Individuals, some organisations, and members of licensed professional bodies can instruct barristers to represent them in court without the involvement of a solicitor or an intermediary. This is called direct access. However, by using direct access to a barrister you deny yourself access to a solicitor.
Solicitors are able to act as advocates in court because their professional rules allow them to do so. Barristers can’t practice as solicitors because their professional rules don’t. By instructing a solicitor at Venters you get the best of both worlds – the services of a solicitor and a court advocate in one and the same instructed individual.
June Venters QC has been a solicitor for some 30 years. Her advocacy skills were recognised by her appointment as a Queen’s Counsel in 2006. By instructing June you get both direct access to an extremely experienced solicitor and a top-tier advocate.