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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    Jonathan Underhill secures only acquittal in money laundering case at Inner London Crown Court

    Jonathan Underhill’s client SB was unanimously acquitted following a seven-day trial at the Inner London Crown Court. The Prosecution alleged that SB was one of a number of persons involved in the conversion of criminal property, namely the proceeds of a $1.2million (USD) payment diversion fraud. Funds were fraudulently obtained from an international bank, and subsequently transferred across the globe via the first defendant and other persons and ultimately to SB and his company. Jonathan...

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    Aaron Mayers offers advice and tips for future pupils in Counsel magazine

    3PB’s second six pupil Aaron Mayers (pictured here), who is undertaking a pupillage in commercial and chancery law, has featured in Counsel, sharing tips and advice on pupillage applications and for those starting their pupillage later this year. Aaron shares his own personal advice including how to cope with any pressure during pupillage and advice on developing as a pupil. He also offers counsel to applicants on drafting your pupillage applications and answering the competency-based...

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    3PB shortlisted for The Lawyer Awards 2021

    3PB Barristers is absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for ‘Chambers of the Year’ at The Lawyer Awards 2021. The shortlist was announced today and the virtual awards ceremony will take place on the 2nd November. The Lawyer Awards celebrates excellence in the legal profession, where nominations are judged on the overall success of sets/members over the last 12 months, looking at their achievements and growth. Members of Chambers congratulate all the sets and members...

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    Seb Oram on the implications of Supreme Court case Triple Point v PTT [2021] for commercial and construction practitioners

    3PB’s specialist commercial and construction barrister Seb Oram (pictured here) has analysed the Supreme Court case Triple Point Technology Inc v PTT Public Co Ltd [2021] UKSC 29 for Lexis Nexis. This case is significant for those who draft commercial contracts (particularly construction and technology contracts) in which parties include provisions to quantify damages in advance, or to cap their liabilities. It is also significant for commercial litigators, since it explains when and how such...

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Events & Seminars

  • Pride V8

    Virtual quiz in aid of mental health charity MindOut

    Date: Thursday 23rd Sep 2021
    Time: 7:00 pm
    Venue: Via Zoom

    One of the ways 3PB Barristers have chosen to mark this year's Pride is by organising a virtual quiz in aid of mental health charity MindOut. MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people. They work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern. Specialist employment and education law barrister Lachlan Wilson will be hosting the…

  • Commercial law webinar 28 September 2021

    Commercial law webinar - via Zoom - 28 September 11am

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

    3PB Barristers are hosting a free Commercial Law Webinar via Zoom on Tuesday 28 September 2021 from 11am to 12pm, presented by Seb Oram and Charles Irvine. Seb Oram on "Reassessing ‘scope of duty’ in Commercial disputes". By restricting a defendant’s liability to those losses within the scope of his duty, the law places limits on a defendant’s financial responsibility for wrongdoing. Following the Supreme Court’s restatement of the principle in Manchester Building Society v. Grant Thornton [2021] UKSC 20, this…

  • Family law brunch webinar 30 September 2021

    Family law brunch - via Zoom - 30 September 11am

    Date: Thursday 30th Sep 2021
    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Venue: Via Zoom

    The 3PB family team is delighted to resume its brunch series of informal get-togethers via Zoom on Thursday 30 September at 11am. We very much look forward to welcoming you back. Your hosts this month will be family law specialists Nicola Frost and Esther Lieu. Nicola Frost will consider ‘Pre-nups: can you have your wedding cake and eat it?’. Esther Lieu will present ‘The impact of Brexit on financial remedies – an overview’. ​We would be delighted to see you…


3PB continues to follow the latest government guidance and therefore currently encourages staff and barristers to work from home wherever possible.

All of our six centres are operational and all continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19. You must please contact us before visiting any of our offices 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 barristers. Face-masks are mandatory in the common areas of chambers and in meeting rooms, unless you are in a exempt group. You will be asked to take a temperature test on arrival.

Our staff and counsel are available on the usual numbers and email addresses.