We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with barristers' and clerks' Direct Access Portal accounts. We are working on the problem and hope to have it fixed soon.
In the meantime clients can still search for a barrister and submit an enquiry, but please note the response to your enquiry may be delayed.

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What is direct access?

Direct access is a scheme which qualifies barristers to take instructions directly from a client, enabling you to instruct a barrister without first going through a solicitor. As a client who needs legal advice or representation in court, this could save you money in legal fees.

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How does the portal work?

Designed by the Bar Council, the Direct Access Portal is the most extensive listing of barristers available for direct instruction in England and Wales. The portal allows you to search the profiles of Direct Access qualified barristers to find the right advisor or representative for your case.

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What is a barrister?

Barristers are legally qualified professionals who can advise their clients on the strengths and weaknesses of their case, as well as make skilful representation on their behalf in courts, tribunals or other settings.