Graphic version of this page


Getting a Barrister to Help You

Members of the public and businesses can go directly to a barrister and ask for help. That help may simply be asking for advice but often includes assistance with drafting documents and speaking on your behalf in court.

Barristers are specialist lawyers who deal with all types of disputes. Many cases do not require a solicitor. This means that going directly to a barrister is very good value for money.

Devon Chambers has barristers who are able to cover all areas of law including, family, civil, employment and criminal matters.

We understand that the thought of going to court or before a tribunal can be a daunting process. We aim to make getting help from a barrister as easy as possible.

The process could not be simpler:

  1. Contact Rachael Duchnowski at Devon Chambers (01752 661659). Rachael will ask you a few questions about the matter that you want help with. Alternatively, please complete and submit the form below.
  2. Rachael will discuss your case with suitable barristers then contact you to suggest an appropriate barrister or barristers to deal with your case.
  3. A 30 minute free meeting with the barrister of your choice will be arranged to take place at a time to suit you.

At that 30 minute meeting the barrister will discuss your case with you and consider what needs to happen from then on.

You are under no obligation at that stage and you will not be charged for that meeting.

Below you will find a list of barristers at Devon Chambers who are able to accept work from members of the public. If you wish Rachael can recommend a few names who appear to be suitable for your case.

For the Bar Standards Board (BSB) guidance for lay clients please read here or alternatively you can visit the BSB site here.

Direct Public Access Barristers

Enquiry Form

Other party

Other party information:

Your Equiry

Criminal Law
Family Law
Civil Law
I am not sure

* - Required fields