"Overseas Chambers" is the business name of the
overseas chambers of Peter Harris, an English barrister.
Rodger Peter Harris is Head of Chambers of
Overseas Chambers, and, in consequence, the rights and property of
Overseas Chambers are vested in him.
Rodger Peter Harris is regulated by the Bar Standards Board
(BSB) and is registered with the General Council of the Bar, of
England and Wales, under n° OP38995 and is regulated in that
capacity. He does not practice from within the United Kingdom. He
used to practice from Jersey, Channel Islands, but physically
practices from France where he has been resident as from 1st
Please refer to the
Bar Standards Board list of Barristers if you wish to confirm
his status and record.
Peter Harris can accept Direct Access Instructions for
individual and corporate clients and is qualified to do so.
Peter Harris, in that capacity, carries professional
insurance with the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Limited.
Peter Harris as Head of Chambers, had registered
- the Population Office of the States of Jersey under the
Regulation of Undertakings (Jersey) Law 1973 under n°RU42901;
- the Jersey Financial Services Commission as being supervised by
them for services provided under Schedule 2 Part B of the Proceeds
of Crime (Jersey) Law 1999 and the appropriate subordinate
- the Data Protection Commissioner of the States of Jersey under
the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005.
Peter Harris, as an English Barrister, is able to give
certain legal advice as Counsel on Jersey and Guernsey laws, owing
to his right of appearance before the final appellate body of the
Island, and is able to give tax advice in the Island and appear
before the Commissioners. However, he does not practice the law of
Jersey as an advocate in the Island and does not have a right of
audience before the Royal Court.
His experience and practice in international private law
and tax enables him to assist in French matters with an
international element. He has physically practiced for over twenty
years in France. He is established in France through his French
citizenship and nationality.
His qualification in European Law and taxation enables him
to advise on matters of European Law.
Peter Harris calculates his fees and estimates them by refernce
to an hourly rate of 600€ per hour.
As he practices from outside the United Kingdom, he is not
required to charge United Kingdom VAT. However as he is resident in
France certain cetgories of legal services may be chargeable to
French TVA under EU and French law. Peter does not practice or hold
himself out as competent to practice as an avocat in France
He can provide a fixed fee basis by negotiation on estimated
time. However, given the nature of the work requested, clients
usually prefer him to work on a fixed initial fee with the
possibility of a further range of authorised time billable in
advance. The fees are therefore clearly itemised on the note of
fees submitted to the client. Peter Harris only works on a payment
in advance basis.
The procedure for making a complaint under the Rules of Conduct
of the English Bar may be downloaded here http://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/regulatory-requirements/the-code-of-conduct/annexes-to-the-code/annexe-s-chambers-complaints/.
A link to the decision data provided by the Legal Ombudsman can be
here and the website can be consulted from that
Please contact us
at firstname.lastname@example.org or on+ 33 9 87 37 14 55, if you wish to
make a complaint. The complaints procedure is set out in our Direct
Access letter for lay clients. If you have instructed Peter Harris
through a solicitor, a complaint may still be made directly to
Overseas Chambers without going through the instructing