The Bar Standards Board regulates all of 12 Old Square Chambers and its Members.
It should be noted that all brief fees are considered individually. It is not possible to give a fully comprehensive list of factors that might affect the charge for a given case.
In particular the guide figures may be inappropriate to cases in which a barrister is instructed on the basis of a specific expertise or speciality or where work requires urgent attention.
It may also be necessary to take into account practical considerations, such as travelling time and expense.
On occasions, a fee shall be agreed that varies according to the time actually taken in dealing with a matter; including:
- charges by an hourly rate,
- a fixed fee
- an agreed brief fee and refreshers.
Counsel’s hourly rate may be reviewed from time to time, and we will notify you of any proposed increase in the rate.
Please note some of our barristers are not VAT registered and therefore do not charge VAT. Please advise if your case isn’t exempt from VAT and on which basis, so VAT can be applied correctly.
We are happy to accept instructions on all types of publicly funded matters & fees will be billed under the legal aid regulations as set out by the (LAA) Legal Aid Agency.
Conditional fee agreement
This may be a “no win, low fee” agreement or a “no win, no fee” agreement.
Under such an arrangement, the final fee payable depends on whether or not you win your case. For more information, please contact our clerks.
Please contact our clerks for details of mediation fees.
Estimated costs for the instruction of a barrister under the public access scheme
Chambers can provide services direct to professionals and members of the public by way of instruction through the Public Access Scheme. Please note that not all cases are suitable for the instruction of counsel by this method, an example would be if you were eligible for legal aid.
Please note that barristers are not allowed to do legal aid work on a Public Access basis.
To help you make an informed decision about whether to apply for legal aid or proceed with Public Access, you can use the legal aid eligibility calculator on the gov.uk website.
Our barristers can advise both employees and employers on ordinary unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal claims. Our barristers can also represent both employees and employers at the Employment Tribunal.
For your case may vary depending on factors such as barristers’ availability, the complexity of your case, the need for additional documents and the other side’s approach. However, as a guide more straightforward cases tend to have a hearing date four to six months of a claim being made
We may charge fixed fees, which means that we will charge you a set amount money for the work. Below we provide estimates based on the ranges of fixed fees for barristers in 12 Old Square. All fees include VAT (where applicable).
If we charge fixed fees, these may vary depending on your needs – for example, your fees may be towards the higher end of the range if you need a more experienced barrister and/or you have a more complex case. If you have a particularly complex case, your fees may also be higher than the estimates below. There are also likely to be additional costs of £X, for X
|Initial conference||£250.00 – £750.00|
|Advising in writing||£500.00 – £2500.00|
|Preparation of case, including assistance with drafting, such as an ET1 & other documents for the tribunal||£500.00 – £2500.00|
|Preliminary hearing||£500.00 – £1750.00|
|Tribunal hearing||£1000.00 – £5000.00|
|Refresher hearing (subsequent days to the 1st day of trial)||£750.00 – £1750.00|
|Remedy hearing||£500.00 – £1750.00|
If you wish to appeal against a Home office visa or Immigration decision, our Barristers can advise and represent you. You can ask us just to submit an appeal form, or ask for a hearing at the First Tier Tribunal (IAC) – Our Barristers can advise you about this. The First Tier Tribunal can also itself decide to hold a hearing.
Timescales for our services may vary depending on factors such as Barristers’ availability, the complex of your case and the need for additional documents. As you must appeal a decision within 14 days (from within the UK) or 28 days (from outside the UK), please contact the clerks as soon as possible. You may also need advice and/or representation at short notice. If so, please contact the clerks; our Barristers will aim to advise you and/or represent you at a hearing where possible.
We may charge fixed fees, which means that we will charge you a set amount of money for the work. Below we provide estimate based on the ranges of fixed fees for Barristers in 12 Old Square. All fees are with out VAT (where applicable)
If we charge fixed fees, these may vary depending on your needs – for example, your fees may be towards the higher end of the range if you need a more experienced Barrister and/or you have a more complex case. If you have a particular complex case, your fees may also be higher than the estimates below. There are also likely to be additional costs of £X, for X.
|Written advice on appeal||£300.00 – £900.00 (Based on 2hrs)|
|Advising in conference||£250.00 – £500.00 (Based on 1hr)|
|Preparation of appeal||£750.00 – £2000.00|
|Case management & bail hearings||£250.00 – £650.00 (London Tribunals)|
|Tribunal appearance including 1st Tier, Upper Tier & JR Admin Court||£300.00 – £3000.00 (London Tribunals)|
|Court of Appeal & Supreme Court||Please contact the clerks to discuss in more detail.|
|Initial conference||£250.00 – £750.00|
|Written advice on merits||£300.00 – £1500.00|
|Drafting (pleadings / letters etc)||£300.00 – £1500.00|
|Small Claims hearings||£250.00 – £750.00 (London Courts)|
|Civil trial hearing||£1000.00 – £5000.00 (depending on complexity & Time Estimate of trial)|
|Refresher hearing (subsequent days to the 1st day of trial)||£500.00 – £1500.00|
Civil Matters – (Including, Housing / Personal Injury / Landlord & Tenant / Disputes / Probate / Trust of Land)
|Initial conference||£250.00 – £500.00|
|Written advice||£500.00 – £2000.00|
|First Hearing Dispute Resolution hearing (FHDRA) / directions (Children law)||£500.00 – £900.00|
|Dispute Resolution hearing (DRA)||£750.00 – £1500.00|
|Fact-Finding hearing (FFH)||£950.00 – £2,500.00|
|Non-Mol, first appointment||£750.00 – £950.00|
|Return date, Non-Mol||£950.00 – £1250.00|
|Final hearing||£2500.00 – £10,000.00|
|Refresher hearing (subsequent days to the 1st day of trial||£1750.00 – £3,500.00|
|Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR)||£950.00 – £2500.00|
Please note all information is correct as of January 2020, but fees are estimates only. To discuss any aspect of fees, including any specific rates, then please contact the clerks on 020 7404 0875 or email.