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

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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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    3PB calls again for Australia-style laws after East London fire

    Two of 3PB’s specialist construction barristers have again called for Australia-style legislation for the house and building construction industry after the latest tower block fire at New Providence Wharf in East London. Residents have been fighting to remove the building’s cladding since the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire that killed 72 people. Work to remove the cladding was due to begin last month on the 1,500-apartment tower block which has ACM cladding. Phase 2 of the...

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    Long running inquest into the death of Laura Booth concluded

    An inquest that saw solicitors instructed in early 2018 concluded that Laura Booth, a young woman who went in to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in 2016 for a routine procedure, became unwell and developed malnutrition due to inadequate nutrition. David Evison, a Partner at Anthony Collins, who acted for Laura’s parents throughout the inquest process, says in his write up of the inquest that the coroner found Laura's death was contributed to by neglect on...

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    New resource for employment lawyers now available

    3PB's Employment and Discrimination group bring you a new resource for employment lawyers designed to bring a host of useful news, case analyses, videos and podcasts together in one place. Do visit the employment law resource centre here and look out for regular updates.

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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.