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.

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. Benefits include;

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

If you are interested in this service, please complete the short form below and a member of our team will contact you within 24 hours.

Unfortunately, not all cases are appropriate for instruction under the scheme. Completion of the form will allow us the opportunity to review the specifics of the case and inform you of all the possible options available to you. Please note, under the Direct Access scheme legal aid funding cannot be used. 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.

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.

The following members are able to accept Direct Access work:


David Etherington QC Lori Tucker Richard Wood Matthew Sorel-Cameron
Ian Leist QC Raj Joshi Michael Goodwin Laura Kenyon
Max Hill QC Cyrus Shroff David Wilson Joanna Hardy
Kate Bex QC Janine Sheff Tim Godfrey Dan Taylor
Barnaby Jameson QC Steven Dyble Cameron Brown Joe Bird
Adam Wiseman QC Andrew Thompson Rebecca Chalkley Andrew Herd
Angela Rafferty QC Valerie Charbit Priyadarshani Khanna
Gillian Jones QC Nicola May Guy Bowden
Jane Oldfield Max Baines Bethan Rogers