Direct Access – Personal Injury


Members of the Becket Chambers Personal Injury team have wide ranging experience and are able to deal with personal injury cases at all levels of complexity. We act for injured individuals seeking compensation as well as clients (including insurers) defending claims. Areas of specialism include Costs, Employers’ Liability, Fatal Accident Claims, Inquests and Road Traffic Accidents.

For more information on our areas of specialism, and the profiles of the barristers who undertake this work, please visit our website –


Timescales for your case may vary depending on factors such as the type of claim issued, barristers’ availability, the complexity of your case, the need for additional documents, court availability and the level of engagement from the other party. Parties will also need to follow the pre-action protocol for their claim; the protocol differs dependent on the claim. However, as a guide, more straightforward cases tend to have a hearing date listed within four to twelve months of a claim being issued.


In most cases, we will charge fixed fees. A fixed fee means that we will charge you a set amount of money for a specified item of work. Below, we provide estimates based on the ranges of fixed fees for barristers at Becket Chambers. The range of fees will factor in the varying experiences of our barristers and the nature of each case.

Stage of Case Range of Fixed Fees (estimates)
Initial Case Conference £250 plus VAT
Case Conference £250 – £1,000 plus VAT
Drafting Proceedings (including Advices) £300 – £1,250 plus VAT
‘PTR’ (Pre-Trial Review) £300 – £1,000 plus VAT
‘CMC’ (Case Management Conference) £300 – £1,000 plus VAT
‘CCMC’ (Cost and Case Management Conference) £600 – £2,000 plus VAT
Infant Approval £150 – £250 plus VAT
MOJ Stage 3 £250 fixed rate plus VAT
Small Claims Trial (Claim value up to £10k) £500 – £5,000 plus VAT
Fast Track Trial (Claim value up to £25k) £500 – £10,000 plus VAT
Multi-Track Trial (Claims valued upwards of £25k) £750 – £15,000 plus VAT
Fast Track (Multi- Days) £2,500 – £15,000 plus VAT
Multi Track (Multi-Days) £3,500 – £20,000 plus VAT
Hourly Rate (where applicable) £80 – £250 plus VAT

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Please note that the fee ranges detailed above are estimates only. Please contact the Clerks on 01227 786331 for further information.

Direct Access – Personal Injury Barristers