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    His Honour Stephen Wildblood KC moves across to 3PB

    His Honour Stephen Wildblood KC, who retired as a Circuit Judge on Tuesday 21st November, has announced that he is joining national chambers 3PB (3 Paper Buildings) with immediate effect as an associate tenant. Stephen will be accepting appointments as a Private FDR Judge and, in relation to finances and children, as a mediator and early neutral evaluator. He is also intending to qualify as family law arbitrator in the immediate future. He will continue...

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    Luke Nelson successful on appeal for an intervenor in financial remedy proceedings

    3PB family and private client barrister Luke Nelson (pictured here) successfully appealed an earlier judgment in financial remedy proceedings. Luke's client was the intervenor: the beneficiary of a charging order arising out of a personal injury award due to historical sexual abuse by her uncle, the husband in the present proceedings. He is now serving a custodial sentence for her rape. The appeal was heard in Birmingham before HHJ Ingram, and Luke was instructed by...

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    Poonam Bhari re-appointed to the Family Procedure Rule Committee

    3PB is proud to announce that family barrister Poonam Bhari (pictured here) has been re-appointed by The Lord Chancellor to the Family Procedure Rule Committee (FPRC). Poonam has been re-appointed for a further 3 years from 28 February 2024, alongside solicitor Graeme Fraser and fellow barrister Rhys Taylor. Poonam Bhari is a family law barrister, called in 1999, specialising in public and private family law cases involving children. Poonam is based at 3PB's Inner Temple...

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    3PB recruits top family finance barrister Roger Thomas

    National chambers 3PB (3 Paper Buildings) continue their Birmingham expansion with the recruitment of senior family finance barrister Roger Thomas from St Ives Chambers in Birmingham. Roger Thomas is a busy family barrister who has been representing litigants in financial remedy cases for nearly 25 years in disputes under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, the Civil Partnership Act 2004 and cohabiting couples under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996. A financial...

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    3PB’s Family Law Team exceeds expectations in Chambers & Partners 2024

    3PB Barristers’ Family Law team has been rewarded with 22 individual rankings in this year’s Chambers and Partners edition published today. The team is once again rewarded with Band 1 rankings for both Family Children and Family Finance in the Midlands. Our barristers also retain their Band 2 ranking in Western. To well-deserved accolades in the London Bar, the team now also adds a ranking in South Eastern. 3PB’s national team thanks the clients and...

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    3PB celebrates 81 rankings in Chambers and Partners 2024

    3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) breaks another record in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners with a total of 81 accolades. The national set is rewarded with rankings in 18 areas of law, in the London Bar as well as in the South Eastern, Western and Midlands Circuits and exceptional comments on its service delivery, including praise for its “sublime service” and its "ability to manage matters in a professional and comprehensive manner second...

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    Former family solicitor David Beatson joins 3PB

    3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) are delighted to announce that former family solicitor David Beatson – who qualified as a solicitor in 2017 with a well-known law firm in the South-West of England - has become a tenant with the national chambers. David will continue to specialise in family law, principally public and private law disputes concerning children. Family barrister David Beatson (call:2022), pictured here, was a solicitor-advocate before becoming a barrister and completed a...

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    Senior Birmingham family barrister joins 3PB

    Senior family barrister Susan Todd, pictured here, has joined 3PB (3 Paper Buildings) from St Philips Chambers today and will work from the national chambers' Birmingham office. Called to the Bar in 1991, Susan has specialised in public and private law children cases for over thirty years. She works in the Family Court and the Family Division for parents, grandparents, intervenors and children's guardians. She prides herself on providing a committed service to every client,...

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  • 3PB in the Legal 500 2024

    3PB Family Law team promoted to TOP TIER in three Legal 500 categories

    3PB’s Family Law team now tops 3 categories in the Legal 500. The team has been awarded TOP TIER – in the Midlands, for Family: children and domestic violence and for Family: divorce and financial remedy as well as TOP TIER – in the Western circuit for Family: children and domestic violence. The Western team’s family finance barristers are awarded tier 2. 36 of our family barristers have been awarded a total of 51 rankings...

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    3PB achieves a record 145 rankings in this year’s Legal 500

    3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings), the UK's third largest chambers, is delighted to report this year again an outstanding number of rankings - totalling 145 - in the Legal 500 2024’s edition published today, a 12% increase on last year’s 130. The set has achieved its rankings across 5 large UK regions - or Circuits (London, South Eastern, Western, Midlands and Chester and Wales) - in 21 areas of law. 3PB is also ranked in...

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    3PB welcomes four new 12-month pupil barristers to its 240-strong barrister ranks today

    The four pupils starting their twelve-month pupillages, pictured left to right from the top, are: former global brand strategy director and behavioural science researcher Alice Horn who be focusing on commercial litigation and arbitration; former legal assistant Jack Felvus who will be focusing on public law and regulatory matters and criminal law; fellow legal assistant Laurie-Elizabeth Ketley will be focusing on family law and civil disputes; and former City financial analyst Suffian Hussain who will...

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    Four 3PB pupil barristers become members

    3PB are pleased to announce that their four 12-month pupil barristers - Poppy Watson, Liz Adams, Emma Greening and Dr Angel Matoke-Njagi (pictured left to right from the top) - have all successfully completed their pupillages today and become tenants with the 240-barrister, national chambers. Former in-house energy lawyer Poppy Watson (call:2021) is joining 3PB's London office and will be focusing on commercial litigation and arbitration. Former in-house lawyer and domestic violence and disability campaigner...

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