Terms of business

New Standard Contractual Terms

From 31 January 2013, the Bar’s Standard Non-Contractual Terms (previously Annex G1 to the Bar’s Code of Conduct) (“the Old Non-Contractual Terms”) are no longer deemed to be the terms on which new instructions are accepted, though they will continue to be the terms applying to existing instructions. From that date (31 January 2013), the new Standard Conditions for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012 (now Annex T to the Bar’s Code of Conduct) (“the New Standard Conditions”) come into force.

After 31 January 2013, Members of Chambers at South Square will consider accepting new instructions under one of the following: 

- The Old Non-Contractual Terms, adapted to reflect the discontinuance of the Withdrawal of Credit Scheme, a copy of which can be found here.

- The COMBAR/City of London Law Society Agreement for the Supply of Legal Services by a Barrister in a Commercial Case, a copy of which can be found here.

Members of Chambers can also be required (subject to the provisions of the Bar’s Code of Conduct) to accept instructions on the New Standard Conditions, a copy of which can be found here.

In the absence of specific agreement to the contrary, the acceptance of instructions by individual Members of Chambers will be on the Old Non-Contractual Terms, adapted to reflect the discontinuance of the Withdrawal of Credit Scheme.  The acceptance of instructions on any other basis requires the specific written consent of the Member of Chambers concerned and no practice manager or other South Square employee has authority to give that consent on his or her behalf.

Complaints Policy

We are committed to looking after our clients and providing the highest quality service. However, if for any reason you are unhappy with any aspect of the service provided, please see our complaints procedure

If you have any queries or concerns you would like to discuss or for more information, please contact our Chambers Director, Ron Barclay-Smith, at ronsmith@southsquare.com.