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About Us

Chambers is the oldest and most established set in Northampton. Originally formed in the 1970s by barristers moving from Birmingham and London sets, chambers has retained its separate identity since that time.

Located in the heart of the town centre, we are a short walk from the Northampton Combined Court Centre and the town’s Magistrates' Court.

We’ve operated from our home at 10 Spencer Parade since 2011 and have continued to develop the business since then, with the client as a priority at all times. With barristers always prepared to go the extra mile for our clients, we’re in the enviable position of having a long and proud history together with the vision and adaptability to continue to prosper in an ever changing marketplace.

Whilst we pride ourselves in maintaining our status as a common law set, chambers has an emphasis on family law. Chambers remains committed to the retention of both publicly and privately funded work.

 

Chambers Policies

Northampton Chambers is committed to providing a quality and professional service at all times. However, should you have a complaint, you are invited to raise it with us as soon as possible where you can be assured of our full and thorough attention . You can download a copy of our Complaints Policy below.

We are also committed to our policy of equality and diversity which is line with the Bar Standards Board’s code of conduct. This may also be viewed below.

Client care is always a priority for our barristers and staff at Northampton Chambers and we pride ourselves on delivering a full and professional service at all times.

Other policy documents may be available on request by contacting our Senior Clerk at:  adam.gayton@northampton-chambers.co.uk

Northampton Chambers Complaints Policy

Northampton Chambers Reasonable Adjustments Policy

Northampton Chambers Equality and Diversity Policy

Northampton Chambers Privacy Policy

 

Each individual barrister in Northampton Chambers -

  • offers their services under "The (New) Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons (2012)" and is available for viewing here.
  • is governed by Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales, which is available for viewing on the Bar Standards Board website at this address: https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/regulatory-requirements/bsb-handbook/
  • is insured for professional liability by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund, details of which can be found here.

Fees Explained

In privately funded matters Northampton Chambers works using two basic charging models, typically a fixed-fee model is used for court hearings and an hourly-rate model for non-court related advice. Both models are broadly the same whereby the client is charged directly by their instructed solicitor or by Counsel through the Public Access scheme. Whilst we use these two models, all private fees are subject to the factors below:-

  • Seniority and expertise of Counsel
  • Complexity of case
  • Urgency of the work required
  • Location of hearing

Northampton Chambers Family Fees Information

All fees are estimates only, and for a full quotation please contact the clerking team on 01604636271 or by e-mail at: clerks@northampton-chambers.co.uk

Timescales

All cases are dependent on varying timescales and these will be dependent on the type of work required and the specific nature of the case, and will be agreed at the time of instruction. Factors that might affect timescales are:-

  • Seniority and expertise of Counsel
  • Complexity of case
  • Urgency of the work required
  • Location of hearing
  • Diary commitments of Counsel

 

Useful Links

The Bar Standards Board
289-293 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HZ
Tel: 0207 611 1444
www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Legal Ombudsman
PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton WV1 9WJ
Tel: 0300 555 0333
Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk
For data on Counsel held by the Legal Ombudsman please follow this link: www.legalombudsman.org.uk
For data on Counsel held by the Barrister's Register please follow this link: BSB Barristers Register
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