COVID-19

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic Chambers’ building is closed and clerks and barristers are working remotely.

We are committed to ensuring that work is completed as efficiently as possible in these difficult times and ask our clients to contact us electronically in the first instance by emailing gsc@goughsq.co.uk or the relevant barrister directly.

For more information and telephone contact details click below.

Public Access – Personal injury claims

If you have had an accident which was not your fault and you wish to make a personal injury claim, our barristers can advise and represent you.

Timescales

Timescales for your claim may vary depending on factors such as barristers’ availability, the complexity of your claim, the need for additional documents and the other side’s approach. However, more straightforward cases will ideally settle within six months of a claim being made. If a trial is required, as a guide the courts tend to have a hearing date within two years of a claim being made.

Fees

We may use conditional fee agreements (“no win, no fee” agreements), which mean that you will only pay your barrister’s fees if your claim is successful and you receive compensation.

Members of Chambers are only likely to undertake such work on a direct access basis if your claim is worth between £25,000 and £100,000. Below we provide fee estimates based on the ranges of current fees for barristers in Chambers for such cases. All fees include VAT (where applicable). Your fees may be towards the higher end of the range if you need a more experienced barrister and/or you have a more complex claim.

There are also likely to be additional costs but these will vary from case to case. If you contact Chambers using the details below, we will be able to discuss these with you once we know more about your case.

If your claim is unsuccessful, you will not normally pay your barrister’s fees, or the other side’s legal fees or costs. However, you will still need to pay your other costs. If you do not already have legal expenses insurance, you may therefore wish to take out an after the event insurance policy to cover these costs.

Claim – more than £15,000 (generally, no more than £100,000)

Stage of case Ranges of fixed fees (estimates)
Meeting with you £500 to £1,000
Written advice on your claim £500 to £2,000
Drafting a statement of case £500 to £2,000
Trial (if required) £3,000 to £10,000
Success fee (if payable) % of compensation received

Contact us

All information is correct as of 16 March 2020, but fees are estimates only. For a quotation, please contact the clerks on 0207 353 0924 or by e-mail. Please also contact the clerks if your claim is for more than £100,000.