Barristers in chambers practise across the full range of civil, criminal and family work. Our barristers advise and represent clients, for example:
The following are invited to contact the clerks on 0207-353-0711 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote for our barristers’ services:
We will provide you with a quote as soon as possible. We always aim to set out quotes clearly, but if you receive your quote and there is something you do not understand, please contact us.
Barristers in chambers charge both fixed fees and on an hourly rate basis, depending upon the type and complexity of work involved. Some barristers in particular practice areas (e.g. crime and family) will undertake legal aid work, but only where instructed by a solicitor.
Some barristers also accept instructions under conditional fee agreements (“no win, no fee” agreements) in certain circumstances. Again, this is only when instructed by a solicitor. For information, please contact the clerks on 0207-353-0711 or email@example.com.
Timescales for a case may vary depending on factors such as barristers’ availability, the type and complexity of the case, the other side’s approach and court waiting times.
If you are a member of the public, the Bar Standards Board’s Public Access Guidance for Lay Clients is enclosed https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/uploads/assets/20f0db2a-a40c-4af9-95b1b9557ad748e9/Public-Access-Guidance-for-Lay-Clients.pdf
This will help you to understand how the Public Access scheme works, and explains how you can use it to instruct barristers directly.
Barristers in chambers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board. You can search the Barristers’ Register on the Bar Standards Board’s website: https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/regulatory-requirements/the-barristers’-register/. This shows (1) whether a barrister has a current practising certificate, and (2) whether a barrister has any disciplinary findings, which are published on the Bar Standards Board’s website in accordance with their policy. Alternatively, you can contact the Bar Standards Board on 020 7611 1444 to ask about this (or e-mail ContactUs@BarStandardsBoard.org.uk).
A separate sheet is enclosed which provides information about:
You can also search the decision data on LeO’s website:
https://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/raising-standards/data-and-decisions/. This shows providers which received an ombudsman’s decision in the previous 12 months, and whether LeO required the provider to give the consumer a remedy. Alternatively, you can contact LeO on 0300 555 0333 to ask about this (or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
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