About

Located at the heart of the London legal district in the Temple, near the Royal Courts of Justice and the Old Bailey, 10KBW is a barristers’ chambers that was founded in 1997 with the aim of providing effective advocacy and high quality, practical advice. Delivering legal expertise through teams specialising in civil, criminal, disciplinary and regulatory, family and immigration law, our barristers draw upon a wide variety of experience and backgrounds to offer our clients a friendly and flexible service across the full range of the law and at all levels of the legal system.

Following our successful expansion in 2018, we now also have offices in Bristol and Birmingham.

Chambers can be contacted through our energetic team of clerks, who are committed to helping our clients get the assistance they need. Many of our barristers can be instructed by members of the public directly under the public access scheme. Professional clients, licensed access and public access clients may contact Chambers to obtain a quotation for legal services. Our contact details can be found here.

Fees for the legal services provided by our barristers are usually charged by either:

(i) a fixed fee or

(ii) by an agreed brief fee and “refreshers”, where there is a fixed fee covering preparation for a hearing and the first day of trial and thereafter an agreed daily fixed fee (“the refresher”).

Some of our barristers will also consider charging fees at an hourly rate. Fees will include VAT where applicable.

Our clerks are happy to discuss with our clients what fee arrangement will suit their circumstances and what any particular barrister may wish to charge to provide legal services. The fees a barrister will wish to charge are often based on the complexity of the case in terms of the law and evidence along with the timescale of the provision of legal services. Factors affecting the assessment of timescale in a case can include the amount of papers to review, the need for additional information or documents, the availability of the barrister, client or any relevant third party, the approach taken by the opposing side, third parties intervening in the case and court waiting times.

Barristers practising at 10 King’s Bench Walk are regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

The Barristers’ Register can be used to search for barristers who are authorised to practise in England and Wales. It records their practising status and address, the reserved legal activities they are authorised to undertake and whether they have been the subject of any disciplinary findings.

These are our contractual terms for professional clients.

We aim always to provide an excellent service  and we welcome comments from our clients on any aspect of our services. If there is any dissatisfaction, please contact our clerks on clerks@10kbw.co.uk or by phone and they will seek to remedy the problem.

We have set out here how to make a formal complaint to Chambers as well as how to make a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman or the Bar Standards Board. Please contact our clerks if a hard copy of this document is needed. Decision data of the Legal Ombudsman can be located here.

Please contact our clerks if you would like to have a printed copy of any of the information or documents mentioned above.

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