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Welcome to Public Access Criminal Barristers

PACB is a leading and innovative way to instruct experienced, specialist criminal barristers.

If you need advice or representation in court about a criminal offence, you can now go directly to a specialist criminal barrister. Thanks to a change in the regulations, it is now possible to instruct an experienced criminal barrister directly, without the need to go through a solicitor, through the Public Access scheme.

This means you can instruct a criminal barrister of your choosing, who will guide your case from the outset, and with whom you will be in direct communication. Here are four key benefits to instructing a barrister directly – please click on the box for further information:

A More Personalised, Tailored Service

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You get a personalised, tailored service from a specialist criminal barrister of your choosing, who can guide your case from the…

No Other Lawyers Are Required

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By direct instruction of a specialist self-employed criminal advocate, you cut out the need for a solicitor to act as a middle-man…

PACB Operates On A Fixed Fee Basis

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Unlike other legal professionals, PACB operates fixed fees, agreed in advance, rather than costly hourly rates…

All Aspects Of Criminal Litigation

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Depending on the circumstances, your chosen barrister should be capable of conducting any other aspect of your case…