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Our direct access service for personal clients

There are many reasons you might want to obtain legal help from a barrister; from dealing with a problem at work to settling a dispute with a school, neighbour or supplier.

Under the Direct Access Scheme, you may be able to consult us direct without having to pay a solicitor or other intermediary first.

Here are the main things with which we can assist you:

  • Advice on a legal dispute or on how to plan and manage your legal affairs;
  • Representation in Court, Tribunals and other proceedings;
  • Drafting legal letters and official documentation for the Court.

We are a large, established barristers’ chambers and can almost certainly match you to a lawyer experienced in your type of case.

Our Direct Access teams cover the following areas:

  • Problems with suppliers, from banks to builders;
  • Disputes with schools, universities or local authorities;
  • Issues at work, including unfair dismissal, discrimination and harassment
  • Family finance matters
  • Professional, regulatory and disciplinary matters
  • Property matters, including planning, ownership and neighbours
  • Your housing requirements and rights

Please be aware that Direct Access does require a little more input from you, when compared with using a solicitor. Read our Direct Access Guide to decide if the scheme is for you.

Our services for individuals