Role of barristers in non-solicitor cases

Purpose: To consider issues arising in cases when barristers are not instructed by a solicitor or other professional client

Scope of application:  Self-employed barristers undertaking work on a Public Access or Licensed Access basis and/or conducting of litigation

Issued by: The Ethics Committee

Reissued: December 2015

Last reviewed: December 2015

Status and effect: Please see the notice at end of this document. This is not
"guidance" for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4.

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Role of barristers in non-solicitor cases


Important Notice

This document has been prepared by the Bar Council to assist barristers.  It is not "guidance" for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4, and neither the BSB nor a disciplinary tribunal nor the Legal Ombudsman is bound by any views or advice expressed in it. It does not comprise - and cannot be relied on as giving - legal advice. It has been prepared in good faith, but neither the Bar Council nor any of the individuals responsible for or involved in its preparation accept any responsibility or liability for anything done in reliance on it. For fuller information as to the status and effect of this document, please refer to the professional practice and ethics section of the Bar Council's website  here.