Direct Access

Under the Bar Council’s new Direct Access scheme, in certain cases Barristers may now take instructions from clients without involving a solicitor.

Criminal, family and immigration cases are prohibited, but in other areas you can now gain access to a highly trained legal specialist without paying solicitors fees as well.

Barristers are not permitted to handle clients’ money or perform certain other duties, but if necessary a solicitor can be appointed to work alongside them, still reducing fees.

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