The public access scheme allows members of the public to instruct a barrister directly. In the past it was necessary for clients to use a solicitor or other third party in order to instruct a barrister.
However, I may not refuse to accept instructions:
(a) On the grounds of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, citizenship, sex, gender re-assignment, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, religion or belief or pregnancy and maternity;
(b) On the grounds that the nature of the case is objectionable to me or to any section of the public; or
(c) On the grounds that your conduct, opinions or beliefs are unacceptable to me or to any section of the public.
I am not able to provide some of the services that solicitors offer:
I am able to: