Direct Access Barristers

You can work directly with a barrister who has the authorisation to accept instructions from members of the public. You can also work with a direct access barrister if you have a solicitor, provided you have discussed it with them, first.

Barristers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

The Solicitor-Barrister Route

If you need someone to have conduct of your case and be responsible for corresponding with the court and other parties, you will either need to instruct a solicitor or a barrister who can conduct litigation. Instructing a solicitor who, in turn, instructs a barrister, is the traditional route.

When you need legal help, we can sort it.

Every court in England and Wales and almost every area of law.


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ShenSmith Barristers fully supports the new transparency standards set by the Bar Standards Board (BSB). These help you find all the information you need before engaging the services of a barrister. 

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