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.

Follow the steps in the Direct Access Portal’s simple-to-use enquiry form to view a list of barristers matching your needs, drawn from thousands of expert practitioners qualified to take your case. 

To achieve the best results have the details of your case, including the area of law to which it relates and any court or tribunal dates, and the seniority and price of the kind of barrister you would like to help you, to hand. You can then use the Direct Access Portal to read the profiles of barristers matching your needs, view their experience, and make contact with them directly, with a view to engaging their services.