Scope of work

Under the direct access rules I am able to do the following things:

  1. Represent you in Court or before a Tribunal.
  2. Give legal advice to assist you with your problem. This can be before or after formal legal proceedings are issued and could relate to the merits of your claim or your defence, the strength of the evidence and what further evidence, including expert evidence, could be obtained. I can advise you on how to prepare documents for trial and on how to appeal if required.
  3. Negotiate a settlement for you.
  4. Review and draft legal documents and formal litigation documents, such as a statement of case (i.e. a document setting out the claim or defence) or witness statements based on information you or your witnesses provide.

There are some activities which the Bar Council does not permit me to undertake on your behalf.  However, these activities are ones which are commonly carried out within businesses and I am permitted to advise you with respect to them.  For example:

  1. I am not permitted to actually issue proceedings or applications in court on your behalf.  However, I can draft these documents for you and advise you on how to issue at the court office, then represent you once the claim or application has been issued.
  2. I can only send letters on my own notepaper on your behalf in restricted circumstances, however I can always draft letters for you and you can send them on in your own name.
  3. Barristers are not allowed to take responsibility for handling their client’s affairs generally, or the day to day management of a client’s case.  I cannot use my own address for service of legal documents and I am not allowed to handle client’s money, so I cannot arrange payment of court fees, expert’s fees or witnesses’ expenses.

 

Call: 07918 631548 or email: info@nelljones.co.uk

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