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Chambers operates on a referral basis and most members of Chambers are only able to advise or act for a taxpayer once they have received instructions from a solicitor or other qualified professional.

Who can instruct?

Members act for a wide range of clients, from individual taxpayers to blue-chip multinational firms.  Our work comes predominantly from domestic law firms, accountancy practices and in-house legal teams.  Members of Chambers can also accept instructions from other professionals and professional firms in certain circumstances.  The Clerks will be happy to advise as to the best way for a particular client to instruct any Member of Chambers.

Who to instruct?

The Clerks will be happy to assist solicitors, accountants and other clients by recommending the individual barrister or a team of barristers that would be best suited to deal with the particular piece of work. 

How to communicate with chambers?

Our Clerks can be contacted by email, telephone and fax.  The Clerks arrange appointments for conferences and consultations with Members of Chambers.   Chambers is able to offer a number of well-equipped conference rooms to accommodate these meetings.  The Clerks are happy to make arrangements for any disabled persons wishing to visit Chambers.

The Clerks maintain close working relationships with the administrative staff in the tax tribunals and the higher Courts, and frequently liaise with them regarding hearing dates for matters that are litigating.

Agreeing Fees

The work undertaken by Members of Chambers ranges across the full spectrum of complexity and duration.  As a consequence, and in order to remain both flexible and competitive, the fee structure for each piece of work is agreed separately. 

Client care and complaints policy

All Members of Chambers are committed to providing an exceptionally high standard of service and welcome any feedback from both professional and lay clients.  Complaints are taken very seriously and will be dealt with in accordance with Chambers’ written complaints policy, which is available from the Clerks, on request.