Direct Public Access


Instructing a barrister direct



Before 2004, it was not possible for members of the public to engage a barrister without also instructing a solicitor. However, a change in the law means that barristers may now be instructed directly by the public, foreign lawyers, other professionals, and commercial organisations without incurring the additional expense of a solicitor.


Who does direct public access work in Chambers?


The members of Chambers who undertake direct public access work are listed below. Their own pages will give details of the areas in which they specialise.


Our team of clerks are always happy to discuss your requirements. Please contact either Stuart Sellen or Cliff Strong on 020 7404 7000 or to start the process of consulting a barrister at Thomas More Chambers on a direct access basis please complete the online form.