History of the Bar

The Bar in society

  • Finding a barrister

    There are three main resources available to help you to find a barrister. The official Bar Directory is provided by Sweet and Maxwell, and is widely used by the legal profession. Mediation is a growing field, and many barristers are trained to provide this service. You can search the Mediation Directory to find an individual to assist in resolving your dispute. Many barristers now accept direct instruction from members of the public or companies without requiring instruction from a solicitor. The Public Access Directory provides details of all barristers who undertake work in this manner.