From 31 January 2013 the standard default terms on which barristers had previously offered their services were withdrawn by the Bar Standards Board.
Unless otherwise agreed, the default, standard terms which members of Queen Square Chambers offer services to, or at the request of, solicitors will be the standard contractual terms (2012) that have been prepared by the Bar Council.
Please note that in the absence of any other agreement between you and the barrister these standard terms will govern the relationship between the barrister and the authorised person. A link to the amended terms is below.
We already have Service Level Agreements with many of our clients and always welcome a discussion with others wishing to consider such arrangements. These might include specific payment terms, agreed rates, quality standards and other services. Please contact us if you would like to investigate this option further.