Transparency

Price Transparency

Professionals, licensed access and/or lay clients may contact chambers to obtain a fee quotation for legal services.

Please contact the clerks on 0207 430 7430 or Email on clerks@187fleetstreet.com

Service Transparency

Areas of Practice in which barristers provide legal services

Barristers at 187 Fleet Street practice in crime, fraud and regulatory law. This falls within the following areas;

Description of barristers most commonly provided legal services

Barristers at 187 Fleet Street all specialise in criminal work. Our barristers represent and advise clients facing criminal charges in both the Crown Courts and the Magistrates Court. We also act for clients in the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

They also act on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service, HMRC, SFO and the FCA

Information on factors which may influence case timescales

There are many different factors that may influence the timescale of a case at 187 Fleet Street. These include a range of different scenario such as;

  • Counsel’s availability;
  • The availability of the client or relevant third parties;
  • The complexity of the case;
  • The amount of papers counsel will need to review;
  • The need for additional information or documents;
  • The approach taken by the other side;
  • Third parties intervening in the case; and
  • Court waiting times

Redress Transparency

Complaints

Our Complaints Procedure can be found here

Clients can complain to the Legal Ombudsman (LeO) if they are unhappy with their final response to their complaint, or if their complaint has not been dealt with in eight weeks.

Clients having a right to complain to the LeO are individuals and, broadly speaking, small businesses and charities. The folloing link shows a full list of who has a right to complain http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/?faqs=who-can-use-our-service

Legal Ombudsman

PO Box 6806,

Wolverhampton.

WV1 9WJ.

Telephone number: 0300 555 0333.

Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk

More information about the Legal Ombudsman is available on their website: http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk

Please be aware that there are time limits when it comes to making a complaint to the LeO

“You must complain to the Legal Ombudsman 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.”

You can find any decision data on the LeO’s website, this decision data shows providers which received an ombudsman’s decision in the previous calendar year. In each case, the data shows whether the LeO required the provider to give the consumer a remedy.

http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/raising-standards/data-and-decisions/#ombudsman-decision-data

Barristers’ Register

All barrister at 187 Fleet Street are regulated by the Bar Standards Board. You can search all barristers that are registered on the Bar Standards Board’s website on the following link

https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/regulatory-requirements/the-barristers’-register/

This link shows if the barrister has a current practising certificate and also if there are any disciplinary findings in accordance with the BSB policy.