Direct Access Barrister: Family Law London

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Family law encompasses a wide range of legal issues, from divorce and child custody to financial disputes and domestic abuse cases. Traditionally, individuals seeking legal assistance in family law matters have relied on solicitors as intermediaries to access barristers.

However, the legal landscape has evolved, and the concept of direct access to barristers has gained traction. Now, litigants in person can access barristers for Family Court directly.

Expert Family Law have a panel of direct access barristers, family law London, to assist with your case. All of our panel barristers are members of the Bar Council. For guidance on direct access barristers, read the information below.

What is a direct access barrister?

Direct access, also known as the public access scheme, allows members of the public to instruct barristers directly without going through a solicitor.

This approach is cost-effective and time-saving, offering clients direct communication and advice from specialised legal experts.

The direct access scheme, regulated by the Bar Standards Board, has made it easier for individuals to seek expert legal representation in family law cases.

However, the majority of barristers do not offer to conduct litigation for direct access clients. Clients will therefore be responsible for the day to day management of their case, or they may be required to instruct a solicitor.

Direct access barristers are available for most areas of law.

The role of a direct access barrister (family law London)

Family law barristers are legal professionals specialising in areas such as divorce, child custody, financial settlements, and domestic violence. Their primary role is to provide expert legal advice, represent you in court hearings, and assist you with drafting letters and legal documents. They are specialist barristers with in-depth knowledge of family law and court procedures. This makes them invaluable in complex legal matters.

Benefits of using a direct access family law barrister


By bypassing solicitors, clients can save on legal fees, making high-quality legal representation more affordable.


Direct communication with barristers can expedite the legal process, reducing delays associated with intermediary communication.


Clients receive direct advice and representation from specialists with extensive experience in family law.


Clear and direct communication ensures clients are fully informed about their case and legal strategies.

How to Instruct a Direct Access Barrister

Instructing a direct access barrister involves several steps:

Get in touch:

Contact us today using the form at the top of the page and we will locate a direct access family law barrister in London for your case

Case assessment:

During the initial consultation, the barrister will assess the case to determine whether your case is suitable. They will also provide initial advice, and outline potential legal strategies. Fees for the barrister may also need to be paid in advance. This will be discussed during your initial ca;;.


If your case is accepted by the barrister, you will be required to provide all relevant documents and information needed for the barrister to prepare the case.


You will need to formally engage the barrister by agreeing on terms of service and fees.

Choosing the right barrister

Selecting the right barrister is crucial for achieving favourable outcomes in family law cases. Consider the following factors:


Ensure the barrister specializes in the specific area of family law relevant to your case.


Look for a barrister with a proven track record in handling similar cases.


Seek recommendations and read reviews to gauge the barrister’s reputation.


Choose a barrister who communicates clearly and keeps you informed throughout the process.

Expert Family Law can put you in touch with a direct access family law barrister if we believe they can assist on your case. However, you are not obliged to instruct the barrister we assign to your case. We would always advise you to undertake your own research.

Common family law issues handled by direct access barristers

Divorce and separation:

Legal advice and representation in divorce proceedings, including financial settlements and division of assets.

Child custody and access:

Resolving disputes over child custody, visitation rights, and parental responsibilities.

Financial disputes:

Addressing issues related to spousal maintenance, child support, and property division.

Domestic abuse:

Providing legal protection and support for victims of domestic violence, including obtaining restraining orders.

Why choose Expert Family Law?

Are you searching for a direct access barrister, family law, London? Expert Family Law have a panel of experts who can assist.

They have many years of experience of dealing with all types of family issues. You can have peace of mind that your case will be dealt with professionally and with empathy. They will guide you through the legal process, helping you to make the difficult decisions in an understanding manner.

Please contact our experienced family law team today using the form at the top of the page. Most of the barristers on our panel will offer a free initial consultation.


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