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Information for clients

Atkin Chambers is committed to providing an excellent and transparent service, and value feedback in relation to the quality of the members’ legal work and the levels of service. If you would like to provide such feedback, please contact the senior clerk or head of marketing.

For information about Chambers’ policies and procedures please see below.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about how members work with clients and how Chambers is managed and run, or you cannot find what you are looking for on our website – we would be delighted to help.

Working with members

Members of Atkin Chambers are self-employed, independent practitioners who share premises and administration. The Barristers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board and have been categorised as a ‘low risk’ set. All members of Atkin Chambers have professional indemnity insurance provided by Bar Mutual, which provides cover for individual barristers.

Contractual terms

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.

Please see Bar Council Provision of Services and/or download the COMBAR terms here.

Our terms of business for licensed access, public access, overseas lawyers and international clients can be obtained from our senior clerk, Justin Wilson jwilson@atkinchambers.com.

Confidentiality

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.

Please click here to view our Confidentiality Procedure.

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 through Thomas Miller, who manages Bar Mutual at Thomas Miller, 90 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4ST Telephone: 020 7621 0405.

Complaints

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 senior clerk Justin Wilson to discuss your problem and/or request a copy of our formal complaints procedure.