Public Access – Personal Injury Claim


If you have had an accident which was not your fault and you wish to make a personal injury claim, our barristers can advise and represent you.  

Timescales

Timescales for your claim may vary depending on factors such as the barrister’s availability, the complexity of your claim, the need for additional documents, the other side’s approach, and court waiting times. However, more straightforward cases will ideally settle within 6 to 12 months of a claim being made. If a trial is required, as a guide the courts tend to have a final hearing date within 2 years of a claim being issued with the court.

Fees

Our barristers may charge fixed fees, which means that the barrister will charge you a set amount of money for the work. Below we provide fee estimates for claims which are likely to be allocated to the Fast-Track (generally, claims worth up to £25,000) and the range of current fixed fees for barristers at Farrar’s Building. All fees are subject to VAT (where applicable).

If a barrister charges fixed fees, these may vary depending on your needs. For example, your fees may be towards the higher end of the range if you have a more complex case and/or you need a more experienced barrister. There are also likely to be additional costs in the form of Court fees for making a claim or making applications to the Court. For more information on Court fees, follow this link https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fees-in-the-civil-and-family-courts-main-fees-ex50

Claim – Up to £2,999 Range of fixed fees (estimates)
Initial meeting with you £150 to £250
Written advice on your claim £250 to £500
Drafting a statement of case £250 to £350
Trial (if required) £500
Claim – £3,000 to £9,999 Range of fixed fees (estimates)
Initial meeting with you £200 to £300
Written advice on your claim £350 to £600
Drafting a statement of case £350 to £500
Trial (if required) £710
Claim – £10,000 to £14,999 Range of fixed fees (estimates)
Initial meeting with you £250 to £350
Written advice on your claim £500 to £750
Drafting a statement of case £400 to £650
Trial (if required) £1,070
Claim – £15,000 to £25,000 Range of fixed fees (estimates)
Initial meeting with you £300 to £400
Written advice on your claim £600 to £850
Drafting a statement of case £500 to £750
Trial (if required) £1,705

Our barristers sometimes charge hourly rates for advisory and drafting work. The setting of hourly rates is not necessarily straightforward and a number of factors may determine the rate that is set, for example the seniority of barrister, the type of client, and the complexity and financial value of the case. Below we provide estimates based on the range of hourly rates for barristers at Farrar’s Building. All fees are subject to VAT (where applicable).

Claim – Up to £2,999 Range of hourly rates (estimates)  
Initial meeting with you £150 to £250  
Written advice on your claim £150 to £250  
Drafting a statement of case £150 to £250  
Trial (if required) £500  
Claim – £3,000 to £9,999 Range of hourly rates (estimates)  
Initial meeting with you £150 to £250  
Written advice on your claim £150 to £250  
Drafting a statement of case £150 to £250  
Trial (if required) £710  
Claim – £10,000 to £14,999 Range of hourly rates (estimates)  
Initial meeting with you £150 to £250  
Written advice on your claim £150 to £250  
Drafting a statement of case £150 to £250  
Trial (if required) £1,070  
Claim – £15,000 to £25,000 Range of hourly rates (estimates)  
Initial meeting with you £150 to £250  
Written advice on your claim £150 to £250  
Drafting a statement of case £150 to £250  
Trial (if required) £1,705  

Contact Us

All information is correct as at December 2019, but the fees set out above are estimates only. For a quote, please contact the clerks by telephone on 020 7583 9241 or by email at chambers@farrarsbuilding.co.uk.

Please also contact the clerks for a quote if your claim is for more than £25,000. We will provide you with a quote as soon as possible. We always aim to set out quotes clearly, but if you receive your quote and there is something you do not understand, please contact us.