3PB announces two new family law barristers

21st May 2024


3PB (3 Paper Buildings) are pleased to announce that two family law barristers in Birmingham have become full tenants of the 250-barrister national chambers. Jane Withington and Maisie Carter (pictured left to right) have successfully completed their respective fixed term tenancy and probationary tenancy.

Former solicitor Jane WithingtonJane WithingtonCall: 2023 (sol: 2006 and call:2023) has a busy practice focused on private law children and public law care work, where she will represent both professional and lay clients. Jane has considerable experience in disputes about children, including care proceedings involving the local authority and cases around contact and where a child should live. Formerly Jane Hayward, she was a solicitor for 17 years and accredited as a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel. Now a barrister, Jane represents parents, grandparents and other family members, children’s Guardians, Gillick competent children, vulnerable persons including through the Official Solicitor, as well as local authorities.

Maisie CarterMaisie CarterCall: 2022 (call:2022) joined 3PB after completing a 12-month pupillage at a specialist family law chambers in the North West of England and has already begun to establish a busy family practice, acting in public and private law children matters and injunctive proceedings. She regularly acts for local authorities, parents and intervenors. A scholarship award-winning family barrister, Maisie has also been a volunteer for the National Centre for Domestic Violence and the Litigation Programme.

Vanessa Meachin KC, who heads 3PB's 80-strong team of family barristers, said: “Huge congratulations to Jane and Maisie. I am delighted to welcome them as full members into our chambers. I know both will be excellent additions to 3PB.”

If you wish to instruct Maisie or see about her availability, please email her clerk Philip Jones on [email protected]. To instruct Jane or see about her availability, please contact her clerk Ian Charlton on [email protected]. You can contact either of them by calling 0121 289 4333.