Complete Counsel is an innovative digital support business which helps Barristers operate as economically and efficiently as they deem appropriate to their needs.  It is a sister company to Document Direct, and is a 21st century alternative to the 19th century Chambers structure.

We provide services to Barristers on a contractual basis with members of the Bar being able to purchase our services in accordance with the specific needs.


There are several options available:


Basic Service:

This will incorporate full IT and PA support within the use of the MLC software.  This support will include diary and practice management.  We have office facilities for use in Liverpool, London and Dublin which is also included within this package.  Larger conference space for Joint Settlement Meetings can be arranged together with access to Westlaw/Lawtel at a separate (but low) cost.

This basic service is billed at £550 plus vat.


Practice Management

Our Practice Director, Claire Labio will assist with marketing and developing client relationships.  Counsel using the Practice Management services will indicate their targets and objectives which will form part of an agreed action plan.  This plan is reviewed and revised on a regular basis.

Practice Management will be charged at 5% – 10% of net billings plus VAT – depending on the work involved.  Net is net of any fees written off during the course of any relevant period. 


Fee and Financial Management

Helen Southworth our Fee Administrator has responsibility for all billing and fee collection for our Barrister Clients.  Barristers will also be able to provide information which will be used for the production of VAT and tax returns in draft form.  This ervice will not include professional advice on taxation issues.

Financial and Fee Management will be charged at 2% of fees collected plus VAT