Licensed Access

Licensed access is a licensing system provided by the Bar Council whereby organisations or individuals who are considered suitable to instruct barristers because they have expertise in particular areas of the law can apply to the Bar Council to be licensed to instruct barristers directly in those areas. The licence can cover advice or representation or both and permit licensees to instruct barristers either on their own affairs or on behalf of their clients. If you free you will frequently need to instruct a barrister you may consider applying for a licence

If you wish to find out more about Licensed Access, please refer to the Bar Standards Board Guidance.

You may download the Licensed Access Terms of Work.

Do feel free to contact our Clerks for further advice