Direct access enables you to work directly with a barrister rather than going to a solicitor first. See the barrister as a tool that parachutes into your case at a time that you need it. Who Barristers can accept Instructions from Solicitors, other authorised litigators, employed barristers and legal advice centres and clinics in England (known as Professional Clients). European lawyers registered with the Law Society and qualified from other jurisdictions Licensed professionals in the UK, under the Licensed Access scheme. Individuals from other jurisdictions, companies and members of the public (‘lay clients’) under the Public Access scheme (sometimes also referred to as direct access, see here(link) My chambers practice management team Clerksroom Direct (‘clerks’) receive and manage my instructions. They are happy to answer questions about potential instructions. Professional, licensed access or lay clients may contact me or Clerksroom Direct to obtain a quotation for legal services and discuss suitability and availability. The clerks aim to provide such a quotation promptly, and certainly within the 14 day period indicated by the BSB.