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.



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Coronavirus Update 6 July 2020

TGC continues proactively to safeguard against the risks posed by the spread of Coronavirus. We have a Covid-19 Committee who continue to monitor the situation and follow advice issued by the Government and Public Health England. We will be updating this page as and when new information becomes available. As of 6 July 2020, our London premises, 1 Harcourt Buildings, will be operating with a reduced clerking team in attendance. The remaining staff members and barristers will continue working remotely. We wish to reassure everyone that our contingency plans enable us to continue to provide our services.

Telephoning us

When calling our switchboard number, it will be diverted to a member of the clerking team who will be able to assist in the usual way. All direct dials in Chambers are diverted to be answered remotely.

Emailing us & Sending Instructions

Please send all instructions via email directly to clerks@tgchambers.com. We would be grateful if this could be sent in an orderly fashion to enable working from a screen manageable. We are able to receive hard copy instructions via DX or Post, if necessary. However, we have a preference for electronic documents wherever possible.

Please continue to communicate with barristers directly via phone or email.

Conferences, Joint Settlement Meetings & Mediations

Conferences, meetings and mediations will take place remotely, either by telephone or video until further notice. Group Telephone calls and video calls can be easily arranged. If an in-person meeting is felt necessary please see our Covid-19 Information page for full criteria

Court Hearings

We are following the Government’s advice closely, which is changing daily. In keeping with that advice, we will continue to service hearings remotely, where possible and as instructed by the hosting Court. In-Person hearings will be accommodated by members of TGC. We will continue to monitor this situation.

Making a payment

If you do not already pay us by BACS, going forward please make arrangements to do so. Please contact the clerks who can supply you with the relevant BACS details.

If you wish to discuss our policy and procedure relating to coronavirus, please do not hesitate to contact our senior clerk Dean Norton on 07535 753098 or dnorton@tgchambers.com

To learn more visit our Covid-19 Information page.