The following hourly rates are intended to provide some general guidance to fees for attendance at court in standard cases.
- Queen’s Counsel: £350 to £500
- Counsel of over 20 years: £200 to £350
- Junior Counsel between 10 and 20 years in practice: £150 to £275
- Junior Counsel between 5 and 10 years in practice: £125 to £200
- Junior Counsel up to 5 years in practice: £75 to £150
All fees quoted are exclusive of VAT which, when applicable, will need to be added.
It should be noted that all brief fees are considered individually. It is not possible to give an exhaustive list of factors that might affect the charge for a given case. In particular the guide figures may be inappropriate to cases in which a barrister is instructed on the basis of a specific expertise or speciality or where work requires urgent attention. It may also be necessary to take into account practical considerations, such as travelling time and expense. On occasions, a fee shall be agreed that varies according to the time actually taken in dealing with a matter.
We undertake work on a conditional fee basis in appropriate cases. Please contact the clerks for further details.
We are happy to accept instructions on a public or a privately paid basis.
ESTIMATED COSTS FOR THE INSTRUCTION OF A BARRISTER UNDER THE PUBLIC ACCESS SCHEME
All of Lamb Building Chambers and its Members are regulated by the Bar Standards Board.
Chambers can provide services direct to professionals and members of the public by way of instruction through the Public Access Scheme. Those who are Direct Access qualified can be viewed by clicking on the following link, though it should be noted that not all cases are suitable for the instruction of counsel by this method, an example would be if you are eligible for legal aid. If instructed by Direct Access Counsel would unfortunately not able to do so on a Conditional Fee Basis.
Our aim is to provide the right counsel for your case together with a cost that will be based on the area of law, the type and complexity, their seniority and experience. The initial instruction of counsel can be made by having an initial conference or alternatively by providing a chronology and copies of essential reading for them to assess the suitability of your case for Public Access.
Fees are based on an hourly rate that will be commensurate with the seniority of counsel and the complexity of the case. Hourly rates will vary in accordance with the seniority of counsel or if you are instructing Queen’s Counsel. Where possible we will provide a fixed for the work.
Without sight of all of the relevant documents to a case it is sometimes difficult to provide an exact figure on the cost for specific items of work however as a guide for Public Access cases the following may provide some assistance (All fees are exclusive of VAT and therefore if eligible will need to be added):
These will be based on the seniority of counsel and the type and complexity of the proceedings and range from £175.00 to £500.00 an hour.
Further information is available by contacting one of the clerks on 020 7797 7788 or alternatively by email at email@example.com
All estimates of the fees above are correct as of 1 February 2020
Please contact the clerks for details of mediation fees.