In 2018 the Bar Standards Board (BSB) commenced a consultation process in response to the Competition and Market Authority regarding Transparency relating to how barristers and Chambers calculate their fees. From January 2020 it is mandatory that all Chambers and BSB Entities provide this information clearly on their website.
The following information which we hope is helpful meets the required criteria set by the BSB.
We have three price models
1. Fixed Fee
2. Hourly Rate
Fixed Fee is typically used for our immigration and basic civil matters.
Hourly Rates are typically charged for more complex civil matters, family matters and
Conditional Fee Agreements are generally for Personal Injury matters only.
Most prices for the legal services we provide are calculated with the following determining factors:
We do not charge VAT on our prices as we are not VAT registered as present
We are a Public Access Firm. This means that you can instruct a Barrister directly without the need to contact a Solicitor.
More information can be read following this link:
Public Access Guidance for Lay Client:
Public Access Services
We provide services in the public access scheme across the full spectrum of legal areas. Please contact us for more information on this.
Once we are informed about your legal requirements and circumstances we can advise in relation to timescale. This can be dependent upon the particular circumstances of your case. For instance, if you have been provided with a Court date you might need to undertake certain work to be ready for that date or provide the Court with a response to their request. It is important to inform us of such matters to confirm we can undertake the work within the required time frame.
We will typically agree a timescale within which we aim to satisfy your matter however there are factors which may influence the timescales.
Often this is the case in Immigration Cases. Whilst we can provided predicted dates using the guidelines, sometimes immigration matters can be delayed by the Home Office.
We will endeavor to keep you updated when such delays do occur.
There might be times when something unexpected happens e.g. illness, which could cause a delay in the timescale of providing you with a piece of work. In such circumstances we would contact you to advise you of the position in order to assess whether the case would benefit from being passed to someone of similar experience or to explain that the work required will be slightly delayed due to unforeseen circumstances.
Whilst we always strive to meet the expectations of our Clients and provide outstanding service at all times we realise that often in litigation and when dealing with what can be personal and emotive issues cases may not proceed or conclude as Clients had hoped.
If you wish to make a complaint about any aspect of our services you should feel free to do so.
If you wish to complain informally, you should telephone the legal representative concerned or any member of staff. Your complaint will be logged. We will ask you if you wish to make a formal complaint.
If you wish to make a formal complaint, we will appoint someone to contact you about your complaint. This will normally be the senior member of staff.
If you are unwilling to use our complaints procedure, or if you are not satisfied with the outcome, you may ask for independent assessment and conciliation. Alternatively, you may take your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman at:
PO Box 6806
You can also find more information on the decision data page on the Legal Ombudsman website at: