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Direct Access

You can now go directly to a barrister without the need to involve a solicitor. Atlantic Chambers are able to offer a large group of direct access barristers specialising in all differing areas of law.

Barristers can advise you about your case and will be available to negotiate on your behalf, attending interviews or hearings where appropriate.  There may be times where you may still need to instruct a solicitor, your barrister will advise you if this is the best course for dealing with your case.

Click here for The Bar Council guidance on instructing a barrister direct.

Members of Atlantic Chambers direct access team:


  • Simon Gorton QC
  • John Benson QC
  • Elizabeth Isaacs QC
  • Nigel Ginniff
  • Gareth Thomas
  • Nicholas Ryan
  • Simon Booth 
  • Celia Lund
  • Ann Beattie
  • Graham Sellers
  • Nicholas Jackson
  • Amanda Howard
  • Andrew Banks
  • Charles Prior
  • Kenneth Delaney
  • Neil Downey
  • Sophie Smith
  • Carl Gorton
  • Arlene Milne
  • Mark Steward
  • Michael Armstrong
  • David Tinkler
  • Martin Mensah
  • Rebecca Ackerley
  • Olivia Cox
  • James Patience
  • Shannon Eastwood
  • Julie Ashley
  • Eleonore Berthelsen



Year of call: 1992

Inn: Lincoln's Inn

Area: Chancery and Commercial