TYPES OF WORK WHICH CAN BE CARRIED OUT BY YOUR BARRISTER
Our barrister under direct public access instructions is allowed to do the following:
Give you written advice about your case, after reading the documents
Give you advice in conference – that is, face-to-face, on the phone or by Skype, after reading the documents
Can appear on your behalf at court
Provide legal advice
Draft legal documents for you e.g. witness statements, position statements
Provide legal advice on formal steps to be taken in proceedings before a court and draft formal documents for use in those proceedings
Provide legal advice to draft letters
Provide legal advice on how to draft witness statements, position statements for you and others based on the information that is provided by yourself
Where a case requires expert witness, we can provide legal advice to you on the choice of a suitable expert and instruct them for you. (You will need to settle the fee directly with the expert as that contract is between you and the expert)
Provide legal advice and negotiate on your behalf under your instruction
Represent you either in court at a hearing, or at a settlement conference or a mediation.
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.