How to instruct

Solicitors are already familiar with the role and instruction of counsel and will know that an individual counsel may be instructed directly or through his or her clerk.  Alternatively, any clerk will offer appropriate advice on the choice of an advocate.  In cases of urgency, informal or formal advice can be offered by email or by telephone.

In addition to the traditional method of instruction by solicitors, any member of the Group can be instructed by contacting his clerk by using the link provided with their entry on this site. Members of the professional organisations listed below may also instruct counsel direct in addition to members of the legal profession:  The above link provides full details of who may qualify for direct access to counsel.

Architects Registration Board of the United Kingdom

Army Legal Services

Association of Average Adjusters

Association of Consultation Architects

Association of Taxation Technicians

Commissioner for Local Administration in Scotland

Health Service Commissioner for Scotland and Parliamentary Administration

Insolvency Practitioners Association

Institute of Chartered Surveyors

The Architects and Surveyors Institute

The Association of Authorised Certified Accountants

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

The Chartered Institute of Taxation

The Chartered Insurance Institute

The Faculty of Actuaries

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators

The Institute of Civil Engineers

The Institute of Electrical Engineers

The Officers of Arms in Ordinary

(The Heralds and Pursuivants of the Lyon Court)

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland

The Royal Town Planning Institute

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