Noise Myth:

I can only speak to a Barrister through a Solicitor and Barristers fees are very expensive.



Absolutely not! Since 2004, Bar Council rule changes have allowed any individual or company to directly approach and instruct Barristers who are licensed to carry out public access work. You do not need to use either a Solicitor or other legal services providers (registered under the Alternative Business Structure) to instruct a Barrister to represent you. Direct access can often be much simpler, faster and cheaper than traditional methods; and most importantly you retain full control over the process. Book a Noisedirect consultation today to found out more

All advice provided relates solely to professional matters in accordance with the statutory defined role of Environmental Health Practitioners, for the assessment of conditions that can give rise to nuisance or impact adversely on public health. Any such advice should not be construed as legal representation or advocacy on behalf of any party.





Barrister/Solicitor Advice

Many types of noise issues can require an element of legal advice and representation. Although Noisedirect professionals can explain and assess if a statutory nuisance exists or is likely to occur or reoccur we are not licensed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) or Bar Council to represent individuals and or act as advocates on their behalf. Our advice is confined to professional matters and we must maintain our integrity as Expert Witnesses.

If you need to be represented in Section 80 or 82 proceedings under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, appeal hearings under the Licensing Act 2003, Town and Country Planning Act 1990 appeals, or if you are thinking of taking legal action and wish to obtain written advice on the merits of your case, then you can instruct a Barrister directly without incurring added costly Solicitors fees. Sometimes noise nuisance cases can escalate into more complex disputes of anti-social behaviour and harassment with counter allegations from noise makers. No matter the type of legal representation you need, under the Direct Access/ Licensed Public Access Scheme any individual can appoint a Barrister skilled in a specific area of law to represent them. The Bar Council's official Directory lists details of all practicing Barristers in England Wales, including those licensed to accept Public Access work.

However, if you are daunted by the process of selecting a suitable Barrister or Solicitor and need help and advice on choosing a suitably qualified and skilled advocate, then our Noisedirect advisers can help you select the right person for your case. Noisedirect’s experience and knowledge of being instructed in nuisance, planning, and licensing cases means that we have built up a unique knowledge base of Barristers, who have good people skills, are prompt, professional and willing to accept Direct Access cases. Noisedirect’s Fixed Fee Barrister Service £160.00 (plus VAT) allows you to still retain control of the case, but we can use our knowledge to advise you on which set of Chambers is likely to have the relevant expertise. At Noisedirect we can advise you on how to collate your evidence and prepare and draft your instructions to your Barrister of choice. To book Noisedirect’s Fixed Fee Barrister/ Solicitor Service contact us

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