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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

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    46 barristers at 3PB ranked in Chambers & Partners 2021 UK Bar directory

    The 2021 Chambers and Partners legal directory - which ranks and rates barristers and solicitors based on independent research by the publisher and direct feedback from clients - has given 46 3PB barristers rankings in this year's guide, across 16 different practice areas. This includes two new group rankings for Family (Children) and Family (Matrimonial Finance) teams in the Midlands and new ratings for Chancery in the Midlands as well as Planning Law in the...

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  • New employment case law updates - available to watch now!

    3PB's specialist employment barristers Craig Ludlow and Sarah Clarke bring you a round-up of relevant case law updates in this 50-minute briefing. During this recorded case law update Craig and Sarah outline the most recent decisions and offer their thoughts on the implications for practitioners. For further information about employment law issues or for enquiries contact Russell Porter or call 01865 793 736. Please click here to see more employment law updates.

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    Business Interruptions Insurance webinar - recording now available!

    3PB barristers David Berkley QC, David Parratt QC (Scot) and Neil Fawcett bring you a recording of their webinar on ''Business Interruption Insurance''. The test case of Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd. and Ors [2020] EWHC 2448 (Comm) which was handed down in a 160-page judgement, provides some interesting points for businesses - and their lawyers - looking to claim against business interruption insurance. During this recorded webinar, the 3PB team outline...

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    Mariya Peykova reviews the decision of Turkey’s attempt to re-open Varosha

    3PB’s specialist international and public law barrister Mariya Peykova has reviewed the decision of Turkey’s attempt to re-open Varosha. On Thursday 8th October 2020, following an announcement by Turkish Cypriot Premier Ersin Tatar during a press conference with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey’s military took down the fencing in the ghost town of Varosha in Cyprus. The move has flared up tensions in the region which have been intensified by the emergence...

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Events & Seminars

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    2020 Trade Marks Webinar - 3 November

    Date: Tuesday 3rd Nov 2020
    Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Venue: Via Zoom

    3PB Barristers are hosting a free Intellectual Property Webinar via Zoom on Tuesday 3 November at 11:00am. Focusing on trade marks, the webinar will be led by intellectual property specialists Victoria Jones and Nicole Bollard. Victoria Jones will review "Protection of shapes in 2020: Trade Marks, Copyright and IPR Cumulation". ‘Extremely strong technically, commercial and has excellent attention to detail. She is a first point of call for all complex soft IP disputes.’ Legal 500 2021/Intellectual Property/Leading Juniors/London Nicole Bollard will…

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    Family Law Brunch - 5 November

    Date: Thursday 5th Nov 2020
    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Venue: Via Zoom

    The 3PB family team is hosting a Family Law brunch via Zoom on Thursday 5 November at 11am in a series of monthly informal get-togethers. Audrey Archer will examine ‘CAUTION! Committal proceedings’. Luke Nelson will review ‘The Five Stages of Loss in Family Proceedings’. We would be delighted to see you on Zoom. Please register below so that we know we have enough Zoom spaces available.

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    The cost of dying - litigation costs in Probate and Inheritance Act claims - 11 November

    Date: Wednesday 11th Nov 2020
    Time: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
    Venue: Via Zoom

    3PB Barristers are hosting a free Probate Webinar via Zoom on Wednesday 11 November at 11:15am. Focusing on litigation costs in Probate and Inheritance Act claims, Lydia Pemberton, Oliver Ingham and Ashley Blood-Halvorsen will cover: Costs in probate claims Costs in 1975 Act claims (and any associated TOLATA claim) Ashley Blood-Halvorsen will review the exception to the general rule by considering Spiers v English and Wharton v Bancroft. Oliver Ingham will examine the recovery of costs by claimants to probate actions,…

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    WiFL Midlands Launch Event

    Date: Tuesday 17th Nov 2020
    Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Venue: Via Zoom.

    Following a successful launch in London featuring a speech from Lady Hale earlier this year; Women in Family Law is now coming to the Midlands! Join fellow family law professionals on Zoom to hear Mrs Justice Knowles and Her Honour Judge Burgher in conversation with Vanessa Meachin QC for this hour-long event. Women in Family Law exists to connect, encourage and promote professional women across the field of family law in England and Wales. This event is…


From Tuesday 2 September, 3PB has cautiously re-opened our six offices with Covid-safe arrangements and a specific protocol to follow for visitors. We continue to prefer to take instructions electronically and to maintain much of our usual work using technology. We have been actively investing in our technology over the previous 3 years, are completely able to operate remotely, and to access video and other communications links used by the courts and other organisations.

Many of our staff and counsel will continue to be principally working from home and are available on the usual numbers and email addresses.