Direct Access

Instruct Us

A substantial proportion of our barristers are qualified to accept instructions directly from organisations, businesses and members of the public.  

Whether you are a individual, company, partnership, LLP, unincorporated association, local authority or government department, our Direct Access barristers can accept instructions from you to represent, advise and assist, whatever the area of law that concerns you.

The Direct Access Scheme (sometimes known as the Public Access Scheme) permits the instruction of a barrister directly, there is no longer a requirement that a barrister must be instructed by a solicitor.

The Bar Standards Board publishes guidance for lay clients about how Direct Access Scheme/Public Access Scheme operates. To read that guidance, click here.