Career Opportunities at 3PB

Career Opportunities at 3PB


Current Vacancies

Family Law Group

3PB’s busy and established family law group are looking for one or more junior family law practitioners. We welcome applications from juniors up to 5 years call, including 3rd six pupils in any of our 6 chambers and particularly to join our Bristol location.

We continue to attract leading family law counsel to the 3PB team, including Elizabeth McGrath QC, formerly of St Philips chambers in Birmingham, and our team currently boasts 4 silks and 49 counsel.

If you share our drive and commitment to excellence we would like to hear from you. We are consistently ranked by the Directories, with references including ‘A set solicitors frequently turn to’ and  ‘extremely reliable and able to provide first-class coverage in terms of geographical areas as well as work disciplines’.

For further details and/or to discuss matters confidentially please contact Hamish Dunlop, Head of the Family Law Group, at  or complete an application form from our website at

Criminal Law Group

3PB’s thriving and expanding Criminal Law Group invite applications from junior tenants up to five years call or current 3rd six pupils, with a view to being kept on in a permanent position as a barrister, to meet increasing volumes of criminal work, from prosecution and defence to private and regulatory crime.

Our Criminal team continues to go from strength to strength and is consistently recognized as a top criminal law chambers on the Western Circuit by the legal directories. Currently 36 criminal law barristers within the team, including 7 Silks, you will be joining an established legal team with the opportunity to build an excellent practice on the Western Circuit, practising from either or both of our offices in Winchester or Bournemouth. 

For further details and/or to discuss matters confidentially please contact Adam Feest QC, Head of the Crime Group, at or complete an application form from our website at

Established Practitioners

In addition to our current vacancies for criminal and family law barristers, we also welcome applications from established practitioners to join us from other leading sets.

We remain actively interested in first class senior and junior practitioners, including Silks. For further information or an informal discussion, in the strictest of confidence, please contact 3PB's CEO, Simon Astill.

Supported by efficient and professional staff, we offer a great opportunity for you to develop your career within 3PB’s friendly, collegiate environment. We are also fully committed to equal opportunities and to improving and maintaining diversity at the Bar.

Applications from practising members of the Bar should be made to the Recruitment Committee, 3PB, 3 Paper Buildings, Temple, London, EC4Y 7EU or by e-mail to Alternatively please complete an application form and an equal opportunities form, marked Tenancy Application, both of which appear as pdf documents below.