Quality Assurance & Legal Information


Legal status

Swan Chambers is not a ‘firm’ or a ‘partnership’ but the legal practice of an independent barrister Shobana Iyer, a sole practitioner. Shobana has developed a professional reputation which is complemented by the solid profile and recognised sound management of Swan Chambers.

As with all independent practising barristers in England and Wales, Shobana Iyer is registered with the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales and a practicing member of the General Council of Bar for England and Wales. Shobana Iyer’s membership number for the Bar Council is 38375

We are regulated by the Bar Council and the Bar Standards Board (BSB). Chambers and barristers are governed by The 8th Edition of the Code of Conduct which is available from the Bar Standards Board website listed below. The Bar Standards Board address is Bar Standards Board, 289-293 High Holborn, London. WC1V 7HZ Telephone: 020 7611 1444. Fax: 020 7831 9217. Website address is www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Standard Terms of Business with Solicitors/Authorised Persons: Barristers at Swan Chambers provide legal services to Authorised Persons /Solicitors under the Bar Council’s approved Standard Contractual Terms (“SCT”) of Work as set out in Annex T to the Bar Code of Conduct (as published on the Bar Councils’ website), unless expressly amended by written agreement. You may download the PDF version of Swan Chambers’ Standard Contractual Terms as approved by the Bar Council of England and Wales:

  Swan Chambers’ Standard Terms of Business 

The Terms of Business with Public Access Clients will be set out in the individual Client Care Agreement/Letter prior to accepting instructions.


The content of this website is produced by Swan Chambers, a Barrister’s Chambers.

The information and any commentary on the law contained on this website is provided for information purposes only. Every reasonable effort is made to make the information and commentary accurate and up to date, but no responsibility for its accuracy and correctness, or for any consequences of relying on it, is assumed by Shobana Iyer, Swan Chambers or any Associate Members of Chambers. The information and commentary does not, and is not intended to, amount to legal advice to any person on a specific case or matter. You are strongly advised to obtain specific, personal advice from a lawyer about your case or matter and not to rely on the information or comments on this site.

 Professional Indemnity insurance

All practicing barristers at Chambers maintain, as a minimum, professional liability insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund, managed by the Bar Mutual Management Company, 90 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4ST. Coverage is worldwide, subject to the terms of cover of the Bar Mutual.

Legal advice:

Members of Chambers, as individual lawyers, may only give advice to a particular person on a specific matter or case if instructed to do so by one of the following: a solicitor, a qualified foreign lawyer or a member of a recognized professional body approved by the Bar Council for the purposes of direct professional access work, or a Bar DIRECT client or a Public Access Client under the specific terms of the public access agreement.

For further information see the Bar Council web site.

Client care and complaints policy

Chambers welcomes feedback from solicitors and lay clients. We are confident you will be more than satisfied with our services but in order to comply with our regulatory requirements we have a Chambers Complaints Procedure. Complaints are taken very seriously and will be dealt promptly with in accordance with Chambers Complaints Procedure: SwanChambers Complaints Procedure 

Provision of Services Regulations 2009

The following information is provided by Swan Chambers in line with the requirements of The Provision of Services Regulations 2009 (the Regulations).  Any required information that is not provided below is included in the letter of engagement/ service contract and/or terms of business between us and our clients.

Business Name:       Swan Chambers

Legal Status:              Barristers Chambers: Sole Practice of Miss Shobana Iyer

Contact Details:       Somerset House (South Wing), The Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Tel: +44 203 004 9644


Applicable Law: Unless otherwise agreed the English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any claim, dispute or difference concerning our services and any matter arising from it and will be governed by English law.