Mercantile Barristers is a new type of modern and dynamic commercial barristers’ chambers based in the traditional heart of legal London at Gray’s Inn. We provide complete and expert legal services to businesses, professionals and high net worth individuals.
We are specialist consultants in law for when the legal issues involved are complex, intricate and so important that the most seasoned expertise in advice and handling is required. Barristers are traditionally seen as “stuffy” and “unapproachable” but at Mercantile Barristers our members are modernising legal tradition by refusing to be anything of the kind. We are down-to-earth practical legal experts that are extremely user friendly.
We tend to handle a large number of claims with a minimum value of £100,000. We do not undertake legal aid work, we do not offer free consultations and we don’t work on a no win, no fee basis.
A change in the law in 2004 allowed barristers who have undertaken additional training to advise clients at first instance without the need for a solicitor. These are known as Direct Access or Public Access Barristers.
At Mercantile Barristers, a high proportion of our members have gained additional qualification to undertake both solicitor and barrister work.
Your solicitor and your barrister are combined so you don’t have to go from one solicitor’s office on the High Street to barristers’ chambers at the Inns of Court.
You get the earliest possible direct access to the specialist – not just when a problem gets to Court. This could save you the headache, heartache and expense of avoidable litigation.
You only pay one legal advisor rather than two. The barrister usually has lower overheads, so this will usually be more economical than retaining the solicitor alone and will cost less than instructing both.
You will normally know in advance the basis upon which the work will be charged, as well as your advisors view on likely prospects of success.
Our approach to legal practice is always to articulate creative and value-adding solutions for clients whilst delivering timely, efficient and affordable professional services. All clients conduct their affairs within a legal context and Mercantile Barristers’ role is to advise on the conduct of their transactions and affairs in ways that avoid conflict and disputes.
However, should a dispute become inevitable, then our prior engagement would have assured that all the necessary precautions have been taken and mitigating steps adopted. Thus, clients will begin any dispute resolution in a strong position to achieve their desired objectives.
Whether by adjudication, arbitration, litigation, members at Mercantile Barristers will adopt a firm, swift and decisive approach to achieve the best possible results for clients within the shortest possible time. We recognise that no two cases are the same, so we will adapt our style to suit the occasion.