Kings Bench Chambers

Fee Transparency Statement

What we do

Counsel at Kings Bench Chambers practise across the full range of civil, criminal and family work. Our barristers advise and represent clients:

  • In relation to Court proceedings sitting in the High Court, County Court, Family Court, Crown and Magistrates’ Courts and in the Court of Appeal.
  • By providing advice in writing and in conference.
  • By drafting Court and Legal documents

Fee Transparency

We tailor our service to our clients’ individual needs and our aim is to build long-term relationships with our clients. Counsel and Clerks at Kings Bench Chambers are flexible and approachable.

Clerks are always happy to discuss levels of fees. Our fees are flexible, and we aim to match client budgets. Our fee estimates and fixed fees are based on several factors including (but not limited to) the seniority of the barrister, the complexity of the case and the likely preparation time required

Generally, we would look to agree fixed fees for the work we undertake. We feel that this provides stability to the lay client who may have concerns or be budgeting for the continuation of proceedings. The more information that we have about a matter when enquiring, the easier it is to provide an accurate estimate.  Often, we look to estimate fees on a ‘subject to papers received’ basis; When the instructions are made available, we can then agree fees before any chargeable work is undertaken.

Some barristers in particular practice areas (crime and family) will undertake legal aid work, but only when instructed by a solicitor.

We continually seek to ensure that timeframe for providing advice is adhered to but will notify the client as soon as apparent if there is to be any delay. Reasons for delay or issues that can influence the timeframe of a case could include the availability of the barrister, availability of the client, complexity of the case, volume of papers to be reviewed, the need for additional documents or information, the approach the other side take and Court waiting times.

Please contact our Clerks to discuss your matter in more detail, we will be happy to assist and find the appropriate barrister for your case.

Public Access

If you are a member of the public, we would kindly request that you read Bar Standards Board’s Public Access Guidance for Lay Clients. This will help you to understand how the Public Access scheme works and will allow for a better understanding on how you can instruct barristers directly.