An established set of chambers practising from premises in the Inner Temple in London and at Beaumont Street in Oxford.
We were awarded the Bar Quality Mark in 2008 and continue to maintain the high standards demanded by this accreditation.
We pride ourselves that our chambers is sufficiently large to attract high calibre practitioners whilst still retaining the personal contact with clients that has enabled us to maintain consistently high professional standards for over 40 years. Our eight specialist groups provide an efficient service using the latest technology.
We take a commercial approach combining prompt action with practical advice. This is not just in our traditional role as advocates, but also in giving advice and support to our professional clients. We take pride in our approachability and our particular willingness to respond promptly when circumstances demand.
Our policy is to carry out our daily business without direct or indirect discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, religious or political persuasion.
Terms of Business
Our Members are barristers trading as sole practitioners and are registered with the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales. They are governed by the Code of Conduct which can be viewed at www.barstandardsboard.org.
The terms on which our barristers offer their services are, unless specifically agreed to the contrary in writing, the Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012 which can be accessed using this link: Terms of Business.
Fees can be discussed and agreed with our clerks on an individual basis.
Our barristers have professional liability insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Limited. Territorial coverage is world-wide, subject to the terms of cover of the Bar Mutual, which can be accessed at www.barmutual.co.uk/fileadmin/uploads/barmutual/
Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Limited, 90 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 4ST
For information of our Direct Access work, please visit our Direct Access website
In the unlikely event that you wish to make a complaint about any member of chambers, please contact our Senior Clerk Kevin Kelly, who will be happy to guide you through our Complaints Procedure. If you are unhappy with the outcome of our investigation you may be able to take up your complaint with the Legal Ombudsman. The Ombudsman is only able to consider your complaint when it has first been investigated by Chambers. The Legal Ombudsman can be contacted through the website at www.legalombudsman.org.uk
Chambers' diversity data is available upon request
We are delighted to have continued our Corporate Partnership with The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
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