Since the introduction of the Public Access Rules, it is now possible for members of the public to instruct barristers directly. To open up the legal system to the public the Public Access Rules came into force in July 2004 prior to which members of the public would have had to use a solicitor or another form of recognised access. Members of the Bar must complete a one-day course if they are to become Public Access qualified.
11 Stone Buildings fully supported this development from the very start as it offers both individuals and companies direct access to our legal specialists in all our fields of expertise with the added potential benefit of using a cost efficient resource. Advice from a barrister at an early stage can also assist in reviewing whether litigation will be necessary.
Barristers operating under Public Access Rules
Barristers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board and its Code of Conduct which also covers Public Access Rules. For more information about the Code of Conduct and Public Access Rules, we recommend that you consult the Bar Council and Bar Standards Board web sites.
We also strongly suggest that you consult the 11 SB guide on Public Access, outlining useful information on the work we can do on your behalf and how to instruct one of our Public Access qualified barristers.
Please contact the clerks by telephone on 020 7831 6381 or by email.
The following members are Public Access qualified: