Nationally-recognised experts in regulatory issues from public law and inquests to education law

3PB's public and regulatory team are nationally recognised experts, prosecuting and defending matters brought by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Care Quality Commission, local authorities and other regulatory bodies including medical regulators.

Our education team is ranked in all legal directories and has a range of counsel that can assist with discrimination claims, Judicial review, safeguarding, all special educational needs requirements and admission and exclusions issues. This team is extremely active and on hand to assist with all manner of enquiries in an efficient manner. Our work includes tribunal, county court, high court and disciplinary/independent review proceedings, often working with some the country most prestigious universities and independent schools.

Members of the team advise on a broad spectrum of education, professional discipline, inquest, health and safety, marine law and public law enquiries.

As the importance of public and administrative law has increased and the scope of regulatory legislation expanded, so 3PB's expertise has continued to expand to meet the new challenges presented. We advise individuals challenging government or regulators as well as representing government departments (including the Official Solicitor), local authorities, the NHS and Police Authorities.

Members of our sub-teams are specialists in their areas and have recently handled ground breaking cases such as:

  • representing the Firearms Licensing Officer in the Keyham/Plymouth shootings inquest
  • four 3PB barristers acting for Ofsted in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
  • acting for Her Majesty’s Coastguards in the Gaia-Pope inquest
  • representing the Church of England against retired vicar Dr Stephen Sizer following his antisemitic posts
  • acting for Anthony Donadio against the GMC in a High Court appeal
  • acting in a very high profile licensing appeal for a nightclub in the Midlands

Our barristers bring a recognised depth of expert knowledge and formidable advocacy skills, drawn from long experience in courts, committees and tribunals of every level and description as well as sterling client service and exceptional work rates.

The team are available via any of our six UK centres: London, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford and Winchester. We are also well equipped with the technology to facilitate virtual meetings, conferences and proceedings where required/possible.

Matthew Gullick 560x670

Head of Group

Mathew Gullick KC

Telephone: 020 7583 8055

Charlotte Hadfield 560x670

Deputy Head of Group

Charlotte Hadfield

Telephone: 020 7583 8055

Stuart Pringle 560x670

Practice Director

Stuart Pringle

Telephone: 01962 868 884