3 Dr Johnson's Buildings

Welcome to Three Dr Johnson's Buildings

Located at the heart of the Temple in comfortable and welcoming premises, we are a well established, modern civil and family law set, dedicated to providing a first class professional service.

Chambers has an illustrious history extending back to the 19th century, including famous barristers and trials. Two amongst the former, Lord Carson and Lord Darling, became Law Lords. In the 1950s and 1960s Megarry’s Rent Acts was edited here. Building on its eminent tradition, Chambers is a forward-thinking set which prides itself on combining excellence and high standards with pragmatism and helpfulness.

Our barristers practise in courts at all levels throughout the country representing a wide range of individuals and institutions. Our clients range from small, high street solicitors, large City firms and local authorities, to members of the public, who instruct us directly on a Public Access basis. Members of Chambers offer foreign languages and expertise in foreign law, including Islamic law


Why instruct us?

All our barristers have formidable legal skills – which they complement with being approachable and friendly. Our team’s legal strengths, diverse backgrounds and healthy gender balance combine to offer services appreciated by our many different clients.

We offer particular expertise in the interaction between civil and family law. Our ‘open door’ policy enables every member of Chambers to consult with colleagues appropriately when a case presents overlapping areas of law.

The cohesive clerking team in Chambers have a combined depth of experience which is second to none – making for an efficient, thoughtful and user-friendly service. Their lengths of service and the loyalty they inspire in our clients demonstrate the value they add to their roles.

Every client who approaches Chambers can be confident of being directed to a barrister who is ideally suited to their needs. Please contact our clerks to discuss your requirements.

Many of our barristers will accept instructions directly from members of the public, businesses and companies under the Public Access scheme.

For any enquiries please feel free to phone our clerks on 020 7353 4854 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

3 DJB is a Friend in Law 2014.

Standard Contractual Terms

On 31 January 2013 Chambers adopted the Bar Council's Standard Contractual Terms. To view these terms please click here.

Diversity Data

The tenants and staff at 3 Dr Johnson's Buildings periodically take part in a voluntary equality and diversity survey, which can be found here.



Chambers is offering one 12 month pupillage, commencing from October 2017

We are a friendly Family and Civil chambers seeking to recruit a pupil to undertake all areas of chambers’ work. We have a strong history of recruiting tenants from our pupils and we offer pupillage with a view to tenancy.

Candidates should expect to show intellectual aptitude, potential to become an excellent advocate and commitment to the bar, particularly in the areas of work that chambers undertakes.

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