Direct Access qualification requirements

To become a public access practitioner (in accordance with the Bar Standards Board Handbook), barristers must be properly qualified and hold a full practising certificate, have satisfactorily undertaken public access training, and registered themselves as such with the Bar Standards Board. Barristers with less than three years’ standing must also have a more senior barrister who is a qualified person and has registered with the Bar Standards Board as a public access practitioner readily available to provide them with guidance.

You can find out more about available Direct Access for Barristers course dates on the Bar Council website training and workshops page.