Top tips on running a successful Direct Access Practice

Date: 16 February 2016

Time: 17:00 - 19:00

Bar Council offices, 289-293 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HZ

The Bar Council Direct Access Portal (DAP) in conjunction with Legal Cost Finance invites you to attend the Direct Access Seminar addressing the key challenges barristers face in building a successful Direct Access Practice. 

The seminar offers practical tips for understanding how an ideal model of Direct Access practice should look like and function. Among the topics covered, you will find information about:

  • The best way to manage clients' expactations,
  • The importance of making legal costs affordable for clients, and
  • How and where to find new clients.


  • Stephen Harvey QC, barrister & Head of Chambers 1 Grays Inn Square Chambers
  • Dr. Yuri Rapoport, Executive Director, Legal Cost Finance
  • Paul Mosson, Director of Services, RP&S, The Bar Council, and Director of BARCO
  • Amanda de Winter, founder of direct access barrister practice, Barristers & Co
  • Daniel ShenSmith, Director ShenSmith Barristers      

The seminar should last around 1h30 and refreshments will be served. 

Registration is free, but places are limited, so please book by emailing Simona Catana-Gradinaru or Jezelle Greenaway