Technology & Construction

Technology & Construction

LATEST NEWS - Construction Law: Court of Appeal upholds decision on architects’ non-contractual duties by Seb Oram

10th April 2017

The Court of Appeal has held in Burgess v. Lejonvarn [2017] EWCA Civ 254 that an architect and project manager who supplied her professional services ... read more


Chambers & Partners UK 2017:
Construction - Western Bar – Band 2

Graeme Sampson of 3PB Barristers 
Highly experienced barrister acting across all types of technically sophisticated construction disputes on behalf of contractors, subcontractors and employers. Regularly advises in adjudication, mediation and arbitration proceedings.
Strengths: "Very accommodating, quick, dynamic and extremely good at cutting through any irrelevant material." "Very down to earth and always offers practical advice."

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Legal 500 Bar Directory – Rankings For 2016
Recommendations and Quotes


Construction – Leading juniors
Stuart Kennedy - Measured and pragmatic.

REGIONAL BAR: Western Circuit

Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors
Paul Newman - He has a wealth of experience in construction contract disputes, and his knowledge is always up to date.

Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors
William Webster - A careful lawyer and an effective advocate.

Legal 500 Bar Directory – Rankings For 2015
Recommendations and Quotes


Construction – Leading juniors
Stuart Kennedy - Knows construction inside out.

REGIONAL BAR: Western Circuit

Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors
Paul Newman - Very personable and approachable

Legal 500 Bar Directory – Rankings For 2014
Recommendations and Quotes


Stuart Kennedy - 3PB ‘A keen knowledgeable barrister.’

Ranked as a leading set Tier 2 in the Western Circuit

3PB acts for organisations across the construction and engineering sector on various domestic and international issues. Construction-related professional negligence is a growing area in chambers.

Paul Newman - 3PB ‘He is very personable and always understands what is required from him.’
Graeme Sampson - 3PB ‘He has expertise in a wide range of building and engineering disputes.’

Construction Law, by specialists, for over 40 years.

3PB Construction are specialist Construction barristers, providing advice and dispute resolution to the construction and technology sectors. We operate across the UK, and internationally.

Our expertise covers such areas as:

  • Building and engineering
  • Adjudication under the HGCRA 1996
  • Industrial processes
  • Negligence of professionals such as Architects and Engineers
  • Computers and information technology
  • The Internet
  • Commercial disputes involving complex technical issues

We have been advising clients, and representing them in legal proceedings, as advocates since the 1970s. As neutrals, our members are renowned for their expertise in determining disputes. We have the largest collection of FIDIC Adjudicators anywhere in the world.

Unlike many barristers’ chambers, a significant proportion of our members are qualified in a construction profession, in which they have previously practised. Through exposure at the first stages of their career, our barristers develop advocacy excellence.

Our services in outline:

Advocates - trusted legal advisors on your side

  • Representation
  • Legal advice
  • Negotiating
  • Drafting contracts and documents

Neutrals - deciding disputes

  • Dispute boards
  • Arbitrators
  • Adjudicators
  • Mediators
  • Early neutral evaluation
  • Expert review boards
  • Expert legal witnesses 

Client Testimonials

The staff … “continue to be helpful and cheery and the Practice Group Director, Steve Evers, has been doing a sterling job running this team for many years. He is on the ball and understands the industry”. (Instructing solicitor)