DIRECT ACCESS

Direct access allows you to instruct a barrister without engaging a solicitor or a legal representative. Some barristers are direct access and other barristers are not. Direct access barristers fall into two groups, those who can conduct litigation and those who cannot conduct litigation.

Does it make a difference as to which direct access barrister a person employs? The simple answer is yes, as there is a difference. If the barrister cannot conduct litigation this means that you have to do some of the work as well, in other words you are sharing some of the responsibilities and the workload.

What makes us different?  We have the right to conduct litigation which means that we can act in the same way as a solicitor or a legal representative, the difference being that you do not have to pay for both; only one.

Having the right to conduct litigation means we can do all the work for you. We can:

  • Issue proceedings or applications on your behalf
  • Acknowledge service of proceedings 
  • Give our address instead of your personal one to all relevant parties
  • File documents at court or serve documents to other parties
  • Issue notices of appeal 
  • Deal with correspondence

Remote Working

We are set up to work remotely, therefore you can communicate with us from the comfort of your own home. 

Case papers can be sent to us electronically through our drag and drop system.  This is available on any device that can access an internet browser, such as smartphones, PCs, laptops and tablets; resulting in swifter communication with no expense. 

Should we feel that it is in your interest to have a solicitor we will advise you.

What we cannot do is hold client monies.

 

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