Save time and money by instructing a barrister without first requiring a solicitor
9 Park Place Chambers has been a leading Welsh legal brand for over sixty years and continues to set the standard for top quality legal representation in Wales. Based in the centre of Cardiff and rated as “a leading, top tier set” by the Legal 500, we provide barristers recommended in commercial litigation, crime, employment, family, personal injury & clinical negligence and public law & planning. We are frequently involved in some of the most high-profile cases on the Wales and Chester circuit as well as representing clients nationwide. Whatever your legal problem, we can provide a specialist lawyer to assist you.
Our barristers are expert legal consultants, specialising in advisory and advocacy services and they are available to work with you on specific projects or legal disputes without the need for you to engage a solicitor, via a scheme known as ‘Public Access’. The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, provides guidance as to what you can expect if you are thinking about instructing a barrister directly. The scheme provides individuals, professionals and companies with direct access to our barristers and our fixed-fee transparent pricing policy enables us to deliver expert guidance, advice or legal representation to you at an affordable price. In fact, considerable cost can be saved by avoiding the need to instruct a solicitor, and by instructing one of our barristers directly we are able to pass on these savings straight to you.
9 Park Place barristers can advise, draft documents or assist at employment or investigative interviews. We also represent clients at courts, tribunals, disciplinary hearings or mediations and offer Public Access in all our practice areas. Examples of recent cases in which we have represented clients include substantive hearings in the Court of Appeal and Lands Tribunal, trials in the Chancery Division and County Court, family law hearings at first-instance and appeal, employment tribunal hearings, sports disciplinary hearings, housing, planning and enforcement hearings as well as numerous other matters on summons. We welcome instructions direct or through intermediaries.
Funding Changes from 1st April 2013 brought about by the implementation of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and the various other reforms introduced on that date have revolutionised the way litigants are able to access legal funding in England and Wales. The Small Claims limit has been raised to £10,000 and public funding (legal aid) has been withdrawn from most family, welfare, debt, employment and housing cases. Therefore it has never been more important to secure access to a specialist barrister who can advise and/or represent you at court – particularly as doing so could well maximise your prospects of success in your claim.
We do not enter into Conditional Fee Agreements or Damages Based Agreements with public access clients, nor can we assist with requests for public funding. If you would like more information on any of our expert barristers or to instruct one of them directly on a fixed fee basis, please contact Michael Lieberman