Terms of Business

  1. Henry Chambers Limited is Authorised and Regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Furthermore, the Barrister owner of Henry Chambers Limited holds a full practising certificate and is fully Authorised and Regulated by the Bar Standards Board.
  2. The Proprietor of this website is Henry Chambers Limited.
  3. Nothing on this website should be taken as legal advice.
  4. Legal advice is only given by a Barrister, and only after instructions are given and accepted in writing and under the terms contained in a Client Care Letter.
  5. Henry Chambers provides a 15 minute telephone advice by appointment, and advice in 1 hour fixed-fee conferences by appointment. This advice is legal advice and all professional rules applicable to Barristers in Practice apply to this. No obligation arises on either the Barrister or the client as a result of either event taking place.
  6. Written advice is only given after a fixed fee conference and there may be further fees to be charged for this written advice as to be discussed at the conclusion of the fixed fee conference taking place. There is no obligation on Henry Chambers to provide written advice at the end of a fixed fee conference and any written advice that is requested during or after the fixed fee conference will incur further fees to be outlined to the client prior to the work being undertaken.
  7. If a client decides to adopt all or any of the advice given, then an agreement of individual terms of business is entered into by Henry Chambers and the client in the form of a signed Client Care Letter setting out the scope of instructions and the fee arrangement. This arrangement forms the contract between Henry Chambers and the client.
  8. Professional, licensed access and lay clients (as appropriate) may contact Henry Chambers to obtain a quotation for legal services. This may be done by email to info@henry-chambers.com.
  9. All our services are charged at a fixed fee, and we do not take client monies on account.
  10. We are able to request for a payment in advance of any work actioned for Public Access clients as detailed by the Bar Standards Board and further information about this will be given in the Client Care Letter for any Public Access instructions.
  11. All Barristers practicing at Henry Chambers specialise in Family Law, Contested Probate, and Trust of Land and Appointment Trustees Act cases.
  12. All advice is provided in accordance with our service standards which are available on request.
  13. Contentious matters (Court cases) can last for varying periods and some of this is out of our control. This includes your availability or the relevant third parties’ availability, the complexity of the case, the amount of documentation that we would need to review, the need for additional information or documentation, the approach taken by the other side, third parties intervening in any cases, and the Courts Administration and workloads including waiting times. This is a non-exhaustive list but just simple scenarios to show possible factors for a delay in any contentious case.
  14. The Bar Standards Board has published guidance on Public Access (instructing a Barrister without a Solicitor) work. This information can be found at: Public-Access-Guidance-for-Lay-Clients.pdf