About Us

Standards

Complaints Procedure

Our aim is to give you a good service at all times. However, if you have a complaint you are invited to let us know as soon as possible. It is not necessary to involve solicitors in order to make your complaint but you are free to do so should you wish.  A copy of our Complaints Procedure is available here.

Contractural Terms

The “Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons” came into being on 31 January 2013.  The Standard Contractual Terms have been introduced by the Bar Standards Board through a process overseen by the Legal Services Board, the umbrella regulatory body for both solicitors and barristers, which considered and approved the Standard Contractual Terms following consultation with interested parties, including the Law Society.

FEES

Barristers advise both in writing and in conference, draft documents, represent clients at joint settlement meetings/mediations as well as attending a variety of court hearings through the various courts/tribunals

The timescale for providing our commonly provided services will vary depending on the nature of the instructions and an individual barrister’s other pre-existing professsional obligations

Professional, licensed access, and/or lay clients may contact chambers to obtain a quote for legal services.

The Barrister may agree to provide the Services for a fixed fee or may agree to provide the Services on the basis of an agreed hourly rate or on such other basis as may from time to time be agreed.

The Fee will be based on the seniority of the barrister, the level of expertise required, the importance of the matter, the time scale required for completing the work and the amount of time it is likely to take.  If there any additional costs, such as train fares or overnight accommodation these will be discussed with you likewise.

Please feel free to contact one of the clerks to assist with a fee quote according.

Equality Policy

Temple Garden Chambers will promote and advance equality of opportunity irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage / civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, citizenship, religion or belief, political persuasion, sex or sexual orientation.  In accordance with the Equality and Diversity Rules of the BSB Handbook, we have adopted an Equality and Diversity Policy.  The aim and purpose of the Policy is threefold: to ensure fairness, compliance, and commercial advantage.

Diversity Data

We adhere to the Bar Standard’s Board requirements for diversity data collection, processing and publication.  A copy of our most recent diversity data is available here.

Wellbeing

In May 2019 we were awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the Bar Council which demonstrates and reflects our commitment to the wellbeing of our barristers and staff, and our contribution to the wellbeing initiative in the profession.

‘TGC have taken a well-considered approach to wellbeing.  We were pleased to see a focus on practice management and ways of working rather than a rush to introduce a range of eye-catching initiatives.  Their clear focus on building solid foundations with respect to policy, governance and training are all critical in ensuring impact on this agenda.’ (Wellbeing at the Bar Working Group)

Find out more about Chambers’ wellbeing initiatives here.