Instructing Us

Terms of Business

Libertas seek to be open and transparent in relation to the cost of our legal services provision. Whether a client is instructing chambers on a privately paying basis or is eligible under the legal aid scheme, the clerks are available to advise you on the appropriate counsel for your case.  This will include discussing the cost of the case for those privately paying clients.

The two pricing methods we operate for privately funded work are fixed fee and hourly rates. There are occasions when clients prefer to instruct a barrister based on a combination of the two, however this is best discussed with the clerking team in advance.  All barristers at Libertas (with the exception of pupils) are registered for VAT.

Those clients choosing to privately fund their legal service provision with Libertas will enter into a contract in accordance with the Standard Terms of the Bar Council, as updated.  These terms can be found on the Bar Council’s website –

Direct Access clients should refer to the Direct Public Access page for more information on instructing us.  In addition, The Bar Standards Board’s ‘Public Access Guidance for Lay Clients’ can be found here.

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To discuss instructing with Libertas or your case please contact our clerks by phone on +44 (0) 207 036 0200 or email us at