How to Instruct Us
Members of Chambers accept instructions from any of the following:-
- Other authorised litigators
- Parliamentary agents, patent attorneys, trademark attorneys and notaries
- European lawyers registered with the Law Society
- Employed barristers and/or employed European Lawyers registered with the Bar Council
- Legal Advice Centres designated by the Bar Council
- Licensed conveyancers (in matters in which they are providing conveyancing services)
- Foreign lawyers
Members of Chambers welcome instructions from many professions and bodies who are entitled to instruct barristers under the “Licensed Access” arrangements. More information about this, including the lists of qualifying professional bodies and organisations can be found on the Bar Standards Board website http://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/about/ourcommittees/qualificationscommittee/LicensedAccess/ .
Further information on instructing a barrister generally can be found on the Bar Council website - http://www.barcouncil.org.uk/ .
Members of Chambers who have been approved by the Bar Council to accept work under the Public Access Scheme can be instructed without the need to retain a solicitor. Information about who has been approved by the Bar Council can be obtained from the clerks. The terms on which barristers are able to accept instructions under the Public Access Scheme can be found on the Bar Council website.
The barrister members of Chambers are all barristers trading as sole practitioners and are registered with the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales. They are governed by the Code of Conduct which can be viewed at http://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/standardsandguidance/codeofconduct/. The terms on which barristers are able to offer their services are set out in the Code of Conduct.
Contracts will be agreed by the clerks on a case by case basis. The clerks are very happy to discuss fees including hourly rates and other contract terms in advance. Fee quotations can be obtained for work and time scales can also be agreed.
The work in Chambers is not limited to the Courts of England and Wales and domestic tribunals. Many members of 4 New Square are experienced in working with lawyers and clients in different jurisdictions.