Specialist legal advice, dispute management and representation, for commerce and business.

3PB’s Commercial Group is a long established team of over 40 specialist barristers, including three QCs, who advise directors, managers, traders and other professionals on all the legal aspects of commerce and running a business. Our experience extends across all industry sectors, both in the UK and internationally.

Disputes are expensive, potentially damaging, and divert time and resources from running your business. We are specialists in dispute avoidance. If a dispute does arise, we work towards quick and effective dispute resolution. We provide reliable, and commercial advice. We also draw on our expertise in mediation and other alternatives to litigation.

The group offers a range of specialisms from professional negligence to sales of goods and/or services; from shareholder disputes to business finance and insurance. We work cross-sector, from Utilities to Financial Services. Many of our barristers have the necessary commercial, accountancy and investment backgrounds to provide practical, industry-specific expertise.

The Legal 500 UK Bar directory says: "3PB's commercial practice covers a variety of areas, including insolvency, shareholder disputes and directors' disqualification matters."

Chambers & Partners 2018 directory says: "3PB is a set that caters for all the commercial needs of businesses and individuals. Its members offer particular expertise in cases concerning business trading, insolvency and professional risk. It boasts a bench of barristers adept at handling matters in an array of sectors, both in the UK and internationally. The set is highly regarded by instructing solicitors, who say: "The quality of its work is superb," adding: "The support I get from chambers is just brilliant." Recent highlights for its members include acting in re Elektron Technology, which was a case concerning an application for permission to bring derivative proceedings on behalf of a listed company.

"Their clerking team, led by David Fielder, is superb."