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.
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.