About us

Service excellence

Becket Chambers is proud of its reputation for excellence in all areas of advocacy and advisory work, which continues to grow throughout Kent, London and the South East, and we aim to provide the highest quality of service possible at all times.

All of our barristers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

Barristers in our Chambers practise in civil and family law. For details of our specialisms please visit our areas of law page.

Public Access guidance from the Bar Standards Board for Lay Clients can be found here.

Contact us

We encourage all of our potential clients:

  • Solicitors or other practising lawyers;
  • Members of the public who wish to instruct a barrister under the Public Access scheme; and
  • Licensed Access clients, who may either hold a licence issed by the Bar Standards

to contact our clerks for a quote for our barristers’ services.

Our clerk’s contact details are: E-mail clerks@becket-chambers.co.uk

We will provide you with a quote as soon as possible. We always aim to set out quotes clearly, but if you receive your quote and there is something you do not understand, please do immediatley contact us. Before providing a quote we may ask you to provide additional information to enable us to do so.

Fees

Our barristers most often charge an agreed fixed fee for civil and family work but on occassions an hourly rate will be agreed in advance (where the client is not eligible for legal aid).

Our barristers do not accept instructions under a conditional fee agreement (“no win, no fee” agreements) for direct access instructions.

Timescales

Timescales for a case may vary depending on factors such as the barristers’ availability, the type and complexity of the case, the other side’s approach and court waiting times.

Confidentiality and security

We understand how important it is that your information is kept secure and confidential. As part of our ongoing investment in IT security, all Barristers and Clerks have access to secure systems, storage and data transfer to ensure your correspondence is protected during transition and storage.

Privacy Policy

Regulatory

All of our barristers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board. You can search the Barristers’ Register on the Bar Standards Board’s website.

This shows:

  1. whether a barrister has a current practising certificate; and
  2. whether a barrister has any disciplinary findings, which are published on the Bar Standards Board’s website in accordance with their policy.

Alternatively, you can contact the Bar Standards Board on 020 7611 1444 to ask about this (or e-mail ContactUs@BarStandardsBoard.org.uk).

You can also search the decision data on the Legal Ombudsman’s website:

This shows providers who received an ombudsman’s decision in the previous calendar year, and whether the Legal Ombudsman required the provider to give the consumer a remedy. Alternatively, you can contact the Legal Ombudsman on 0300 555 0333 to ask about this (or e-mail enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk).

Complaints procedure

Should you be in any way unhappy with the level of service you have received, we always endeavour to resolve issues quickly as soon as they are brought to the attention of the Senior Clerk, or indeed any member of Chambers.

Complaints Procedure – Oct 16

Equality and diversity

In a modern, multicultural society, it’s essential that the justice system reflects the diversity of the society it serves. The principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity apply to all Becket Chambers’ staff, members of Chambers, applicants, visitors, clients, suppliers and former staff members. We remain committed to applying an Equality and Diversity Policy in all aspects of our operation, and are accredited by the Law Society and Bar Standards Board to provide continuing professional development.

Equality and Diversity monitoring policy

Opening hours

Becket Chambers’ usual opening hours are from 8.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.

To contact us outside usual opening hours please telephone: Senior Clerk 07738 305404 or First Junior 07769 353693.