What is Direct Public Access?
Anyone can now go directly to a barrister without having to involve anyone else (e.g. a solicitor). The barrister's role remains essentially the same as when they are approached by a solicitor or another intermediary. Barristers can advise you on your legal status or rights. Barristers can draft and send documents for you and can represent you in court, tribunals or mediations. Barristers can also negotiate on your behalf and can attend employment or investigative interviews and hearings where appropriate. It also means that you do not have to pay two sets of fees one to the solicitor and another fee to the barrister.
Further information about how the direct public access scheme is governed can be found on the Bar Standards Board website. https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/for-the-public/finding-and-using-a-barrister/how-to-instruct-a-barrister/public-access-guidance-for-lay-clients.html
Omar was and continues to be a member of the first chambers in London to specialise in accepting instructions via the direct public access scheme (also referred to as public access or direct access), after it was introduced in 2004.
How it works?
You can instruct one of our barristers in two different ways:
1. Arranging a face-to-face or telephone meeting with a barrister for legal advice on your case or legal matter.
2. Instructing a barrister to provide services including representation at a court hearing, drafting particular documents or to prepare written advice.
Please contact us for more information.