Jonathan DC Turner
Three Stone Chambers
3 Stone Buildings
London WC2A 3XL, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7242 4937
I accept instructions in accordance with the Code of Conduct of the English Bar from both lawyers and non-lawyers. I am qualified to receive instructions directly under the Public Access rules in appropriate cases; guidance on this for the public is provided here.
Details of my practising status and regulatory information (including any disciplinary findings) can be accessed on the Barristers' Register of the Bar Standards Board.
Instructions do not have to be in any particular form. The main requirement is that the relevant information is provided so far as practicable. Instructions and advice can be given by telephone or email.
Meetings can be held at clients' offices or at my Chambers in Lincoln's Inn in Central London. Click here for a map.
I carry out work as quickly as I reasonably can taking into account my other commitments at the time. These vary, so please ask about timescale when instructing me, particularly if the matter is time-sensitive.
Inquiries about my availability, administrative arrangements and fees (including quotations for my legal services) can be made to my clerks (Justin Brown, Steve Anten or Frank Lee) or directly to myself.
I normally charge £500 per hour, but this may be adjusted to take into account the particular circumstances of the case. I am willing to quote fixed fees based on my estimates of the time required. If the fee is fixed, it will be charged whether the work takes more or less than the time I have estimated.
I am willing to make conditional fee (“no win, no fee”) arrangements in appropriate cases, subject to risk assessment. In such arrangements I will normally require a fair uplift of the fee if successful.
Fees for court hearings usually include an agreed fixed amount ("brief fee") covering preparation and commitment to attend which is payable even if the case settles; additional daily fees ("refreshers") are normally charged if the hearing continues for more than a day. These fees are fixed but are based on estimates of the time required at my normal hourly rate or any other rate that has been agreed.
My invoices are normally rendered in UK£ but arrangements can be made for billing and payment in other convertible currency. UK VAT is generally applicable at the standard rate of 20%, but supplies to clients outside the UK can usually be exempted.
Complaints should be made in the first instance to my Head of Chambers, John McDonnell QC at the address in the side bar. If you are not satisfied with the response, you can complain to the Legal Ombudsman within 6 months of the final response, provided this is also within 6 years of the problem happening or 3 years from when you found out about it. Decisions made by the Legal Ombudsman can be viewed here if you want to check whether I was required to provide any remedies in the last year.
You can write to the Legal Ombudsman at PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton WV1 9WJ or email@example.com or telephone 0300 555 0333.