Our Barristers’ Fees
Our Fees are competitive when compared to other lawyers fees for similar work. Fees charged will be dependent on the specialist area of law and the experience and seniority of the lawyer required for a particular case or legal issue. Some cases will require highly specialist advocate with considerable experience in the field, while more simple cases may only require a junior generalist lawyer. The global costs for a case can vary greatly and we will seek to give you estimates for the whole case where it is feasible to do so.
Barristers fees are dependent on a number of factors, depending on the complexity of the issues, the seniority and experienced of the barrister, the specialism, the number of pages involved, the number of procedural steps that need to be taken, the location of the hearing, the number of days in court or tribunal, whether there is a solicitor involved or whether the case is on a direct access basis, among other things.
If you give us a call we will be able to provide you with quotes and guidance on likely future fees. We can quote for stages of work and in some instances provide a global fee quote. However, some cases will develop over time and it will be dependent on the requirements at each stage as to how many hours or days need to be spent on preparing a case or presenting a can in court.
Our hourly rates start at £150 for the most junior members of Chambers, rising to £500 an hour for more senior members of Chambers in some specialisms. The average fees charged per hour are £200 to £250.
Where possible we will provide a fixed fee for a piece of work. We usually charge fixed fees for conferences and hearings. It may be possible to charge fixed fees for other work, once we have scoped out what is needed. A first conference is often needed to go through the issues in the case to be able to provide more clear guidance or quotes.
A half day in court can be from £360 plus VAT upwards. A full day in court from £720 upwards. Five days representation in court will generally be in the region of £3,400 to £8,100, depending on the nature of the case. For longer hearings we can often provide bespoke quotes.
VAT at 20% is additionally payable on our fees.
Do not hesitate to give us a call for further guidance on fees, without obligation.
Our lawyers will always advise you of the cost of a particular piece of work and seek your confirmation that you wish that work to be carried out before undertaking any work on your case. You will never receive a bill for work that you have not previously authorised. We will undertake the work that is necessary and will not over-bill.
Call 24 hours, without obligation, on 0161 66 33 123.