What is Complete Counsel?

Complete Counsel is an established business providing support to barristers. Launched in early 2015, we provide services to barristers on a contractual basis. Complete Counsel aims to concentrate resources where they make the most difference to a barrister’s practice and income.

Understanding why we represent the best form of service can best be appreciated by contrasting our approach with that found in many chambers.


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Do you

  • Have an established or developing specialist practice?
  • Understand the need to network in a challenging market
  • Appreciate the use and value of social media?
  • Feel some tenants are a drain on the clerking resources especially those with no real drive to develop things for themselves? This is in spite of the fact your contribution to Chambers remains high, reflecting your earnings but you are left to fend for yourself most of the time?

Are you

  • disheartened by the amount of meetings and announcements of major new strategies only to find things continue in a very similar way?
  • increasingly frustrated by the lack of support and performance in your chambers?
  • discontented that your fee collection consists of the issue and re-issue of electronic invoices and receipts as opposed to actively chasing outstanding debt?

We can offer you

  • support with the development of your practice with Claire Labio an experienced and determined Practice Director in accordance with an agreed plan.
  • significant marketing opportunities in particular through the parallel business of Pro-Vide Law which provides education and training services. Our training site has over 4000 hits a month from specialist solicitors, insurers and defence bodies.
  • persistent, personal and effective fee collection by Helen Southworth a knowledgeable and meticulous financial manager with over 35 years experience in Chambers.
  • preparation of financial information sufficient for onward transmission to HMRC.
  • 24/7 PA and digital support with typing support if required.
  • a standard of service and responsiveness which receives warm feedback and has been accreditated to ISO 9001.
  • a clear opportunity to maximise your profile and earnings

Sole Practitioners

  • Are you a Sole Practitioner or a person who in effect manages their own practice within an existing Chambers?
  • Do you think that your practice would be enhanced by an efficient diary and fee collection service but do not want to pay for other chambers services which you feel do not add value to your practice?
  • Are you looking for a business which can provide cost effective service and support from experienced professionals?

Our Barristers

“The team at Complete Counsel  provide a first class service from Claire’s very personable and proactive clerking to barristers who are both very approachable and technically gifted. A dynamic set that are ahead of the curve.”

Ian CohenPrincipal Lawyer and National CN BD Coordinator, Simpson Millar LLPvisit website

“I have always undertaken a significant amount of work in the North West but have never had a base to call home in the region. Through Complete Counsel and the exceptional clerking of Claire Labio, I have the opportunity to service existing clients better.”

Tom GoodheadBarrister clientLinkedIn

“Working with Claire and the Complete Counsel team is invaluable to me in building my practice in the North West. The personal relationships that they have with the leading Liverpool firms has opened doors for me which would have been very difficult to unlock without them.”

James ByrneBarrister clientLinkedIn

Complete Counsel are a small but excellent set, the clerks cannot do enough to help and instructions are always completed on time if not earlier than expected. Ana Samuel is first-rate and able to get to the heart of complex matters.

Sara StangerPrincipal Lawyer & Head of Department, 2020 Legal Ltdvisit website

Charles Feeny is a pleasure to work with and a hugely experienced advocate. He is very ably supported by the excellent Claire Labio, who knows precisely the sort of service that solicitors and lay clients expect from a modern set.”

Dan MorrisBevan Brittan LLPvisit website

“Complete Counsel offer a quick, friendly but professional service from our initial approach to completion of instructions. They have a range of experienced barristers with good technical expertise balanced with the ability to provide practical advice.”

Ian GardinerPartner, Hill Dickinsonvisit website

“This Trust has utilised the services of Complete Counsel over the last two years and they have consistently proved their worth in terms of value for money, exceptional advice and representation, and general support.”

Dawn GoodallTrust Solicitor at Blackpool Fylde & Wyre Hospitals NHS Trustvisit website

Charles, Claire and the team are a breath of fresh air, always delivering a 1st class service and always ahead of the game. They show others the way it should be done.

Mike SuddardsPartner, Complex Injury, Team Keoghsvisit website