Contact the barrister that you feel may be able to help with your problem. Do this by emailing them or their clerk using the contact details on their personal page within this site. You should receive a prompt reply and you will need to tell the barrister or the clerk a little about your issue when they get back to you.
Have any documents relating to your case at hand and keep them well organised. You will need to give copies to the barrister at some stage. You will be advised by the barrister or the clerk whether you will need to meet the barrister straight away or whether he or she will need to read the documents first.
It isn’t necessary to put together a “brief” in the way a solicitor would but the more organised your papers are the less time it will take the barrister to understand the real issues in your case in a way that will allow them to advise you properly.
Be prepared to accept difficult advice. Your case may be a strong one in which success is likely but there is only one thing guaranteed in legal proceedings that go to court and that is that one side will win and the other will lose.
Once you have agreed terms with the barrister of your choice he or she will send you a client care letter outlining the terms of your agreement. This is an important document. Keep it in a safe place.
It is important to remember that the legal relationship between you and your barrister is just that. Between you two. This site plays no part in the discussions between the client and the barrister.
If you need further guidance on how to go about finding and instructing barrister then please email the northeastbarristers.com team.
You may want to read the guidance published by the Bar Council in relation to Public Access before you make initial contact. You can do that here.