Help and Support
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- Legal Enquiries
- - What factors affect the timescales for delivery of legal advice or representation?
- - Who can instruct a barrister?
- - What independent advice can I get about seeking legal assistance?
- - How could I fund my legal case?
- - Barristers, door tenants, associates - what do these mean?
- - Do you do public access work?
- - I need a barrister, what should I do?
- - How much does legal advice and representation cost?
- - What fee arrangements do you offer?
- - What terms of business do you use?
- - Are barristers insured?
- - Are barristers regulated?
- - I don't want to go to Court, I just want to get it sorted
- - I cannot afford a barrister, what are my options?
- - Who should I contact if I have any queries about my case?
- 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?
What independent advice can I get about seeking legal assistance?
Other useful sources of advice
Advice UK: A network of advice centres across the country.
Advocate: Free advice and representation on legal matters (applications-based). If your case is going to court or a tribunal, you might get a volunteer barrister to represent you for free through Advocate. You can check if Advocate might help you on its website. If you think Advocate can help, contact your nearest Citizens Advice. You have to be referred to the unit by an adviser. You can also ask a law centre or your MP to refer you.
Citizens Advice: Free, independent and impartial advice on a range of issues and rights. Advice Line: 03444 111 444 (England); 03444 77 20 20 (Wales).
Free Representation Unit: Provides representation in employment hearings.
Law Centres Network: Search for local law centres in England.
Legal Aid: To check whether you might be eligible to receive legal aid financial assistance for civil (non-criminal) legal advice and assistance
Personal Support Unit: Provides advice, information and support for litigants in person (those representing themselves in court). Telephone: 020 7073 4760.
Samaritans: Helpline support for anyone who wants to talk to someone about the problems they are facing in their life. Helpline: 116 123.
The Money Advice Service: Free, confidential advice about managing finances and dealing with debts. Advice line: 0800 138 7777