3PB Direct

What is ‘Direct Access’?

Members of the public can now go directly to a barrister for legal advice or representation without having to instruct a... Read more

What are the advantages of instructing a barrister on a direct access basis?

The main advantage direct access is that it could potentially save you money, since you would be paying for a barrister... Read more

What is the difference between the services offered by a barrister and a solicitor?

The historic difference between what a barrister does and what a solicitor does has become less obvious over the last... Read more

What can a barrister do for me? What are they not allowed to do?

A barrister may: Appear on your behalf at court. Give you legal advice. Draft legal documents for you, such... Read more

Is there anything a barrister cannot do on my behalf?

If a barrister is not authorised to conduct litigation, they should not file proceedings on your behalf with the court... Read more

Can a barrister stop acting for me after he or she has accepted my instructions?

Yes, but this only happens rarely. There may be an odd occasion when the barrister has to stop acting for you. In direct... Read more

Can I instruct a barrister directly when I have already instructed a solicitor?

Yes, you may instruct a barrister directly even though you have already instructed a solicitor. If you do so, the... Read more

Can you ensure confidentiality?

Your barrister is under a strict professional duty to keep your affairs confidential. This legal professional privilege... Read more

How much will it cost?

Our charges vary, depending on the type of case and the experience of the barrister you instruct. Charges will vary... Read more

Will I qualify for Legal Aid to help fund my case?

If you are eligible for public funding (also known as “Legal Aid”) and wish to take advantage of this funding, a... Read more

How can I check a barrister is legitimate?

There are rules in place to make sure that all barristers providing legal services to clients are fully... Read more

What should I wear to Court?

Our advice is to dress conservatively. People appearing in Court usually wear smart clothes - such as trousers/skirt and... Read more

How to instruct a barrister

Our experienced team of specially-trained clerks make instructing a 3PB Direct barrister simple. Watch our video for a step-by-step guide on how to work with us to achieve a resolution to your legal issue.

We’ll be here every step of the way to support and guide you through the legal challenges at hand.

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