How we can help

Here at KBW, our expert team of direct access family barristers range from 2 – 17 years’ call and have extensive experience in dealing with a wide range of sensitive matters in a professional and dedicated manner.

Our family law specialists act in both public and private cases involving children and financial remedies and can be instructed both before and after proceedings have been issued. Our team can help in providing the following services:

  • Expert advice
  • Drafting legal documents
  • Specialist advocacy in court
  • Negotiating with the other side


Links to the profiles of each of our direct access family barristers can be found here.

How to instruct us 

Please fill out the online contact form set out below. This will assist one of our barristers in identifying the important issues in your case and how we can best assist you. Upon completing the contact form, a barrister will respond to your query within 48 hours.

If your case is considered suitable for direct access, and you wish to proceed, then the barrister will contact you about the next steps. This will include a discussion about what type of work you wish the barrister to carry out, how much work you wish to conduct yourself and also the fees which would be involved. You will then be provided with a client care letter clearly setting out the work which will be undertaken for you, together with confirmation of our fees.

If your case is not considered suitable for direct access, the barrister will explain this to you and may also be able to put you in touch with a solicitor who can help you.


Our fees will always be transparent and flexible. There will be no hidden or surprise costs and all fees will be discussed and agreed upfront in advance of any work commencing. You will always be consulted if your case requires additional work.

The cost of your barrister’s work will depend upon their seniority, the nature and complexity of the work, how much work you wish your barrister to complete, the volume of documents and the location of the court hearing.

Barristers cannot undertake any publicly funded work under the Public Access Scheme. Nor can barristers carry out any means test for you. To check if you are eligible for legal aid, you can complete the Legal Aid Eligibility Calculator on the website using the following link:


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