Anyone can instruct a barrister under the public access scheme. Using Direct Public Access any individual or organisation can obtain independent, impartial advice and assistance from an experienced specialist barrister on a range of employment-related issues.
The main advantage of the public access scheme is that it could potentially save you money whilst giving you access to the Bar, since you would be paying for a barrister only, instead of a barrister and solicitor.
- Barristers are experts in the area of law they specialise in.
- By instructing a Chambers barrister direct, you are only paying for one lawyer, not two.
- Barristers are self-employed and have lower overheads than solicitors. This means that barristers at Chambers can provide better value for money as all the payment goes towards legal services rather than towards administration.
- Specialist Advocates from day one of your case.