Table of Fees for Guidance

Below is a schedule of our ‘typical’ fees charged to Direct Access clients, that is those members of the public who instruct our Barristers directly and not via a solicitor or other authorised litigator.

It is important to understand that the fees contained in the table below are for guidance purposes only and should not be considered the exact figures to be charged. There are numerous factors to be taken into consideration that determine a Barrister’s charges for example, the volume of case documentation to peruse, i.e. papers to be read and analysed, legal research that might be required, complexities of the case that may increase preparation time, the experience and seniority of the Barrister instructed, novel issues, number of witnesses, the court jurisdiction, i.e. family court/high court, travel disbursements etc.

 

The actual fees to be charged to a client can only be determined upon the proper evaluation of the case by that Barrister. This process will involve you having to provide the Barrister with certain information and documentation before a decision as to whether to accept your case can be taken. Please note there is no obligation on Chambers or the Barrister to accept a case via Direct Access. Barristers are perfectly entitled to decline to accept a case via Direct Access.

 

Remember, the fees shown below are for guidance only. Our actual charges could be higher.

Our most commonly used pricing models are fixed fees. As a rule, we attempt to ensure that all work contemplated is included in that fee, though from time to time it will be necessary to base a quote upon hourly rates by estimating in advance the likely hours of work needed to deliver the required service. Such estimate will be made solely on the information provided by the client.

Hourly Rates

Up to 10 years call

Over 10 years call

£150 - £200 + VAT

£200 - £250 + VAT

Conferences in chambers / remotely

Up to 10 years call

Over 10 years call

£250 + VAT

£400 + VAT

Subject to assessment of time required

Hearing fees

Up to 10 years call

Over 10 years call

An interim hearing

£300 + VAT

£400 + VAT

A contested hearing listed
for up to half a day.

£400 + VAT

£500 + VAT

A contested hearing listed
for up to one day.

£600 + VAT

£750 + VAT

A contested hearing listed for
more than one day

£600 + VAT

£750 + VAT

VAT may not be charged if the instructed Barrister is not VAT registered

We hope the above is helpful but please understand that the fees contained in the above table are for guidance purposes only. Our actual charges could be higher. 

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