Some of our barristers are registered to provide legal services to members of the public through the Public Access scheme. This can be an efficient and cost-effective way to obtain advice on the merits of a potential dispute. Our barristers will advise if they feel the case requires the support of a solicitor as well.
We accept Public Access instructions across all our areas of expertise. Our clerks are familiar with the procedure for setting up agreements directly between the barrister and the client, and are happy to answer enquiries over the telephone or by email.
They can advise on the suitability and availability of members for a particular case, and give a transparent quote for the likely costs involved. We would advise you though that there are some cases which are not suitable for direct access and you may also need to instruct a solicitor. Depending on the nature of the case, our barristers may be willing to accept instructions under a full or partial Conditional Fee Agreement.
To read more about the Public Access scheme, visit the Bar Standards Board’s Public Access Guidance for Lay Clients page.