3PB is an established Barristers' Chambers with offices in London, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford, and Winchester. Celebrating its 122nd anniversary in December 2014 and currently with 183 barristers, 3PB is proud to be one of the oldest and largest barristers chambers in the UK.

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This large set is spread across five locations: London, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford and Winchester. Commentators report that chambers manages to maintain the same universally high client service across all five locations. 3PB sets out to provide its clients with a comprehensive, fast and skilled advocacy and advisory service, and clients happily report that “they do exactly what it says on the tin.” One even noted that “the quality of service and client care is so good it’s one of the key reasons we keep going back to them.” The clerking team receives the bulk of the praise, with commentators finding that “the clerks are proactive and easy to work with.”

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2015

“3PB has continued to provide the breadth and quality of service that impresses market commentators, "getting almost impossible results time after time." ”
(Crime – Leading set – Western Bar - Band 1)

“The chambers is praised for the high quality of its individual counsel, with whom solicitors enjoy strong working relationships”.
(Clinical Negligence – Western Bar – Band 2)

“Oxford-based 3PB is one of the leading sets on the South Eastern Circuit for commercial litigation. It is well regarded for its advisory and advocacy work on a range of matters...”
(Commercial Dispute Resolution – South Eastern Circuit – Band 1)

"This sizeable set... is distinguished by its broad geographical; spread across Southern England and sources attribute its success to "excellent service and fabulous clerking".

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Legal 500 Bar Directory 2014

3PB is ‘a very helpful, friendly and organised set’, with ‘highly reliable counsel’, who are strong across the civil, criminal and family law spectrum. ‘There are a large number of members so the set can consequently deal with a variety of matters crossing all areas of the law’. It is also praised for providing value for money and ‘an extremely professional service’. The practice managers are ‘always approachable’, ‘well informed’ and ‘commercially practical on fees’

3PB are pleased that a number of their barristers have been recommended by the Legal 500 Directory 2014, recognising the strength and depth of expertise in several practice areas. Their Bristol annex was singled out as a top chambers for the level of service provided to clients. 

3PB provides "a Rolls Royce service; right from head of chambers at the top, to junior clerks"


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February 27 2015:

Louis Weston, Head of the Sports Group, represented speedway star Darcy Ward ...read more


February 25 2015:

Esther Lieu, family law barrister at 3PB, summarises the hearing of Re A (A Child) [2015] EWFC 9 ...read more


February 24 2015:

Louis Weston, Head of the Sports Group, gave a webinar on Challenging to Disciplinary Decisions in Sport for Lexis Nexis, broadcast today ...read more


February 20 2015:

Company and Insolvency Law: Back-dating insolvency, when restoring a company to the register ...read more


February 18 2015:

Sarah Jennings and Esther Lieu provide a useful Practitioners’ and Judges’ guide on the Family Drug and Alcohol Court ...read more


February 18 2015:

3PB is one of the few UK sets of chambers to be accredited by QAS International for quality standard ISO 14001: 2004, recognising our continuing commitment to the environment. ...read more


February 16 2015:

3PB is supporting Rotary Club’s “End Polio Now” campaign, with other local Bristol businesses, to immunise 125,000 children and eradicate polio worldwide. ...read more


February 13 2015:

Commercial Law: Damages for economic duress, and ‘onerous clauses’, in the Court of Appeal ...read more


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