Quality legal services at an affordable price
Where possible, Martyn charges fixed fees.
If it is not possible to assess how long a matter will take [usually where legal proceedings are anticipated or have commenced], his charges are based on an hourly rate of between £185 and £325 per hour, depending on the nature of the work.
There is no VAT on fees.
Financial disputes in divorce
Where the parties have assets of less than £300,000 in total in value, the fees are as follows:
Where the parties have assets of more than £300,000 in total, the above fees are increased by 20% for total assets between £300,001 and £500,000. Where total assets of both parties exceed £500,000, please obtain a specific quotation.
Martyn is authorised to deal directly with members of the public without the client having to go through a solicitor. Here is a link to the copy of the Bar Standards Board’s Public Access Guidance for Lay Clients: https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/uploads/assets/20f0db2a-a40c-4af9-95b1b9557ad748e9/Public-Access-Guidance-for-Lay-Clients.pdf. This will help you to understand how the Public Access scheme works, and explains how you can use it to instruct barristers directly.
Martyn also accepts instructions from solicitors.
Here is a link to Martyn's register page on the Bar Standards Board Website: https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/barristers-register/DC51D5321732128E0E7817BEB5210E31.html
Please contact us on 01792 512403 or email@example.com to obtain a quotation. Quotations will be provided within 7 days.
Once we have all the details, and the terms of business agreed and complied with, work will normally be completed within 14 days.
We hope you will be happy with the professional services Martyn provides. However, if you are not satisfied, you should first refer the matter to him personally, being the only member of chambers. The procedure that he will follow is that he will investigate the matter within 14 days and report to you his initial findings within 14 days thereafter.
If you are not content with his reply then you can contact the Legal Ombudsman. The Legal Ombudsman is a free, impartial and independent service set up by the Government which deals with complaints about the service you have received. You must complain to the Ombudsman within six months of receiving a final response to your complaint from Martyn (provided the response specifically notifies you of your right to complain to the Ombudsman and of the six-month time limit). A complaint to the Ombudsman must also be made not more than six years after the act or omission complained about or not more than three years from the date when you should reasonably have known that there were grounds for complaint.
For further details about how to make a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman, including the new scheme rules, please contact the Legal Ombudsman directly at: Legal Ombudsman PO Box 6806 Wolverhampton WV1 9WJ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 0300 555 0333 Website: www.legalombudsman.org.uk A guide to the new scheme rules that came into effect on 28th January 2015 can be found on the Legal Ombudsman’s website at: http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/downloads/documents/A-guide-to-our-revisedScheme-Rules.pdf
Legal Ombudsman decisions: http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/ombudsman-decision-data/
This website will show you any decisions of the ombudsman in the last 12 months and whether the LeO required the provider to give the consumer a remedy.
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