The Birmingham centre for 3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) is five this year!
Since 3PB opened in Birmingham in 2016, talented barristers across all areas of law have joined the ranks, taking the current Birmingham-based cohort to 34 counsel and seven staff. Over the last 12 months alone, some four new barristers have chosen 3PB’s Birmingham base as their professional home with 19 counsel in total joining the set as a whole.
The last five years has seen 3PB in Birmingham go from a standing start to one of the most active chambers in the city. As well as being home to a growing number of Birmingham barristers, the Colmore Circus centre acts as the Midlands ‘home’ for many of 3PB’s 225 other barristers who are based at the other 3PB centres in London, Bristol, Bournemouth, Oxford and Winchester.
Elizabeth McGrath QC and Vanessa Meachin QC, family silks and founding members of the Birmingham centre, said: “We are delighted to see 130 of our barristers ranked in Legal 500 and in particular to see 14 of those barristers ranked for the first time. This shows great strength in depth across chambers and that mix of expertise is reflected in the barristers who are based full-time in Birmingham.”
3PB is committed to supporting the charity The Birmingham Children’s Trust. In recent years barristers and staff in Birmingham have joined together at Christmas to grant Christmas Wishes for children in care with Birmingham Children’s Trust with one of our senior staff members acting as a Trustee.
Christmas can be a difficult time of year for a lot of children and young people in the UK’s second city, so the Christmas Wishes initiative brings some festive magic to children and young people in the care of the Trust. Last year the 3PB team bought gifts for 18 children and young people at two residential homes in Birmingham. Birmingham Children’s Trust exists to make a positive difference for children, young people and families in Birmingham.