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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

  • Joseph England reviews the whistleblowing case of Dray Simpson v Cantor Fitzgerald

    3PB’s specialist employment and discrimination law barrister Joseph England, who last year authored a book on whisteblowing, provides an article examining the Court of Appeal's judgment on the case of Simpson v Cantor Fitzgerald Europe. This case revisits wide-ranging issues of various fundamental whistleblowing concepts across its seven grounds of appeal. The judgment and the earlier EAT judgment provide a useful summary and discussion about key components of whistleblowing legislation and are a comprehensive read for...

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    Authors discuss new legal book on school exclusions

    3PB education barristers Charlotte Hadfield and Alice de Coverley marked the launch of their new legal text on 'The Law in Relation to School Exclusions' with a Q&A session led by fellow barrister Lachlan Wilson yesterday (25 November). Exclusion from school is a sanction of last resort that can hugely and adversely impact a pupil’s life outcomes for many years. Moreover the law relating to school exclusions is a complex tangle of public and regulatory...

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    3PB and Partners in Costs discuss QOCS, Precedent T and cost management rule changes

    3PB Barristers and Partners in Costs reviewed QOCS, Precedent T and cost management rules changes in a very well-attended webinar on 25 November. 3PB Barrister Mark Sullivan looked at “Qualified one way costs shifting (QOCS) - Opportunities & Pitfalls. A Review of Recent Case-Law". Comments include a look at the scope of QOCS and the limitations on costs protection set out in CPR Parts 44.14 and 44.15, with particular reference to recent High Court and Court of...

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    3PB Family Clerks win the family law community vote at the 2020 Family Law Awards

    Rob Leonard, Ian Charlton and the 3PB family team clerks came out top in the public vote at this year’s Clerking Team of the Year at the prestigious Family Law Awards.  Held remotely for the first time in its ten year history, the two practice directors for the 70-strong team of family barristers were quick to thank all those who propelled them to victory this year, after missing out last year as one of the...

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Events & Seminars

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    Vicarious liability and reflective loss - 2 December 2020

    Date: Wednesday 2nd Dec 2020
    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Venue: Via Zoom

    3PB Head of Chambers David Berkley QC and barristers Seb Oram and Naomi Webber are hosting a webinar on Wednesday 2 December at 11am to review the developments that have taken place with regards to Vicarious Liability and Reflective Loss in 2020. In this lockdown year the Supreme Court has not been idle. The common law, by nature organic, was, in 2020, significantly developed or at least refined in respect of two key concepts: First, in Barclays Bank v Various…

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    Family Law Brunch - 3 December

    Date: Thursday 3rd Dec 2020
    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Venue: Via Zoom

    The 3PB family team is hosting brunch via Zoom on Thursday 3 December at 11am in a series of monthly informal get-togethers. Elaine Strachan will review ‘Bankruptcy in Financial Remedy Proceedings’. Amy Beddis will examine ‘At what cost? An exploration of current costs  decisions in matrimonial finance proceedings’. We would be delighted to see you on Zoom. Please register above so that we know we have enough Zoom spaces available.

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    Court of Protection: Property & Affairs

    Date: Wednesday 9th Dec 2020
    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Venue: Via Zoom.

    3PB Barristers are hosting a free Court of Protection: Property & Affairs webinar via Zoom on Wednesday 9 December 2020 11:00 – 12:00pm focusing on the issues of Deputies and their cost recoverability. Emma Waldron and Matthew Wyard will be discussing the decision of the Court of Protection in ACC & Ors and its impact on the ability of property and affairs deputies to recover their costs of legal proceedings from the protected party’s assets. Thereafter, they will then consider the…

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    Employment Law webinar - 10th December

    Date: Thursday 10th Dec 2020
    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Venue: Via Zoom

    3PB employment barristers Sarah Clarke and Grace Nicholls will be hosting our last employment law webinar of 2020 on Thursday 10 December at 11am. Sarah and Grace will provide an overview of personal injury claims arising out of discrimination. Their session will include: • the legal test applicable • interaction with other forms of non-pecuniary loss • practical considerations/valuation; and • the Employment Tribunal v the County Court? Please click above to register for this…


From Thursday 5 November 2020, 3PB is following government guidance about the second 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.