NEW CONTRACTUAL TERMS FOR THE BAR
On 31 January 2013, the provisions of the Code of Conduct relating to the terms on which barristers supply services were amended. Notwithstanding these changes, unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing, members of Brick Court Chambers will continue to accept instructions on the basis of the Standard Non-Contractual Terms formerly set out at Annex G1 to the Bar Code of Conduct, save that to reflect the discontinuance of the Withdrawal of Credit Scheme paragraphs 15 to 20 and 22 to 24 are deleted and the parties agree that instead the following contractual term shall apply to the supply of the barrister’s services:
"29. Any dispute relating to fees payable under these Terms (including any dispute arising out of the non-payment of fees) may be referred by either the barrister or the solicitor to the Tribunal in which event paragraphs 14(3) and 14(4) shall apply to such reference whether or not such fees have been challenged under paragraph 14(1). The decision of the Tribunal in relation to any such reference shall be final and legally binding on both parties. Notwithstanding paragraphs 25 and 26 (Status of Terms), the parties expressly agree to be contractually bound by this paragraph 29."
Members of Chambers will also accept instructions under the BSB Standard Contractual Terms, as required by the Bar Code of Conduct.
For further information please contact the clerks.