The Chair of the Bar’s role is purely to an appoint a barrister to act as an arbitrator, mediator or expert. The Chair of the Bar and all other employees of the Bar Council are not therefore able deal with any issues raised by any party relating to the jurisdiction of the arbitrator, mediator or expert, or otherwise. They will also not be able to provide any party seeking to use the Appointments Service with legal advice or guidance relating to their dispute, or to any other matter.
All appointments are made on the condition that neither the Bar Council nor the Chair of the Bar nor any of their officers, agents, employees or members shall have any liability in respect of any loss, remedy or damage suffered or otherwise incurred by any party and or other third parties howsoever arising, or through any indirect or consequential loss, in connection with the appointment. This includes but is not limited to liability in respect of the validity, appropriateness or effectiveness of the appointment, the discharge by the appointee of his duties and functions, or the payment of any fees or expenses associated with the appointment.
If you make a request for an appointment to be made by the Chair of the Bar then your data will be collected and processed in accordance with our Privacy Statement and relevant Data Protection Legislation, including the Data Protection Act 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (the GDPR) and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, for so long as the GDPR is effective in the UK.