From Thursday 5 November 2020, 3PB is following government guidance about the second national lockdown for Covid-19 in encouraging staff and barristers to work from home wherever possible. The Courts remain open and 3PB remains fully open and able to deal with all your cases and matters as needed.

We continue to operate our six offices with limited resources and a specific protocol for clients and other visitors, barristers and staff. You must contact us 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 members. Face-masks are mandatory in the common areas of chambers and in meeting rooms, unless you are in a exempt group.

We continue to prefer to take instructions electronically and to maintain much of our usual work using technology. 3PB 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.

Our staff and counsel are available on the usual numbers and email addresses. Further contact details are below.

Communication and paperwork

3PB's priority is always our clients. In order to help us help you as quickly and efficiently as possible, wherever possible please send documentation and paperwork electronically to the clerks. Where hard copy must be used; please liaise with the clerking team before sending as we will arrange for your papers to be sent directly to counsel or suggest alternative arrangements. Please note that paperwork delivered in hard copy will be cleaned.

Conferences and calls

Chambers continues to rely on its excellent video calling technology and audio conferencing facilities which has been fully operational for some time. We are very pleased that we have – since lockdown was first announced in March 2020 – been able to use our technology platforms to continue to support our clients. We have been able to accommodate the vast majority of requests for phone, video calls and conferences. All of our barristers can be reached by email on firstname.surname@3pb.co.uk .

Payments

Please continue to make your payment wherever possible direct to our bank account via BACS. This will ensure no delay in the availability of counsel to support you.

Contact details

Please don’t hesitate to call or message your local contact if you have any concerns or questions or call any of our offices or email us.

Chambers Directors can be reached on their mobile phones:

Stuart Pringle                stuart.pringle@3pb.co.uk               +44 (0)7808 137 903
Russell Porter                russell.porter@3pb.co.uk               +44 (0)7808 137 904
Mark Heath                    mark.heath@3pb.co.uk                  +44 (0)7855 377 452
Matthew Wildish           matthew.wildish@3pb.co.uk        +44 (0) 7508 697 596
James Thornton            james.thornton@3pb.co.uk           +44 (0) 7545 611 203

Local centres can be reached on:

London:                020 7583 8055

Matthew Wildish, Chris Mitchell, David Fielder or Stephen Evers.

Birmingham:        0121 289 4333

Ian Charlton, James Parks, Russell Porter

Bournemouth:      01202 292 102

Robert Leonard, Stuart Pringle

Bristol:                    0117 928 1520

Mark Heath, Tom Cox

Oxford:                    01865 793 736

Russell Porter, Patrick Robson

Winchester:            01962 868 884

Stuart Pringle, Lee Giles

 

We will update this notification as and when required based on changes to official advice.

We wish all of our clients, contacts and colleagues good health and all the best during this unprecedented time.

Please don’t hesitate to call or message your local contact if you have any concerns or questions or call any of our offices or email info@3pb.co.uk.