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Direct access to over 1000 barristers in England & Wales

Save up to 42% by going direct to a barrister

Contact us now to obtain a free quote

  • Save on your legal fees
  • No obligation quotes

Save money by instructing a barrister directly

Cutting out the middle man, such as a solicitor, means it's often much cheaper to work directly with a barrister.

And what's more, most barristers will happily agree fixed fees in advance, so you don't have to worry about any hidden charges.

Experts in all areas of law

At Clerksroom Direct, you have direct access to over 1,000 barristers and 500 mediators nationwide, many of which are experts in specific areas of law, with in-depth knowledge of various courts, judges and tribunals.

Clerksroom Direct assist in the following areas of law:

  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Employment Law
  • Property and Land Law
  • Landlord and Tenancy
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  • All areas of Business Law

Obtain a free quote

Supported by our dedicated helpline, you can obtain a free fixed price quote and directly instruct a barrister through our easy-to-use portal.

Once we receive your enquiry, we can advise who is best suited to handle your case. 

Looking to instruct a barrister, or do you simply want to obtain a free quote?

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How can we help you?

  • Lower costs for you

    You only pay a barrister for their time and expertise, rather than the costs of running a solicitor's office.

  • Honest, professional advice

    All our barristers are experts in their chosen areas of law. You will always receive honest, professional advice.

  • Fixed fees, no surprises

    You can set a budget for our barristers to work towards. That way, you don't have to worry about any hidden costs.

  • Fast and effective

    It's often quicker to communicate directly with a barrister. You can contact your barrister by phone, email, Skype or another agreed method.

A barrister can provide expert legal opinion and advice, draft legal documents, attend court as your advocate and represent you at a mediation or arbitration. Barristers are experts in the law and provide a high level of skill when advocacy is required to present your case to a Court or Tribunal. Most barristers do not conduct litigation but, if required, we are able to provide some who are now approved to do so by the Bar Standards Board. We can advise who is best placed to help you once we have reviewed your enquiry.

Barristers are remarkably cost-effective due to their low overheads. Our barristers mainly work from home which helps to reduce costs further. Many people who have instructed barristers directly have commented favourably regarding the cost of doing so. There is no duplication of work, therefore costs are not duplicated. Barristers' fees are often up to 42% cheaper than solicitors’ fees. See barristers' fees tab.

Most barristers will be happy to provide a fixed fee quote or work to a budget as set by you. Please don’t be afraid to ask if a piece of work can be completed for a set price. We welcome the challenge.

Barristers are legal experts who normally specialise in a limited range of areas of law. Using an expert means you have the right answer quickly.

You deal directly with the barrister and you will be able to discuss the matter by phone, email, Skype or any other agreed method. Dealing directly with a barrister tends to be much quicker than going through a solicitor as the only parties involved are you and your barrister. A normal turnaround time for legal advice is seven days but it can be far quicker if necessary.

The rules governing the instruction of barristers changed in 2004 to allow members of the public to instruct directly. Most barristers do not want to deal with clients directly, preferring the traditional route of working with solicitors. This has meant that little advertising has been undertaken to market the service directly to private or business clients which has resulted in limited media publicity. We continue to work with approximately 20,000 solicitors in England and Wales but we also welcome the opportunities provided by the Public Access rules.

Legal aid can help pay for legal advice, family mediation or representation in court or at a tribunal. You’ll be asked general questions about your legal problem and your financial situation. Click here to check.

Yes. There are now companies who provide finance for barristers' fees. One example is Legal Cost Finance -

Clerksroom Direct offers the opportunity to create a free account, log in and browse the profiles of over 1000 Public Access accredited barristers located in England and Wales. We offer full national coverage for all civil courts in England and Wales. You search profiles and review the information provided, preselect up to three barristers and then either invite the barristers to provide a fee quote for your enquiry or suggest a fee and see if the barrister is willing to do it for the fee you propose. Barristers will contact you through the portal to say they either accept, reject or wish to quote a different fee. You remain in total control of the service via your login. Once you accept a quote, payment is made via our online card payment system and the barrister is then committed to the fee and timescale you have agreed. Many barristers offer a free 30 minute telephone discussion to talk about your requirements before you commit. Just tick the box to include the details of barristers willing to offer 30 minutes free telephone help before you proceed. If you have any questions, please do let us know. Once agreed between you and the barrister, the barrister will issue a client care letter setting out the fees, timescale and terms on which the service is offered. Once accepted by you, prepayment is requested using our secure online payment portal. As soon as the barrister has agreed the terms with you and payment has been made, the barrister will undertake the work requested.

All information submitted to the Clerksroom Direct portal is confidential and highly secure. You will receive an automated email response to your enquiry asking you to verify your email address. Once confirmed, you will have a secure link to the portal and only you and your chosen barrister will have access to the information provided. Your details will never be disclosed to a third party without your prior agreement, nor will you receive unsolicited communications from Clerksroom Direct. Clerksroom Direct holds a valid secure site certificate.