Private Law

3PB’s Private Law team is recognised and respected by clients for offering legal expertise across the whole spectrum of private child law issues. We provide advice to parents and public bodies in cases ranging from high profile to more straightforward disputes

Our barristers are committed to providing pragmatic and sensitive solutions within this family law discipline and the team’s expertise is consistently recognised in legal directories such as Chambers UK and Legal 500.

The team boasts experienced members across all of our centres who appear on a daily basis in courts across the UK.

The team advise on all issues including:

  • Wardship
  • Residence
  • Contact
  • Prohibited Steps
  • Specific Issue
  • Leave to Remove
  • Parental Responsibility
  • Special Guardianship
  • Human Rights
  • Parental Alienation
  • Cross Jurisdictional Issues.

3PB was one of the first chambers to introduce fixed fee schemes for Children Act work.

Care and Adoption

The Public Law team at 3PB is a chambers “tour de force” with many of our members enjoying formidable reputations for their expertise and knowledge. Our barristers’ experience is regularly endorsed by the independent legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers UK.

Our team consistently advise and represent clients in serious and sensitive matters and frequently feature in reported cases.

We represent local authorities, parents, interveners and guardians in the all types of allocation of proceedings and the team has widespread experience of:

  • Non Accidental Injuries including NAHI; alleged bone disease; child death; Burns and purported poisonings
  • Fabricated and induced illness (FII)
  • One Parent killing another
  • Cases involving the use of the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court
  • Restraint of publication by the media
  • Cases involving serious sexual abuse (parent and or sibling)
  • Cases where the lawfulness of whether to resuscitate a child is at issue
  • Disputed Expert Evidence, including sensitive medical and ethical aspects.
  • Psychological, Psychiatric and Mental Health Issues
  • Drug and Alcohol addiction
  • FGM cases
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Proceedings with Education elements
  • Proceedings with Court of Protection elements
  • Proceedings with International elements.

Within the wider context of the profession the Care Team is involved in various Family Justice Councils and we regularly assist with and conduct court approved schemes such as training for social workers.

Head of Children

Emma Griffiths

Telephone: 01865 793736