The Bar Council Direct Access Portal

www.directaccessportal.co.uk

Individuals wishing to obtain legal representation  should  go directly to a barrister. This can be done without having to involve an instructing solicitor or other intermediary. In the past it was necessary for clients to use a solicitor or other recognised third party through whom the barrister would be instructed. Although the barrister’s role remains essentially the same, members of the public may instruct a barrister directly through the public access scheme.

Using a barrister

www.barstandardsboard.org.uk