Instructing Us

Instructing Us

There are a number of ways to instruct a barrister at Six Pump Court. In all cases the clerks are the first point of contact for enquiries, and have an extensive knowledge of each barrister’s areas of practice and availability.

The following are invited to contact the clerks for a quote for our barristers’ services:

  • Solicitors or other practising lawyers;
  • Licensed Access clients, who may either hold a licence issued by the Bar Standards Board, or be a member of a professional body which has been recognised by the Bar Standards Board;
  • Members of the public who wish to instruct a barrister under the Public Access scheme; and
  • Any person in relation to Arbitration or Mediation.

For further information on any of these categories please see the links further down this page.

Any person wishing to instruct a barrister in relation to International Arbitration should contact the dedicated clerk for the international arbitration members: Ryan Barrow


In all Areas of Expertise which are paid privately, barristers in Chambers will charge hourly rates, fixed or “brief fees” or a combination of both depending on the individual circumstances of the case involved.

Some barristers also accept instructions under conditional (“no win, no fee”) agreements in certain circumstances.

We aim to provide you with a quote which is clearly set out as soon as possible following your enquiry.


Timescales for a case may vary depending on factors such as barristers’ availability, the type and complexity of the case, the other side’s approach and the relevant court system.

Please use the links below to direct you to the relevant page on the website which will assist you in getting in touch.

Solicitors and other practising lawyers

Solicitors and other practising lawyers may contact the clerks directly in the usual way.

Licensed Access

Organisations or individuals that have an identifiable area of expertise or experience, such as planning consultants, engineers, accountants and surveyors may instruct barristers directly. These individuals or organisations are able to instruct any member of the Bar on behalf of their clients or on their own account. Please visit our Licensed Access page.

Public Access

If you are a member of the public, please visit our Public Access page where you will find further information on how to instruct a barrister at Six Pump Court. The information and links from this page will help you understand how the Public Access Scheme works and explains how you can use it to instruct barristers directly.


Chambers has a number of practitioners who have experience in arbitration, both as arbitrator and as counsel, as well as members who have significant experience in areas which are increasingly the subject of arbitration. Please visit our Arbitration page to learn more or contact the clerks with your enquiry.

For information on those members of Chambers with particular experience in arbitration and mediation please contact the clerks.

International Services

Our barristers can help you on matters of English and international law. This section explains how barristers work with lawyers and clients in the international market and discusses the expertise and services our barristers provide and how to instruct them.