Barristers at New Chambers are experienced in, and welcome, direct briefs from in-house counsel.
Discerning in-house counsel at corporate and government clients understand that substantial efficiencies and cost savings can be achieved by directly briefing barristers without the additional expense and delay of engaging an external firm of solicitors.
Our clerk, Michael Wilcox, would be pleased to assist you in identifying and retaining senior counsel or junior counsel, or teams of counsel involving different levels of experience and seniority, tailored to provide maximum value for your particular matter.
Direct briefing arrangements are commonly entered into for briefs to advise, including in urgent matters. Direct briefs to appear in litigation, inquiries or alternative dispute resolution are also accepted by many of our barristers, subject to suitable arrangements being agreed with the particular barrister.
Briefing barristers directly is a simple and cost-effective way to obtain the highest quality of legal representation and advice. Our barristers are ready to provide realistic and practical guidance as to the suitability of direct briefing in any particular case, and as to alternative methods of working with external solicitors, so as to provide you with market-leading quality and value.
For further information and for guidance about whether a particular matter is appropriate to brief directly, and about which barrister is best suited for your matter, please contact our clerk, Michael Wilcox