Liz McGrath KC takes on role of Head of Chambers for 3PB 

10th July 2024

3PB (3 Paper Buildings) is delighted to announce that family law silk Liz McGrath KC has taken over as Head of Chambers as of Friday 5th July, and that David Parratt KC, a commercial and construction silk will serve as Deputy Head of Chambers.

Chambers owes a huge debt of gratitude to David Berkley KC for his leadership over the past five years and to his deputy Gavin Hamilton. Both will continue in full time practise having led chambers during a period of expansion which now sees 3PB among the leaders in the field across all its twelve areas of practise and recognised as one of the leading sets in the UK.

Liz McGrath KCElizabeth McGrath KCCall: 1987Silk: 2014 was called to the bar in 1987, took silk in 2010 and became a governing bencher of Inner Temple in 2018. Her work extends across all areas of family law with particular focus on complex cases relating to children in public and private law proceedings.

David Parratt KCDavid Parratt KC (Scot)Call: 1999Silk: 2017 is a widely respected commercial barrister with over 25 years’ experience. His leadership strengths have been honed during his career in commercial arbitration in the UK and internationally. He well understands the changing world in the provision of legal services domestically and abroad.

Liz said “ I am honoured to take over from David Berkley KC under whose leadership, with the able assistance of Gavin Hamilton, 3PB has gone from strength to strength. I am particularly proud to be the first female head of Chambers in our long and illustrious history. 3PB will continue to pride itself on the provision of legal services of the highest standards across all practice groups, and to nurture the excellent relationships we have forged with our professional clients.

David and I look very much look forward to working with our fellow barristers, our Chief Executive Simon Astill, our outstanding leadership team and with our hardworking staff across six thriving centres all of whom contribute to 3PB’s success and development.”