Terms of Work


In 2012 the Legal Services Board approved the Bar Standards Board’s application to amend its Code of Conduct to substitute new standard contractual terms for the existing Bar’s Standard Non-Contractual Terms, which incorporated the withdrawal of credit scheme. These changes came in to force on 31st January 2013.

St Philips Barristers now undertake their work on these terms, which are known as the “Standard Conditions of Contract for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012”, which are our published terms under the Provision of Services Regulations 2009, save only where the individual barrister concerned has accepted the instructions pursuant to other terms which have been expressly agreed in writing (including by exchange of e-mails).

A copy of these terms can be downloaded by clicking here.

Should you have any wish to vary these terms, which can only be done by express written agreement, or any further questions regarding them, please contact our clerks.

A full guide to the terms can be found by clicking here.

Fees and Policies – Click here.

Complaints Procedure

Our commitment to this philosophy is supported by our quality management system. This system complies with both the BarMark quality assurance scheme sponsored by the General Council of the Bar and the Legal Services Commission’s own quality mark scheme.

All members and staff of St Philips Chambers are required to familiarise themselves with the procedures of the quality management system where they are relevant to their own work. They are also required to comply with all such procedures, and to act at all times in accordance with the spirit embodied in the system.

Our aim is to give you a good service at all times. If, however, you have a complaint, you are invited to let us know as soon as possible. Please click the link below for more information on this process.

Our Complaints Handling Procedure

Legal Ombudsman