‘Direct Access’ to barristers, which is also known as The Public Access Scheme allows you to instruct a barrister directly. Previously, it was necessary for clients to use a solicitor to prepare their case and instruct a barrister.
The Direct Access route means you can now enjoy significant savings by eliminating the cost of solicitors.
However, your barrister is likely to need your help in preparing your case. This involves compiling documents and evidence in support of your arguments, filing documents at court and corresponding with third parties.
You can do all of this yourself, but unless you have a background in legal processes, the task of assisting your barrister may be rather challenging. This is where we can help. Our team of paralegals are experienced at providing support to barristers. They can assist you and your barrister with any aspect of your case at a fraction of what a solicitor would charge to do the same job.
So, you are still getting the benefit of going to a barrister directly, but doing it confidently with the knowledge of having a team of experts to support you, if you need.