Nexus Chambers accepts instructions from solicitors on the basis of The (new) Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons.
These standard terms can be seen below:
The (new) Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012 –
Annexe T to the Bar Code of Conduct
INDEX OF CLAUSES
DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION
APPLICATION OF THESE CONDITIONS
THE INSTRUCTIONS TO THE BARRISTER
RECEIPT AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE INSTRUCTIONS
CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION AND PUBLICITY
PROVIDING THE SERVICES
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
BILLING, PAYMENT AND INTEREST
EXCLUSION OF RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES
NOTICES AND DELIVERY
GOVERNING LAW, JURISDICTION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Standard Conditions of Contract For The Supply Of Legal Services By Barristers To Authorised Persons 2012
the agreement between the Barrister and the Authorised Person for the Barrister to provide the Services on the terms set out in these Conditions;
“the Authorised Person”
the person who is an authorised person for the purposes of s. 18(1)(a) of the Legal Services Act 2007 and whose approved regulator under that Act is the Law Society and/or the SRA, and all successors and assignees;
the barrister, practising as a member of the Bar of England & Wales, who is willing and able in that capacity to provide the Services in connection with the Case and in accordance with the Instructions from the Authorised Person on behalf of the Lay Client;
the particular legal dispute or matter, whether contentious or non-contentious, in respect of which the Barrister is Instructed to provide the Services;
the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales, as amended from time to time;
“Conditional Fee Agreement”
the meaning ascribed to those words by section 58 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990;
the briefs, instructions and requests for work to be done (and all accompanying materials) given by the Authorised Person to the Barrister in whatever manner to enable him to supply the Services, and “Instruct” and “Instructing” shall have corresponding meanings;
includes a fee note not amounting to a VAT invoice
“the Law Society”
the Law Society of England and Wales
“the Lay Client”
the person for whose benefit or on behalf of whom the Barrister is Instructed by the Authorised Person to provide the Services (who may be the Authorised Person where the Case concerns the affairs of the Authorised Person )
the legal services provided by the Barrister in connection with the Case pursuant to the Instructions provided by the Authorised Person;
the Solicitors Regulation Authority; and
“the SRA Code”
the part of the SRA Handbook published by the SRA on 16 September 2011 referred to as the “SRA Code of Conduct 2011” as amended from time to time.
4.3Notwithstanding acceptance of Instructions in accordance with Clause 4.1 above, the Barrister shall be entitled to carry out any customer due diligence required by the Money Laundering Regulations 2007. The Authorised Person will provide the Barrister with all reasonable assistance to carry out any necessary customer due diligence including (if required to do so) consenting to the Barrister relying upon the Authorised Person under Regulation 17 of the Money Laundering Regulations 2007.
4.4In the event that the Barrister reasonably considers that the requirements of the Money Laundering Regulations have not been satisfied he may within a reasonable period after receipt of the Instructions withdraw any acceptance of those Instructions without incurring any liability
4.5Subject to the preceding provisions of this Clause 4, the Agreement comes into effect upon the Barrister accepting the Instructions.
16.1This Agreement governs the rights and obligations of the Barrister and the Authorised Person towards each other and confers no benefit upon any third party (including the Lay Client). The ability of third parties to enforce any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 is hereby excluded.