Public Access

In addition to receiving instructions from or through a Solicitor certain Barristers, who have undertaken the appropriate training, are now able to accept instructions directly from individuals and commercial organisations. The direct access scheme (Public Access) is operated under the guidance of The General Council of the Bar, and full details can found by clicking The Public Access Scheme.

Appropriate areas of law for Public Access include:-

  • Family Law Children
  • Public Law
  • Inheritance disputes
  • Matrimonial finance
  • Probate
  • Property

Clients are encouraged to contact one of our Clerks in the first instance to discuss the suitability of their matter for direct access and the availability of an appropriate direct access Barrister.

If it appears that it is appropriate for a Barrister to assist you, we will arrange for a preliminary telephone discussion with one of our Barristers. This discussion will not place any commitment upon you to continue with instructing via direct access.

Any enquiries should be directed to

Please do not hesitate to contact one of our Public Access clerks


Our specially trained Clerks will assess your case and let you know whether it is suitable for Public Access.