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Direct Access

Can you instruct a barrister directly?

Anyone can instruct a barrister under the public access scheme.  Using Direct Public Access any individual or organisation can obtain independent, impartial advice and assistance from an experienced specialist barrister on a range of employment-related issues.

What are the advantages of directly instructing barristers?

The main advantage of the public access scheme is that it could potentially save you money whilst giving you access to the Bar, since you would be paying for a barrister only, instead of a barrister and solicitor.

  • Barristers are experts in the area of law they specialise in.
  • By instructing a Kenworthy's barrister direct, you are only paying for one lawyer, not two.
  • Barristers are self-employed and have lower overheads than solicitors.  This means that barristers at Kenworthy's Chambers can provide better value for money as all the payment goes towards legal services rather than towards administration.
  • Specialist Advocates from day one of your case.

Further details are available on the Bar Council website -

Civil Direct

  • Edmund Farrell
  • Shysta Habib
  • Richard Lees
  • Paul Im Thurn
  • Simon Blakebrough
  • William Magill
  • Yasser Iqbal

Criminal Direct

  • Barry Grennan
  • Roger Brown
  • Patrick Cassidy
  • William Donnelly
  • Sally Penni
  • Denise FitzPatrick
  • Chudi Grant
  • Sara Haque
  • Sarah Johnson
  • Andrew Marrs
  • Rachel White
  • Simon Blakebrough
  • Richard Lees
  • Stephen Tette
  • William Magill

Employment Direct

  • Barry Harwood
  • Edmund Farrell
  • Anisa Niaz-Dickinson
  • Sarah Johnson
  • Richard Lees
  • Stephen Tettey

Family Direct

  • Janet Cragg
  • Carol Micah
  • Edmund Farrell
  • Amanda Flattery
  • Martin Lugsdin
  • Sarah Johnson
  • Paul Im Thurn

Housing Direct

  • Edmund Farrell
  • Paul Im Thurn

Immigration Direct

  • Gita Patel
  • Shazia Khan
  • George Brown
  • Stephen Tettey




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