3PB Direct

3PB offer a long track record and expertise in the ecclesiastical law of the Church of England. 3PB barristers offer advice on all areas of law from Clergy Disciplinary Tribunals to faculty proceedings in Consistory Courts and the Court of Arches, and indeed any legal problems that face clergy, parishes and dioceses in the Church of England.

Prominent areas on which we regularly advise include:

  • Appointment of clergy and employment of staff
  • Marriage law
  • Clergy Disciplinary proceedings
  • Church buildings and the faculty jurisdiction
  • Burial law, memorials and exhumations
  • Parish reorganisation
  • Charities and trusts
  • Church lands, glebe, church houses and church hall

Our lawyers include lay-preachers, counsel who have grown up with parents and grandparents in ministry and part-time vicars so understand the challenges facing those in full-time ministry.


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

Chat to one of the 3PB team online

Call 03333 231586, send us an email or chat to the 3PB Direct team online:


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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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