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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    IP specialist Mark Wilden becomes a tenant at 3PB Barristers

    Mark Wilden becomes a tenant at 3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings). He specialises in Intellectual Property, having worked on high profile IP matters for clients including Apple, BBC, Ferrari, Google, Microsoft, Next, Peloton and Tesco. He also worked for a year with Carpmaels & Ransford LLP as a legal assistant on a range of matters including pharmaceutical patents in Fibrogen v Akebia [2020] EWHC 866 (Pat), protection of design rights in consumable parts of complex...

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  • Natalie Bryan

    Natalie Bryan shortlisted for Junior Clerk of the Year award

    Huge congratulations to our colleague Natalie Bryan on being shortlisted for the 2022 UK Bar awards from Legal 500 in the category of Junior Clerk of the Year. Best of luck to all of those who are shortlisted!

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  • Employment law newsletter now available - July 2022

    July's employment law newsletter from 3PB Barristers features news of the first instance case of Burke v Turning Point Scotland in which long-Covid is identified as a disability; analysis of Tribunal Statistics for the quarter January to March 2022 and provides an update on those health professionals now able to provide sick notes. There's also a round-up of the very latest case analysis from members and our pupil.

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  • Ashley Blood-Halvorsen

    Language trumps purpose in relational contracts (Quantum Advisory Ltd v Quantum Actuarial LLP)

    3PB commercial law barrister Ashley Blood-Halvorsen (pictured here) analyses for Lexis Nexis the case of Quantum Advisory Ltd v Quantum Actuarial LLP [2022] EWHC 1423 (Ch), which reminds us of the importance of clear comprehensive drafting in relational contracts. In this case, the court had to decide if the meaning of ‘Services’ in the contract covered tendering for new and or repeat business. Even though the court took into account the long-term nature of the...

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Events & Seminars

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    Criminal law update - 13 July

    Date: Wednesday 13th Jul 2022
    Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Venue: Central Winchester

    Due to several significant recent changes and developments in Criminal law, 3PB Barristers is providing a free seminar on Wednesday 13th July 2022 in Winchester at 17:00  to 18:30. Topics being covered include: Sentencing updates (Harper's Law, increase in maximum sentences for child cruelty offences/causing death by dangerous/careless driving, whole life orders for premeditated murder of a child, powers to halt the automatic early release of dangerous offenders, ending halfway release for sentences between 4 and 7 years,…

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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.