The members of chambers are self-employed barristers who provide legal services as sole traders.
Like other barristers practising in England and Wales, members of chambers are bound by the Bar’s code of conduct.
Barristers in chambers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board. 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).
Because of their self-employed status, and as a result of the way in which the English Bar as a whole is organised, it is frequently the case that different members of chambers are on opposite sides of a case. As in any other situation, members will conduct themselves with the highest degree of professionalism. This has never given rise to any conflict of interest and the clerking team have systems in place to prevent any problems arising from such a situation.
All barristers at Three New Square maintain professional liability insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund, managed by the Bar Mutual Management Company, 90 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4ST. Coverage is worldwide, subject to the terms of cover of the Bar Mutual.
Full details, together with details of barristers’ registrations for VAT, are available from the clerks.
By agreement of the barristers in chambers, this web site has been prepared for information purposes only. Any views expressed, or comments made on the law in an article, commentary or note on this web site are not necessarily the opinions of any member of chambers other than the author.
The information and any commentary on the law contained on this web site is provided free of charge for information purpose only. Every reasonable effort is made to make the information and commentary accurate and up to date, but no responsibility for its accuracy and correctness, or for any consequences of relying on it, is assumed by any member of chambers. The information and commentary does not, and is not intended to, amount to legal advice to any person on a specific case or matter. You are strongly advised to obtain specific, personal advice from a lawyer about your specific case or matter and not to rely upon the general and non-specific information or comments on this site.
A copy of the privicy notice applicable to both individual members of chambers and chambers itself can be found here.