7th September 2018
When you instruct a barrister through direct access, it’s important to understand exactly what you’re going to be charged. Nobody wants to be faced with a barrister’s bill they can’t pay, and it’s in everyone’s interest to know from the start what the price is and what you’re paying for.
Clear, transparent pricing is of the utmost important to Keith Webster. At the start, he will give you a clear price for the barrister advice and services you agree.
9th January 2017
We can expect to see many different changes to employment law throughout 2017 and after, with several different topics set to have an impact on the laws, including two very hot topics that many people are talking about – Brexit and the “gig economy”.
21st November 2016
A recent Which? survey revealed that 99% of people were unaware of their legal employment rights relating to pay cuts and redundancy. However, these results may not be as surprising as first thought, with many employees only becoming aware of many of their rights after seeking legal advice following an employment dispute.
12th September 2016
It is now possible to go directly to a barrister for advice or representation without having to go through a solicitor – which was the only way for several hundred years. The new approach is known as ‘direct access’ or ‘public access’ and it is available in both civil and criminal cases.
The first advantage of instructing a barrister direct is that you will save the cost of having a solicitor prepare a brief for the barrister. You may also, with the advice the barrister gives you, be able to correspond with the other party directly yourself – again saving the costs of solicitors’ letters.