In 2004 the law restricting Counsel to acceptance of instructions from only a solicitor changed.
Counsel are now able to accept instructions from public and professional clients directly in some areas of the law, without the need to also instruct a solicitor.
3PB Chambers have a team of specialist Counsel and clerks who have undertaken the necessary training and are available to accept Public Access Work in most other areas of law.
Should you be interested in instructing Counsel directly, we would ask that you first read this page in its entirety.
If you wish to proceed after doing so please then either e-mail a short outline of your case to email@example.com, or one of his deputies (firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com) stating the following:
Alternatively you may call David on 0207 583 8055 and they will allocate 5 minutes to your matter in trying to assist you with the above.
We are unable to assist with the following:
We at 3PB appreciate that relationships between parties can become strained and disputes can very easily become acrimonious. Our Direct Access team aim to provide a user-friendly cost efficient service, which should give the instructing client the most cost efficient and expeditious resolution to their disputes.
On acceptance of instructions, Counsel will whenever possible offer help and guidance for the duration of your claim/dispute. If at any time Counsel feels that the interests of the client would be best served by instructing a solicitor, they will of course advise them so.
Further details on Public Access work can be found on the Bar Council website.