Mountford Chambers’ barristers can be instructed in the following ways:
We operate a transparent and open policy when it comes to costs. The cost of instructing a barrister will vary depending in the nature of the case, the seniority of counsel, and duration of the court hearing.
Our experienced team of clerks can discuss the fee options available and agree a fee in advance of work being commenced. We will ensure that fee quotations are provided within a reasonable time, and in clear and readily understandable terms.
Pricing models include:
Any estimates for fees will make it clear which pricing model applies. If it not possible to estimate the final figure to be charged, our clerks will provide full details of how the fee is calculated – e.g., hourly rate, capped fees, paperwork rates, preparatory/advocacy rates, and the work undertaken will not exceed a specified amount without prior approval of the client.
Please note that VAT applies to fees charged in all cases. In some limited circumstances a VAT exemption may apply, which you will be advised of by our clerks.
The timescale for completion of work may depend on several factors:
Should representation or advice be needed at short notice, please contact our clerking team who will be able to discuss your requirements who, in the majority of circumstances, will be able to arrange urgent representation.