Cost savings

Instructing Barristers directly is cheaper

Since 2004 it has been possible to instruct barristers without retaining a solicitor.  In the Court of Appeal case of GE Capital Bank v Rushton & Jennings GE, whose Barrister was instructed by a Solicitor, presented a claim for £68,082 costs. By contrast, the costs summary of the defendants, who instructed their Barrister directly, was in the sum of £6,400.

“Making every allowance for the fact that the client who acts directly will himself have to undertake some administrative work which a Solicitor would do for him, this case demonstrates the genuine and considerable savings that can be achieved through instructing a Barrister without a Solicitor.”

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