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

  • Paul Newman

    Paul Newman included in 2025 edition of the Best Lawyers list

    3PB Barristers’ (3 Paper Buildings) Paul Newman has been included in the 2025 edition of “The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom” list for Construction Law, as published by bestlawyers.com. The Best Lawyers list is collated though a peer-review survey and recognises lawyers in 150 practice areas across 76 countries. Paul Newman is a specialist construction law barrister, mediator, and accredited construction industry adjudicator. Paul is called to both the Bar of England & Wales...

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  • Robin Pickard

    Robin Pickard successfully appeals a maternity-related dismissal to the EAT

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) handed down on 20th June its decision in Ballerino v The Racecourse Association Ltd [2024] EAT 98. Robin Pickard (pictured here) appeared for the Claimant at the EAT hearing in May 2024 before the President of the EAT, Mrs Justice Eady DBE (sitting with members). While the Claimant was on maternity leave in 2018-2019 her role was replaced by a position which continued to perform the same functions as her...

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    A failed Arctic cruise agreed in uncertain conditions (Sherman v Reader Offers Ltd)

    3PB's commercial and property barrister Alexander Whatley (pictured here) analyses Sherman v Reader Offers Limited [2024] EWCA Civ 412, a breach of contract claim brought by a couple whose Arctic cruise was disrupted by the weather. In this article, published behind a paywall for LexisNexis account holders, Alex Whatley analyses the unsuccessful appeal by the defendant travel company. The parties' primary dispute turned on when the contract was concluded and therefore which terms were incorporated....

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  • Pro Bono Rec List

    Five 3PB barristers named on the inaugural Pro Bono Recognition List

    3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) has seen six members of chambers - personal injury and military/police claims barrister Kim Wilson, commercial barrister Mariya Peykova, property/chancery and family barrister Rachel Bale, employment and discrimination barrister Robin Pickard and personal injury and clinical negligence barrister Richard Wheeler - named as members of the inaugural Pro Bono Recognition List of England and Wales by the Lady Chief Justice of England and Wales, Baroness Carr of Walton-on-the-Hill. The Pro...

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Events & Seminars

  • WiFL 26 June 24 1

    Women in Family Law networking event - hosted by Anthony Collins in Birmingham

    Date: Wednesday 26th Jun 2024
    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Venue: Anthony Collins 134 Edmund Street Birmingham B3 2ES

    Women in Family Law  networking event on Wednesday 26 June between 5.30pm and 7pm, hosted by Anthony Collins in Birmingham. The event is open to members and non-members of WiFL alike and is free to attend.

  • Family law brunch webinar

    3PB Family Law Brunch - Thursday 27 June at 11am on Zoom

    Date: Thursday 27th Jun 2024
    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Venue: On Zoom

    The 3PB family law team would like to invite you to our next family law brunch on Thursday 27 June at 11am for one hour. Our webinar will be hosted by 3PB family barristers Laura Scott and Charles Hogan. Laura Scott will present ‘Beyond Parental Control? A Family Law Update on Child Exploitation.’ Charles Hogan will consider ‘Financial remedies: What is fair in a questionnaire?' We would be delighted to see you on Zoom. Please register…

  • Judicial Review in Education webinars

    Judicial Review in Education: a webinar series 16 May | 17 June | 9 July | 11am

    Date: Tuesday 9th Jul 2024
    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Venue: On Zoom

    Judicial Review in Education: a webinar series on 16 May | 17 June | 9 July | 11am You are invited to attend 3PB's webinar series on Judicial Review in Education, hosted by 3PB's Administrative and Public Law and Education Law teams. Each one hour webinar will be dedicated to a particular type of education judicial review challenge, hosted by two of our specialist Education and Administrative and Public Law barristers, who will discuss how to approach…

  • 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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