Members of Chambers accept instructions on the New Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012, a copy of which can be found here.
The Terms have been approved by both the Bar Standards Board and by the Legal Services Board, which is responsible for the regulation of all lawyers in England & Wales. The Terms have also been approved by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund, which means that all parties can be satisfied that the Barrister’s work will be covered by their professional indemnity insurance policy.
Persons other than solicitors
In the Terms, “Authorised Persons” refers to solicitors and others regulated by the SRA. The Terms also apply to other legal professionals who instruct Members of Chambers (such as Patent Attorneys and Trade Mark Attorneys) with the following modifications:
- References to “the Authorised Person” shall be construed as references to the person instructing the Barrister.
- References to “the SRA” shall be construed as references to that person’s regulatory body.
- References to “the SRA Code” shall be construed as references to any code of conduct promulgated by that regulatory body, which applies to the person instructing the Barrister.