Barristers in Chambers practise in civil and public law. Our barristers advise and represent clients in the following areas of law:
Barristers at Temple Garden Chambers can provide you with independent legal advice in writing, by telephone, or at a face-to-face meeting. They can draft documents such as letters, documents required for court, instructions to experts, witness statements, contracts, other commercial agreements, and settlement agreements.
Barristers at Temple Garden Chambers can carry out advocacy before any court or tribunal in England and Wales, and before international courts and tribunals. They can also represent you at meetings, during negotiation, mediation and arbitration: anywhere you need someone to look after your interests and present your case.
The following are invited to contact the clerks on +44 (0)20 7583 1315 for a quote for our barristers’ services (or e-mail email@example.com):
We will provide you with a quote as soon as possible. We always aim to set out quotes clearly, but if you receive your quote and there is something you do not understand, please contact us.
Fees and Timescales
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; an individual barrister’s other pre-existing professional obligations; the other side’s approach; and court waiting times.
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. Our barristers also accept instructions under conditional fee agreements (“no win, no fee” agreements) in certain circumstances. For information, please contact the clerks at +44 (0)20 7583 1315 (or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 are any additional costs these will be discussed with you. These may include court fees, expert reports, train fares or overnight accommodation.
If you are a member of the public, the Bar Standards Board’s Public Access Guidance for Lay Clients is enclosed (annex 1). This will help you to understand how the Public Access scheme works, and explains how you can use it to instruct barristers directly. You will also find attached fact sheets for Personal Injury and Employment law public access cases (annex 2).
Regulatory and Complaints Information
Barristers in chambers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board. You can search the Barristers’ Register on the Bar Standards Board’s website: https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/for-the-public/search-a-barristers-record/thebarristers-register.html. This shows (1) whether a barrister has a current practising certificate, and (2) whether a barrister has any disciplinary findings, which are published on the Bar Standards Board’s website in accordance with their policy. Alternatively, you can contact the Bar Standards Board on 020 7611 1444 to ask about this (or e-mail ContactUs@BarStandardsBoard.org.uk).
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 which includes information about:
You can also search the decision data on LeO’s website: http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/raising-standards/data-and-decisions/#ombudsmandecision-data. This shows providers which received an ombudsman’s decision in the previous 12 months, and whether LeO required the provider to give the consumer a remedy. Alternatively, you can contact LeO on 0300 555 0333 to ask about this (or e-mail email@example.com).
Should you require a hard copy of these documents please do not hesitate to contact the clerks by telephone on 020 7583 1315 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . A downloadable version is available here.
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.
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.