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Public Access Barrister

06 May 2008, 12:12 by Ruth Manning

Labels: administration, bar-council, barristers, commercial-law, direct-access, public-access

  Ruth Manning of New Walk Chambers, Leicester, was called to the Bar in 1993 and has completed the Public Access training course and is registered with the Bar Council to advise and act directly on behalf of the public without the need for them to instruct a solicitor or intermediary. The obvious benefit of this is that it saves costs whilst providing an excellent standard of service to those who instruct her.

Ruth has enjoyed a varied legal background in both the public and private sector and works as a part-time tutor at the College of Law. She is an experienced barrister in the following areas.

Commercial Law:-Breach of contract, building disputes, sale of goods, personal injury, public liability, consumer credit agreements.

Education Law:- she has worked extensively for LEA's on Education and Exclusion Appeals. Ruth can draw on such experience to advise and assist parents who find themselves involved in appeals against unfavourable decisions in respect of school places and school exclusions.

Family Law proceedings :- matters involving Children Act 1989 proceedings, injunctions and occupation orders under Family Law Act 1996, and financial settlements (ancillary relief) under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.

Immigration Law:- Appeal in the Immigration courts regarding asylum claims, visa  appeals and deportation appeals.

Ruth is available to advise in writing, in conference, to assist with drafting letters  and forms for clients to send both before and during legal proceedings, to assist with drafting pleadings and to provide representation and advocacy at court hearings.

 New Walk Chamber's clerks are available to assist with the agreement of fees and dealing with initial instructions.

They can be contacted by e-mail: clerks@newwalkchambers.co.uk. Telephone 0116 255 9144.

The Bar Council web site, http://www.barcouncil.org.uk/  provides useful guidance for the lay client on public access to barristers.

Written by Ruth Manning, Barrister at New Walk Chambers, specialising in Direct Access.

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Direct Public Access

11 Apr 2008, 10:49 by Karl Prosser

Labels: bar-council, barristers, direct-access, instructions, public-access, services

Direct Public Access to the services of a barrister has been available to the general public since 2004; however only those barristers that are beyond thee years of call, have undertaken specific training and are registered with the Bar Council are eligible to provide such services.

 Since 2004 there has been a steady increase in the number of Direct Access instructions and in the number of barristers offering their services on a Direct Access basis. Due to the continued success of the Direct Access scheme a dedicated Public Access Bar Association was launched in 2007, and more recently an associated website has been launched which provides useful information to the general public and Direct Access barristers alike.

 Written by Karl Prosser, Barrister at New Walk Chambers, specialising in Civil Law.

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