Direct Access

BarDIRECT is an initiative by the Bar Council which enables organisations, with appropriate experience and expertise, to use the specialist advice and advocacy services of a barrister direct, without the intervention of a solicitor. The scheme operates through a licensing system run by the BarDIRECT Committee of the Bar Council. For more details see

Professional Bodies
Chambers accepts instructions by way of direct access from the following professional bodies in accordance with Bar Council regulations. If you would like a copy of the terms relevant to your professional body, please contact Clerk to Chambers, Colin Hedley. Counsel may accept instructions from members of the following bodies in a matter which falls generally within the professional expertise of the members of that body and in circumstances complying with the Direct Professional Access Rules:

  • Chartered Association of Certified Accountants
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Accounts
  • Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Association of Average Adjustors
  • Incorporated Society of Valuers and Auctioneers
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland
  • Institute of Taxation
  • Institution of Chemical Engineers
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
  • Institution of Electrical Engineers
  • Institution of Structural Engineers
  • Association of Authorised Public Accountants Chartered
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • Insolvency Practitioners Associations
  • Royal Institute of British Architects
  • Architects Registration Council of the UK Association of Consultant Architects
  • Institute of Actuaries
  • Faculty of Actuaries
  • Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Chartered Insurance Institute
  • Chartered Institute of Loss Adjustors
  • Building Society Ombudsman
  • Paliamentary Commissioner for Administration Health Service Commissioner
  • Commissioners for Local Administration

Specific Organisations
Chambers also accepts instructions by way of direct access from a wide range of specific organisations in accordance with Bar Council regulations. For a full list of these organisations and information on how to join the scheme please visit