Fees Collection

Following the introduction of new Standard Contractual Terms in 2014, the Bar Council's Fees Collection Service closed in 2015.


Debt Recovery Panel

The Bar Council now provides a panel of solicitors' firms who provide debt-recovery services and come recommended by clients. The panel is not an exclusive list of those offering debt-recovery services for the Bar. 

Find out more about the panel

The Small Business Commissioner

The Office of the Small Business Commissioner (SBC) was created to ensure fair payment practices for Britain's small businesses (also covering self-employed barristers) and supports them in resolving their payment disputes with larger businesses. 
If the payment you are owed is from the last 12 months and from a UK-based business with over 50 employees, the Small Business Commissioner could provide you with an additional avenue through which to pursue the debt.  Please note: the SBC cannot help where the late fee is owed by a public body.

Find out more about the SBC