BRIEFING CODE

Foley’s List recognises that it is of paramount importance that both the Clerks and the members of the List have a significant responsibility toward their Instructing Solicitors and their clients to ensure that no delay or inconvenience occurs in the engagement of counsel.

Moreover, it is essential that the relationship between the Instructing Solicitors and the members of the List and their Clerks is one of trust.

Foley’s List is proud of its tradition of integrity in briefing and adheres to its Equal Opportunity Policy in briefing as in other areas.

THE CODE

  • The Clerks will maintain an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the work undertaken by, and experience of, each member of Foley’s List.
  • The Clerks will maintain a current list of dates during which each member of Foley’s List is available to accept work.
  • When a solicitor requests a list of the names of the barristers available for a specific type of case, the Clerks will only put forward names of Barristers who are appropriate for the brief.
  • The Clerks will include women in their recommendations as far as practicable in all areas of the law in accordance with the List Equal Opportunity Policy.
  • The Clerks will respond promptly to every communication from Instructing Solicitors and will provide accurate responses to any queries.
  • Upon a Clerk accepting an engagement for a member of Foley’s List, the Clerk will communicate promptly with the barrister engaged.
  • Each member of Foley’s List will respond as promptly as possible to any communications from an Instructing Solicitor.
  • The Clerks, staff and members of Foley’s List will continue to extend full courtesy to every Instructing Solicitor and his or her staff.
  • Upon a member of the List who is engaged to appear in a matter becoming "jammed", such will be promptly communicated to the Instructing Solicitor and every assistance will then provided by both the member and the Clerks to ensure that the Solicitor and the client are not disadvantaged.