The Provision of Services Regulations 2009
The following information is provided by Temple Tax Chambers in accordance with the requirements of The Provision of Services Regulations 2009.
Temple Tax Chambers is a set of barristers chambers. Chambers does not have a collective legal identity or form and all the barristers practising from Temple Tax Chambers are self-employed.
All Members of Chambers are registered for VAT and their registration numbers are available on their fee notes.
The General Council of the Bar is the approved Regulator of the Bar of England and Wales and, together with the Bar Standards Board (its regulatory arm), regulates the services provided by Temple Tax Chambers barristers.
Barristers are required to hold professional liability insurance. This is provided by:
Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Limited
90 Fenchurch Street
The maximum limit of cover is £2,500,000 and extends to claims brought in any jurisdiction. Members of Chambers may opt to take out additional cover, which is provided by TLO.
Temple Tax Chambers has adopted policies on the provision of services to those with disabilities.
In particular Temple Tax Chambers is committed to making reasonable adjustments in the provision of services by Chambers and its Members. Users of Chambers who are disabled in any way are requested to make known to us their needs so that we may plan ahead and make reasonable adjustments.
Please note that access to Chambers is within a Victorian building by way of a stone staircase through common parts. Accordingly those with mobility problems visiting members of Chambers are invited to let us know so that the use of nearby meetings rooms with good disabled access can be arranged in advance. Although it is usual when consulting Counsel to visit Chambers where travelling presents problems Counsel can come to the premises of the professional client or lay client as the case may be. Again please let us know what your needs are and discuss with us what we can do to make reasonable adjustments.
Please help us to help you if you have problems with seeing or hearing or suffer from any other disabilities which could affect the provision of our services by discussing with us your needs so that reasonable adjustments can be made.
Temple Tax Chambers has adopted a complaints procedure details of which are to be found elsewhere on this website. The procedure is designed to cover all types of complaint and so is appropriate to follow in case of any complaint relating to the provision of services and any other complaints of disability related discrimination.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Temple Tax Chambers have been externally audited for GDPR in order to be compliant.
Following the advice of the Bar Council, Chambers does not have a Data Protection Officer. However, Claire James has responsibility for data protection matters and can be contacted regarding any queries.
Chambers is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a Data Controller for the personal data that we hold and process. Our registered address is Temple Tax Chambers, 3 Temple Gardens, Temple, London EC4Y 9AU, our registration number is ZA352016.
The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017
The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 require us to undertake customer due diligence before commencing a business relationship in respect of the Lay Client. Even where we are able to rely our professional clients do this, we are required to obtain and keep the relevant documents and information. The clerks will direct you as to which information we require on receipt of Instructions.
Bar Standards Board Barristers' Register
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.
Temple Tax Chambers maintain equality and diversity monitoring in accordance with the Bar Code of Conduct Rule 408.1, but we do not publish this data. The reason being publication of the anonymous data would result in the identification of an individual in connection with one or more of the diversity characteristics.