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Provision of Services Act


The following information is provided by Outer Temple Chambers in line with the requirements of The Provision of Services Regulations 2009 (‘the Regulations’). Any required information that is not provided below is included in the letter of engagement / service contract and/or terms of business between our clients and us.

Business Name Outer Temple Chambers
Legal Status Barristers Chambers
Tax Status Trade Protection Association
Contact Details Outer Temple Chambers Ltd
222 Strand
London
WC2R 1BA Tel: +44 (0)20 7353 6381
Fax: +44 (0)20 7583 1786
DX: 351 London   www.outertemple.com
VAT Number 243 5466 61
Heads of Chambers Michael Bowes QC (Head of Governance)
Christopher Gibson QC (Head of the Health Department)
Andrew Spink QC (Head of the Business Department)
Treasury Harry Trusted (Treasurer)
Andrew Allen (Deputy Treasurer)

Standard Terms Of Business

For private casework Outer Temple Chambers has adopted the Bar Council’s (new) Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012 – Annexe T to the Bar Code of Conduct. We also accept instructions under the Combar / CLLS Agreement for the Supply of Legal Services. These terms came into effect on 1 February 2013 and replace Outer Temple Chambers’ own Terms of Business, which were effective from December 2010.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Every barrister must have professional indemnity insurance and this is provided by Bar Mutual (BMIF), which provides cover for individual barristers of £2.5 million with additional professional indemnity top up cover provided by TLO. Bar Mutual was set up by barristers for barristers and is not a commercial insurance company they can be contacted through the Managers of BMIF: 90 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4ST. Telephone: +44 (0)20 7621 0405, Facsimile: +44 (0)20 7283 5988. TLO Insurance Services Limited contact details are 62 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5HZ, Telephone: +44 (0)20 7839 0472, Fax. +44 (0)20 7839 0444. Email: barristers@tloinsurance.co.uk. Outer Temple Chambers is separately insured with the National Insurance and Guarantee Corporation Ltd (NIG), registered in England & Wales number 42133 address: Crown House, 145 City Road, London, EC1V 1LP. The Policy Number is SEC4766046.

Authorisation Scheme

We are regulated by the Bar Council and the Bar Standards Board (BSB) to provide legal services in England and Wales. Chambers and barristers are governed by latest edition of the BSB Handbook and its Code of Conduct, available from the Bar Standards Board website listed below. The Bar Standards Board address is Bar Standards Board, 289-293 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HZ. Telephone: +44 (0)20 7611 1444. Fax: +44 (0)20 7831 9217. http://barstandardsboard.org.uk

Complaints

Complaints can be made to our commercial director, Christine Kings, who has responsibility for ensuring that the requirements of all relevant quality standards and codes applicable to the Bar are implemented. If you are not satisfied with the way in which a complaint is dealt with can also take a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman within twelve months of the complaint arising. You can contact them at: Legal Ombudsman, PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ, email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk or telephone +44 (0)300 555 0333. If the content of your complaint may constitute a breach of the Professional Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales the Legal Ombudsman will refer those complaints directly to the Bar Standards Board, which is responsible for regulating barristers’.

Applicable Law

Unless otherwise agreed the English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any claim, dispute or difference concerning our services and any matter arising from it.