Our advocates can accept direct access instructions. Our aim as with all instructions is to provide with you with a highly responsive service matching your needs with the right advocate who can best assist.

Our advocates can accept instructions (except in relation to court proceedings) directly from a variety of professionals, public authorities and other individuals and bodies. The Faculty of Advocates Direct Access Rules include a full current list of those who can instruct directly. You can find that list along with the Standard Terms of Instruction applicable to Direct Access on the Faculty of Advocates website.

If you are not sure, use our quick enquiry service below or contact our Clerking team for advice and assistance.

Member of the public?

If you are a member of the public and would like one of our advocates to act on your behalf, you will require to contact a solicitor who can instruct counsel on your behalf. If you do not have a solicitor, contact the Law Society of Scotland for advice.

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Quick enquiry

Find out what Ampersand can do for you with our enquiry service. Whether you are a solicitor or have direct access rights answer some quick questions and our Practice Management team will get right back to you.

What service do you need?
Briefly explain your query

To help us match your needs with the right advocate who can best assist please describe what you need help with.

Do you have a timescale you need advice within or a hearing date?
Do you have a budget?
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Tell us a little about you

With some information, we can get right back to you and let you know if we can help.

Do you have direct access rights?