Using a barrister under the Direct Access scheme – which means that the public can come straight to the barrister – often makes a huge difference. Aside from the considerable cost savings with our lower overheads, you will find trained advocates telling you what the good and bad points in your case are and how the good points can be brought out in a focused and sensible way. You also find a much higher level of energy. Barristers are sole practitioners and can only take on a certain amount of work being unable to outsource it. You have a far more personal relationship with someone who knows your case back to front and who is, of course, only as good as their last matter. You also know with my practice that I will be the person undertaking, preparing and presenting your case.