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

  • DBQC e1610726401553

    3PB burns the midnight oil for claimant businesses ahead of Supreme Court decision in their favour on the FCA’s Business Interruption Insurance test case

    3PB Head of Chambers David Berkley QC (pictured here) and fellow commercial litigation barrister Neil Fawcett have been burning the midnight oil since Christmas ahead of today’s test case in favour of their clients, most of whom are small to medium-sized businesses, after the Supreme Court found in favour of the Financial Conduct Authority in their case against Arch Insurance and other UK insurers. Some insurers have already paid out on certain claims, but many have...

    Continue reading
  • Employment and discrimination law - January newsletter out now

    This month's newsletter is packed full of employment law news, case analysis and useful information written by our team of expert employment barristers.
    In this edition we bring you the news of a forthcoming new Silk appointment in our team, the latest employment news as well as our articles.
    We have a podcast recording on PI claims arising out of discrimination claims as well as an employment law update in video and podcast form.
    Finally, we invite you to register for our first live employment law webinar of 2021, due to take place on 18 February.

    Continue reading
  • Sunyana Sharma extols the benefits of secondments for barristers in Counsel magazine

    In July 2013, barrister Sunyana Sharma started a whole new area of regulatory and disciplinary law when she took up a secondment as a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) case presenter. For six months, she presented NMC cases up and down the country. The birth of her daughter in 2016 brought fresh challenges in returning to private practice and doing a three-week trial in Manchester at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service when still breastfeeding and...

    Continue reading
  • Brexit 300 cropped

    Brexit and employment law

    On 24 December 2020 the UK and EU reached three agreements setting out the future relationship between the parties. Those three agreements comprise of the trade and co-operation agreement, the security of classified information agreement and finally the Euratom UK nuclear co-operation agreement. For the purposes of UK employment law practitioners, the key agreement is the trade and co-operation agreement. On 31 December 2020 the future relationship agreements were published, subject to final revisions. The...

    Continue reading

Events & Seminars

  • 28 Jan 21 brunch image

    Family Law Brunch - 28 January

    Date: Thursday 28th Jan 2021
    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Venue: Via Zoom.

    The 3PB family team is hosting brunch in a series of monthly informal get-togethers. 3PB barrister Michael George and Dains forensic accounting partner Andrew Donaldson will host our next 3PB Family Law Brunch via Zoom on Thursday 28 January. Michael and Andrew will examine "Valuing the valuation: getting the most out of your expert in uncertain times”. We would be delighted to see you on Zoom. Please register above so that we know we have enough…

  • SCL Logo

    Dispute Boards: Expensive Follies or Golden Opportunities?

    Date: Thursday 18th Feb 2021
    Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Venue: Online

    3PB's Peter Collie will moderate this event - Dispute Boards: Expensive Follies or Golden Opportunities? - being organised by the Society of Construction Lawyers.

    The speakers are Lindy Patterson QC, Marion Smith QC (39 Essex Chambers) David Brown (Clyde & Co, Paris) Stephen Proctor (McCann Fitzgerald, Dublin) & Paul Battrick, Diales.

  • Brexit 305

    Brexit: what just happened? A webinar on intellectual property post-Brexit

    Date: Wednesday 24th Feb 2021
    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Venue: Via Zoom

    3PB Barristers are hosting a free Intellectual Property Webinar via Zoom on Wednesday 24 February - 11:00-12:00pm. Focusing on the impact of Brexit on intellectual property, the webinar will be led by intellectual property specialists Victoria Jones and Nicole Bollard. Nicole Bollard will examine “IPRs post Brexit” - A run through of the changes to intellectual property rights in the UK after 31 December 2020. ‘Nicole has the ability to build strong and personable relationships with clients from the outset,…


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.