Direct Access

Direct Access 

 We offer assistance and representation directly.  

Changes in the law mean that any member of the public can come direct to us for a consultation. Whether you are an individual or an organisation, our direct access barristers will offer the specialist help you need. For full details of what Direct Access Barristers can and cannot offer, please visit the Bar Standards Board website for guidance.

What is direct access?

Public access rules were introduced in July 2004, which has changed the way members of the public can access the services of barristers. This new legislation makes it possible for anyone to instruct a direct access barristers without engaging a solicitor or other recognised forms of access.

How does it work?

Simply, you can contact us directly to discuss your requirements. Whatever your individual circumstances, we will offer only the highest quality of advice and advocacy.  Once you email us, we will respond to your initial enquiry within 24 hours.  Once we make contact, and you outline the details of your case, we will advise you whether a consultation would be beneficial. If the matter is urgent, you will be advised of the appropriate course of action.  If we cannot take your matter on, we will notify you as soon as possible so that alternative advice or assistance can be obtained.  

We work with experienced solicitors so if we feel that you would benefit from the advice of another legal expert, we will happily point you in the right direction. Please have a look at the fee structure on the fees tab.  Note that there may be additional costs which are not included in our fees such as court fees, expert report costs and home office application fees. 

Saving you money

When you instruct our direct access barristers, there are no solicitors’ fees to pay and usually no additional costs. In fact, we can actually save you money. We operate at very competitive rates, and we will tailor a fee structure to suit your individual requirements. We can do initial case assessments i.e. give you an indication of the strength or weakness of your case or likely outcome before proceedings start.

Other benefits

  • Agreeing costs upfront with pre-charge services.
  • Jargon-free advice and advocacy.
  • No-nonsense prospects of fighting your case.
  • Trusted and expert interpretation of the law.

How we can help?

Under public access rules, we can offer you advice and advocacy in the following areas:

  • Appeals (court hearings in the First Tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal-Supreme Court)

  • Immigration applications to the Home Office 

  • Other drafting applications relating to Immigration and Human Rights cases. 

Please contact us by initially by email and outline your query.  Let us know how we can help you.
  Please ensure you have fully read the guidance on instructing counsel on a direct access basis by clicking on the Handbook link below:


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