International Clients

International Clients

International Clients

For domestic work our barristers are normally required to receive instructions through solicitors on a referral basis, but our members are able to receive direct instructions from lawyers, businesses or individuals based outside the UK.

Our members can offer the following services to international clients based abroad on a direct access basis:

  • Specialist advice on the law in England and Wales 

  • Specialist advice and assistance on the drafting, interpretation and enforceability of contracts governed by the law in England and Wales, or the laws of other common law countries

  • Specialist advice on commercial situations presenting legal, factual or technical difficulties 

  • Arbitration services in England and Wales and in most other jurisdictions

  • Mediation and other alternative dispute resolution services (as mediators, advocates or advisers)

  • Expert witness services

  • Specialist advocacy services before European and international courts and tribunals

  • Specialist advice and assistance in the preparation of litigation or in a non-litigious context

As regards litigation in the courts of England and Wales, our members will be able to give you an initial assessment of your case at very competitive rates and advise on the most suitable firm of solicitors to use. Under English law, a solicitor will have to be instructed once court proceedings are to be commenced.


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