New Park Court has an extensive team of barristers qualified and experienced to accept instructions directly from members of the public and businesses under the Bar Council Public Access scheme.

The scheme allows members of the public and businesses, in appropriate cases, to consult a barrister without first instructing a solicitor, avoiding duplication of work and costs. The scheme applies to all of Chambers’ practice areas – Crime, Civil (including commercial, chancery and construction) and Family. Barristers can advise in writing or in conference, draft legal documents and appear in court on their client’s behalf, without the involvement of a solicitor.

If you would like to instruct a barrister directly, please contact one of the clerks in the appropriate practice area. They will discuss the case with you, suggest which barrister in Chambers would be suitable to handle your case, advise you about fees and timescales and ask you to submit some papers for Counsel to consider. Once Counsel has agreed to take your case, the clerk will contact you again to confirm fees and the next steps in the process.

We always require payment in advance in direct access cases. In accordance with the Money Laundering regulations, we will ask you to provide proof of identity before any work is done.

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