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An Overview of St Pauls Chambers
At St Pauls, as a proud Leeds Barristers' Chambers, we understand the ever-changing relationship between barristers and solicitors, and between lawyers and lay clients.
We also understand that the independence, integrity and skills for which Barristers have always been valued must be at the forefront of how we work in all areas of law. We believe that the qualities that all clients – lay and professional – value in barristers must be the centre of our professional focus.
You can search for barristers who are authorised to practise in England and Wales on the Barristers’ Register. It records their practising status and address, the reserved legal activities they are authorised to undertake and whether they have been the subject of any disciplinary findings. Unregistered barristers and barristers who have been disbarred are not on the Register as they are not allowed to practise. But you can still find out whether they have had a disciplinary finding here.
The Clients comes first
We are committed to our professional independence and integrity.
We are a team
We take professional development and support seriously.
We focus on quality
We do not recruit to fill space. We have "home grown" Silks well as those who have joined us from other Chambers. All of our barrister members are regulated by the Bar Standards Board.
Excellent service is essential
We are prompt, courteous and reliable and so are our Clerks.
We recognise that cost is important
We are flexible and realistic. The majority of our professional fees are on a fixed fee basis. In some cases we will provide our services on an hourly rate basis supported with a breakdown of the work undertaken.
St Pauls Chambers' Core Principles for Legal Practices
We believe that barristers benefits from mixed practices
and Chambers benefits from the wide range of experience on offer. Not only does that mean we can suit the barristers to the case: it means that all our barristers in Leeds are able to take a considerable view of the law and of advocacy.
We believe in direct access at all levels
It saves money for clients who can use it. Professional, licenced access and lay clients may contact chambers to obtain a quotation for legal services. The option of Public Access allows flexibility: we can ensure that clients who need solicitors, use solicitors. It ensures good relationship between chambers and solicitors with whom we work. Of course, we never take money for referrals.
We believe in nurturing talent
We monitor our pupils and our junior tenants. They are asked to help on much bigger cases than they would ever do in their sole name. We have an open door policy when it comes to seeking views and professional help.
We believe in hard work
We do not tolerate laziness, unpreparedness or short cuts. We police ourselves rigorously. No lawyer can guarantee success, but no case must go by default because the lawyers are not able to give of their best.
Finally, we understand that advocacy is about communicating and persuading people. We try not to be pompous, to use pretentious language for the sake of it, or to talk over the heads of our clients. When all is said and done, it boils down to this:
Our clients come to us with problems – it is our job to provide a solution.