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.

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  • Peter Collie

    Peter Collie to speak at FIDIC’s International Contract Users’ Conference 7-9 December 2021

    3PB Head of Construction and Neutrals Peter Collie (pictured here) will be speaking at FIDIC’s International Contract Users’ virtual conference on 7 and 9 December 2021. A member of FIDIC’s Contracts Committee, Peter will take part in the Committee’s update session on 7 December 11:20-12:00, looking into the Committee’s recent (2021 Green Book, Covid-19 Guidance Memorandum for Consultant’s Services) and imminent publications (Guide to the 2017 Suite of Contracts, etc.), as well as their on-going...

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  • Tom Horder successful in Court of Appeal

    3PB's crime and regulatory barrister Tom Horder, pictured here, recently represented the Appellant in R v Badawi in an appeal against a 13-year sentence for rape (an 8-year term of imprisonment and 5-year extended licence period). The sentencing judge had found the Appellant ‘dangerous’ on the basis of a previous acquittal for rape. In reducing the original term to a determinate sentence of 6 ½ years the Court of Appeal accepted Tom’s submission that a...

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    'I Am a 3PB Pupil' our pupils - and former pupils - share their stories

    Meet a selection of our current and recent pupils as they share their experience of securing pupillage and, in particular, recount their many and varied routes to the Bar. Watch the video here:

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    Top Scottish criminal Silk Kevin McCallum QC heads to 3PB  

    3PB Barristers has welcomed top Silk Kevin McCallum QC (Scot), pictured here, a former criminal defence solicitor and a Procurator Fiscal Depute in Scotland - who specialises in criminal defence work, fatal accident inquiries and inquests - to the national chambers.  He will work from its Inner Temple offices in London. Appointed as a Senior Advocate Depute in November 2006; Kevin was responsible for the preparation and conduct of a significant number of intensive, large...

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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.