Leading property barristers advising on real estate issues

3PB’s Property and Estates group consists of over 45 practising property barristers, ranging from King'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 notes that 3PB is “a very accessible and multi-talented set with a wide variety of experienced property barristers.” It is a “strong set providing significant litigation and commercial presence. 3PB has strong barristers, even at a very junior level, and the quality of advice and advocacy never fails to impress.” The set is a “powerhouse of commercially minded, shrewd and highly competent barristers. The property and estates department offers competitive rates for advice, attendance, and truly fantastic assistance in complex legal matters.” 3PB has broad - ranging expertise across the whole spectrum of commercial property and residential issues for developers and private individuals. The group has built a strong reputation for handling contentious probate disputes, with a particular focus on Inheritance Act claims and other private client matters. The team is well-equipped at handling matters related to both mediation and litigation.

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Head of Group

Matthew Cannings

Telephone: 0117 928 1520

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Deputy Group Head

Louise Worton

Telephone: 01865 793 736

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Deputy Group Head

Charles Irvine

Telephone: 020 7583 8055

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Practice Director

Mark Heath

Telephone: 0117 928 1520

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Senior Practice Manager

Matthew Scanlan

Telephone: 020 7583 8055