3PB is highly respected for family law, advising and representing clients throughout the UK and overseas. Our specialist barristers, including trained mediators, those with part time judicial appointments, and Queen’s Counsel, provide skilled advice and representation in all tiers of Court up to the Supreme Court.

We are known for our friendly professional approach and are recognised as experts in financial provision (divorce, cohabitation and death), child arrangements orders, property disputes, childcare / adoption, judicial review, professional negligence, regulatory matters, incapacity / Court of Protection welfare issues, international children’s issues and human rights.

The family team acts for individuals, local authorities, care organisations and charities. The set boasts an outstanding reputation in both public and private law children work, including complicated care proceedings.

Chambers has an exceptional record in financial remedy cases, including business and farming assets, in partnership with 3PB’s specialist probate team including contentious probate. Details on 3PB’s probate specialists can be found here.

We have a thriving direct access team and offer affordable expert advice and representation in court to individuals. By instructing us direct, an individual has greater control over their case, reduces their legal costs and obtains first hand advice and guidance from our experienced family law barristers.

We work hard to achieve the best possible result, whether through careful negotiation or contested trials, our preparation and excellent advocacy sets us apart.

Legal 500 UK Bar Directory says: "3PB covers a wide spectrum of family law matters, including matrimonial finance, contested divorce, and public and private children law," and "The family group at 3PB, led by Hamish Dunlop, has a wide range of expertise in matrimonial finance, non-accidental injuries, child abduction, domestic abuse and neglect cases, among others."

Chambers & Partners 2018 directory says: "3PB Barristers is noted in the region for its expertise dealing with family matters at all levels of courts. Members regularly represent authorities, parents and guardians in public law cases involving matters such as non-accidental injuries, domestic abuse and mental health issues. The set is also acknowledged for its strength in matrimonial financial cases, including cases arising from divorce or the separation of unmarried couples. Private children law is also part of the regular practice. One instructing solicitor reports: "3PB are the most efficient, friendly and professional set that I have worked with, and this includes the clerks as well as the barristers themselves."

"3PB is a well-renowned set covering all areas of family law. Their clerks are helpful and friendly, and I have not had any criticisms of them." "The clerks are very professional and all try to help."