“consistently better value for money than some of its larger competitors” (Chambers UK 2011)
Crown Office Chambers is committed to a realistic and flexible approach to fees. We appreciate that sometimes the traditional approach to the delivery of briefs and incurring of brief fees is inappropriate. We are always willing to discuss individual requirements in advance. Hourly rates for members of chambers vary, and are available upon application. However, unless otherwise agreed, or where fees are subject to an agreed or imposed scale, instructions for paperwork are accepted on the basis that the client will be charged on the basis of the time reasonably spent at the barrister's current hourly charging rate. Estimates of likely total fees will be provided if requested. Hourly rates are generally applied only to advisory and drafting work.
It is our usual practice to ask for counsel's fees to be paid within 28 days of receipt of the fee note. If no arrangement has been made for late payment, interest may be charged.