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Save time and money by instructing a Public Access Barrister to advise you and represent you at Court.

Public Access is the name given by the Bar Council to the scheme where anyone – members of the public, firms, companies – can directly instruct specially trained barristers without the use of  a solicitor in accordance with the Bar Council’s Public Access scheme.

Based at our chambers in East Sussex, our Public Access clerks are waiting to assist you. They will happily recommend which Public Access Barrister is best placed to help you.


Why use us

A Public Access Barrister is able to provide the following services to you – drafting documents, giving written and oral advice as well as providing advocacy services in courts, tribunals, arbitrations, mediations and any other situation where you are permitted to have someone speak on your behalf. All this and you will also save on the costs of using a solicitor.

What we can and cannot do

There are limits on what services our Public Access Barristers can provide and how we can provide them.

We will help you to decide if this is the best route for you  and understand how this way of accessing legal services works. We are committed to providing clients with a service that is swift, efficient and user-friendly.

There are some things our Public Access Barristers cannot do for you such as corresponding with the other side on your behalf or handling money for you. The work that Public Access Barristers are not permitted to do will need to be carried out by you. If you do not feel you are able, for whatever reason, to do that work then you will need to instruct a solicitor to do that work on your behalf. Our Public Access Clerks will be able to discuss this further with you and help you to assess whether you are capable of undertaking this.

All fees quoted can change depending on the requirements of the case and any changes will be discussed in advance. Capacity, illness, availability and unforeseeable external factors might influence timescales and costs of your case as all barristers undertake professional work personally.

The Public Access Guidance for Lay Clients is available on the Bar Standards Board website here. You can also review a list of authorised barristers on the Bar Council’s Barrister’s Register here.

Make an Enquiry

Upon receiving this enquiry form a Public Access Clerk will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your case in further detail. They will be able to give you an accurate idea of costs and factors affecting timescale. Please see our 4 steps outlining the process of instructing a Public Access Barrister with Barrister For Me.