• Chambers of the Year Regional

    3PB shortlisted for three awards at the Family Law Awards 2021

    National chambers 3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) has seen its 76-strong family team shortlisted again for three awards at this year’s prestigious Family Law Awards : Family Law Chambers of the Year (Regional) Family Law Innovation of the Year (for its client helpline service, 3PB Reach) Family Clerking Team of the Year   Head of 3PB’s Family Law team, Vanessa Meachin QC, said: ‘We are very pleased that Chambers has once again been shortlisted for...

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  • Esther Lieu is appointed as guest lecturer on the University of Birmingham’s MSc in Advanced Child Protection

    3PB’s specialist family law barrister Esther Lieu (pictured here) has recently been appointed a guest lecturer to teach students taking a Master of Science (MSc) in Advanced Child Protection at the University of Birmingham. Esther is described by colleagues, clients and students as ‘outstanding’, ‘supportive’ and ‘knowledgeable’. Formerly counsel on public law children issues, Esther Lieu now exclusively practises within financial remedies and private law children, advising on cases involving financial provision following divorce or...

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    Two magazine features for Lola-Rose Avery - in Counsel magazine and the FLBA’s Family Affairs

    Family barrister Lola-Rose Avery (pictured here) has featured in the latest issue of Counsel, offering her personal account in “a day in the life of a baby barrister” for the Bar Council’s magazine and separately, has written an article on “mental well-being in family law and how occupational health could help” for the Family Law Bar Association’s magazine Family Affairs. To read about Lola’s personal account in Counsel, click here. To access her FLBA article,...

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  • Barrister, Jim Hirschman

    Jim Hirschmann joins family and public teams at 3PB

    3 Paper Buildings (3PB Barristers) – the second largest barristers’ chambers in the UK - are delighted to announce today that specialist family, public and regulatory barrister Jim Hirschmann has joined from 5 Pump Court and will practice from 3PB’s office in the Inner Temple in London. Jim Hirschmann (call: 2018) covers a broad range of family, education and public law disputes. His family law caseload takes in care proceedings, private children disputes and applications...

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  • July's family law newsletter out now

    Welcome to the 3PB family law newsletter Our fifth family law group newsletter brings you a wealth of 3PB family news including Liz McGrath QC's experience of the last 18 months, heavily marked by Covid 19. We bring you a round up of our March, April and June family law brunch talks with links to our presentations, notes and videos. Our hosts over the time period were Emma Griffiths and Aimee Fox; Liz Hudson and Theresa...

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  • The recognition of French PACS under the amended Civil Partnership Act 2004

    Ségolène Lapeyre and Hugh-Guy Lorriman on the recognition of French PACS under the amended Civil Partnership Act 2004

    3PB Family barrister Ségolène Lapeyre and Civil law barrister Hugh-Guy Lorriman have co-authored an article for Rayden Solicitors’ Anglo-French blog on the recognition of French PACS under the amended Civil Partnership Act 2004. The article highlights the significance of including opposite-sex couples in the definition of “civil partnership”, brought about by the Civil Partnership (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations 2019, on the recognition of one type of “overseas relationship": the French pacte civil de solidarité (PACS). Ségolène...

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  • Family law brunch webinar recording 15 June 2021

    June family law brunch recording - out now!

    Specialist family law barristers Emma Griffiths and Aimee Fox hosted our family law brunch via Zoom on Tuesday 15 June. Emma Griffiths presented 'Re HN: Scott's demise?' and Aimee Fox examined 'Covert recordings in family proceedings’. Download our barristers' presentation slides and useful links here. Contact Practice Directors Robert Leonard and Ian Charlton for more information.

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    Matiss Krumins shortlisted for “Barrister of the Year”

    3PB is delighted to announce that family law barrister Matiss Krumins (pictured here) has been shortlisted for “Barrister of the Year” in the Worcestershire Law Society Awards after a record number of nominations this year. Matiss Krumins was called to the Bar in 2008 and qualified as a solicitor in 2011, specialising in public law children proceedings and judicial review. He joined 3PB in 2017 to pursue a career at the bar and is ranked...

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    Poonam Bhari appointed to the Family Procedure Rule Committee

    3PB is proud to announce that family barrister Poonam Bhari has been appointed by The Lord Chancellor to the Family Procedure Rule Committee (FPRC). She has been appointed alongside solicitors Tony McGovern and Graeme Fraser, children's social worker Bill Turner and fellow barrister Rhys Taylor. The Lord Chancellor also reappointed Melanie Carew, as the Cafcass nominated member, for a second two year term. Poonam Bhari is a family law barrister called in 1999, specialising in...

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  • Counsel Magazine June21 Cover

    Sarah Langford featured on cover of Counsel magazine, “Called to the Baa!”

    3PB’s barrister-author Sarah Langford features on the cover of this month’s Counsel magazine, after an interview with Chris Henley QC, former Chair of the Criminal Bar Association, about the parallels between farming and farmers, and the law and barristers, and the dilemmas of combining young children with continued practice at the Bar. As the feature explains, Sarah Langford’s brilliant first book “In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law” was published in 2018 and her...

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    Louise Worton delivers an insight into TOLATA matters for YRes Oxfordshire

    3PB’s specialist property and family law barrister Louise Worton (pictured here) recently delivered a webinar on TOLATA issues to young family lawyers group YRes in Oxfordshire. Louise gave members of YRes in Oxfordshire an insight into TOLATA (Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996) applications. The presentation included a detailed overview of the types of trusts, provisions of the act, procedure and costs involved. Click here to view Louise's presentation. Louise advised the...

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  • BFriends Abba and Andy Street at 3PB Barrister Birmingham

    Andy Street visits 3PB Birmingham to film new BFriends charity campaign

    Last week saw Andy Street, the recently re-elected West Midlands Mayor, interviewed at 3PB Barristers’ Birmingham office – and saw their Colmore Building offices transformed into a film set for the afternoon to make a video in aid of BFriends and Birmingham Children’s Trust’ ‘‘Future You campaign’’. Abba Loughran at Birmingham Children’s Trust set up the ‘‘Future You campaign’’ to help support children and young adults leaving care  - by sharing their achievements to inspire...

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