If you are a member of the public, or a corporate or non-corporate organisation, there are matters suitable for instruction of counsel directly, for legal advice and representation. Such instruction may be made to the barrister without the need to go through a solicitor or other intermediary. The Bar Standards Board’s Public Access Guidance for Lay Clients may be found online at the link below:
Public Access Guidance for Lay Clients
Foundry Chambers have specialist Public Access trained barristers available in the following practice areas:
Fraud and Financial Crime; Criminal Defence; Regulatory; Professional Discipline; Health and Safety and Road Traffic Offences.
Barristers undertaking Public Access work can draft documents, appear in courts, tribunals or inquiries on their client’s behalf, and provide legal advice. There are real advantages to the direct public access scheme, not least the savings in cost. In financial times such as these, importantly, this scheme allows for the provision of specialist expert, professional advice and advocacy direct from counsel, with the cost saving in removing the fees that would otherwise have been incurred by the instruction of a solicitor.
To find out if your case is suitable for Public Access and to determine which level of barrister you require and to obtain a quotation, please contact the Senior clerk, Angela May. Your enquiry will be reviewed by a qualified Public Access barrister within 48 hours of the receipt of all relevant information. All of the barristers at Foundry Chambers who accept Public Access work are registered with the Bar Council to conduct public access work and are regulated by the Bar Standards Board. A list of those members at Foundry Chambers can be found by searching the Bar Standards Board.