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

  • Neil Matthews joins 3PB Crime team

    3PB are pleased to announce that Neil Matthews, formerly of Farringdon Chambers in London, has joined its Crime team. Described as “a rising star advocate”, Neil practising in criminal, public and civil law. He is regularly instructed across a broad range of matters including violence, drugs, and financial crime. Prior to coming to the Bar, he founded a successful consultancy business and worked in the legal division of Goldman Sachs. Adam Feest QC, Head of...

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  • Amy Beddis

    Amy Beddis is guest speaker about costs in financial remedy proceedings

    3PB’s specialist family finance barrister, Amy Beddis (pictured here) has recorded a webinar on costs in financial remedy proceedings for MBL (Management, Business, Law). In this recorded webinar, Amy outlines the new cost provisions in the Family Procedural Rules and discusses the issue of costs within financial remedy proceedings. MBL is a leading force in learning and development for professional services and MBL subscribers can watch the recorded webinar on costs in financial remedy proceedings here. To instruct...

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  • Employment and discrimination newsletter out now - May 2021

    Welcome to May's newsletter This month’s employment law newsletter features case law updates from Sarah Clarke, Naomi Webber, Andrew MacPhail and Grace Boorer covering: the correct test to apply in re-engagement orders; the workers status of foster carers under article 11 ECHR; what to do when faced with unclear and confused pleadings from a litigant in person and the ‘long-term’ adverse effect on disability status. We share a link to our new resource page for...

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    Lydia Pemberton discusses contentious probate disputes for Women in Wills

    3PB’s specialist contentious probate barrister, Lydia Pemberton (TEP) (pictured here) spoke at the fourth Women in Wills event of 2021 by Practical Vision alongside Tara McIness, a partner in the contentious probate team at Burnside Partnership. Lydia spoke about the recent contentious dispute case Re R (Deceased) (2021) EWHC 936 (Ch), the judgment in which had been handed down on 16th April. The case was in relation to the provision for minor children from their...

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Events & Seminars

  • Commercial Landlord & Tenant Law Webinar

    Recent developments in Commercial Landlord & Tenant Law Webinar - via Zoom - 20 May

    Date: Thursday 20th May 2021
    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Venue: Via Zoom

    3PB Barristers are hosting a free Property Law Webinar via Zoom on Thursday 20 May 2021 from 11 am to 12 pm focusing on current topics and recent developments in Commercial Landlord & Tenant Law. Presented by Gavin Hamilton and Robert Weatherley, the webinar will be chaired by William Webster.

    Gavin Hamilton will review reported cases over the last year and focus on the fate of the various arguments for termination or suspension of the tenant’s obligation to pay rent during business closure caused by the pandemic.

    Robert Weatherley will consider recent developments and look in particular at CVAs and government backed initiatives for the sector.


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.