About us

About us

3PB is a modern, successful and long established set which offers a broad range of legal expertise to diverse clients from Government, public sector bodies and FTSE 350 companies to private individuals.

We provide legal representation and advice under the Direct Public Access Scheme to members of the public needing legal advice directly from a barrister. With over 180 barristers 3PB is large enough to be able to offer genuine specialists in everything from crime, commercial, family, property and personal injury to sports law, marine and ecclesiastical law.

3PB is one set of Chambers operating from six locations: London, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford, and Winchester. Technology allows us to function as a single chambers regardless of geography. 

We operate a single electronic diary and every member of staff has instant access to every barrister's availability.

We aim to provide our clients, both lay and professional, with a comprehensive, fast and skilled advocacy and advisory service. 3PB's size and geographical spread have a number of advantages to our clients, which enable us to provide:

  • A very wide range of legal expertise
  • Considerable specialisation within that wide range
  • 'Cover' – when counsel is not available we can usually provide an alternative of equivalent expertise and experience
  • Conferences at a geographically convenient centre
  • Video Conferencing in all sites. 

Our particular strengths include:

  • General common law, especially contract, personal injury, employment, landlord and tenant and professional negligence
  • Family work including ancillary relief, child care and Inheritance Act claims
  • Education law issues
  • Chancery and other land related matters, including boundary disputes, easements and drainage
  • Commercial work including company law, insolvency, guarantees and passing off
  • Construction and civil engineering disputes
  • All aspects of crime - from fraud to fisticuffs
  • Planning and local government work 
  • Sports law
  • Marine law

In addition we have individual specialists in many other areas, including European Community, public transport, computer law, ecclesiastical and Islamic law.

Our staff are always happy to advise as to the most suitable individual to deal with any particular matter and to discuss fees which normally reflect the time taken, the complexity of the work involved, the urgency of such work and the importance of it to the client. All members of Chambers are instructed in legally aided cases and will, in appropriate circumstances, consider carrying out conditional fee and 'pro bono' work.

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