Overseas Chambers of Peter Harris

Overseas Chambers
Cabinet Principal à
39, rue des Gréves,
35430 Saint-Jouan de Guérets
Assurance Bar Mutual: 8015/009

Addresse d'inscription anglaise
c/o Addington Chambers
160, Fleet Street,
London EC4A 2DQ,
United Kingdom.
N0 inscription: 38995

Regulatory Matters & Complaints Procedure

"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 September, 2022.

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 previously with:

  1. the Population Office of the States of Jersey under the Regulation of Undertakings (Jersey) Law 1973 under n°RU42901;
  2. 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 legislation;
  3. 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.

Complaints Procedure

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 found here and the website can be consulted from that link.

Please contact us at oc@overseaschambers.com 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 solicitior.