ShenSmith Barristers is a unique and remote business support service to barristers and chambers with unique beginnings where client choice and service are the founding principles of our operation and remain at the very heart of our operation.
With years of innovative business experience, our founders inevitably had first hand experience of the legal process and all that it entails for the client. During that process the founders were introduced to the concept of Direct (Public) Access to barristers’ services for advice and representation. The complex nature of the advice required meant that dealing with Queen’s Counsel and senior barristers was not only swift and proficient, but a very cost-effective solution for legal advice.
The experience prompted the founders to establish BarristerDirect.co.uk as a means to explain the benefits of direct access to the general public and small to medium sized enterprises. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive and it was very clear that both the general public and SMEs benefit from our exposure of the new model of Direct Access to the Bar, with a surprising number of people simply unaware of the precise nature of barristers’ work and how their services can be accessed.
We became so passionate about helping people and companies to find legal assistance and reduce the stress of their situation, that we decided to commit significant resources to establish and build ShenSmith Barristers, leveraging our extensive marketing and technological experience to continue to increase awareness of client choice in this new era.
We have specifically selected barristers that are keen to engage with the public and to partake in our client-oriented marketing efforts, such as introductory and explanatory videos. Our video production has been a huge success, giving confidence to clients that they can truly rely upon our barristers to help them with their case.
ShenSmith’s founders have a strong background of innovating markets and enhancing the consumer experience. For example, ShenSmith was one of the original innovators in making skirting board available online to the general public, which changed the entire timber industry overnight.