Working with us
Members of Atkin Chambers are self-employed, independent practitioners who share premises and administration. Our barristers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board and have been categorised as a ‘low risk’ set. All our members have professional indemnity insurance provided by Bar Mutual, which provides cover for individual barristers.
We are committed to providing an excellent and transparent service, and value feedback in relation to the quality of our legal work and the levels of service. If you would like to provide such feedback, please contact the senior clerk, chief executive or head of chambers.
Details of our policies, legal notices and disclaimers are set out below. Our complaints procedure and our confidentiality policy are available in under How to instruct us.
Atkin Chambers has adopted the Bar Council’s Standard Contractual terms and/or the Combar/CLLS terms as the basis for terms for all new instructions. The terms are adapted for individual cases.
Our terms of business for licensed access, public access, overseas lawyers and international clients can be obtained from our senior clerk, Justin Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Confidentiality Procedure comprises of guidelines which are for use in circumstances where several members of Atkin Chambers are instructed on different sides of the same matter. The guidelines are designed to ensure and demonstrate that confidential information within Atkin Chambers will remain confidential when such circumstances occur.
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Professional Indemnity Insurance
Every barrister must have professional indemnity insurance and this is provided by Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund (BMIF) which provides worldwide cover for individual barristers. Bar Mutual was set up by barristers for barristers and is not a commercial insurance company. They can be contacted though Thomas Miller, who manages Bar Mutual at ‘Thomas Miller, 90 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4ST Telephone: 020 7621 0405.
It is our intention to provide clients with an excellent service at all times. However, if you have a problem, we hope that you would feel able to talk to the individual(s) concerned directly and immediately. Alternatively please contact our CEO Fay Gillott or our senior clerk Justin Wilson to discuss your problem and/or request a copy of our formal complaints procedure.