Making a difference: quality legal advice and advocacy

3PB is a multi disciplinary set providing a comprehensive legal advocacy and advisory service to commercial clients and individuals alike.

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This large set is spread across six locations: London, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford and Winchester.

We have an enviable reputation for our expertise and sector knowledge with an ability to provide clear, practical legal advice to clients.  Our quality barristers, from Silks to Juniors, conduct cases in all courts and Tribunals, both in the UK and overseas. Members of Chambers also appear in arbitrations, both as arbitrators and counsel, and a number are highly regarded mediators.

3PB advise a broad range of clients from Government and public sector bodies and FTSE 350 companies to private clients. We also offer legal representation and advice under the Direct Public Access Scheme, across all our practice areas, to members of the public needing legal advice directly from a barrister.

Clients note “the quality of service and client care is so good it’s one of the key reasons we keep going back to them" and "the clerks are proactive and easy to work with”.

Contact our friendly and helpful staff to discuss suitable barristers and fees at Clerks or telephone 020 7583 8055.

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2017

"Excellent set that provides all-encompassing commercial expertise concerning the running of businesses."
"The chambers is really excellent for its customer service. It houses extraordinarily talented individuals and is run extremely well and professionally."
"The clerks are fantastic and extremely efficient." 
(Commercial Dispute Resolution – South Eastern Bar – Band 1)

"3PB Barristers enjoys a sterling reputation on the Western Circuit for high levels of quality and consistency across its broad criminal practice. It has an enviable track record of handling high-profile and demanding criminal cases, including murder, fraud, drug and sex offences. Instructing solicitors single out the set's efficiency and excellent client service as strengths, observing that the practitioners are "extremely reliable with great diversity, and are able to get to grips with cases at a frightening speed."
"The clerking service [...] is the best that I have dealt with in 20-plus years of doing this work." 
(Crime – Western Bar – Band 1)

“The barristers are always very accurate in their advice and invariably willing to be commercial when they need to be.”
“The clerks are always very keen to help, willing to accommodate our needs and quick to get back to you.” 
(POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture – All Circuits - Band 2)

"An excellent service; we can always talk to them." "They have a really good set of clerks who are very user-friendly." 
(Clinical Negligence – Western Circuit – Band 2)

"a well-run set of chambers with approachable and responsive barristers."
"We have always found the clerks in particular to be proactive, helpful and polite." "They are willing to go the extra mile."
(Employment – Western Circuit – Band 2)

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Legal 500 Bar Directory 2016The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

A set solicitors frequently turn to, 3PB is extremely reliable and able to provide first-class coverage in terms of geographical areas as well as work disciplines.

Members are approachable and user-friendly, and one always has confidence that the clerks will be able to provide a suitably skilled and experienced lawyer, who will get to grips with a client’s case.

Some say they honestly do not think that the set could do anything that could improve the level of service; all staff are friendly and always ready to assist.

In particular, the chambers directors are singled out: Stuart Pringle comes back to you quickly and ensures that solicitors are kept informed at all stages, Mark Heath is commercially savvy and forward-thinking, and Russell Porter is particularly adept at providing a smooth service and dealing efficiently with any hiccups that might arise.

Recent personnel changes saw Stuart Smith join as the fourth chambers director from St Philips Chambers, and Simon Astill replace Joanna Poulton as chambers’ chief executive. 


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February 15 2017:

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February 13 2017:

3PB's Graham Gilbert on speeding convictions, avoiding them and their consequences ...read more


February 9 2017:

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February 9 2017:

3PB Planning Barristers William Webster and Graeme Sampson summarise and analyse the government's Housing White Paper ...read more


February 8 2017:

3PB Family Barrister Katherine Dunseath successful in the court of appeal where the court ordered an upward variation of the ex wife’s spousal maintenance payments. ...read more


February 1 2017:

Nigel Lickley QC leading David Reid represented GS who pleaded guilty to Infanticide ...read more


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