"Overseas Chambers" is the business name of the
overseas chambers of Peter Harris, an English barrister.
Peter Harris is Head of Chambers of Overseas
Chambers, and, in consequence, the rights and property of Overseas
Chambers are vested in him.
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 practiced from
Jersey, Channel Islands, but will physically practice from France
where he will be 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
- this undertaking with the Population Office of the States of
Jersey under the Regulation of Undertakings (Jersey) Law 1973 under
- with 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
- with 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 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 twenty years
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 £480 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 websitie can be consulted fomr that
Please contact us
at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01534 625 879, 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