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About 3PB

Based in London, Winchester, Bournemouth, Oxford and Bristol, we invest a great deal of time and money in pupillage. We regard it as essential to the long term future of our Chambers. Candidates with potential are supported and trained to the highest possible level. We offer well-funded pupillages at each centre.

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Head of chambers

Mr Nigel Lickley QC

Based in London, Winchester, Bournemouth, Oxford, Bristol and our newly opened Birmingham centre, 3PB is a modern, progressive set with an enviable reputation for our legal expertise. Our barristers and staff are professiona, friendly and approachable and there is a good team atmosphere in chambers.

We have both breadth and depth through the number and quality of our members. The work of chambers covers a broad spread of common law, commercial and chancery work. Our work includes contract, personal injury, employment, landlord and tenant, professional negligence, planning and local government. We also have a specialist family team who deal with financial remedies, private Children Act work and public law children work. In addition we have specialist teams in technology and construction, company and partnership, insolvency, education and intellectual property. Our chancery practitioners deal with matters ranging from probate disputes through to trusts and tax. In real property we are extensively instructed in boundary disputes, covenants, easements, village greens and planning. Our crime team is superb, dealing with all aspects of crime including the most serious murders and white collar crimes. We also have a number of members who are mediators and adjudicators, as well as a number who sit in courts and/or tribunals.

Chambers seeks pupils with strong academic and intellectual abilities, coupled with a drive and determination to succeed and the ability to apply practical skills. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. Our marking system does not take into account A levels or which university a candidate has attended.

We regard our pupils as the long-term future of our chambers and aim to recruit and retain the very best. We offer up to four funded pupillages each year and provide an unique internal training programme which not only covers advocacy exercises, drafting skills and marshalling opportunities, but also the practical and business skills required maintain a successful practice. Chambers also pays for the compulsory external training. Pupils frequently appear in court during their second six, whilst continuing with their education.

We recruit through the Pupillage Gateway, with the time windows as advertised.

Applications for mini-pupillages are considered on their merits. Candidates must be over eighteen and have either undertaken or be in the process of undertaking tertiary education. Applications can be downloaded from our website.

3PB offers each pupil an award of £30,000 (presently under review). This is made up of a grant of £15,000 which is paid monthly over a period of nine months. The first payment is made the month before pupillage commences in order to ensure that pupils have sufficient funds for their first month in chambers and a double payment immediately before the commencement of the second six. Once a pupil is able to accept instructions in his or her own right, chambers has ample work available. Pupils will have a guaranteed earnings of £15,000 during their second six, with assistance from chambers if necessary.

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Chambers of Nigel Lickley QC 3 Paper Buildings, Temple, London, EC4Y 7EU
Phone: 020 7583 8055
Mini-pupillages: Yes
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree