No matter how hard we try to prevent it, sometimes things go
wrong. This section gives you information on what you can do
and who you can talk to if you are not happy with the service you
have received from your barrister, or if you think a barrister has
acted wrongly. There are a few different ways you can complain
about a barrister, and you should not be scared to do so.
Can I change barristers?
How do I complain about a barrister?
Will there be a cost for making a
If I make a complaint, what will happen to my
Yes. If you are not happy with the service you are receiving
from your barrister for any reason, you are allowed to change
barristers. However, there may be some extra costs involved in
doing this as you would have to instruct a new barrister and they
would need to get up to speed on your case.
You can find out how to complain about a barrister
on the "making a complaint" webpage.
There are no costs for making a complaint.
Many people worry that if they make a complaint, their barrister
will not do their work or will not do it to the best of their
abilities. This is not true. Even if you make a complaint against
them, barristers are still required to follow
the Core Duties in the BSB Handbook which include acting in the
best interests of their client.
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