Direct Access Barristers & What It Means To You

Making it easier & cheaper for you to access first class legal services

Do I need a solicitor or a barrister?After reading this page you will have a clear understanding about Direct Access Barristers, the benefits it brings to potential clients plus the criteria people need to fulfill in order to benefit from it.

In brief…

Previously a solicitor would choose the barrister for you. Today you can do this yourself and it is possible for most areas of the law. It also reduces your legal costs considerably.

2004 – Barristers Direct Access instigated

Subsequent to important updates and changes to the law in 2004, people trying to get legal counsel or legal representation of any type were then able to contact a Barrister directly, without having to first engage a solicitor.

This action has helped save individuals significant monetary and administrative expenditure. This procedure is known as “Public Access” or “Direct Access” and reflects the future of the British Legal system.

How extensive is Direct Access

Direct Access was brought into being in order to make it possible for individuals with immediate need of legal expertise the ability to contact an experienced professional advocate, and to be able to do this under more cost effective circumstances.

You can obtain additional information about all the different specialized services accessible within the direct access plan. to do this you should take a look at the Bar Council website. It gives extensive information and facts in connection with the whole topic of Direct Access.

Direct Access – a well kept secret!

Direct access is considered by myself and many other barristers as being a well kept secret in terms of law change. It clearly offers an opportunity for individuals and firms to obtain first-rate all-encompassing legal representation while making considerable cost reductions against what was previously possible. This is rightly thought to be a key reason for improvements within this sector.

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Direct Access Barrister, Mediator and Arbitrator

How To Contact Me

If you are facing a dispute and would like professional advice you can call me on 01962 690061 or use the contact form below. I am a highly experienced barrister and I will give you the guidance that you need straight away

Contact Information

We wholeheartedly welcome you to contact us regarding any legally related issues or concerns. We're easy to talk with and will very quickly steer you in the right direction.

Stewart Patterson
Barrister, Mediator & Arbitrator

Pump Court Chambers,
31 Southgate Street,
SO23 9EB
Tel: 01962 690061
Fax: 0845 259 3240
DX: 2514 Winchester