Castle Chambers predominately provides legal services in the field of Criminal Law both Defending and Prosecution work. Members of chambers practised in the courts of North and West London during the 1990s, but as our reputation spread we developed a broader geographical practice, growing into the set of Chambers we are today. members represent clients at criminal and civil courts throughout the country as well as at all London courts. In addition to publicly funded work we also undertake private work.
At the core of our work in all fields is the belief that it is a privilege to be representing those who need our help, whether that is the criminally accused or the victim of a crime, the victim of a tort or contractual breach, the dispossessed, or those whose fundamental human rights have been violated. We strive to deliver justice for all our clients and believe the role of the barrister must be focused on delivering the best result available in the circumstances of any given case in the interests of that client.
Our efficient and friendly clerks will deal with any queries, including helping you to select the barrister most appropriate for your case.
In addition to publicly funded work we also undertake private work.
Please contact our clerking team for a quote.
BAR STANDARDS BOARD REGULATION
Barristers at Castle Chambers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board. The Barristers’ Register is an online database which displays details of all barristers who are authorised to practise in England and Wales and have a current practising certificate, the dates of which are displayed on the register. The Register also includes information about barristers’ practising status, their practising address, the reserved legal activities they are authorised to undertake and whether they have been the subject of any disciplinary findings.
Castle Chambers operate an open and transparent approach to fee negotiating and welcome discussion about alternative terms on a case by case basis. Generally in privately funded matters, our barristers work on hourly rates and fixed fees (including brief fees). We are happy to provide fee estimates in advance of work being undertaken and agree a timeline for the delivery of the work. There are several factors which might influence the timescale of the provision of legal services. These include the complexity of the matter; the availability of the client, the barrister and any relevant third parties; the volume of documents to review; the need for additional information or documents; court waiting times and the urgency of the matter.