Financial Dispute Resolution
We understand the need for clear, practical advice, careful negotiation and effective resolution. When it comes to your family matters, you deserve nothing less.

Personal Law

Whatever your civil claim or dispute, we will guide you through it with expertise and understanding.

From employment tribunals to wills & probate, road traffic accidents, personal injury or housing disputes, our highly experienced and approachable barristers combine a thorough and dedicated approach with expert legal knowledge.

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Family & Child Law

We understand the sensitivity and clarity required when it comes to family and children.

If you need specialist legal counsel on divorce and cohabitation settlements, financial disputes, pensions and trusts, arrangements for children, or other family-based legal issues, we can provide expert advice and advocacy, including negotiation, mediation and dispute resolution.

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Business Law

For most businesses, their two main pressures are time and money. Using Direct Access saves you both.

For expert advice and advocacy on employment law, health and safety, regulatory and fraud issues and criminal litigation, working directly with our barristers provides businesses with swift responses, specialist expertise and continuity of service.

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Direct Access Barristers

Since 2004, you can now directly approach barristers for legal advice or representation, in most cases without having to go through a solicitor. This is Direct Access.

It makes getting expert legal advice easier, faster and more affordable. Rather than only representing you in court or tribunal, your barrister will assist with most aspects of your case. To find out more, contact us today.

Why Use Direct Access

  • Direct and continuous line of communication
  • Faster responses, faster results
  • Expert advice and advocacy
  • Ideal for a range of personal or business cases
  • Free 30-minute assessment
  • Reduced/more affordable legal costs
  • Fixed fees are clear, pre-agreed and paid in advance
  • Fully bespoke service. We only do what you need us to do

How Direct Access Works

You contact us

Give our friendly, professional clerks a call outlining the details of your case. Or complete our online form.

Your case is assessed

Your case will be passed to a barrister who will then assess it and if it is appropriate for direct access will discuss with you the best course of action.

Our fees are agreed

Once we’ve assessed your case we will tell you how much it will cost for any work you want us to do. You pay in advance to secure the barrister you want.

We work together

Your barrister works with you to resolve your case, providing expert advice and representation. You can contact them directly throughout.

Your case is resolved

We strive to help you achieve the very best outcome. Feel free to let us know how we’ve done.

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Client Testimonials

Personal Law Client

An excellent technical lawyer who is very approachable. Has gravitas and is very tenacious…researches well and devastating at cross-examination.

Legal 500

Intelligent, methodical, unflappable and approachable. A strong all-rounder with extensive knowledge of public and private children law and financial remedies.

Personal Law Client

Free from any airs and graces and extremely easy to deal with. Very calm and collected, can explain things clearly to clients in a non-legalistic manner.

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