Administration

Available from 8.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday, our clerks have responsibility for supporting our members. Any enquiries regarding Counsel may be addressed to any member of the clerking team who will be pleased to assist.

Contact the clerks by telephone on 029 2038 2731 or by e-mail on clerks@9parkplace.co.uk.

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Transparency Rules

 All our Barristers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board (“the BSB”). 

The BSB brought new transparency rules into force as of 1 July 2019, following the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA’s) recommendation in December 2016 that the legal regulators deliver a step change in transparency standards to help consumers understand the price and service they will receive, what redress is available and the regulatory status of their provider.

The mandatory rules state that we must:

State that professional, licensed access and/or lay clients (as appropriate) may contact us to obtain a quotation for legal services

 You can contact us in chambers to obtain a quote.

Provide contact details.

                 You can contact us at clerks@9parkplace.co.uk or telephone us on 02920382731 or write to us at 9 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3DP.

 State chambers’ most commonly used pricing models for legal services. 

 At 9 Park Place this is usually a fixed fee or hourly rate, depending on the nature of your enquiry.  Please contact our clerks to find out more.

 

State the areas of practice and provide a description of chambers’ most commonly provides legal services.

  You can find our practice areas and a description of exactly the services we provide on our home pages at www.9parkplace.co.uk.

 

Provide information about the factors which might influence the timescales of chambers’ most commonly provided legal services.

  When our barristers are instructed to provide advisory work, their clerk will usually agree a timescale at the same time the fee is agreed and will keep you informed if that changes for any reason, for example, this could be due to the client not providing timely and complete instructions; illness; or urgent court work on another matter;

 When our barristers are instructed to provide services regarding litigation - timescales will usually depend on similar factors mentioned with regard to advisory work, plus response times of the court; the opponent; and any other third parties directly involved in the litigation, such as expert witnesses for example.

 

Display information about the complaints procedure, any right to complain to the Legal Ombudsman (LeO), how to complain to the LeO, and any time limits for making a complaint;

   Clickhere http://www.9parkplace.co.uk/downloads/9_PP_Complaints_Procedure_Public_Document.pdf for a copy of our Complaint’s Procedure.

 

Please see link to  decision data on the Legal Ombudsman’s website;

and you are able to view the Barristers’ Register page on the BSB Website by clicking on this link.

 

Additional transparency rules for Public Access work

There are also additional transparency rules for those undertaking public access work  - please click on the link to see our barristers accept public access instructions http://www.9parkplace.co.uk/public-access/.

For more guidance as to what this means, you can also see the Public Access Guidance for Lay Clients on the BSB’s website. 

Given that we provide these services; you should be made aware that the same transparency notices as our usual services apply.

 

• Almost all our fees include VAT.  Please contact us (clerks@9parkplace.co.uk) to find out if this applies to your matter.

 

 • Any additional costs will be identified to you for your agreement; and explained what they are for before they are incurred.  We invite you to contact us on 02920382731 to find out more information.

 [A copy of this information can be made available in hard copy format on request.]

Equality & Diversity

9 Park Place is fully committed to equity of opportunity. For more information please see our Chambers Equality and Diversity Policy: Equality and Diversity Policy

Chambers has conducted a survey in accordance with the Bar Standards Board Code of Conduct, in order to collect and publish equality and diversity data. BSB rules aim to provide transparency in recruitment and to encourage diversity in the profession.

The survey was conducted anonymously and participation was voluntary, as required by the BSB rules.  

Total numbers may differ from category to category because a response to each question was voluntary.   Data is not published where its publication might reasonably lead to the identification of individuals without their consent.

9 Park Place is committed to ensuring that everyone is accorded equal dignity and respect and is judged on merit alone, free from random judgments based on discrimination, prejudice or assumptions about collective characteristics.

For more information on our Diversity Data collated March 2016: Diversity Data 2016

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