The Public Access scheme for direct instruction of barristers.
Under the Bar Standards Board Public Access Scheme anyone can now go directly to a barrister without having to involve anyone else (e.g. a solicitor). The barrister’s role remains essentially the same as when they are approached by a solicitor or another intermediary. Barristers can advise you on your legal status or rights. Barristers can draft and send documents for you and can represent you in court, tribunals or mediations. Barristers can also negotiate on your behalf and can attend employment or investigative interviews and hearings where appropriate.
Because the barrister’s role is unchanged and there are limits on the types of work that a barrister can do, there are still some cases and situations in which you will need to instruct a solicitor or another intermediary as well as a barrister. However, for many cases the public access scheme allows you to go directly to the expert barrister for advice, representation and drafting.
Full guidance for public access clients is available here by
clicking on this link to be directed to the Bar Council website and then to download the relevant file.
The privacy of your information is important to me and I will only process personal data in accordance with applicable data protection laws and regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
Full details of the privacy notice which will be applicable to you as a direct access client can be found on the Brick Court Chambers website at www.brickcourt.co.uk and sets out the basis on which any personal data I collect will be processed by me.
If you have any questions about the privacy notice, please contact Brick Court Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org