If you wish to instruct a barrister at 9 Stone Buildings or discuss the services available, please contact a member of the Clerks Room.
The Clerks can assist with any questions or queries you may have regarding potential instructions, barrister suitability, availability and if required, provide fee quotations and timetables for completing work.
If you are looking to instruct counsel on a direct access basis, please do refer to our direct access page for further information.
Members of 9 Stone Buildings can accept instructions from:
- Solicitors, other authorised litigators, employed barristers and legal advice centres in England & Wales.
- European lawyers registered with The Law Society and qualified lawyers from other jurisdictions.
- Licensed professionals in the UK under the Licensed Access scheme.
- Members of the public, individuals from other jurisdictions and companies under the Public Access Scheme. Further information regarding instructing under the Public Access Scheme can be found in the Bar Standard Board guidance, which can be found on their website here.
All members of 9 Stone Buildings are regulated by the Bar Standard Board. You can search the Barrister Register on the Bar Standards Board website here.
Working with 9 Stone Buildings:
Many members of 9 Stone Buildings are recognised as leaders in their respective fields. Information regarding the areas of practice undertaken by members of 9 Stone Buildings for clients in the UK and overseas can be found in the Practice Areas section of this website.
The services we provide include the following:
- Oral advocacy. Members of 9 Stone Buildings appear regularly before the English courts, Tribunals and the courts of other jurisdictions;
- Advice on issues arising under English law or the law of other jurisdictions in which members are qualified, as well as advising on the handling of potential or actual disputes;
- Drafting pleadings, submissions and applications for court, arbitration proceedings;
- Expert witnesses: members of Chambers provide written opinions and testify before courts and tribunals on questions of English and other laws;
- Arbitrators and Mediators: members regularly accept appointments as arbitrators and mediators with the ICC, LCIA, CIArb and CEDR;
Barristers at 9 Stone Buildings may undertake work on an hourly/daily rate, capped or fixed fee basis and in certain cases, under a condition fee agreement.
Some members will also accept work on a direct public or professional basis.
The Clerks will be happy to discuss any matter regarding estimated or incurred fees for legal services provided by Members of Chambers.
Fees may be reviewed periodically throughout the period of instruction to manage any potential fee changes.
To avoid the risk of unexpected cost fluctuations, please speak to the Clerk Room if the nature of the matter changes.
Barristers at 9 Stone Buildings are registered for VAT (Value Added Tax ), which will be added where applicable.
Expenses may also be incurred by barristers to cover reasonable out of pocket costs during their instruction.
There are a number of factors which may influence the timescales of work in a case, such as barrister availability, the type of legal matter and it’s complexity, as well as the approach taken by the other side, court actions, availability and waiting times.