Barristers can charge on an hourly rate or fixed price basis for a particular piece of work such as a conference, written advice, helping to draft documents or representation at Court or Tribunal. The clerking team will always agree in advance any fees to be paid, ensuring full transparency. The level of fees generally depends on the urgency, type and amount of work involved, together with the level of experience of the barrister instructed.
Hourly rates for advice, non-contentious work, Court and Tribunal advocacy range from £125 + vat to £500+ vat. Generally for Court and Tribunal advocacy you will be quoted for a ‘brief fee’ (preparation and day 1 of trial/hearing) and then a ‘refresher’ fee for each day following.
Agreed fees are generally paid in advance of any work commencing.
These terms apply to our barristers’ fees across all of our key practice areas of Crime, Regulatory, Family and Civil Law and apply to hearings listed in the Magistrates Court, County Court, Crown Court, Higher Courts and Tribunals. For further details please visit the Fees, Billing & Price Transparency section of Trinity's About page here.
To discuss the likely cost of a case, please get in touch with a member of the Direct Access clerking team. Under the Direct Access rules barristers cannot apply for Legal Aid to fund a case.