Direct Access Services

Increasingly, the Bar of Northern Ireland is expanding its range of services to enable professional bodies, organisations and members of the public to access a barrister directly.

Barrister Mediation Service

The Barrister Mediation Service is now available directly to the general public, solicitors, professional organisations and companies. The service provides direct access to expertly trained Barrister Mediators who will be able to assist in resolving your case through mediation.

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Direct Professional Access

The Bar of Northern Ireland can grant a license to any organisation or individual suitable to instruct barristers because they have expertise in a particular area of the law . This way, they can instruct any member of the Bar for advice and in some circumstances representation.

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Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) where parties can bring their dispute before an arbitrator to help resolve their dispute, and agree to be bound by the arbitrator’s decision.