Client Care

At Erskine Chambers we strive to provide excellent client service.  Our clerking team is responsive, highly experienced and happy to discuss matters and fees with you to deliver the best possible service.

We value feedback and welcome any comments or suggestions about our service and how we might improve it.

 

Provision of Services

Each member of Erskine Chambers is a Sole Practitioner.

Each member of Erskine Chambers is registered with and regulated by the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales.

You can search the Barristers’ Register on the Bar Standards Board’s website: https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/regulatory-requirements/the-barristers’-register/. This shows (1) whether a barrister has a current practising certificate, and (2) whether a barrister has any disciplinary findings, which are published on the Bar Standards Board’s website in accordance with their policy. Alternatively, you can contact the Bar Standards Board on 020 7611 1444 to ask about this (or e-mail ContactUs@BarStandardsBoard.org.uk).

Each member of Erskine Chambers is governed by the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales. The Code of Conduct can be found in Part 2 of the Bar Standards Board Handbook https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/regulatory-requirements/bsb-handbook/.

Each member has professional indemnity insurance cover provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund (www.barmutual.co.uk – Bar Mutual Management Company, 90, Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 4ST). Terms of coverage is world-wide, subject to the terms of cover of the Bar Mutual, which may be accessed at

Fees: Requests for fee information including fee rates and fee estimates should be directed to the clerks.

Erskine Chambers adopts a transparent fee policy. Estimates and quotations should be discussed with the clerks. They will provide fees using the most appropriate method for the matter at hand. This maybe hourly rates, fixed fees, brief fees or the appropriate overall fee based on the level of experience of the Barrister and the complexity and value of the matter. Barristers in chambers also accept instructions under conditional fee agreements in certain circumstances. For more information, please contact the Clerks.

Timeframes for work should be discussed with the Clerks. A number of factors will determine speed of turn-around, such as the chosen Counsel’s availability, present work load and the weight and complexity of the work involved.

Complaints: If you have a complaint about a Member of Erskine Chambers, please see the Erskine Complaints Procedure.

Contractual Terms of Work

Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing, members of chambers will offer their services and accept instructions on Payment Basis A in accordance with the General Terms and Conditions for the Supply of Legal services by Barristers to Solicitors in Commercial Matters, as agreed between the Commercial Bar Association and the City of London Law Society, Version 3.0 2018 (“The COMBAR Terms”).

A copy of the COMBAR Terms can be downloaded here Combar CLLS v 3.0. Erskine Chambers Payment Basis A Agreement Form can be downloaded here.

Members of Chambers will also, if requested, provide their services on the Standard Conditions of Contract for the Supply of Legal services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012 which may be found at www.barcouncil.org.uk/media/185511/contractualterms.pdf

 

VAT Registration Numbers

Michael Todd QC 235 4622 73

David Mabb QC 354 3164 66

Martin Moore QC 393 8480 09

David Chivers QC 404 6429 68

Peter Arden QC 417 8965 09

Stephen Smith QC 404 6746 56

Raquel Agnello QC 494 6818 91

Andrew Thompson QC 564 3573 26

James Potts QC 671 9592 92

Edward Davies QC 752 0112 80

Nick Segal 301 8144 45

Catherine Roberts 466 3920 27

Philip Gillyon 524 1641 73

Mary Stokes 938 1891 84

Dan Prentice 663 2299 23

Nigel Dougherty 653 7120 48

Andrew Thornton 667 5250 14

Stephen Horan 832 7579 03

Ben Shaw 839 4053 14

Ben Griffiths 877 0196 93

Matthew Parfitt 877 0196 93

Patrick Harty 997 4813 53

Jack Rivett 126 1827 24

Anna Scharnetzky 151 3886 07

Christopher Lloyd 141 5862 18

Chantelle Staynings 169 9747 33

Andrew Blake 204 0006 87

Emma Williams 234 0067 46

Conor McLaughlin 317 6979 58

Richard Nolan 769 2127 08