New Park Court Chambers provides this information in accordance with terms of the Provision of Services Regulations 2009. Members of Chambers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board and adhere to the standards and professional behaviour as directed in the Bar Standards Board Handbook.

Terms of Engagement

The general terms and conditions on which our legal services are provided is the Bar Council’s Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012 (Updated for GDPR 2018). These terms can be found here

These terms do not apply to any services provided under a public funding certificate. Where counsel is instructed in a matter that proceeds with the benefit of legal aid funding, the instructions are accepted on the implied condition that there is a valid legal aid certificate with sufficient scope and authority to cover counsel for the work they have been instructed to undertake.

CFA agreements

Where counsel is instructed in a Personal Injury or Clinical Negligence matter that proceeds under a Conditional Fee Agreement, the instructions are accepted under the APIL/PIBA Standard Terms & Conditions for CFAs.

Public Access

Members of our Public Access Team have undertaken the appropriate training and are able to accept instructions from companies and members of the public. This scheme is operated under the guidance of The General Council of the Bar, and full details can found by clicking here.

In each case, the individual barrister, through his or her clerk, agrees the relevant detailed terms of business. Terms must be agreed in writing before the barrister starts work on the case. This does not apply to publicly funded instructions.

General

The individual barrister, through his or her clerk, agrees the relevant terms of business in writing in advance of the barrister starting to work on the case. A formal agreement is not necessary for publicly funded matters.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

All members of New Park Court Chambers have professional indemnity insurance provided by Bar Mutual with a minimum cover of at least £500,000, although some members of Chambers are indemnified in excess of the minimum cover.

VAT

Each individual member of Chambers is registered for VAT. Their VAT numbers are available on request and are submitted to clients when a fee note is generated.

New Park Court Chambers provides services and assistance to its members by entering into service and other contracts for their benefit. New Park Court Chambers’ VAT number is 796 5788 43.

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