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Provision of services

The following information is provided in accordance with the Provision of Services Regulation 2009.

Hardwicke has for many years operated as a Trade Protection Association.  As from 1st October 2020, we will be operating as:

Business name

Hardwicke Chambers Ltd.  All mention of “Hardwicke” on this website is a reference to “Hardwicke Chambers Ltd”.

Legal status

Hardwicke is a company registered in England & Wales under company number 12744185

Registered office

Hardwicke Building
New Square
Lincoln’s Inn
London, WC2A 3SB

We can be contacted by post at the above address; by telephone on +44 (0)20 7242 2523; by emailing enquiries@hardwicke.co.uk; or by DX LDE 393.

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Opening hours

Hardwicke is open from 8.30am to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Hardwicke’s VAT number

356 212 612


Hardwicke and its barristers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) to provide legal services in England and Wales.  The BSB’s contact details are:

The Bar Standards Board
289-293 High Holborn
London WC1V 7HZ
+44 (0) 20 7611 1444

Employers’ liability insurance

Hardwicke is insured for Employers’ Liability for £20m with Chubb European Group Limited/Aspen Risk Management Ltd/Allianz Insurance plc.

Professional indemnity insurance

Every barrister must have professional indemnity insurance and this is provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund (BMIF) which provides cover to individual barristers up to £2.5m. Members of chambers may choose to take additional top up insurance cover depending on their practice requirements. Details of this additional cover can be supplied upon request.

Terms of business

When instructed by a solicitor, our published standard terms of work are the current version of the Combar/CLLS Terms on Payment Basis A.  Please download these terms here.  We will consider alternative terms of engagement but are not obliged to accept instructions on such terms.  It should be noted that we will not necessarily apply any alternative agreed terms to each and every new instruction received in the same matter.

Members of the public who come to us will be sent our standard contract, which covers what we will do for you and what it will cost.   Please see the direct access section of this website for more information.

Applicable law

Unless otherwise agreed, the English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any claim, dispute or difference concerning our services or any matter arising from it.