3PB Direct

The historic difference between what a barrister does and what a solicitor does has become less obvious over the last few years. However, barristers specialise in providing expert legal advice, advocacy in court and the drafting of documents.  

Solicitors normally give advice to and draft documents for their clients or may instruct a barrister to provide this service. In a direct access case you may need to perform these roles yourself.  

Barristers are not able to provide some of the services that solicitors offer.  For example, unless they have been specifically authorised to do so, they will not be able to conduct litigation and they are not allowed to handle client money. Your barrister will advise you if they consider that anything you want done is something that can only be provided by a solicitor. 

For help and advice please contact Phil Alden on 03333 231 586 or email us.

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