Since the introduction of the Public Access Rules in 2004, it has been possible for members of the public to instruct barristers directly. This means that qualified barristers can act directly for members of the public without going through a solicitor. This may entail a considerable saving and is often a beneficial and cost effective method of reviewing whether or not litigation will be necessary.

Barristers operating under Public Access Rules

Andrew Mitchell QCAlistair Webster QCJohn Black QC, Amanda Pinto QC, Mark Rainsford QCBarry StancombePenelope Small, Abigail Coghill-SmithFiona JacksonFaisal Osman, Ian Smith, Harpreet Giani and Catherine Collins are Public Access accredited.

Barristers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board and its Code of Conduct which also covers Public Access Rules. For more information about the Code of Conduct and Public Access Rules, we recommend that you consult the Bar Council and Bar Standards Board web sites.

Please contact the clerks if you would like to instruct one of our members on a Public Access basis.