Code of Conduct

Here you can find out about our code of conduct, how our barristers are regulated and how we comply with our professional obligations.

Direct Access

All members of Mint Legal are Direct Access qualified.

Direct Access allows businesses and members of the public to instruct a barrister without the use of a solicitor.

Where a Direct Access relationship is appropriate you can instruct a barrister to represent you and to act on your behalf in a legal dispute, or to provide legal advice directly to you.

A guide to Direct Access has been produced by the Bar Standards Board and can be found here.

Our Regulator

We are regulated by the Bar Standards Board with support from the Bar Council of England and Wales. You can find out more about these organisations by visiting their websites.

Code of Conduct

The members of Mint Legal are barristers trading as sole practitioners and are registered with the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales. They are governed by the Bar Standards Board’s Handbook and Code of Conduct, which is available here.

Professional Liability Insurance

All our barristers have professional liability insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Fund Limited. The minimum cover which barristers must have is £500,000. Territorial coverage is world-wide, subject to the terms of cover of Bar Mutual, which may be accessed here. The postal address of the Bar Mutual Management Company is 90 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 4ST.

Complaints

We are very keen to ensure that the service we offer is of the highest quality. We welcome feedback from all our clients and, should we receive any complaint, it will be taken very seriously.  

If you wish to invoke our complaints procedure, it can be viewed here.

Client Confidentiality

We also recognise the absolute importance of client confidentiality.  Members of Mint Legal are fully cognisant of the duty to keep the affairs of each client confidential (Core Duty 6 of the Bar Standards Board’s Handbook and rC89.5).

Data Protection Policy

We want you to know that when you use our organisation you can trust us with your information. We are determined to do nothing that would infringe your rights or undermine your trust. Our Data Protection Policy describes the information we collect about you, how it is used and shared, and your rights regarding it. It can be found here.