Our Chambers works directly with you to help you prepare your case and/or represent yourself in court.To do this we are able to give you legal advice on case preparation and/or represent you in court, advise on strategy and negotiation, and assist you with drafting documents such as witness statements, position statements and responses to evidence and correspondence.
Throughout the life of your case, from start to finish, you are in control of your case as you are the Litigant in Person and your barrister is there to support you at every step.
As a Litigant in Person you are responsible for the day-to-day case management which involves you filing and serving the documents on the Court, the other party and any other interested parties, such as Cafcass officer, Children’s services, Children’s guardian.It is your absolute responsibility to comply with the Court Orders, this includes complying with the directions of the court in a timely manner and failure to do so may have consequences for the outcome of your case and costs.
REGULATED BY THE BAR STANDARDS BOARD
Direct Access barristers are regulated by the Bar Council and the Bar Standards Board and have strict professional rules by which they abide, giving you the benefit of consumer protection and the backing of a professional conduct regime built up over centuries.
Only the barristers who have achieved a specialist direct access qualification are allowed to work directly with clients.