Fees Collection

In 2015, the Bar Council closed its Fees Collection service following the introduction of Standard Contractual Terms in January 2013 the introduction of which was to avoid instructions being taken on non-contractual terms.  

The Bar Council does still provide the Joint Tribunal Process and operates the list of Defaulting Solicitors.

Debt Recovery Panel

The Bar Council now provides a panel of solicitors' firms who provide debt-recovery services and come recommended by clients. The panel is not an exclusive list of those offering debt-recovery services for the Bar and the Bar Council welcomes further recommendations from barristers and chambers for further additions to the panel. 

For further information on this service, please click here.

Joint Tribunal Process

The Bar Council also handles the joint tribunal process whereby disputes between barristers and solicitors are resolved regarding the amount of fees charged. More details can be found here.