3PB Direct

Whatever the nature of your commercial dispute – breach of warranty claim, falling out over contracts, professional negligence, directors liabilities and duties or shareholder problems, insolvency or debt recovery, credit hire litigation, property, construction or boundary disputes, defamation or intellectual property – our barristers act for businesses of all sizes and individuals to resolve the conflict and get you the best resolution and recover what’s due to you.

Whether this is from court proceedings or alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, your expert barrister will have an exceptional record in getting exceptional results, whatever the issue or value of claim.

Urgent applications

3PB has longstanding and particular expertise in providing urgent advice and representation in court to get or defend applications for injunctions and freezing orders.

Our barristers will give you a speedy and honest overview of your commercial dispute, once you have sent the relevant documents to us, plus sensible and practical advice about the dispute. As well as being highly professional, you’ll find us personal and approachable.

For help and advice please contact David Fielder on +44 (0)3333 231 586 or email us.

Frequently asked questions

Choosing a company and a brand name, is part of the exciting and initial process of starting a new business, but even if you have owned your business for some time, who legally owns the name? If you have registered it at Companies House, would you automatically have any legal protection over the name, simply because […]

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3PB barristers David Berkley, David Parratt QC (Scot) and Neil Fawcett bring you a recording of their webinar on ”Business Interruption Insurance”. The test case of Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd. and Ors [2020] EWHC 2448 (Comm) which was handed down in a 160-page judgement, provides some interesting points for businesses – and their lawyers – looking […]

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This podcast from Hatti Suvari and Tax Law barrister from 3PB, Thomas Talbot-Ponsonby, looks at VAT, HMRC and VAT inspections. Hatti and Thomas discuss how VAT works, why Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) carry out VAT inspections on businesses, and how HMRC select which businesses to inspect, and importantly, how you can prepare for […]

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Hatti Suvari and seasoned IP barrister from 3PB Nicole Bollard, discuss what is meant by the term Intellectual Property, the term Trademark and Copyright, what is considered to have Copyright, how online music and content can be used by you if it is Copyrighted, what to do if you did not know that a piece […]

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It is always important to have the right contract in place for any transaction. No matter how good the relationship between the parties or the preparation of the paperwork, you simply cannot stop the other party breaching the contract. A “contract” does not have to be a written document in order for it to be […]

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When sold to customers who are likely to lack expertise and understanding of the product (i.e. ‘non-sophisticated customers’), some financial products may be inappropriate. If the product which you were sold has not performed in the way that you expected, or has ended up costing a lot more than you would have expected as a […]

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3PB covers the full range of construction and engineering claims from Design and Build, PFI/PPP, Civil Engineering, MEP, Roads, Rail, Airports, Tunnels, Docks and Jetties, Energy (Oil, Gas Coal, Nuclear, alternative fuels), Renewable Energy (Wind, Wave and Solar), Professional Negligence, Party Wall Act, Contract drafting and ancillary documents as well as claims and contracts under […]

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How to instruct a barrister

Our experienced team of specially-trained clerks make instructing a 3PB Direct barrister simple. Watch our video for a step-by-step guide on how to work with us to achieve a resolution to your legal issue.

We’ll be here every step of the way to support and guide you through the legal challenges at hand.

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Commercial Barristers


Geraint Jones KC

Lawyer since 1976

David Berkley KC

Lawyer since 1979

Stephen Harvey KC

Lawyer since 1979

Joseph Giret KC

Lawyer since 1985

Michael Norman

Lawyer since 1971

Peter Jennings

Lawyer since 1972

Richard Tyson

Lawyer since 1975

Gavin Hamilton

Lawyer since 1979

Marc Brittain

Lawyer since 1983

Robin Howard

Lawyer since 1986

Arthur Blake

Lawyer since 1988

Timothy Bradbury

Lawyer since 1989

William Hansen

Lawyer since 1992

James Davison

Lawyer since 1996

Cheryl Jones

Lawyer since 1996

Tom Tyler

Lawyer since 1996

Joshua Dubin

Lawyer since 1997

Mark Sullivan

Lawyer since 1997

Tom Horder

Lawyer since 2004

Richard Wheeler

Lawyer since 2004

Sarah Clarke

Lawyer since 2005

Matthew Cannings

Lawyer since 2006

Gareth Graham

Lawyer since 2006

Christopher Edwards

Lawyer since 2008

Derek Pye

Lawyer since 2008

Richard Whitehouse

Lawyer since 2009

Charles Irvine

Lawyer since 2010

Nikolai Lazarev

Lawyer since 2010

Joseph England

Lawyer since 2011

Nicole Bollard

Lawyer since 2012

Daniel Brown

Lawyer since 2012

Makhsudul Islam

Lawyer since 2013

Alice de Coverley

Lawyer since 2014

John Jessup

Lawyer since 2014

Ashley Blood-Halvorsen

Lawyer since 2017

Philip Bambagiotti

Lawyer since 2018