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“An Englishman’s home is his castle.”  It is more than just bricks and mortar. 

Property disputes are stressful and disruptive. Our direct  access Barristers are here to advise you on how to reduce the risk of problems or to represent you if your dispute has to go to Court.

We know from experience how costs can easily become disproportionate to the value of a claim, particularly where there are many parties. We aim to give clients an early view of the merits and monetary value of a case so that you can keep track of costs and feel confident in your representation.

Our Public Access Barristers can help you with advice and representation relating to:

  • Residential and Commercial landlord and tenant
  • Resolving disputes involving land, including ownership, sale of land, forfeiture of deposits, mortgages, trusts, adverse possession, trespass, nuisance, boundaries and easements.
  • Enfranchisement, breach of covenant, forfeiture and rent arrears
  • Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies, assignment and guarantees.
  • Rent reviews, renewal of tenancies, end of term dilapidations, breach of covenant, assignment and guarantees.
  • Property and affairs matters within the Court of Protection, including issues relating to powers of attorney, deputyship and statutory wills.
  • Housing cases, including judicial review and we have a particular specialism in Traveller cases.
  • Construction disputes of all sizes

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Property FAQs

Property law deals with the allocation, use, and transfer of land and buildings.

Residential and commercial landlords, tenants, local authorities, guardians, travellers, families and individuals.

Our Barristers are here to advise how to reduce the risk of problems, resolve the dispute and advise you on the best course of action but can represent you if your dispute has to go to Court. In addition, we have extensive expertise acting in the Court of Protection regarding property and affairs.

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.

  • Represent you at court, before a tribunal, at a mediation and/or arbitration
  • Advise you on the potential outcomes of your case
  • Advise on drafting correspondence, formal Court documents and expert/witness statements
  • Advise you on involving experts
  • Advise you on the next steps in the proceedings. 

  • Liaise directly with the courts and other parties
  • Collect evidence and relevant papers
  • Handle money on your behalf

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. 

If your case is not suitable

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.

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An easy process

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.

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