Can I choose my own barrister?

In a legal aid case, probably not. We always instruct experienced and reputable barristers, whatever type of case it is, but in legal aid cases we can’t guarantee availability. If you instruct us privately we will arrange a conference with your barrister well before the case comes to court, and we can usually guarantee that the same advocate will appear for you in court. In serious cases you may wish to secure the services of senior counsel, perhaps with a specialist practice in the area of law concerned, and in these cases we will try to negotiate competitive fees to make sure you have the best possible defence

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