Direct Access Scheme

What is Direct Access?

Direct access is a scheme where barristers can take instructions directly from you without first going through a solicitor. This could save you money in legal fees.

What are the advantages of engaging a barrister through direct access?

Directly instructing a barrister means you can use your financial resources more effectively, spending more on advice and preparation rather than administration. Providing your instructions directly can help to improve communication between you and your barrister.  

Where can I find a Direct Access barrister?

Most barristers’ chambers’ website will list the barristers that are direct access qualified. You can send an email to the general email address (usually the clerks’ email address) asking who is direct access qualified.

You can also search the Direct Access Portal here.