I advise and represent clients in relation to the following matters:
You may contact me or my clerks for a quote for my services. I invite enquiries from:
Contact details for me or my clerks can be found on the contact page of this website.
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.
When I am instructed on a Public Access Basis, I charge a fixed fee for each piece of work I am instructed to undertake. The fee will be calculated by reference to my hourly rate and the amount of work anticipated, and must be agreed in advance.
When I am instructed on any other basis, my fee may be agreed on an hourly rate basis or a fixed fee basis. For a hearing, my fees are most commonly agreed on a fixed fee basis. For written work my fees are more commonly agreed on an hourly rate basis, although I do regularly work on a fixed fee.
If I am instructed by a solicitor, I also accept instructions under conditional fee agreements (“no win, no fee agreements”) in certain circumstances. For information please contact the clerks.
Timescales for a piece of work may vary on factors such as my availability, the type and complexity of the case, the amount of work required, and any deadlines imposed by the other side or by the court.
If you are a member of the public, the Bar Standards Board’s Public Access Guidance for Lay Clients can be found here. This will help you to understand how the Public Access scheme works, and explains how you can use it to instruct barristers directly. More information is available on my website here.
Barristers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board. You can search the Barristers’ Register on the Bar Standard’s Board 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 email ContactUs@BarStandardsBoard.org.uk).
My chambers, 4 New Square, provides information about:
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You can also search the decision data on the LeO’s website: http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/raising-standards/data-and-decisions/#ombudsman-decision-data. This shows providers which received an ombudsman’s decision in the previous calendar year, and whether the LeO required the provider to give the consumer a remedy. Alternatively, you can contact the LeO on 0300 555 033 to ask about this (or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hard copy documents
Please ask me if you require, free of charge, a hard copy of any of the following: