3PB's Criminal team rightly enjoys a formidable reputation. Building upon a great tradition that has seen Criminal Law being practised at 3 Paper Buildings for over 100 years, we have a large and market leading team of silks and juniors, backed by a highly regarded team of specialist criminal clerks.

Receiving recognition and plaudits from all the leading guides to the profession, our members are instructed in the most serious and demanding of criminal cases. We also have particular expertise in regulatory criminal offences, receiving instructions from government agencies, local authorities, businesses, insurers and private individuals.

With offices in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Bournemouth, Oxford and Winchester all equipped with modern conferencing and video link facilities, we are able to provide a comprehensive and professional service to all. We welcome direct instructions from both businesses and members of the public under the direct access scheme and are able to offer bespoke services and fee structures to private clients unable or unwilling to access public funding.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2018 directory says: "3PB has great breadth and depth in its criminal team, with members acting in large-scale drug trafficking matters, high profile historic sexual offences, murder cases and violent crime. In a particular highlight, multiple members of the group acted in the high profile R v Kevin Downton case regarding the murder of businessman Guy Hedger."

Chambers & Partners 2019 directory says: "Garners admiration for its deep bench of silks and juniors who regularly handle high-profile and complex cases. Members here are frequently instructed in criminal matters ranging from serious sexual offences to terrorism. The team represents an array of defendants as well as the CPS and other prosecuting authorities. Recent notable cases include R v Abukaber, representing the defendant charged with the use of acid during a robbery involving class A drugs."

"Chambers director Stuart Pringle leads the criminal team from Winchester."

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2018/19 directory says: "3PB has ‘great breadth and depth’ in its criminal team, with members acting in large-scale drug trafficking matters, high-profile historic sexual offences, murder cases and violent crime. In a particular highlight, multiple members of the group acted in the high-profile R v Kevin Downton case regarding the murder of businessman Guy Hedger."

Stuart Pringle is the Group Practice Director. His secure email address is stuart.pringle@3paper.cjsm.net . Additional contact details below.

Head of Group

Adam Feest QC

Telephone: 01962 868 884

Practice Director

Stuart Pringle

Telephone: 01962 868 884