Public Access For Barristers
Public Access review
Course calendar and
Public Access top-up training
When the Bar Council launched its Public Access Course in
November 2010 the primary objective was to deliver cost-effective,
high quality training directly to the Bar. The Bar Council have now
trained over 1,500 barristers, clerks and chambers
Consumers of legal services are already benefiting from the
approachable and high quality service provided by Public Access
Easy and speedy access to straight to the point, specialist
Reduced legal costs
Greater control over the success of their case
Lower financial risk, and
Real value for money.
Many Public Access barristers are seeing repeat instructions
from organisations, businesses and the general public who are
seeking the right results for the right price.
Public Access review
Public Access training has been reviewed in 2013 in the light of
the change to widen the public access scheme to include clients who
might be entitled to legal aid and to allow barristers of less than
three year's standing to do public access work. Since Monday 1
April 2013, barristers have been able to accept
instructions where the client is eligible for legal aid.
The new Public Access training will take place over one
and a half days.
CPD - 13.5
The Public Access course is designed to build delegates'
understanding of the Public Access rules, explain what work can and
cannot be undertaken and provide guidance on how to communicate the
parameters of Public Access work to clients.
What are the Public Access rules and how they
should be applied
What do the rules mean in practice for a Public
Access Barrister and her/his client
What are the key steps and processes involved in
a Public Access case
What additional resources and processes will be
needed to support a Public Access case (if any)
What will the client expect of his/her Public Access barrister
and what will be the consequences if those expectations have not
What happens if the client is likely to be
eligible for public funding
When may it be appropriate to refuse to accept
instructions from lay clients or their intermediary
How fees can be calculated and the rule against
"fees on account" a.k.a. "handling client money"
Model client care letters
The insurance implications (indemnity and
The application of the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 and the
Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) 2002 to Public Access work, and
The boundaries of litigation.
Our team of trainers are up to date with the latest policy
developments to ensure the Bar Council are delivering accurate and
value for money courses.
calendar and bookings
Please contact Jade
Price to express an interest in an alternative
Day one 09:30-17:30 and Day two 09:30-13:45
Please note that you
will only be able to pay by cheque or BACS if using this
Please ensure you have read and accept the training Terms and
Conditions before booking a course.
*To find out whether you have paid your BRF, please contact Jade Price
How to book in-chambers courses
One style doesn't fit all, one location doesn't suit all.
If your chambers has a number of delegates wishing to be trained
in Public Access, we can arrange the trainer to come to you.
This can be arranged at any chambers around England and Wales,
at a reduced rate, on any day of the week.
Price for more information, pricing or to book an
Please ensure you have read the terms and
conditions before booking an in-chambers course.