In 2015, the Bar Council closed its Fees Collection service
following the introduction of Standard Contractual Terms in January
2013 the introduction of which was to avoid instructions being
taken on non-contractual terms.
The Bar Council does still provide the Joint Tribunal Process and operates the
list of Defaulting Solicitors.
Debt Recovery Panel
The Bar Council now provides a panel of solicitors' firms who
provide debt-recovery services and come recommended by clients. The
panel is not an exclusive list of those offering debt-recovery
services for the Bar and the Bar Council welcomes further
recommendations from barristers and chambers for further additions
to the panel.
For further information on this service, please
The Bar Council also handles the joint tribunal process whereby
disputes between barristers and solicitors are resolved regarding
the amount of fees charged. More details can be found here.