3 Paper Buildings (3PB) is one of the UK's oldest chambers and is the third largest set of barristers in the UK.

3PB provides a comprehensive legal advocacy and advisory service to individuals and businesses alike both in the United Kingdom and internationally.

Our 240 plus barristers offer legal representation and advice across the UK from six locations: London, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford and Winchester.

Latest News

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    Jonathan Underhill secures acquittal of police officer charged with three counts of rape and sexual assault

    3PB specialist crime and regulatory barrister Jonathan Underhill's client, a serving police officer, was accused of raping and sexually assaulting his boyfriend during the period of their relationship; following their having met on Grindr in 2017. Jonathan's client denied that the sexual activity complained of ever took place; despite the complainant approaching the police several years later in 2022 and providing detailed and lengthy accounts of a controlling, coercive and sexually violent relationship. At the...

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    His Honour Stephen Wildblood KC moves across to 3PB

    His Honour Stephen Wildblood KC, who retired as a Circuit Judge on Tuesday 21st November, has announced that he is joining national chambers 3PB (3 Paper Buildings) with immediate effect as an associate tenant. Stephen will be accepting appointments as a Private FDR Judge and, in relation to finances and children, as a mediator and early neutral evaluator. He is also intending to qualify as family law arbitrator in the immediate future. He will continue...

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    Commercial barristers Mariya Peykova and Victoria Hamblen write for TL4 Disputes

    3PB commercial barristers Victoria Hamblen and Mariya Peykova have contributed articles to the latest TL4 Disputes Magazine Issue 11 - A Year in Review. A copy of the magazine can be downloaded here.  Mariya discusses 'Assessing the value of claims for breaches of the GDPR' (starting on page 40); and Victoria writes about 'ESG and its significance in the real estate sector' (starting on page 52). Or link to the pdfs of Victoria's article here or Mariya's article here.

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    3PB's 2023 pupillage open evening

    Join us for our annual pupillage open evening to learn about pupillage opportunities at one of the UK's largest chambers. 30 November 2023 | 4:30pm-7:30pm. 3PB offers the chance for pupils to experience many different areas of law across our six national locations. During the evening, you will have the chance to find out about pupillage at 3PB and hear what life is like as a barrister at our set, including opportunities to live and work...

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Events & Seminars

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    Construction Law Seminar - Birmingham - 7 December

    Date: Thursday 7th Dec 2023
    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Venue: 3PB Birmingham, Colmore Building, 20 Colmore Circus, Birmingham, B4 6AT

    Our Construction and Engineering Law Group is delighted to invite you to our Birmingham Construction Law Seminar to take place on Thursday 7th December at 5:30pm at our Birmingham Chambers. Topics The seminar will be chaired by Tony Bingham and will include presentations from Seb Oram, Nick Kaplan and Rob Dawson on the following topics: Seb Oram will review “Construction Project Insurance after the Rugby Football Union decision” Nick Kaplan will present "Spiking the Guns of Trigger-Happy Contractors…

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    3PB Barristers' Inaugural Education Law Conference

    Date: Wednesday 31st Jan 2024
    Time: 9:00 am
    Venue: National Liberal Club, London

    The full-day event will include a variety of presentations from 3PB’s specialist education law barristers Charlotte Hadfield (Head of Group), John Friel, Lachlan Wilson, Katherine Anderson, Caroline Stone, Alice de Coverley, Jim Hirschmann and Olivia McGonigle. Presentations will cover topics of interest to private practitioners, local authorities, and schools, including: The H and C in EHCPs – health and social care; are 'extended appeals' fit for purpose? The latest in Equality Act claims involving educational institutions Judicial Review in Education claims Safeguarding and Sex Education in…

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    3PB Family's Second Annual Private Law Children and Financial Remedies Conference

    Date: Thursday 25th Apr 2024
    Time: 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
    Venue: The Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2EP

    3PB's Family Law Group invite you to our second annual full-day Private Law Children & Financial Remedies Conference on Thursday 25th April 2024 at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Centenary Square, Birmingham. We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker on Financial Remedies is Mr Justice Peel. Mr Justice Peel is a High Court Judge of the Family Division and National Lead Judge of the Financial Remedy Court. Other presentations during the day will come from…


2023 Holiday Opening Hours

  • Friday 22 December - 8.30am – 1pm
  • Monday 25 - Closed
  • Tuesday 26 - Closed
  • Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 - Open
  • Monday 1st - Closed
  • Tuesday 2 – Open