Direct Access

Many of our barristers are qualified to accept Direct Access instructions. Any lay client - whether a business owner, director, consultant or employee - can potentially use Direct Access.

Public Access

The Direct Public Access scheme introduced in 2004 enables barristers to be instructed directly from or on behalf of a member of the public, also known as a lay client.

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Company Access

If a company or organisation has sufficient administrative resources to produce letters, statements and do photocopying then it can most likely use Direct Access for a range of areas of law including commercial, employment, professional negligence and regulatory.

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Direct Access Barristers

Juniors (10+ years)

Charles Apthorp

Call 1983

Melvyn Harris

Call 1997

Daniel Hobbs

Call 1998

Claire Palmer

Call 2003

Beatrice Collier

Call 2004

Jonathan Landau

Call 2004

Mark Thomas

Call 2006

Saara Idelbi

Call 2008

Robert Cohen

Call 2009

Alex Ustych

Call 2010

Alice Meredith

Call 2013

Aaron Moss

Call 2013

Juniors (under 10 years)

John Goss

Call 2015

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