The following are invited to contact the clerks to obtain a quotation for our barristers’ services: solicitors, licensed access clients, and/or members of the public who wish to instruct a barrister under the Public Access Scheme.
We will provide a quotation as soon as possible. We always aim to set out quotations clearly, but if you receive your quotation and there is something you do not understand, please contact us.
Public Access / Direct Access
More information about how to instruct a barrister on a direct access basis can be found on the Bar Standards Board website:
In addition, further information can be found on the KBW Chambers website: https://www.kbwchambers.com/direct-access
Our contact details are 0113 297 1200 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Barristers in chambers practise in a number of difference areas, including crime, family, and police law.
Detailed information about all areas can be found here:
Timescales for a case may vary depending on factors such as barristers’ availability, the type and complexity of the case, the other side’s approach and court waiting times.
Types of Fees and Explanation of Terms
The following are the types of fee that are commonly accepted by members of Chambers for privately paid work:
Brief fee and refresher
A brief fee is a fixed fee which covers preparation for a trial and the first day. A refresher is a fixed fee for each subsequent day of the trial (which includes ongoing preparation).
Conditional fee agreement
A client will only pay for work done if they receive compensation as a result of the proceedings. Conditional fee agreements are often referred to as “no win, no fee” agreements.
We will charge a client a set amount of money for work. This removes the anxiety of not knowing how long the work might take and therefore the cost. However, by charging on a fixed fee basis we will be taking on the risk that the work may take longer than expected, and so may charge a higher fee to compensate for this. There may also be circumstances where additional fees are charged, these circumstances will be clearly set out in any fixed fee agreement that we reach with a client.
When a legal services provider charges a client per hour worked. The setting of hourly rates is not necessarily straightforward and a number of factors may determine the rate that we choose to set; for example, the complexity of the instructions, the difficulty or novelty of the questions raised, the seniority of the instructed barrister, the type of client, the urgency or otherwise of the work required and the other commitments of the instructed barrister.
Please note that there may be additional costs, such as court fees and travel expenses, which are not included in the barrister’s fees. A list of court fees can be found online here.
Areas of work
For further information about likely fees for direct access work, please click here download a guide to fees for specific practice areas.
Fees and timescales given are estimates only and do not include VAT. For a more precise quotation and information about timescales, as well as more information about the key stages in any type of case, please contact our clerks.
More information about our complaints procedure can be found here: https://www.kbwchambers.com/about-us/complaints-procedure
Bar Standards Board
All barristers in chambers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board.
The barristers register page can be found here: https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/for-the-public/search-a-barristers-record.html