Public Access

Members of the public, professionals and companies can instruct a barrister without the use of a solicitor. You can search the directory of trained barristers by town or city, area of practice or the barrister's name. 

The Bar Council recently entered into a new partnership with two barristers to launch a new Direct Access Portal (DAP)  website. The Portal provides details of all barristers who undertake work in this manner and is available to use now.

The Bar Council's  existing direct access register, accessible using the search function below, will continue to be live until it is fully migrated to the new portal towards the end of summer 2015. 

Please click here for instructions on how to use this directory. 

If you know the name of the barrister you would like to use, please use the search box below.