Public Access – Contract Cases
Our barristers can advise and represent you in court if you have a Contract case. We are happy to assist Claimants and Defendants in commercial or consumer issues.
Counsel can advise in writing or in conference and are also happy to attend hearings should the case proceed to Court.
Timescales for our services may vary depending on factors such as barristers’ availability, the complexity and value of your case, the need for additional documents and the approach of the other side. As a guide, written advice on your case will be available within two to four weeks where possible. For court hearings, we would ideally need two weeks’ notice of the date of the hearing, however, we appreciate you may also need representation at short notice. If so, please contact the clerks and our barristers will aim to represent you at the hearing where possible.
We charge fixed fees, which means that we will charge you a set amount of money for the work. These fees will be payable before written work is provided or a hearing/ conference commences.
Below we provide estimates based on the ranges of fixed fees for barristers in Queen Square Chambers. VAT will be charged on top of these fees (where applicable).
Your fixed fees may vary depending on your needs – for example, your fees may be towards the higher end of the range if you need a more experienced barrister and/or you have a complex case. If you have a particularly complex case or it has an unusually high volume of paperwork, your fees may also be higher than the estimates below. Additional travel costs would depend on the location of the court venue or conference location.
If the value of the claim is over £25k or the Trial is listed for more than one day please contact the clerks
|Stage of Case||Range of fixed fees (estimates)|
|Claim – More than £10,000, but not more than £14,000|
|Conference with you||£500 – £750|
|Written advice on claim||£500 – £1000|
|Preparation of case, including conference with you and assistance with drafting court documents||£500 – £900|
|1 day trial (If required)||£1070|
|Claim – more than £15,000 (generally, no more than £25,000)|
|Conference with you||£650 – £1000|
|Written advice on your claim||£650 – £1250|
|Preparation of case, including conference with you and assistance with drafting court documents||£650 – £1000|
|1 day trial (If required)||£1705|
All information is correct as of May 2019, but fees are estimates only. For the most accurate fixed fee estimate, please contact the clerks on 0117 921 1966 (or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).