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, British Horseracing Authority, Care Quality Commission, local authorities and other regulatory bodies.

We have advised on issues such as trading standards, marine collisions, fisheries, animal welfare, education, consumer protection and food safety.

Members of the team advise on a broad spectrum of licensing law: premises licences, taxi licences, firearms, alcohol, entertainment, gambling and road haulage.

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 handled ground breaking cases concerning police powers, access to medical treatment, access to special needs education and sports disciplinary cases.

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.


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Head of Group

Mathew Gullick QC

Telephone: 020 7583 8055

Charlotte Hadfield 560x670

Deputy Head of Group

Charlotte Hadfield

Telephone: 020 7583 8055

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Practice Director

Chris Mitchell

Telephone: 020 7583 8055