4 King's Bench Walk London

How to instruct us

Stage 1 – Initial contact

Our administration team can be contacted by telephone, fax or email.

You will be asked for the following information to be emailed to us:

  • Your name and contact details.
  • Whom you represent.
  • The nature of the dispute (e.g unfair dismissal claim, contract dispute).
  • The identity of the other party to the dispute.
  • The work required (e.g representation at a hearing, opinion in writing, advice on merits, procedure or quantum).
  • Any relevant deadlines (e.g hearing date, date for filing a document or accepting a settlement offer).
  • copies of the relevant documents

Stage 2 – Instructions to Counsel

Our Administration team will normally be able to tell you at this stage whether this is work that we can undertake under public access.

Once our Administration team have received your information they will arrange for quotations to be sent to you within 24 hours.  You do not incur any liability for the barrister’s fees by doing this. The barrister will review the papers and make an assessment of the work required.

Stage 3 – Instructing Counsel

Once you have received and accepted our quotation you will be a ‘client care’ letter.  This letter contains standards terms and follows the model approved by the Bar Council and the Bar Standards Board. It will say what the barrister is instructed to do, any relevant timescale, the fee for the work and the terms of payment. You are asked to read the ‘client care’ letter carefully, sign one copy and return it to us. A standard client care letter can be viewed here.

If you have any queries at any stage our Administration team who will be happy to help.

Tel: 020 7822 7000

At “Barristers Direct” our barristers will advise you about your case in writing or in conference.

Who we act for

Barristers at 4 King's Bench Walk accept public access instructions from company and commercial clients, governmental and non-governmental organisations, institutions and individuals.