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
WC2R 1BA Tel: +44 (0)20 7353 6381
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 Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012 (updated for the GDPR in 2018). We also accept instructions under the Combar / CLLS Agreement for the Supply of Legal Services (COMBAR 3 Barrister’s Terms). COMBAR have stated: “It is envisaged by COMBAR and CLLS that where barristers and solicitors contract on the basis of the Terms, it is the Terms in force at the time of making the Agreement to supply Services that will apply to those Services. Accordingly, we would expect barristers and solicitors entering into new contracts on the basis of the Terms from 25 May 2018 on to be contracting on Version 3 (unless and until they are replaced).”
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, and 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: email@example.com. 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.
Barristers are regulated by 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. https://barstandardsboard.org.uk
Complaints can be made to our Chief Executive, Rebecca Priestley, 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, you can also take a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman. You must complain to the LeO either within six years of your barrister’s actions/failure to act, or no later than three years after you should reasonably have known there were grounds to complain. You must also complain to the Legal Ombudsman within six months of receiving your barrister’s final response to your complaint. For a full copy of our complaints policy and further information about the Legal Ombudsman, see here.
You can contact the Legal Ombudsman at: Legal Ombudsman, PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ, email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.