Direct access

‘Direct Access is the term used to enable members of the public to instruct a barrister direct for their case without the involvement of a solicitor. ‘Licensed Access’ is a similar scheme, but it relates to organisations.

We have a number of experienced barristers and mediators who can meet all of your needs to offer you an efficient, focussed, cost effective service.

How we can help

We have a number of barristers specialising in different areas of law who can assist you with your case. We also have trained mediators who can provide a fast, cost-effective service to resolve domestic and commercial disputes without having to go to court. Mediators act as independent third parties to help in negotiations and assist towards the resolution of a dispute.

If you decide to instruct a barrister for your case, you have immediate access to a specialist barrister for your case. We’ll advise you about what your options are, and about wide ranging legal issues concerning your case. We can represent you in court proceedings and assist you with drafting court applications, letters to other parties or witness statements and help you to prepare for court hearings.

What We Can Do

  • Represent you at court hearing with a barrister of your choice

  • Provide written advice to spell out what is likely to happen in your case

  • Arrange a face to face meeting to advise you what is likely to happen in your case

  • Help you with preparing documents for court

  • Negotiate on your behalf to reach agreement

Costs

We understand how important costs are to you.  We will provide competitive, transparent prices for our quality advice and representation. There are no hidden fees, and no unexpected surprises resulting from cutting corners. We will often agree to a flat fee for representation at hearing or for a piece of written work.

This can lower your overall costs; barristers’ rates are often less than a solicitor. You can arrange with a barrister a bespoke package of assistance that meets your specific needs and keeps you in control of your expenditure at all times.

Who we can offer

Our links to the barristers available to assist with your case are found on the right of the page.

Contact

We look forward to receiving your enquiry; please fill out the enquiry form and email to us at clerks@zenithchambers.co.uk with an initial outline of your case and the assistance you need and any relevant documentation. Our clerking team respond to you with details of which barrister/s would be suitable for your case.

For more information on direct access, please visit the Bar Council website: http://www.barcouncil.org.uk/using-a-barrister/pub...

Testimonials

“Zenith Chambers provides a wide range of experience and specific areas of expertise across the board.”

Legal 500 (2011)

“All in all a very good service. Correct advice given and quick response to our offices. Clerks were friendly and efficient."

Legal 500 (2015)