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Direct Access Policy and Pricing

Charterhouse policy follows that of the Bar Standards Board Public Access Guidance found here

To check that you may be able to instruct a barrister directly and to obtain a quotation for the legal service that you require please contact a barrister or clerk at Charterhouse who will be glad to help.

Once you have contacted a barrister or a clerk in chambers there will be an assessment of your case initially by a barrister at no cost to ascertain the best way forward.

Charterhouse barristers charge by either fixed fee or hourly rate depending on the type of work to be done.

For example for advising in writing or in conference our barristers charge between £150 plus vat per hour and £350 plus vat per hour depending on the value and complexity of the case, the scale of the work to be done including preparation time, and the seniority of the barrister instructed.

If you have a court hearing to attend and require a barrister to represent you we will propose a fixed-fee plus vat for that attendance.

There will be no obligation to pay any fees until you agree to proceed and either wish the barrister to commence work on your case, or due to time constraints the barrister needs to commence.

Charterhouse barristers are able to deal with civil, criminal and family cases in this way if you are not entitled to Legal Aid.

For further information please contact us on 0151 705 9345 or by email

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