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.

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.


Areas of Expertise

We have outstanding experience in business crime, general crime, regulatory law and professional discipline. Our members are experts in their field and regularly undertake work under the Public Access scheme.

Depending on the specifics of the case, 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 as would be the case in normal circumstances.



  • Access to specialist advice across a diverse range of practice.
  • 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 cost.


For More Information or To Instruct Us

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.

Our barristers regularly undertake privately funded, direct access and legal aid work. However, under the Direct Access scheme legal aid funding cannot be used.

Unfortunately, not all cases are appropriate for instruction under the Public Access scheme, so we therefore ask, that if you are interested in instructing a member, to complete the short form below.

Upon receipt we will review the specifics of the case and inform you of all the possible options available to you.

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.