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HJT - Public Access Training


A FULL online course for Public Access. Our format is a 1 day online (zoom) session of 8hrs followed by a 4hr online course.

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The course will cover:

 Overarching principles

– Basic overview of Public Access

– The role of a Public Access barrister

Permitted work

– Work that is desirable from business perspective

– What if a solicitor has already been instructed?

– Dealing with correspondence

– Dealing with intermediaries

– Conditional Fee Arrangements

Prohibited work

– Conduct of litigation

– Managing client’s affairs

– Investigating and collecting evidence

– Handling client’s money

– Attendance at police station

– Instructing experts

– Professional embarrassment

– Withdrawing from a case


– Practising & regulatory  requirements

– Barrister’s accounts

– Money Laundering Act 2017

– POCA 2002

– Consumer protection Pt2 UTRegs 2008

Interacting with clients

– Advertising

– Referral fees

– Initial contact

– Putting client at ease

– Explaining role of barrister & whether in client’s best interest to instruct solicitor

– Client expectations

– Effective communication skills

– Dealing with LIPS on other side

– Discussing and agreeing fees

– After care

Vulnerable clients

– Recognising vulnerable clients

– Protected characteristics

– Adjustments and the Equality Act 2010

– Managing vulnerable clients

– Interpreters & translators

Case Management

– File management

– Records

– Data security obligations

– Use of diaries

Additional Responsibilities

– Client care letters

– Public funding

– Managing complaints

For good training practice we are limiting the number of attendees, so please book your place as soon as possible.

HJT Training
Stacey Widdison, Kingsley Chambers
£249 + VAT
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Booking contact details:
075 4416 4692
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