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, 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 directory says: "3PB is an 'excellent set' for criminal law, such as murder cases, large-scale drug trafficking matters, serious sexual offences and violent crime. Nigel Lickley QC recently prosecuted in a case where a care home worker killed an elderly resident by setting their room on fire."

Chambers & Partners 2018 directory says: "A highly respected set boasting a formidable roster of silks and juniors who are frequently instructed in market-leading cases. The set commonly handles high-profile multi-handed cases involving serious violence or sexual offences. Members offer additional expertise in regulatory criminal cases. They receive instructions from government agencies, local authorities, businesses, insurers and private individuals. Recent work highlights include R v Parker and Others and Kay and Others, a prosecution of Sun journalists for their alleged misconduct in public office. A source commends the set as "well managed and well organised with a strong bench of advocates.

"The clerks are extremely helpful and provide an excellent service."

Practice Director

Stuart Pringle

Telephone: 01962 868 884