|Purpose:||To assist and inform self-employed barristers who wish to provide their services to overseas clients|
|Scope of application:||All practising barristers|
|Issued by:||The International Committee|
|Status and effect:||Please see the notice at end of this document. This is not guidance for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4.|
This Note has been prepared by the International Committee (“IC”) of the Bar Council of England and Wales to assist and inform self-employed barristers who wish to provide their services to overseas clients. Many barristers will use pro forma contracts for their domestic work. Most terms in such contracts will be appropriate for foreign work. But different and additional considerations apply to foreign work and often it is wise to adjust and alter the terms on which you contract if the client is foreign or unfamiliar with the usual practices of the Bar.
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This document has been prepared by the Bar Council to assist barristers on matters of professional conduct and ethics. It is not “guidance” for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4, and neither the BSB nor a disciplinary tribunal nor the Legal Ombudsman is bound by any views or advice expressed in it. It does not comprise – and cannot be relied on as giving – legal advice. It has been prepared in good faith, but neither the Bar Council nor any of the individuals responsible for or involved in its preparation accept any responsibility or liability for anything done in reliance on it. For fuller information as to the status and effect of this document, please see here.