Direct Access essentially gives Corporates, Financial Banking Institutes, Accounting Bodies Government In House Counsel, Insurers etc in Common Law based legal systems a direct path to by-pass Lawyers/Solicitors and access Barristers to save on duplicated costs for advice related work.
Registration is completely free.
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Once you are verified, complete your profile so you can add matters to find and send invitations to Barristers to brief them directly for advisory work (subject to Bar Rules of each jurisdiction) or have Barristers directly browse and apply on added matters that are still pending.
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