Public Access: Direct Access to a Barrister

St John’s Chambers voted ‘Chambers of the Year' 2018-2019 by Bristol Law Society

Did you know that through ‘Public Access’ you can go directly to a barrister to assist you with your legal problems?

St John’s is the premier barristers’ chambers in the South West with over 80 barristers including 8 silks helping businesses and individuals get the best results by finding the right barrister for your case.

Barristers at St John’s Chambers are specialists in all major areas of law with in-depth expertise and experience. They can provide you with answers and solutions to any legal problems you may be facing.

Our barristers can give you advice and representation in a wide range of areas including children matters, construction disputes, employment, planning, company law, family money, property disputes, contract, licensing, tax, dispute resolution, partnership, and wills and inheritance.

Find out more information and answers to frequently asked questions, including whether or not your case might be suitable to be handled under public access on our Public Access FAQ page.

How do I instruct a barrister at St John’s Chambers?

Complete our online public access form.

We will get in touch with you within one working day by telephone or email to discuss your case, will recommend the right barrister or QC for you, and give a fixed fee quote.


Click here to view our Transparency page.

Licensed Public Access

Our barristers can also accept instructions under the Licensed Access scheme and provide legal advice to licensed organisations or individuals, such as chartered accountants and surveyors, in appropriate cases. The licence permits licensees to instruct barristers either relating to their own affairs or on behalf of their clients.

The system is an efficient and cost-effective way for legal advice and representation. If you are interested in instructing us through this scheme please contact Derek Jenkins, Chief Executive.

To check whether your professional body is already licensed, or for information on becoming licensed under the scheme, please visit the Bar Standards Board website.

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