Leading property barristers advising on real estate issues

3PB’s Property and Estates group consists of over 30 practising property barristers, ranging from Queen’s Counsel to specialist juniors and pupils. Our team offers experience of appearing in the appellate and first instance courts and specialist property tribunals. Our clients range from FTSE 250 companies and management companies to developers and individuals. We also act for large institutions such as insurers, local authorities and registered providers of social housing.

The property team offers a full legal advisory and advocacy service across the entire real estate sphere, including matters relating to; development projects, planning, land use, covenants, tax, build issues (including delay), adjudications, supply chain issues, landlord and tenant (both commercial property and residential property), lease renewals, enfranchisement, possession, mortgage disputes, charges and orders for sale.

We also offer experts who can provide specific advice on the tax implications of SDLT liabilities and VAT on land and building purchases.

3PB’s probate barristers have extensive experience and expertise in all areas of contentious and non-contentious probate, Inheritance Act (including inheritance tax) and private client matters. Our team are regularly instructed by beneficiaries, executors and trustees, and other interested parties. We advise at all stages of a matter, regularly giving initial tactical advice, assisting in settlement meetings (including ADR) and representing at court.

Both our property and probate teams offer specialists in Court of Protection matters, with members’ experience extending from property and family affairs to health and welfare matters. Where these matters cross over into other areas of law, such as family and personal injury, we use the skill sets in chambers’ wider teams to assist in resolving our clients’ disputes.

Chambers’ wide-ranging experience across the spheres of property and probate law gives our teams a unique access to a wide knowledge base to provide specialists to our clients across multiple disciplines to assist on matters where issues cross over different areas law.

Please click on the specialist areas to the right for further information on our services. 

Two members of our team, William Webster and Robert Weatherley, are published authors on property  practitioners’ textbooks:

  • Restrictions on the Use of Land, a compendium intended to provide the busy practitioner with a guide to almost anything that impinges on land ownership and transactions
  • Planning a practitioners handbook – a single volume handbook which covers everything planning.

Both published by Wildy & Sons.

Wildy & Sons published a book by William WebsterWilliam WebsterCall: 1975 "Renewable Energy from Wind and Solar Power: Law and Regulation". Details can be found here.

With offices in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Bournemouth, Oxford and Winchester all equipped with modern conferencing and video link facilities, we are able to assist across the UK.

The group's practice management team can be reached here.


Legal 500 2021 - ‘excellent counsel in the area of social housing litigation’.

Legal 500 2020 - Court of Protection - South Eastern Circuit: Louise Worton is the key name to note for Court of Protection matters at 3PB. She is instructed across the spectrum of work, including property and affairs matters.

Property - South Eastern Circuit: 3PB members practice across the spectrum of property law, with particular expertise in boundaries and easements, with Joshua Dubin helping several clients to secure rights of way for their properties, as well as social housing and dilapidations matters.

Property - Western Circuit: 3PB is active across the property litigation space, with members acting for a range of clients on boundaries and easements disputes, as well as social housing, restrictive covenants, and land registration disputes.

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law - Western Circuit: Cheryl Jones at 3PB specialises in Chancery work, and is recommended for her 'dedication and commitment'.

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Head of Group

Matthew Cannings

Telephone: 0117 928 1520

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Practice Director

Mark Heath

Telephone: 0117 928 1520

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Deputy Group Head (Property)

Louise Worton

Telephone: 01865 793 736