1. Definitions and interpretation

1.1 In these Conditions of Contract for the Supply of Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons (as defined below) (“the Conditions”):

1.1.1 reference to a clause is to the relevant clause of these Conditions;

1.1.2 headings are included for convenience only and do not affect the interpretation of these Conditions;

1.1.3 references to “parties” or a “party” are references to the parties or a party to the Agreement;

1.1.4 references to the masculine include the feminine and references to the singular include the plural and vice versa in each case;

1.1.5 references to a person include bodies corporate (including limited liability partnerships) and partnerships, in each case whether or not having a separate legal personality, except where the context requires otherwise;

1.1.6 references to an Act of Parliament, statutory provision or statutory instrument include a reference to that Act of Parliament, statutory provision or statutory instrument as amended, extended or re-enacted from time to time and to any regulations made under it;

1.1.7 references to any provision of the Code include references to that provision as amended replaced or renumbered from time to time; and

1.1.8 references to a person or body include references to its successor.

1.2 In these Conditions, the following words have the following meanings, except where the context requires otherwise:-

“the Agreement”

the agreement between the Barrister and the Authorised Person for the Barrister to provide the Services on the terms set out in these Conditions;

“the Authorised Person”

the person who is an authorised person for the purposes of s. 18(1)(a) of the Legal Services Act 2007 and whose approved regulator under that Act is the Law Society and/or the SRA, and all successors and assignees;

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the barrister, practising as a member of the Bar of England & Wales, who is willing and able in that capacity to provide the Services in connection with the Case and in accordance with the Instructions from the Authorised Person on behalf of the Lay Client;

“the Case”

the particular legal dispute or matter, whether contentious or non-contentious, in respect of which the Barrister is Instructed to provide the Services;

“the Code”

the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales, as amended from time to time;

“Conditional Fee Agreement”

the meaning ascribed to those words by section 58 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990;

“the Instructions”

the briefs, instructions and requests for work to be done (and all accompanying materials) given by the Authorised Person to the Barrister in whatever manner to enable him to supply the Services, and “Instruct” and “Instructing” shall have corresponding meanings;


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“the Law Society”

the Law Society of England and Wales

“the Lay Client”

the person for whose benefit or on behalf of whom the Barrister is Instructed by the Authorised Person to provide the Services (who may be the Authorised Person where the Case concerns the affairs of the Authorised Person )

“the Services”

the legal services provided by the Barrister in connection with the Case pursuant to the Instructions provided by the Authorised Person;

“the SRA”

the Solicitors Regulation Authority; and

“the SRA Code”

the part of the SRA Handbook published by the SRA on 16 September 2011 referred to as the “SRA Code of Conduct 2011” as amended from time to time.

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