Direct Professional Access

Access to barristers by the general public is normally through solicitors. The distancing of the barrister from the lay client helps to maintain the barrister's impartiality. However in some instances, barristers may also be instructed by other professionals such as accountants, engineers, company secretaries, arbitrators, taxation, surveyors, Ombudsman, Legal Aid Service Council, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, the Equal Opportunities Commission, members of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, members of the Financial Dispute Resolution Centre or persons authorized by Custom or the Bar Council - known as "Direct Professional Access". For Rules and Recommended Terms of Engagements for Direct Access from members of other professional bodies recognized by the Bar Council, kindly see the followings:

List of Bodies or Persons Authorised by Custom or the Bar Council to Instruct Counsel Directly

List of Recognised Direct Access Bodies

Recommended Standard Terms of Engagement of a Practising Barrister Undertaking Direct Access Work

Recommended Standard Terms of Engagement of a Practising Barrister Undertaking Direct Access Work

Direct Access Rules and Recommended Standard Terms of Engagement of a Practising Barrister Undertaking Direct Access Work for Arbitrators

Direct Access Rules and Recommended Standard Terms of Engagement of a Practising Barrister Undertaking Direct Access Work for Members of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong

Recommended Standard Terms of Engagement of a Practising Barrister Undertaking Direct Access Work for Members of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors

Recommended Standard Terms of Engagement of a Practising Barrister Undertaking Direct Access Work for the Office of the Ombudsman

Recommended Standard Terms of Engagement of a Practising Barrister Undertaking Direct Access Work for the Legal Aid Services Council

Recommended Standard Terms of Engagement of a Practising Barrister Undertaking Direct Access Work for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data

Recommended Standard Terms of Engagement of a Practising Barrister Undertaking Direct Access Work for the Estate Agents Authority

Recommended Standard Terms of Engagement of a Practising Barrister Undertaking Direct Access Work for the Equal Opportunities Commission

Recommended Standard Terms of Engagement of a Barrister Undertaking Direct Access Work for Members of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

Recommended Standard Terms of Engagement of a Practising Barrister Undertaking Direct Professional Access Work for Members of the Financial Dispute Resolution Centre