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.
On 31 January 2013 the Bar Council withdrew the “Terms of Work on Which Barristers Offer their Services to Solicitors”, which had been the default terms on which barristers have accepted instructions. These were not replaced by any new default terms, thus making it necessary for barristers to agree the terms on which they perform any work.
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. The aim of these new Standard Contractual Terms is to modernise the process of referral of work to barristers.
Any new instructions received after 31 January 2013 will be on these terms, unless agreed otherwise.
Please click here to view our contractual terms for privately funded matters.
Please click here to view our contractual terms for CFA matters after 1 April 2013.
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.
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.
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.