for his client in a case concerned with multiple allegations of same sex sexual assault. Jonathan’s client, a young woman of good character, was acquitted after a fully contested trial of four charges of Sexual assault. The offences were alleged to have taken place in a small bedroom in sight of an independent eyewitness. Further, the offences were said to have taken place against the...

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Events & Seminars

  • Bristol arbitration seminar on 15 September 2022

    3PB Bristol Arbitration Seminar in association with the Bristol Law Society

    Date: Thursday 15th Sep 2022
    Time: 4:45 pm - 6:30 pm
    Venue: The Unilit Club, 20 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1HP

    3PB Barristers are delighted to invite you to our in-person Arbitration seminar on Thursday 15 September - 5pm, at Bristol's Unilit Club. Bristol Law Society co-President and Temple Bright partner Edward Thompson will chair this interactive panel seminar, featuring experienced 3PB arbitration advocates David Parratt QC (Scot) and Patrick Heneghan and Annecto Legal Director Mark Beaumont. Our arbitrators' focus will be on the following themes: Running a successful arbitration Clauses, procedure, tactics Funding and ATE We welcome your questions ahead of…

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    The Family Court User’s Guide to DOLS and Allegations of Sexual Abuse

    Date: Thursday 15th Sep 2022
    Time: 4:45 pm - 6:30 pm

    An in-person seminar from Duncan Lewis Solicitors in collaboration with 3PB Barristers and No5 Barristers Chambers alongside guest speaker District Judge Stephen Parker. Orla Grant, Barrister, No5 Barristers Chambers Sexual Abuse Allegations in Care Proceedings - From her extensive experience in cases involving allegations of sexual abuse, Orla will talk about some of the common (and not so common) issues that arise and how best to approach them when acting for respondents. Matiss Krumins, Barrister,…

  • 19th Annual Construction Law Seminar

    19th Annual Construction Law Seminar - London - 6 October 5:30PM

    Date: Thursday 6th Oct 2022
    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Venue: The National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE

    Following the lifting of Covid restrictions, we are delighted to welcome you back, in-person, to our Construction and Engineering Law Group's Annual seminar. Topics The seminar, chaired by Head of Group Peter Collie, will include presentations from Rowan Planterose, James Davison and Nick Kaplan on the following topics: Rowan Planterose will consider "Adjudication: An adjudicator’s perspective." James Davison will review “The Use and Abuse of Expert Witness Evidence: how the policies underlying the rules for the courts…

  • 19th Annual Construction Law Seminar

    19th Annual Construction Law Seminar - Bristol - 13 October 5:30PM

    Date: Thursday 13th Oct 2022
    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Venue: The Unilit Club, 20 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1HP

    Following the lifting of Covid restrictions, we are delighted to welcome you back, in-person, to our Construction and Engineering Law Group's Annual seminar. Topics The seminar, chaired by Paul Newman, will include presentations from Rowan Planterose, James Davison and Nick Kaplan on the following topics: Rowan Planterose will consider "Adjudication: An adjudicator’s perspective." James Davison will review “The Use and Abuse of Expert Witness Evidence: how the policies underlying the rules for the courts receiving expert evidence…

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3PB continues to follow the latest government guidance and therefore currently encourages staff and barristers to work from home wherever possible.

All of our six centres are operational and all continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19. You must please contact us before visiting any of our offices 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 barristers. Face-masks are mandatory in the common areas of chambers and in meeting rooms, unless you are in a exempt group. You will be asked to take a temperature test on arrival.

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