Direct access

Red Lion Chambers

Direct Access (Public Access) allows members of the public the opportunity to instruct a barrister for specialist legal advice or advocacy services without the need to instruct a solicitor.

See the Bar Council Guidance.

Identifying the right barrister and ensuring their early involvement is essential to maximising the prospects of a positive outcome. With our expert understanding of the criminal justice system, we help guide our clients through the legal process. Benefits include;

  • Access to specialist advice across a diverse range of practice areas.
  • A direct line of communication to the barrister providing your advice/services, either in person, video conference, phone or email.
  • Competitive and cost-effective legal services of the highest professional standards.
  • Public Access can be cost effective, as members of the public can save money on solicitor costs.
  • Public Access barristers can negotiate on your behalf, advise you on your legal status/rights and represent you in court, tribunal and/or mediation hearings.

If you are interested in this service, please complete the short form below and a member of our team will contact you within 24 hours.

  • Fee Structure

    The fees for each matter will be determined by the nature of the case, the level of case complexity and the seniority of the barrister instructed. Generally our barristers will charge an hourly rate for all Preparation and Advisory work.

    The fees for each case are assessed individually, it is difficult to indicate the fee level prior to receipt of case papers. But as a guideline, you can expect hourly rates to range from £100 for a Junior tenant and up to £900 per hour for a Senior Silk.

    Attendance rates would range from £350 for a junior tenant to £3,500 per day for a Senior Queens Counsel.

    Fees for an initial conference with a Public Access junior barrister our fees would start from £250 + VAT.

    All Members of chambers are registered for VAT therefore all fees quoted will be subject to the addition of VAT.

  • Driving Cases

    The fees for each case are assessed individually, it is difficult to indicate the fee level prior to receipt of case papers. But as a guideline, you can expect hourly rates to range from £100 for a Junior tenant and up to £900 per hour for a Senior Silk.

    Attendance rates would range from £350 for a junior tenant to £3,500 per day for a Senior Queens Counsel

    Fees for an initial conference with a Public Access junior barrister our fees would start from £250 + VAT

    All Members of chambers are registered for VAT therefore all fees quoted will be subject to the addition of VAT

  • Notes

    Unfortunately, not all cases are appropriate for instruction under the scheme. Completion of the form will allow us the opportunity to review the specifics of the case and inform you of all the possible options available to you. Please note, under the Direct Access scheme legal aid funding cannot be used. If you are considering instructing a barrister on behalf of a professional organisation, please view our Licensed Access page for additional information, as it may be a more appropriate method of instruction.

    To discuss your options in more detail and for more information regarding the scheme, please contact our clerking team, led by Chambers Director, Mark Bennett.

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Our Public Access barristers

Gillian Jones QC

Gillian Jones QC

Call 1996 | Silk 2017
David Etherington QC

David Etherington QC

Call 1979 | Silk 1998
Kate Bex QC

Kate Bex QC

Call 1992 | Silk 2017
Barnaby Jameson QC

Barnaby Jameson QC

Call 1993 | Silk 2018
Adam Wiseman QC

Adam Wiseman QC

Call 1994 | Silk 2018
Michael Goodwin QC

Michael Goodwin QC

Call 1996 | Silk 2019
Cameron Brown QC

Cameron Brown QC

Call 1998 | Silk 2020
Lori Tucker

Lori Tucker

Call 1982
Janine Sheff

Janine Sheff

Call 1983
Cyrus Shroff

Cyrus Shroff

Call 1983
Steven Dyble

Steven Dyble

Call 1986
Ken Millett

Ken Millett

Call 1988
Nicola May

Nicola May

Call 1993
Guy Bowden

Guy Bowden

Call 2003
Jane Oldfield

Jane Oldfield

Call 2004
Max Baines

Max Baines

Call 2005
Jamie Sharma

Jamie Sharma

Call 2005
Bethan Rogers

Bethan Rogers

Call 2007
Laura Kenyon

Laura Kenyon

Call 2009
Joe Bird

Joe Bird

Call 2012
Dan Taylor

Dan Taylor

Call 2012
Lucy Ginsberg

Lucy Ginsberg

Call 2013
Andrew Herd

Andrew Herd

Call 2015
Tom Davies

Tom Davies

Call 2018