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 250 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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    Rebecca Farrell helps school secure the dismissal of a six-figure winding up petition presented by landlord

    In a judgment handed down last week by the Insolvency and Companies Court Judge Barber determined that it was appropriate to exercise her discretion and dismiss a petition presented against a company incorporated to run a school (“the Company”). In so doing, the Judge acknowledged that: a. the Company demonstrated a strongly arguable case that the majority of the petition debt did not represent rent arrears, but the purchase price for shares in the Company;...

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    Tom Horder sees two clients acquitted in separate high profile murder trials

    Tom Horder (pictured here), who is co-head of 3PB's Tier 1 Crime team of barristers, has just concluded two back-to-back murder trials, both of which resulted in the acquittal of his clients. The first murder trial involved the widely publicised prosecution of the former Mayor of Winchester for attempting to kill his terminally-ill, 92 year old mother. Whilst the pathology evidence showed no evidence of a deliberate malicious act, in calls to the Police and...

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  • July 2024 3PB education law newsletter

    Education law newsletter - July 2024

    Jim Hirschmann edits the 11th edition of our education law newsletter, packed full with team news, awards, book launches, events and analysis from our barristers Charlotte Hadfield, Lachlan Wilson, John Friel, Alice de Coverley, Matthew Wyard, Emma Waldron, Alex Leonhardt, Caroline Stone, Mark Green, Sunyana Sharma, Katherine Anderson, Ben Amunwa and Rosa Thomas, to name a few.

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    3PB welcomes top family silk June Venters KC

    3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) are delighted to welcome leading family silk, June Venters KC, to its 80-strong team of family barristers as a full tenant. June Venters KC is a dual-qualified barrister and solicitor who brings with her over 40 years of experience in family law and children disputes. June was called to the bar in 2017, having been made the first woman solicitor QC in 2006. June is a qualified family mediator, civil...

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Events & Seminars

  • 3PB Family Law Care Conference

    3PB Family's Inaugural 2024 Care Conference - Southampton - 6 September 2024

    Date: Friday 6th Sep 2024
    Time: 8:45 am - 4:30 pm
    Venue: Harbour Hotel, 5 Maritime Walk, Southampton SO14 3QT

    3PB's Family Law Group invite you to our full-day inaugural 2024 Care Conference due to take place on Friday 6th September at The Harbour Hotel in Southampton. Join us for a day filled with insightful discussions, networking opportunities, and expert speakers. We are honoured that Mrs Justice Judd will be our keynote speaker. Other presentations will be made by members of the 3PB family team. We will welcome Dr Freda Gardner, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Dr Anna Gough,…

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    'Restrictions on the Use of Land' - book launch - meet the authors

    Date: Tuesday 10th Sep 2024
    Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Venue: 4 Grove Road Bournemouth Dorset BH1 3AX

    William Webster and Robert Weatherley, barristers with chambers, have published the second edition of a book titled "Restrictions on the Use of Land” by Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing Ltd. The informative book comprises sections on easements, village greens, public rights of way, restrictive covenants, assets of community value and elements of planning law. The second edition of this accessible book is a single up-to-date reference work which discusses a broad range of public and…

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    Expert witnesses and the modern criminal justice system

    Date: Friday 13th Sep 2024
    Time: 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Venue: Guildhall Winchester, The Broadway, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9GH

    3PB’s criminal barristers bring you a trio of enthralling legal experts and additional guest keynote speakers in an afternoon specialist criminal conference to interest, inform and entertain you. We look forward to welcoming the following confirmed special guests: ·        Dr Richard Shepherd, Forensic Pathologist. Dr Richard Shepherd, World Famous TV Forensic Pathologist, author of two best-selling books. Dr Shepherd’s fascinating career in forensic pathology has seen him take his story on a national theatre tour.…

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    'Restrictions on the Use of Land' - book launch - meet the authors in Oxford

    Date: Wednesday 18th Sep 2024
    Time: 4:00 pm
    Venue: Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford, UK

    William Webster and Robert Weatherley, barristers with chambers, have published the second edition of a book titled "Restrictions on the Use of Land” by Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing Ltd. The informative book comprises sections on easements, village greens, public rights of way, restrictive covenants, assets of community value and elements of planning law. The second edition of this accessible book is a single up-to-date reference work which discusses a broad range of public and…

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