Public Access Questions Instructing a Barrister

The Bar remains predominantly a referral profession, with barristers usually 'instructed' by solicitors. Barristers who have completed appropriate training are, however, able to take instructions directly from members of the public (the Public Access scheme). In addition, members of certain professional bodies, some overseas clients and organisations with licences from the Bar Council are able to seek advice directly from barristers and may instruct them in non-court litigation (the Licensed Access Scheme).

Visit our Public Access (Direct Access) portal for more information and to submit an enquiry. Our portal allows you to make an enquiry, browse 1,000 barristers' profiles or set a budget and see if someone can help you. is the starting point.

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