In the Media

Bar aiming to bypass ?superfluous? solicitors

PUBLISHED December 2, 2011

Solicitors are dismissed as ?superfluous intermediaries? in a new bar consultation paper which recommends making it easier for the public to bypass them and instruct barristers directly.

The Bar Standards Board is examining whether barristers should be able to accept direct instructions from clients eligible for public funding, and also whether to lift the ban on barristers with under three years? practising experience from accepting public access instructions.