The clerking team are the first point of contact and have extensive knowledge of each barrister and their areas of practice. Hailsham’s clerks are able to assist with all enquiries about instructing Chambers, and will be happy to advise on the availability and suitability of barristers and the process of working with us generally.
The clerks will be happy to provide fee estimates for specific items of work and for costs budgets moving forward on any particular case. Meeting deadlines is crucial and to that end we will always be willing to agree a timetable for completing the work.
If you choose to instruct one of our barristers, they will endeavour to complete the work on your case as soon as possible. However, various factors may affect the timescales in which the barrister can complete the work. These include: the barristers’ availability; the availability of the client; the complexity of the case; the amount of papers to be reviewed; the need for any additional information or documents; the approach taken by the other side; whether any third parties intervene in the case; and court waiting times.
We aim to provide an efficient, professional and friendly service that will ensure that the clients expectations are met throughout the process.