WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF USING A PUBLIC ACCESS BARRISTER?
Our barrister has over a decade’s experience in legal advice and representation, she specialises in family law – we invite you to see the website for qualification and expertise.
The main advantage with public access is that it could save you money, as you will be carrying out the administrative duties, you will be acting for yourself and your barrister can advise you on the legal process, evidence and case preparation and represent you at court.
In the rare cases, your barrister may recommend that you instruct a solicitor because you may need more assistance with the administrative duties and/or the case becomes complex and requires high volume of work (the conduct of litigation) which your barrister is prohibited from doing on your behalf.
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.