The Bar Standards Board Register is an online database which displays details of all barristers who are authorised to practice in England and Wales and who have a current practicing certificate. It indicates the legal activities barristers are authorised to undertake and whether they have been the subject of any disciplinary findings which are published on the BSB website in accordance with their current policy: Search Bar Standards Board for ours members
All work undertaken by any member or pupil at Foundry Chambers other than that done where a funded certificate is in place, will be governed by the Commercial Bar Associate (‘combar’) standard contractual terms as set out within its guidance, accessible here
Chambers welcomes instructions from professional clients in both public and private practice to undertake privately funded, public access and legal aid work. When discussing privately funded work we usually work on a set hourly rate, depending on a barrister’s experience. We can also discuss fixed fees when and if required. Our clerks are happy to discuss the most appropriate way of structuring payment of fees. Once they are provided with full information a quote will be provided within 48 hours. Clerks will strive to ensure that any payment arrangement is tailored to both the needs of an individual client and the circumstances of the particular case. Legal services attract VAT. All of our barristers are registered for VAT and registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office. Professional Indemnity Insurance is in place for all legal services supplied.
There are a number of different factors which may influence the timescales within which a barrister can provide legal services. These include but are not limited to:
- The particular requirements of the client
- The availability of the chosen barrister and their other diary commitments
- The stage of proceedings when instructions are first received
- The complexity of the case and the volume of material that will need to be reviewed
- The level of funding available
- The nature of the case and level of engagement from other parties involved in the case
On occasions there will be additional costs such as travel, waiting and hotel expenses. Where such costs are likely, these will be identified and discussed with the client before and if the case progresses at any stage.
Our clerks can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on 0207 400 1800