Anyone can now go directly to a barrister without having to involve anyone else (e.g. a solicitor). The barrister's role remains essentially the same as when they are approached by a solicitor or another intermediary. Barristers can advise you on your legal status or rights. Barristers can draft and send documents for you and can represent you in court, tribunals or mediations. Barristers can also negotiate on your behalf and can attend employment or investigative interviews and hearings where appropriate.
Further information about how the direct public access scheme is governed can be found on the Bar Standards Board website.
We were the first chambers in London to specialise in accepting instructions via the direct public access scheme (also referred to as public access or direct access), after it was introduced in 2004.
You can instruct one of our barristers in two different ways:
1. Arranging a face-to-face or telephone meeting with a barrister for legal advice on your case or legal matter.
2. Instructing a barrister to provide services including representation at a court hearing, drafting particular documents or to prepare written advice.
Please contact us for more information.