3PB family team excels in Legal Directory 2021 results

28th October 2020

Podium landscape

Chambers & Partners 2021 UK Bar directory attributed a record 17 barrister rankings to our Family Silks and Junior barristers, across the Midlands, Western, London and South Eastern circuits in its latest edition, covering both finance and children work. The Directory ranked the team in Band 2 in the Midlands and in the Western Circuits.

Meanwhile, the Legal 500 elected to rank 24 of our members across the same four circuits. The Directory gave the team a Tier 2 rating for Family and children in both the Western and Midlands circuits, a Tier 3 rating in the South Eastern circuit and a Tier 4 ranking for Children law in London.

The team attracted a wealth of praise from the Legal 500, with clients citing “a family team with ‘high-calibre barristers’", 'great depth of knowledge and a greater ability to cover matters around the country'.

Chambers and partners acknowledged “3PB Barristers is a highly reputed set with eminent advocates appearing in matrimonial finance and children law cases” and a “[…] set [is] described as "one of the best from the point of view of quality of counsel, good service and good administration."”. "The knowledge and experience of the barristers with the support of their clerking team is extraordinary.".

Our set’s client service was also rewarded with great praise:  "The clerking at 3PB is excellent. The clerks are efficient and proactive. They work well as a team and give second-to-none customer service.". "The set is a very efficient and well-oiled machine in how it operates. The clerks are always warm and friendly and work hard to manage diaries and provide counsel to suit instructing solicitors' needs, whatever the case." "They are very responsive and always willing to go the extra mile in terms of finding counsel in urgent situations."

Profiles for our 25 ranked members, including what the directories say about them, can be found here for Vanessa Meachin QCVanessa Meachin QCCall: 1990Silk: 2018, Elizabeth McGrath QCElizabeth McGrath QCCall: 1987Silk: 2014, Elisabeth HudsonElisabeth HudsonCall: 1987, Lawrence MesslingLawrence MesslingCall: 1983, Emma HarmanEmma HarmanCall: 2003, Dorian DayDorian DayCall: 1987, Nicola MartinNicola MartinCall: 1982, Michael GeorgeMichael GeorgeCall: 1990, Aimee FoxAimee FoxCall: 2007, Steven HowardSteven HowardCall: 2009, Sarah JenningsSarah JenningsCall: 2009, Stephen AbberleyStephen AbberleyCall: 2000, Emma SouthernEmma SouthernCall: 2006, Gemma ChapmanGemma ChapmanCall: 2002, Sarah O’HaraSarah O'HaraCall: 1984, Suzanne ColecloughSuzanne ColecloughCall: 2005, Hamish DunlopHamish DunlopCall: 1991, Lucy HendryLucy Hendry QCCall: 1988Silk: 2021, Mark ElliottMark ElliottCall: 2007, Amy LushAmy LushCall: 2013, James LeggJames LeggCall: 2011, Matiss KruminsMatiss KruminsCall: 2008, Poonam BhariPoonam BhariCall: 1999, Rachael GoodallRachael GoodallCall: 2000 and Oliver ThorneOliver ThorneCall: 2005.

Click here to view 3PB’s overall results in Chambers and Partners. Our results in the Legal 500 UK Bar 2021 can be found here.

For more information or to instruct our barristers, please contact Family Practice Directors Rob Leonard and Ian Charlton.