How to instruct us

All our barristers are members of the Bar of England and Wales, and are self employed sole practitioners. A set of Chambers is a collection of self-employed individual barristers, administered by a Practice Manager and a team of Clerks whose task is to organise each barrister's diary and individual practice.    The rank of Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) may be awarded to senior barristers who are regarded as outstanding advocates.

All members of Citadel Chambers comply with the Code of Conduct for the Bar of England and Wales, and are regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Instructions are accepted subject to appropriate terms in the 'Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012', a copy of which is available on the website of the Bar Standards Board.

Our barristers have appropriate professional liability insurance.   All are registered for VAT.  

All members of Citadel Chambers are happy to accept instructions in legal aid cases. Alternatively, the Clerking team can provide quotations for any barrister to accept instructions on a privately paid basis.    In criminal cases a solicitor would be invited to complete a 'proposal form', which would provide the basis for the quotation.


Direct access

We welcome approaches from members of the public under the 'Direct Access scheme'.   Please see the Direct Access section of this website for further details.  



Useful links    

        for general information about Barristers          

        for the Code of Conduct, and Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal

        Services by Barristers     

        for information about Bar professional insurance