3PB’s specialist construction barristers and expert adjudicators provide advice and dispute resolution across all aspects of domestic and international construction and engineering. Our team includes the highest number of specialist FIDIC Adjudicators anywhere in the world.

Unlike many barristers’ chambers, a significant proportion of our members are qualified in a construction profession in which they have previously practiced and have real understanding of delivering construction and engineering projects. Through their extensive exposure to court practice in the early stages of their careers, our barristers develop advocacy excellence from first hand experience of dealing with construction disputes. Many of the team are Chartered Arbitrators or Chartered Surveyors and are frequently appointed for arbitration, mediation, adjudication or early neutral evaluation.

Our barristers act on behalf of professionals, employers, contractors, sub-contractors, insurers and central and local government, on disputes arising out of:

  • Building and engineering projects
  • Adjudication under the HGCRA 1996
  • Enforcement of Adjudicator’s decisions in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC)
  • Power engineering and power station projects
  • Industrial processes and production lines
  • Professional negligence - such as cases involving architects, surveyors and engineers
  • Commercial disputes involving complex technical issues when delivering live projects and settling final accounts.

3PB has maintained and grown its team of construction specialists advising clients, and representing them in legal proceedings, as advocates since the 1970s. In that time chambers has covered practically everything from the provision of legal advice, to negotiating and drafting contracts and documents in this field. As part of a multi disciplinary chambers we appreciate the linkage and interface with the planning, property and finance aspects of construction and engineering projects.

As neutrals – individuals who function specifically to aid parties in resolving a dispute or controversy - our members are renowned for their expertise. This work includes acting as arbitrators, adjudicators, mediators, expert legal witnesses and sitting on expert review boards as well as carrying out early neutral evaluation.

The Legal 500 UK Bar directory notes that "3PB’s group is adept at handling a broad range of construction, planning and environmental matters. Recent work includes construction-related disputes and village green applications and appeals". The combined clerks’ room across the set’s six offices is a ‘well-oiled machine’.


Head of Group

Peter Collie

Telephone: 020 7583 8055

Practice Director

Stephen Evers

Telephone: 020 7583 8055

Practice Manager

Joe Townsend

Telephone: 020 7583 8055