A contract is a binding agreement between two parties and once signed you are obliged to carry it out. How do you create agreements to ensure everything is included? What happens if it all goes wrong and you want to rescind an agreement?
Our Direct Access Barristers are here to help.
We are committed to providing high quality arguments and paperwork across the full range of commercial law.
We have considerable experience of commercial disputes at all levels, with senior practitioners able to tackle the most challenging multi-party cases.
We offer a full service to individuals, company directors, shareholders and partners in dispute and have a particular expertise in acting for the victims of fraud. We undertake work throughout the country.
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We offer a full service to individuals, company directors, shareholders and partners in dispute and have a particular expertise in acting for the victims of fraud.
There are many ways to resolve a case. One involves going to court but arbitration and mediation are increasingly popular alternative methods of dispute resolution. Mediation is an informal, flexible and cost effective process which is entirely confidential and ‘without prejudice’ that has a high success rate. Arbitration involves an independent third party, an arbitrator, who considers the case and makes a decision that is legally binding.
Direct Access, also known as Public Access, allows you to directly instruct a barrister to act on your behalf, without using a solicitor or intermediary as is traditional. You are managing your case. However, not all cases are suitable for direct access and only barristers specifically trained to accept direct access instruction can assist you. Meet our trained barristers here.
We use a 4 step process outlining how you can instruct a barrister directly: Enquire, Discuss, Confirm, Instruct. Each stage is designed so we can make sure your case is suitable for direct access. It enables our clerks to find the right barrister, at the right price, for the right time just for you. Read more about the process here.
It is your responsibility to provide clear, concise instructions for your barrister to work towards your desired outcome. They cannot manage your case or your affairs nor can they handle money on your behalf.
Each case is different and some cases are not suitable for direct access instruction. For this area Clients using legal aid are not suitable for Direct Access so should instruct us using a solicitor.
Some cases require more day to day management so are not suitable for direct access. In this case, we will not progress beyond the Enquiry stage of our process but you can instruct us using a solicitor.
Fees can be a fixed amount for agreed upon work or an hourly rate with a set limit. Your case is unique but our experienced clerks can provide an accurate fee once you have submitted your enquiry form. Generally speaking, fees can vary depend on how senior a barrister is and how many hours work are needed but you’ll be aware of exactly what you are spending. Read more about our fees here.
Upon receiving this enquiry form a Public Access Clerk will contact you to discuss your case in further detail. Please see our 4 steps outlining the process of instructing a Direct Access Barrister.
1. Submit an enquiry
Fill out our form, designed to collect as much information as possible about your case.
2. Speak to a clerk
After carefully reviewing your form, a specially trained Clerk will get in touch to confirm if your case is suitable for one of our Direct Access Barristers.
3. Receive a client care pack
Once our Direct Access Barrister has agreed in principle to represent you, you will be sent a ‘client care letter’.
4. Instructing a Barrister
If you want to go ahead after agreeing to your client care letter, it’s time to instruct your Direct Access Barrister. Download a PDF of this process here.