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- Legal Enquiries
- - Barristers, door tenants, professional associates - what do these mean?
- - How much does legal advice cost?
- - I cannot afford a barrister, what are my options?
- - I don't want to go to Court, I just want to get it sorted
- - I need a barrister, what should I do?
- - What other fee arrangements do you have?
- - What terms of business do you use?
- - Who should I contact if I have any queries about my case?
- - Would I pay an hourly rate for a barrister?
- Fee Enquiries
- - How do I pay my fees?
- - How long do I have to pay my fees?
- - I have a fee query, who should I contact?
- - Is VAT added to my bill?
- General Enquiries
- - Are your offices fully accessible?
- - Can you summarise your pupillage arrangements?
- - Do you have any job vacancies?
- - Do you offer mini-pupillage?
- - Do you provide work experience?
- - How can I give you feedback on your service?
- - What are your opening hours?
- - What if I am not happy with the service I received?
- - Why should I use Outer Temple Chambers?
Would I pay an hourly rate for a barrister?
Our fees are usually based on hourly rates. The rates vary according to how senior your barrister is, how urgent your case is and how complicated it is.
As a guide, barristers‘ fees are in this range:
- Under 5 years experience: £75 – £125 per hour + VAT
- 5-10 years experience: £125 – £275 per hour + VAT
- 10-15 years experience: £150 – £450 per hour + VAT
- Over 15 years experience: £200 – £500 per hour + VAT
- Queen’s Counsel (Silk): £350+ per hour + VAT
We will always give you advise on a suitable barrister and we will provide you with an accurate assessment of the cost.
We will always tell you what the first stage of your case will cost or is likely to cost before any work is done on your behalf. Wherever possible we will give you an exact price, known as a fixed fee. If we do quote you a fixed fee we will never go higher than that amount unless we have contacted you first and you have agreed to the extra expense.
You can expect to be charged a fixed fee to have your barrister represent you in court.
If we do not give you an exact price your barrister will put in writing all of the hours that he / she has worked. These hours will be on the invoice or fee note that is sent to you.