Instructing Charlotte

Charlotte accepts instructions from solicitors, accountants, tax advisers, businesses and individuals. She is used to working as part of a team and enjoys a collaborative approach with clients.

Whilst she is based in Manchester, Charlotte receives instructions from clients based nationwide and internationally, and has represented clients in the Tax Tribunals across England and Scotland.

Initially, you can contact Chambers to explain the services you require and Charlotte will then be in touch with you personally to discuss your options.

Solicitors

Instructions delivered under Professional Client Access are accepted, unless otherwise agreed, on the basis of the General Terms and Conditions of Business (which are those agreed between the Commercial Bar Association and the City of London Law Society) a copy of which can be downloaded here.

Licensed Access

Organisations and individuals may obtain a licence to instruct barristers directly, either on their own affairs or on behalf of their clients, via the Bar Council’s Licensed Access Scheme. Instructions delivered under Licensed Access are accepted, unless otherwise agreed, on the basis of Chambers’ default contractual terms.

Licensed Access work is also governed by the Bar Council’s Licensed Access Terms of Work.

If you wish to find out more about Licensed Access, please refer to the Bar Council’s guidance.

Public Access

In addition, Charlotte is able to accept instructions from advisers on behalf of their clients, businesses and individuals directly under the Public Access Scheme. This means that a client does not need to go through a solicitor or accountant in order to instruct Charlotte, although she may recommend that this is done in some instances. This is a cost effective process that enables clients to liaise directly with a barrister. You can access the Bar Standards Board’s ‘The Public Access Scheme – Guidance for Lay Clients’ here.

Fees

Fees are based upon the complexity and likely timeframe that a matter will take. These will be discussed with you in advance so that there is total transparency at all stages.