We offer a market-leading, truly bespoke service to all our clients.
Professional and “licensed access” clients may contact our Clerks to obtain a quotation for the specialist legal services we provide. Our Clerks will agree with them the basis on which barristers’ fees will be charged. Our policy is to promote transparency with regard to fee structures and, on request, our Clerks will produce accurate estimates of the overall fees likely to be involved. Our Clerks pioneered the processes relating to clear “case costs budgeting” and are equipped to supply detailed whole-case budgets to those who instruct us.
“The clerking led by Keith Plowman is very good. The clerks are sensible, pragmatic and a good team. They are accommodating and understanding” Chambers UK – The Bar.
Our fees will typically be structured on the following bases:
Our Clerks will advise you of the hourly rate applicable to any barrister in Chambers and for any piece of work and this will be agreed in advance taking into account the nature of the case and its complexity, and the experience of the barrister instructed.
Brief and Refresher Fees for Hearings
Brief and refresher fees apply where court, tribunal or ADR work is required.
A brief fee would usually include all trial preparation, a pre-trial conference (if needed), and the fee for the first day spent in court and any work undertaken during the course of a trial that’s not covered by the refresher fees.
Refresher fees (or daily rate) cover each subsequent day spent at the hearing.
Brief fees and refresher fees are assessed and agreed taking into account the nature of the case and its legal and factual complexities, and the experience and standing of the specialist barrister instructed.
Value Added Tax is charged (at the prevailing rate) on all our fees unless those instructing us certify that that the fees are VAT-exempt pursuant to HMRC’s place of supply rules.
Further details of our fees can be obtained from our Clerks, if required.