TABLE OF FEES FOR GUIDANCE

For the purposes of transparency, we enclose below a schedule of our ‘typical’ fees charged to Direct Access clients, that is those members of the public who instruct our barristers directly and not via a solicitor or other authorised litigator.

It is important to understand that the fees contained in the table below are for guidance purposes only and should not be considered the exact figures to be charged. There are numerous factors to be taken into consideration that determine a barrister’s charges for example, the volume of case documentation to peruse, i.e. papers to be read and analysed, legal research that might be required, complexities of the case that may increase preparation time, the experience and seniority of the barrister instructed, novel issues, number of witnesses, the court jurisdiction, i.e. family court/high court, travel disbursements etc.

The actual fees to be charged to a client can only be determined upon the proper evaluation of the case by the senior clerk. This process will involve you having to provide the senior clerk with certain information and documentation before a decision as to whether to accept your case can be taken. Please note there is no obligation on Chambers or the barrister to accept a case via Direct Access. Barristers are perfectly entitled to decline to accept a case via Direct Access.

The following table of fees apply to our financial remedies, private law Children Act and TOLATA cases. Remember, the fees shown below are for guidance only. Our actual charges could be higher.

Our most commonly used pricing models are fixed fees based primarily on hourly rates so we will estimate in advance the likely hours of work needed to deliver the required service – such estimate will be made solely on the information provided by the client.

TABLE OF FEES FOR GUIDANCE PURPOSES ONLY

HOURLY RATES
Up to 10 years Call Over 10 years Call
£200 – £250 + VAT £275 – £350 + VAT

 

CONFERENCES
Face to face meeting with a barrister in Chambers Up to 10 years Call Over 10 years Call
£750 + VAT (subject to the senior clerk’s assessment of time required) £1,250 + VAT (subject to the senior clerk’s assessment of time required)

 

HEARING FEES Up to 10 years Call Over 10 years Call
A non-contested hearing, i.e. a Directions Hearing.  

£1,500 + VAT

 

£2,000 + VAT

A contested hearing listed
for up to half a day.
£2,000 + VAT £2,750 + VAT
A contested hearing listed
for up to one day.
£2,500 + VAT £3,500 + VAT
A contested hearing listed for
up to two days.
£5,500 + VAT £7,500 + VAT
A contested hearing listed for
up to three days.
£8,000 + VAT £10,000 + VAT


We hope the above is helpful but please understand that the fees contained in the above table are for guidance purposes only. Our actual charges could be higher.