Overseas Chambers of Peter Harris

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 now practices from within the United Kingdom. He used to practice from Jersey, Channel Islands, and practices from France until 15 march 2024.

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 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 was 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 GB£600 per hour.

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+ 44 (0)1534 625789, 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.