Terms of work
All barrister members of Radcliffe Chambers are practising members of the Bar of England and Wales. When practising as barristers, they are self-employed. They are registered with and regulated by the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales (“BSB”), and they are required to practise in accordance with the Code of Conduct contained in the BSB Handbook. The BSB Handbook may be accessed via this link.
The BSB can be contacted at:
Bar Standards Board,
289-293 High Holborn,
London, WC1V 7HZ
T: +44(0)207 611 1444
When instructed by solicitors, and unless otherwise agreed in writing, barrister members of Radcliffe Chambers provide their services on the Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2020 as published on the Bar Council’s website, here, as amended by our own terms in relation to Client Due Diligence, which you can read here.
We are happy to consider alternative contractual terms, such as the COMBAR and City of London Law Society Contractual Terms, or other terms which may be negotiated at the time of engagement. Any alternative contractual arrangements must be expressly agreed in writing.
When instructed by persons other than solicitors, barrister members of Radcliffe Chambers provide their services on the terms specifically agreed in each case.
All barrister members of Radcliffe Chambers have professional liability insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund. The scope of the cover provided is worldwide, subject to the Terms of Cover of the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund, which may be accessed here. Some barrister members take out additional top up insurance from time to time. All non-barrister associate members have separate insurance.
The Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund may be contacted at:
Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Limited,
90 Fenchurch Street,
London, EC3M 4ST
T +44(0)207 621 0405