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Instructing us

Our practice managers and clerking team are able to assist with all enquiries about instructing barristers at Wilberforce, and can offer advice to clients on the suitability and availability of barristers as well as more generally on the process. The team will help to provide fee estimates for budgets and are responsible for cost management of cases going forward. Whatever the issue, we aim to provide a fast and responsive service, keeping interested parties informed throughout.

The barristers at Wilberforce are instructed by a wide range of clients and entities. Instructions come from UK and international law firms and clients, companies and financial institutions, sports and media organisations, directors, private individuals and charities. We operate in the UK and internationally, where we have a strong reputation. Our QCs and Juniors regularly appear in the UK courts and the courts and tribunals of many international and offshore jurisdictions.

Our Areas of Expertise:

We practise in the following key areas:

Our Clients include: 

  • UK Solicitor’s firms
  • In House lawyers
  • International / Overseas lawyers
  • Individuals or companies directly – UK and International / Overseas (subject to conditions)
  • Professionals (under the Bar Council’s Licensed Access Scheme)
  • Governments and government departments (subject to conditions)
  • Other authorised litigators
  • Parliamentary agents, patent agents, trademark agents and notaries
  • European lawyers
  • Employed barristers and/or European lawyers registered with the Bar Council
  • Legal advice centres designated by the Bar Council

If you have any enquiries or require further information about procedures and routes of access to a barrister, please contact the Wilberforce practice management / clerking team,  or visit the Bar Council Website: http://www.barcouncil.org.uk/instructing-a-barrister/