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What terms of business do you use?
Members of the public who come to us will be sent our standard contract, which covers what we will do for you and what it will cost.
For private casework managed through solicitors 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).”