Barristers London is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB), the regulator of barristers and other regulated legal entities (firms, partnerships, companies). Barristers London works to exacting standards and policies, as set out in the BSB Handbook. Each of our barristers, just like the English/Welsh Bar generally, is self-employed. In other words they are wholly independent practitioners, albeit they work under the corporate umbrella of Barristers London
Fees: Our fees will be set out in a client care letter and/or by email. Payment can be made by bank transfer, debit or credit card payment, or cheque. Terms apply. Each barrister will be paid into their personal bank account, which is standard for the profession, as each barrister is independent.
Barristers: To confirm our barristers bona fides, you can look at the register of barristers that are regulated by the BSB. To avoid scams on the internet, you should not hesitate to require a barrister to prove their identity by additionally producing photo ID. Beware of people masquerading as real barristers. Use the following search tool to identify whether a named individual is a registered barrister:-
Our barristers have worked with many clients over the years and have received much positive feedback. You can read examples of the feedback we have received. For more details, see our Testimonials
Barristers London operates a complaints process in accordance with the Bar Standard Board and Legal Ombudsman’s requirements. In the first instance, any complaint must be made to Barristers London. If you are thereafter disatisfied with our adjudictaion process, you can take your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman for resolution. Time-limits apply. Click on the link to view a copy of our London Barristers Complaints Policy in pdf format.
Our Terms of Instruction
Our Standard Terms of Instruction will apply to all solicitors’ instructions. Lay clients will be sent and asked to confirm agreement to a client care letter setting out our terms and fees, before any work is undertaken. We do not charge fees merely for discussing fees, at any time. The contract is between the barrister and the lay client or their solicitor, depending on the type of instruction.