Legal Advice and Representation

Instructions are accepted by:


  • Direct/Public Access - instruct and work with Jan Doerfel direct without the need for a solicitor; or
  • Through a solicitor - if you already have a solicitor or legal advisor, or if you qualify for legal aid, you have free choice of barristers and you can ask your representative to instruct Mr Doerfel. Please note that Mr Doerfel will accept instructions from solicitors only on the basis of the Standard Contractual Terms.

Fees Information


Mr Doerfel's hourly rate (year of call 2000) is £300/hour. In some cases fixed fees may be agreeable. The Chambers of Jan Doerfel are VAT registered and VAT may be payable dependent on your individual circumstances including where you are based. The VAT registration number can be provided upon request.


Whilst work on an hourly basis is the Chambers most commonly used pricing model for the provision of legal services, in certain circumstances a fixed fee may be able to be agreed. This will depend on a pre-assessment of your individual case including assessing what work would need to be carried out. 

For a detailed fee quote or to discuss your needs, please contact or call  07532 156 249.


Deadlines & timescales


Deadlines and timescales will vary according to the work that needs to be carried out. You may need to lodge an immigration application for further leave to remain prior to your visa running out, you might have an appeal deadline to lodge appeal grounds, or you may want to judicially review a negative Home Office decision. We will advise you what deadlines apply and work with you to meet these deadlines. We would, of course, always advise clients to seek immigration advice as soon as possible and not to leave doing so until the last minute to ensure that there is ample time for the best preparation of your case.   


Public Access Guidance


If you wish to find out more about public or direct access works prior to contacting the Chambers of Jan Doerfel, please refer to the Public Access Guidance for Lay Clients by the Bar Standards Board.



Mr Doerfel is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. You can view confirmation of the details on his practice and registration.


Registration and regulation


Mr Jan Doerfel is regulated by the Bar Standards Board and registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and possesses the necessary professional indemnity insurance cover (Bar Mutual) as required. 



Jan is an experienced trainer in the field of:


  • Immigration Law
  • International Human Rights
  • Refugee Law
  • The use of UN Mechanisms


He has trained for ILPA (Immigration Law Practitioners Association), ECRE (European Council of Refugees and Exiles), HJT and the British Council.  Jan has provided training on International Human Rights Law, UN Mechanisms and International Refugee law for non-governmental organisations (NGOs), state representatives (including border guards/immigration officials) and lawyers in the UK, Russia, Syria and the Ukraine.