Who are Bright Line Law?
We are a barrister law firm providing specialist advisory, advocacy, litigation, policy and strategic services in corporate and financial crime cases.
We have an innovative model, established by Jonathan Fisher QC and one of a small number of barrister firms to provide legal services through a corporate entity which is authorised by the Bar Standards Board. These services include Public Access and the right to conduct litigation.
All instructions are received by Bright Line Law and all work performed by our barristers. Bright Line Law can be instructed to advise on or lead a case from the outset. One or more individual barristers at Bright Line Law can also be instructed to contribute to an existing legal team. At all times, the barrister or barristers performing the work on behalf of Bright Line Law is clear and there is a hands-on approach. We undertake work on the Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012 which are available here.
What is the 'bright line'?
We take our name from the ‘bright line’ rule — a simple objective standard, based on the principles of thorough examination and integrity, which is applied in every case to resolve ambiguities.
We work to ensure that our clients stay on the right side of the bright line. Where clients have unwittingly strayed across the line, we are able to support clients through a difficult time with our specialist advisory, advocacy and litigation services.
Why was Bright Line Law established?
Bright Line Law was established to enable clients to access specialist barrister services in a contemporary and commercially sensitive environment.
Our approach is modern and agile. As a barrister law firm, we combine the delivery of traditional legal activities such as representing clients in court and giving ‘case specific’ advice (known as ‘reserved activities’ under the Legal Services Act 2007) with the provision of consultancy services on broader issues involving corporate governance, policy, strategy, and training.
What is Bright Line Law's commitment to corporate social responsibility?
The practice of law is a vocation and lawyers are important stakeholders in the development of society’s welfare and health.
To this end, we established The White Collar Crime Centre to promote research into corporate wrongdoing, produce policy and strategic briefings, and provide consultancy and training services at the highest level.
The Centre is non-partisan and independent of government and external funding.
Who regulates Bright Line Law?
We are authorised and regulated by the Bar Standards Board.
As part of this regulation, all barristers are registered on the BSB’s Barristers’ Register. This page also contains the BSB’s Entities’ Register, which lists Bright Line Law as an authorised entity: https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/regulatory-requirements/the-barristers’-register/
Is Bright Line Law covered by professional indemnity insurance?
Bright Line Law is covered by professional indemnity insurance provided by Bar Mutual.