Terms of Business

Iscoed Chambers and its barrister members provide this information in accordance with their obligations under the Provision of Services Regulations 2009. 

Our Regulator

Members of Chambers are individual self-employed barristers each of whom is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. You will find the details of the BSB at www.barstandardsboard.org.uk.  The BSB website includes the Code of Conduct which regulates the professional behaviour and standards of all barristers. Individual members of Chambers are all members of the Bar Council of England and Wales, an organisation which provides representation, support and services for barristers.

Main Features of our Barristers’ Services and the Price

Our standard published terms of business are the contractual terms of business set out in Annexe T to the BSB Code of Conduct.  These terms can be found here.

It is a breach of the Code of Conduct for a barrister to refuse to accept instructions to be undertaken in accordance with our published standard terms of business (i.e. the terms to be found at Annexe T or our other standard terms below). 

Personal injury/clinical negligence

Where a standard CFA trade agreement exists between APIL (the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) and PIBA (Personal Injury Bar Association) in personal injury cases, then the latest agreement will generally govern the relationship between barrister and solicitor.

Non-personal injury CFAs

We will use the Chancery Bar Association CFA agreement from time to time (in non-personal injury/clinical negligence proceedings).  

Public funding

Where services are provided under a public funding certificate or other statutory arrangement then the standard contractual terms will not apply.  The relevant statutory provisions will govern the relationship between barristers and their instructing solicitors.  

All barristers in Chambers have professional indemnity insurance to a minimum level of £500,000, although many barristers have additional indemnity insurance in excess of the minimum. Insurance cover is provided by Bar Mutual which can be contacted via www.barmutual.co.uk. Some barristers have further top-up insurance provided either via BMIF or through in the open market.