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Legal Direct Access

The Best of Both Worlds

Individuals, some organisations, and members of licensed professional bodies can instruct barristers to represent them in court without the involvement of a solicitor or an intermediary. This is called legal direct access. However, by using legal direct access to a barrister you deny yourself access to a solicitor.

Solicitors are able to act as advocates in court because their professional rules allow them to do so. Barristers can't practice as solicitors because their professional rules don't. By instructing a solicitor at Venters you get the best of both worlds - the services of a solicitor and a court advocate in one and the same instructed individual.

June Venters QC has been a solicitor for some 30 years. Her advocacy skills were recognised by her appointment as a Queen's Counsel in 2006. By instructing June you get both legal direct access to an extremely experienced solicitor and a top-tier advocate.