Instructing Us

New Square Chambers stands out for its widely reported, excellent client care and practice management. Our Practice Management team is widely recognised for being helpful, friendly and willing to go the extra mile.

The legal directories praise us for being ‘a pleasure to deal with’, ‘effective and proactive’, ‘very responsive’ and ‘provid[ing] a prompt and exceptional service’.

Across the Practice Management team individuals are singled out for their skill in putting clients first, working collaboratively to navigate complex cases and to achieve the best possible outcomes for all parties. We have the expertise and experience to point you in the direction of the barrister most suited to your needs, as well as supporting you with all aspects of case management.

Who can instruct us?

Members of New Square Chambers are barristers, trading as sole practitioners, who are regulated by the Bar Standards Board and adhere to their Code of Conduct. In respect of work in England and Wales, our barristers accept instructions from:

  • Solicitors, other authorised legal practitioners, employed barristers and legal advice centres in England and Wales;
  • European lawyers registered with the Law Society and qualified lawyers from other jurisdictions;
  • licensed professionals in the United Kingdom, such as surveyors, accountants and insolvency practitioners, under the Licensed Access Scheme. Guidance on the scheme can be found here, and a list of licensees here; and
  • members of the public and individuals from other jurisdictions, under the Public Access Scheme. The Public Access Guidance for Lay Clients published by the Bar Standards Board can be found here. You can find out more about our Public Access work, as well as the regulations members’ comply with, here.

Fees & timescales

At New Square Chambers we work hard to ensure every client gets the service, expertise and experience that they both need and want.

Our Practice Managers are always willing to provide estimates of fees and a timetable for completing work.

When agreeing fees, our approach is characteristically transparent and flexible. Members of our Practice Management team will work with you to structure the fees as accurately and appropriately as possible, for your individual case.

  • Fee estimates can be based on hourly and/or daily rates.
  • We can also, in some circumstances, offer a fixed or capped fee for drafting, written work and/or a hearing.
  • In certain circumstances, some members of Chambers also accept instructions under Conditional Fee Agreements (“no win, no fee” agreements).
  • All fees will be subject to VAT, where applicable.

Trial fees typically consist of a brief fee (a fixed amount agreed in advance, which is based on preparation time plus the first day in Court, and a daily refresher rate throughout the duration of the trial. Further fees may be incurred for written submissions, consequential arguments etc.

Timescales for completion of work can depend on a number of factors, such as the availability of Counsel and/or the client, the complexity of the matter, and the amount of papers involved.

As with all matters, the best place to start is in contacting a member of the Practice Management team, who will be pleased to discuss your particular circumstances.


All of our barristers have professional indemnity insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund (BMIF).

Members of chambers can also opt to purchase additional top-up insurance cover. Details can be supplied upon request.

New Square Chambers has employer’s liability insurance and public liability insurance provided by Sterling Insurance Co:


New Square Chambers adheres to the confidentiality requirements and guidelines set by the Bar Standards Board. This covers the situation which may arise when two (or more) members of Chambers are instructed for different parties in the same case.

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