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
The Code of Conduct provides that barristers are obliged under the Cab Rank Rule to accept instructions which are offered either (a) on the Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services to Authorised Persons annexed to the Code (the “Bar Council Terms”) or (b) on terms which a barrister or the barrister’s Chambers have published as the barrister’s standard terms of work.
At Erskine Chambers the default position is that instructions are accepted by barristers, in line with the Cab Rank Rule, under (a) the Bar Council Terms which can be found here or (b) the current COMBAR/CLLS Terms Payment Basis A (the latest terms for which can be downloaded here).
Barristers at Erskine Chambers will, of course, consider alternative terms of engagement but they are not obliged to accept instructions on any other terms unless by discussion and agreement.
Diversity Data 2021
In accordance with Bar Standards Board regulations, Chambers are required to publish a summary of data collected through a diversity data monitoring exercise. The summary of data collected in our 2021 exercise can be downloaded here
VAT Registration Numbers
Michael Todd KC 890 956 081
David Mabb KC 354 3164 66
Martin Moore KC 393 8480 09
David Chivers KC 404 6429 68
Peter Arden KC 417 8965 09
Raquel Agnello KC 494 6818 91
Andrew Thompson KC 564 3573 26
James Potts KC 671 9592 92
Andrew Thornton KC 667 5250 14
Edward Davies KC 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
Stephen Horan 832 7579 03
Ben Shaw 839 4053 14
Ben Griffiths 877 0196 93
Matthew Parfitt 877 0196 93
Jack Rivett 126 1827 24
Anna Scharnetzky 151 3886 07
Chantelle Staynings 169 9747 33
Andrew Blake 204 0006 87
Conor McLaughlin 317 6979 58
Phil Morrison 343 3853 01
Seamus Woods 343 4704 13
Tom Hall 395 9436 37
Richard Nolan 769 2127 08