Regulatory

Graham King is a qualified barrister and registered with the Bar Council of England and Wales and regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

You can find details of his registration on the Bar Standards Board website here.

This will show you:

– that his authorisation to practice is up to date

– the areas in which he is authorised to practise

– confirmation that he is authorised to work directly with the public

– confirmation that he is authorised to conduct litigation

– that there are no disciplinary findings against him

Legal Services

Graham King is authorised by the Bar Standards Board to work directly for members of the public, without being instructed by a solicitor. Further guidance about this is available from the Bar Standards Board.

Graham is also authorised to conduct litigation: that means, he is allowed to conduct proceedings on a client’s behalf, where it is appropriate to do so: that includes conducting correspondence with an opponent on the client’s behalf; instructing an expert witness on a client’s behalf; issuing proceedings and taking other steps in court proceedings on a client’s behalf. Unlike a solicitor, he is not authorised to hold clients’ money, and therefore does not maintain a client account. Where any payments are required to third parties, such as expert witnesses, Graham will advise you how to make them directly instead.

The services he provides are dealt with in more detail on other pages of this website.

No barrister is allowed to deal with a case for a member of the public as a direct access client if s/he believes:

– that it is in the client’s best interests for the client to be represented by a solicitor

or

– that the client’s matter is outside the barrister’s competence.

There are some matters which because of their seriousness, complexity or the volume of work involved, ought not to be dealt with by a single barrister. If it is his view at any point that your case falls into any of these categories, Graham will tell you so at once.

Complaints

If you are not satisfied with any aspect of the service Graham has provided to you, please raise this initially with him and he will do everything he can to put matters right.

If you remain dissatisfied, you should complain to the Legal Ombudsman.

The Legal Ombudsman publishes the outcome of any complaints.

If you wish to make a complaint of professional misconduct, you should contact the Bar Standards Board.