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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

  • 3PB Barristers will be hosting a virtual quiz for Birmingham Law Society this Thursday 1st October 2020. The quiz will be in aid of the charity Child Brain Injury Trust CBIT, which is BLS President Inez Brown and the Birmingham Law Society’s nominated charity for 2020; and coincidentally a longstanding charity supported by the national chambers. To find out more, please click here. CBIT is an exceptional charity giving support for both emotional and practical...

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  • Until now, for a will or codicil to be valid, “presence” in the Wills Act 1837 required for the testator to be in the “line of sight”. This did not allow for the remote witnessing of wills. Probate barrister Lydia Pemberton examines The Wills Act 1837 (Electronic Communications) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Order 2020, which expressly provides that ““presence” includes presence by means of video conference or other visual transmission”, in real-time, for wills made since 31...

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  • 3PB employment and discrimination barristers Daniel Brown and Grace Nicholls sum up the likely implications of the changes to the rules surrounding Employment Tribunals. Last week the government announced a raft of changes to increase flexibility within the Employment Tribunal system with the objectives of hearing more cases, opening up court space, swifter resolution of claims for employees and employers, deployment of a greater range of judicial expertise and greater use of virtual hearings. In...

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  • 3PB is delighted to announce that former specialist care solicitor Carol Clelland (Qualified:1994, Call: 2019)  - who transferred to the Bar last year - has become a tenant and full member of the 200-strong national barristers’ chambers. She joined its busy Family team and is based from their expanding Birmingham office. A former Head of the Care Department  at the law firm Cartwright King, Carol has specialised in care and associated proceedings for over 20...

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Events & Seminars

  • Date: Thursday 1st Oct 2020
    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
    Venue: Via Zoom

    3PB Barristers and Nestor are hosting a free Settlement Negotiations Webinar via Zoom on Thursday 1 October at 11am. 3PB Barrister Duncan McNair will review the art and method of “Settlement Negotiations”, including how to determine your own valuation; explaining the valuation to the client; negotiation tactics and how to achieve the best result for your client. Duncan McNair practices in personal injury and clinical negligence, enjoying a substantial advisory and court practice handling complex and catastrophic cases. He acts for both…

  • Date: Thursday 8th Oct 2020
    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
    Venue: Via Zoom

    3PB employment barristers Colin McDevitt and Stephen Wyeth will be hosting an employment law webinar on 'Injunctions, restrictive covenants and team moves' on 8th October at 11am. Colin will provide a refresher on post-termination restrictive covenants, covering: Competition Non-Dealing Stolen Information In the second half of the webinar, Stephen will focus on practical advice to clients on matters including: Spotting the signs of those preparing to compete Appropriate steps to protect interests Tactics and tips for: ex-employers; ex-employees and…

  • Date: Tuesday 13th Oct 2020
    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Venue: Via Zoom.

    3PB barristers David Berkley QC, David Parratt QC (Scot) and Neil Fawcett are hosting a webinar on Tuesday 13 October at 11am to advise businesses on claims for lost profits following a landmark decision in the FCA's Business Interruption Insurance case. The test case of Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd. and Ors [2020] EWHC 2448 (Comm) which was handed down last week in a 160-page judgement, provides some interesting points for businesses - and their lawyers - looking to…

  • 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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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.