Public access allows companies and individuals to instruct barristers directly without having to go through a solicitor.
Barristers who offer pubic access work are registered to do so by the Bar Standards Board (BSB). There are specific regulations that apply to public access work, explained in guidance provided to clients when public access work is accepted. Instructing a barrister directly under public access could save significant amounts of money. Further information is available on the BSB website and can be provided by Fraser Chambers on request. Information is also provided when the barrister is instructed under public access. Fraser Chambers welcomes enquiries from those who wish to receive specialist advice or who find themselves involved in contemplated or actual litigation. Not all cases are suitable for public access, in which case solicitors with whom Fraser Chambers regularly works can assist. Public access is available for all areas of law in which Fraser Chambers offers legal assistance.