Terms of Business

Unless otherwise agreed, barristers at Parklane Plowden accept instructions under the Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012 (updated for GDPR in 2018) (“the Standard Terms”). 

A copy of the Standard Terms can be found here.

Chambers welcomes enquiries from clients who, for whatever reason, feel that the Standard Terms are not for them. In such cases, instructions will be accepted on a bespoke basis, with any departures from the Standard Terms being agreed by the Senior clerks.

Chambers can also (and frequently does) accommodate the requirements of larger clients, agreeing wide-ranging protocols covering matters such as fee levels, turnaround times, quality standards or any other relevant key performance indicators.

Members of Chambers also accept instructions on a conditional fee (i.e. no-win, no-fee) basis. Our conditional fee terms are flexible, and can be adjusted to suit the particular needs of any client or large organisation wishing to instruct us. Samples of our CFA terms and conditions can be found below.

CFA Terms & Conditions – Commercial.
CFA Terms & Conditions – Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence.

A number of members of Chambers now also offer their services on a Direct or Licenced Access basis. The terms upon which such work is accepted are generally individually negotiated (due to the wide variety and scope of such instructions), but a sample of our Direct Access terms and conditions can be found here.

If you require any further information about our terms of business, please do not hesitate to contact John Hammond.