Public Access

If you are a member of the public, some of our barristers can now accept instructions from clients directly under the Public Access Scheme.  Details of the Bar Standards Board’s Public Access Guidance for Lay Clients can be found here. This will help you to understand how the Public Access scheme works, and explains how you can use it to instruct barristers directly.

Not all cases are suitable for the Public Access Scheme and not all barristers accept instructions in this way.  Those currently accepting instructions under the Public Access Scheme  are:

David Harris in the following areas: 

  • Representing clients in regulatory hearings before professional bodies;
  • Representing clients facing criminal prosecution for regulatory offences (when not entitled to legal aid);
  • Education cases.