For centuries the public had to go through a solicitor to instruct a barrister. This has recently changed for family law work and now the general public can instruct a barrister themselves. This is a very significant change, brought about so the public can benefit in a number of ways. For example:

  • Saving of costs
  • Ability to choose a barrister yourself
  • Capacity to liaise directly with your chosen barrister.

Clive is eligible and happy to take his instructions direct from the general public. Initially a prospective client should contact him by telephone for a discussion about their case and whether he can help them. There is no charge for this. If he can help you he will, whatever stage you are at in your case.

Please use this link for more information on direct access work- Public Access Guidance for Lay Clients