Award-winning team with over seventy family law barristers practising across the UK

3PB is a highly respected family law chambers, with specialist family barristers advising and representing clients throughout the UK and overseas. Our family team, including trained mediators, those with part time judicial appointments, and King's Counsel, provide skilled advice and representation in all tiers of Court up to the Supreme Court.

We are known for our friendly professional approach and are recognised as experts in financial provision (divorce, cohabitation and death), child arrangements orders, property disputes, childcare / adoption, judicial review, professional negligence, regulatory matters, incapacity / Court of Protection welfare issues, international children’s issues and human rights.

The family law team acts for individuals, local authorities, care organisations and charities. The set boasts an outstanding reputation in both public and private law children work, including complicated care proceedings.

As a family chambers 3PB has an exceptional record in financial remedy cases, including business and farming assets, in partnership with 3PB’s specialist probate team including contentious probate. Details on 3PB’s probate specialists can be found here.

We are now able to offer a remote Private FDR (financial dispute resolution) Hearing using simple and secure technology. Find out more here.

We work hard to achieve the best possible result, whether through careful negotiation or contested trials, our preparation and excellent advocacy sets us apart.

Legal 500 lists 30 of the “exceptional” 3PB Family law team as Leading Juniors, with 3 leading Silks and 49 listings in total 3PB is acknowledged as the “go-to chambers for family work with a good range of practitioners from junior through to silks.”3PB is a "very professional, approachable and friendly set" and is described as a "solid chambers with good barristers," “The set as a whole provides excellent service with a wealth of knowledge and high caliber barristers”’ As well as counsel being “very friendly and down to earth.” In 2021 the team achieved a record 21 rankings across its Children Law and Divorce and Financial Remedies specialisms. Chambers & Partners states that 3PB Barristers is a “well-regarded set with a formidable reputation is matrimonial finance and children’s cases, encompassing both public and private mandates.” 3PBs Family barristers are known for their “meticulous preparation, robust advocacy and unrivalled client care.” 3PB is a highly reputed set with eminent advocates appearing in matrimonial finance and children law cases. "The Barristers at 3PB are a formidable bunch, they are extremely strong and able to grasp complex issues quickly. They are able to deal with any issues in a sophisticated and compassionate manner." Matters of a sensitive nature, including sexual abuse, FGM issues, non-accidental injuries, parental alienation and international abduction, are regularly handled.  Chambers and Partners states that “The whole 3PB clerking team have an excellent reputation. The ability of 3PB to manage matters in a professional and comprehensive manner is second to none.” The set is also well versed in financial proceedings, such as representing clients in cases with complex business and trust arrangements. The set is "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 is extraordinary."

Team members are available to work out of any of our six offices in London, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford and Winchester; we also offer state-of-the-art technology for remote meetings.

The group's practice management team can be contacted by email here.

Vanessa Meachin e1499953029169

Head of Group

Vanessa Meachin KC

Telephone: 0330 332 2633

Hamish Dunlop 560x670

Head of Finance

Hamish Dunlop

Telephone: 01202 292 102

Emma GRIFFITHS 560x670

Head of Children

Emma Griffiths

Telephone: 01865 793 736

Rob Leonard 560x670

Practice Director

Robert Leonard

Telephone: 01202 292 102

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Practice Director

Ian Charlton

Telephone: 0121 289 4333