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Direct Access

Our barristers and clerks fully embrace innovation in delivering legal services built on traditional values. Customer care is at the forefront of our mind when assisting our client’s legal need.

Business organisations and individuals with a legal need can engage the expertise and support of a barrister directly enabling the client to retain control of their case management and save up to 50% in legal expenditure.

Regency Direct will provide you with details of the most suitable barrister for your legal need in accordance with your budget, assist with legal terminology, court forms and procedures. If we feel you would better benefit from the services of a solicitor we will recommend a trusted solicitor to you.

Here’s our easy, step-by-step guide to instructing a barrister via the Direct Access scheme:

  1. Complete our Public Access Questionnaire
  2. A clerk will acknowledge receipt of your questionnaire and contact you by email or telephone, usually within 48 hours, with a list of suitably qualified barristers.
  3. You choose a barrister who will look at your paperwork and assess the best course of action.
  4. A clerk will contact you with the suggested work and a fixed fee quote.
  5. If you choose to instruct the barrister then a letter of agreement will be sent to you, which you must sign and return along with photo ID and a recent proof of address.
  6. An invoice will be sent in advance of the barrister starting the work for you as is required by the barristers regulatory body, the Bar Standards Board.

The fees quoted to you will be a fixed fee based on the seniority of your chosen barrister. There are some occassions where an hourly rate will need to be agreed, for example if any drafting work is required, but this will be fully explained to you in advance. All fees must be paid in advance of the barrister starting any work for you. Most of our barristers are VAT registered however we will confirm whether your chosen barrister is VAT registered when we discuss fees with you. You can see our fee schedule for direct access barristers here. All fees are quoted exclusive of VAT.

If you choose to decline instruction, there will be no charge to you and any paperwork you have supplied will be available for you to collect.

Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact us.