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We aim to make the process of instructing us simple, with a straight-forward, user-friendly approach designed to ensure that clients receive the standard of service they require. We understand the need to be flexible and to work together as a team to provide practical solutions.

Our clerks will help you to find the barrister best suited to your needs and will adopt a transparent approach when discussing fees. Our clerks are always willing to provide estimates of fees and a timetable for completing work.

We accept instructions from the following:

  • Solicitors
  • Other authorised litigators
  • Employed barristers
  • Legal advice centres in England & Wales;
  • European lawyers registered with the Law Society, and lawyers, professionals and individuals from other jurisdictions;
  • Licensed professionals in the UK under the Licensed Access scheme;
  • Members of the public under the Public Access scheme

All instructions undertaken by members of Selborne Chambers are carried out pursuant to the terms of Annexe T to the Bar Code of Conduct (subject to amendments published on this website).

The expertise of Selborne Chambers covers the whole commercial chancery spectrum. (Please click here to view our areas of practice in England & Wales and other jurisdictions.)

This website contains extensive information on Chambers’ and individual barristers’ expertise, but please do not hesitate to contact the clerks for further information.

Barristers at Selborne Chambers accept instructions from a wide variety of other jurisdictions. A large number of barristers in Chambers have knowledge and experience of foreign jurisdictions with links to English law, and some appear regularly in such jurisdictions. Further details can be obtained bycontacting our clerks.

Under the Licensed Access scheme (formerly ‘Direct Professional Access’), barristers at Selborne Chambers accept instructions from professional individuals and organisations licensed by the Bar Council. Guidance on the scheme and a list of licensees can be found on the Bar Council website.

Under the Public Access Rules, suitably qualified members of Selborne Chambers are, in appropriate cases, able to take instructions direct from members of the public, commercial and non-commercial organisations.

Guidance and a list of members able to undertake work in this way are available from the Bar Council.

Our clerks are always willing to guide members of the public as to an appropriate barrister and the operation of the scheme.



We aim to provide legal services of the highest standard. Do feel free to contact members of staff or the barristers in your case with any feedback you may have.


We would hope that you will never have ground for complaint however if you do wish to make a complaint please contact our senior clerks, Paul Bunting and Darren Madle, in the first instance. We have a formal Complaints Procedure.