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Direct Access - Is it for me?


If you instruct Andrew Nixon directly his role will essentially remain the same as if you had instructed him through a Solicitor. He can advise you on your legal status or rights, draft and send documents for you and can represent you in courts or tribunals.  He can also negotiate on your behalf and can attend investigative hearings where appropriate.

Because under the rules allowing direct access, a barrister's role is unchanged, there are limits on the types of work that a barrister can do. The question you may therefore find yourself asking is, if Mr Nixon’s role is unchanged regardless of whether I instruct him through a Solicitor or not, why would I not instruct him through a Solicitor?

There are several reasons. The most common are choice and cost. Very rarerly do court proceedings conclude on the first day that a case goes to court. Mr Nixon offers guidance and representation on a bespoke basis tailored to your needs. By choosing when and how you need legal advice and support, you remain in control of the process and, more importantly, you remain in control of how and when you chose to incur legal fees.

There are occasions of course where it can be necessary to instruct a Solicitor as well as a barrister and if yours is such a case Andrew can advise you about this. Please click on the DIRECT ACCESS link to the left to see which specific areas of law members of the public can instruct Andrew directly on.

If you would like to discuss your case with Andrew and see how he could help you, just call 0844 272 2322 to arrange an appointment. 

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