Fee Structure and Turnaround:
Due to the fairly wide range of work, we cannot publish fees on this site. To enable us to understand your case, we will need to review your paperwork and often have a discussion with you. We will not charge you for this process, although a review is no substitute for proper advice.
VAT is payable on fees (company VAT number – 342 6306 21).
The standard turnaround time for drafting a document or an advice is 7-10 working days. This can vary considerably depending on the number of documents we need to review, the complexity of the matter and our commitments at the time the instructions are accepted.
All of the services referred to above can be provided on a public access basis. The fee structure, i.e. fixed fees for most cases, applies to our public access work.
A link to the public access guidance for lay clients is provided below:
Memberships (Joseph Chiffers):
The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
Chancery Bar Association
Limited Company Information:
We operate as a limited company, Joseph Chiffers Barrister at Law Limited (company number – 11828322). The Company and Joseph Chiffers are both regulated by the Bar Standards Board.
A link to the Barrister’s Register is provided below – you can also verify the status of the Company and Joseph Chiffers by contacting the Bar Standards Board:
GDPR and Complaints:
The Client Care Letter details our complaints policy and the right of a client to complain to the Legal Ombudsman; you may complain to us in writing and your complaint will usually be replied to within 21 days, stating whether it is rejected, upheld or upheld in part. If you are not satisfied with the decision on your complaint, you have the right to complain to the Legal Ombudsman within 6 months of the date of the decision.
You can find out about the procedure for complaining to the Legal Ombudsman, how to contact them and the applicable time limits at https://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/
You can also find data on the decisions of the Legal Ombudsman via the link below (there are no decisions involving Joseph Chiffers or the Company):