Terms of Business

1KBW and its barrister members provide this information in accordance with their obligations under the Provision of Services Regulations 2009. It includes important information as to its terms of business which will take effect from 31st January 2013.

Our Regulator

Members of Chambers are individual self-employed barristers each of whom are regulated by the Bar Standards Board. You will find the details of the BSB here and a link to The Barristers’ Register Page. The BSB website includes the Code of Conduct which regulates the professional behaviour and standards of all barristers. Individual members of Chambers are all members of the Bar Council of England and Wales, an organisation which provides representation, support and services for barristers.

Standard Terms

1KBW reserves the right (if appropriate in any particular case) only to accept instructions subject to the Bar Council’s Standard Contractual Terms. A copy can be found here. Alternatively a copy can be sent to you on request to our Chief Executive – jpickersgill@1kbw.co.uk

Public Access

If you are not a solicitor or other ‘authorised’ person (i.e. one regulated by the Law Society or SRA) then Chambers’ default position is that the barrister will provide services to you under a Public Access agreement. You will find a standard public access agreement here.

In each case it will be the individual barrister through his or her clerk who agrees the relevant terms of business with you which may differ from those terms shown. Terms will have to be agreed electronically before the barrister starts work.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

All barristers in Chambers have professional indemnity Insurance to a minimum level of £500,000, although many barristers have additional indemnity insurance in excess of the minimum. Insurance cover is provided by Bar Mutual. Some barristers have further top-up insurance.

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1 King’s Bench Walk reopened on Monday 6th July 2020


1KBW is pleased to announce that, following a stringent risk-assessment, we began the process of reopening chambers from 6th July 2020. A series of measures are now in place to ensure the safety of all staff, members and visitors. We have been successfully working remotely during the lockdown period and a number of staff and members will continue to do so to ensure social distancing measures are kept in place, as per government guidance.


We continue to request that all client meetings be conducted virtually, where possible. We are fully equipped to carry on with client conferences via telephone or video link, on any preferred platform. Should you require to come in to chambers for a meeting, please contact a member of the clerking team so that bespoke arrangements can be made.