Introduction

If you could buy your next vehicle direct from the manufacturer, for less money knowing that the manufacturer was obliged by law to give you a better service level than your dealer, you would.
Why?
Because it is always a smart move to go to the source.

In the same way every business person knows that it makes no commercial sense to go to Court, which is why you have never 'instructed' a barrister, and don't expect to

But when things do go pear shaped and litigation looms there is one person that everyone needs, either to find the loophole or argue your point, and that is the barrister.

Therefore the smart business person takes advantage of that experience before things go pear-shaped, for prevention, and that is why they use Barrister Access.

Our clients are mostly small and medium sized enterprises because we add value to the business operation that cannot be found elsewhere. From debt collection, to employment and pension law to strengthening your contractual protection, at Barrister Access we solve business problems without having to go to Court, day in and day out, cleanly and efficiently and we are more affordable than any comparable solicitors service.

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You are probably aware by now that in July 2016 the European Commission issued a statement confirming that a number of major European truck manufacturers (responsible for approx 90% of all production) admitted that for the 14 years between 1997 and 2011 they had colluded on pricing fixing. As a result the manufacturers who admitted collusion agreed to pay a £2.5bn fine

Barrister Access has formed an action group Barrister Access Trucking Claim Action Group (BATCAG) to aid Barrister Access clients recover monies as quickly and efficiently as possible from the Cartel members. At this moment we are registering interest from potential claimants.

Although there are other groups forming to make claims there are some real advantages to joining the BATCAG.

  • It is non exclusive – the sensible thing is to hedge your bets, which is why if you have joined another group, from our perspective you are still eligible to join BATCAG
  • BATCAG will not be dominated by the more powerful claimants. Barrister Access clientele are small to medium sized hauliers.
  • All the other groups will eventually consult barristers who will advise on strategy and plead the case. With BATCAG you have already cut out the middlemen
  • If you are already a client of Barrister Access or are about to become one then joining BATCAG is free.
To register your interest press the button below and complete the form

Join BATCAG

What Is Air Cover

Increasing HGV and PCV regulation burdens the operator with the cost of compliance. So the smart thing to do is recognise that your business does incur a legal cost, and then plan for it, and where possible use it to your competitive advantage

At Barrister Access we have put together a bundle of the legal services most commonly used by business and spread the cost over 12 months. So Barrister Access clients can now have 24/7 coverage without any nasty surprises. This is what we at Barrister Access mean by Air Cover.

Put simply it means that someone you can trust has got your back.

To find out how little this can cost your company why not take advantage of our instant quote service by following this link . Air Cover starts from as little as 25p /vehicle / day. All Barrister Access Air Cover quotes are backed up by the Barrister Access Price Promise .

Air Cover: Costs

At Barrister Access we understand that you need to work to specific budgets so we have kept our pricing simple and understandable. Costs start from as little as 25p/vehicle/day.

At Barrister Access we also understand the importance of your cash flow, so we have introduced Air Cover Pay Plan. You spread the cost of Air Cover in monthly installments by Direct Debit. Air Cover Pay Plans start from as little as £90/month

To show you how simple we have made it just enter some details below to get a quick quote.

If you enter your name and email address below and press the 'confirm my quote' button we will email this quote to you. All Air Cover quotes are backed up by the Barrister Access Price Promise.

Air Cover Included

In an environment where regulation continues to become more intrusive in the demands its makes on your business, Barrister Access is there to give you transparent and uncomplicated choices.

Employment, Regulatory and Corporate (contracts etc) are the three areas of law that every business encounters, but to differing degrees depending on size and circumstances. So while you may want cover on employment you may simply not be interested in regulatory matters

This is why Air Cover from Barrister Access gives you a choice of cover. You can select any one of our cover options, or a combination. When you select a combination you get a bundled price which means savings on the individual options. Cover is for 12 months, and we have payment plans available which allows you to spread the cost over the whole year and with Air Cover you can upgrade at any time.

The lists below are not exhaustive, clients do need to refer to the individual service agreements to understand the extent to which inclusive cover is provided and what limitations exist.

Air Cover: Corporate

  • Terms of Trade
  • Supply Agreements
  • Agency Agreements
  • Companies Acts
  • General Disputes

Air Cover: Employment

  • Contracts of Employment
  • Executive Agreements
  • Employment Policies
  • Companies Acts
  • Compromise Agreements
  • Tribunals

Air Cover: Regulatory

  • O License Issues
  • Fixed Penalties / Immobilisation
  • Notifications of Convictions
  • Drivers Hours and Tachograph Equipment

To find out how little this can cost your company why not take advantage of our instant quote service by following this link . Air Cover starts from as little as 25p /vehicle / day and you can spread the cost by using a payment plan. All Barrister Access Air Cover quotes are backed up by the Barrister Access Price Promise .

European Truck Cartel

Barrister Access Truck Cartel Action Group ('BATCAG')
You are probably aware by now that in July 2016 the European Commission issued a statement confirming that a number of major European truck manufacturers (responsible for approx 90% of all production) admitted that for the 14 years between 1997 and 2011 they had colluded on pricing fixing. As a result the manufacturers who admitted collusion agreed to pay a £2.5bn fine.

You are probably also aware that the RHA and a number of other groups are putting together actions to claim compensation against these truck manufacturers, and they are inviting truck owners to join their groups at no cost (at least not currently). Which raises the question of why, if you are considering any sort of compensation claim, would you not join a large group action, after all there must be safety in numbers.

At the back of your mind there is the knowledge that when joining such a group, it is always the big players who hold all the influence and that small players are at best being carried along for the ride. There is also the realization that at some point heavy costs are going to be incurred by these groups - normally when they start to consult barristers - and a contribution will be sought from possible beneficiaries, by which time you may be so far in that it could be difficult to get out.

Remember that all these groups have one thing in common – they are consulting barristers as it is barristers who will eventually plead the case or negotiate a settlement. So by joining the Barrister Access Truck Cartel Action Group (BATCAG) not only do you keep your options open (its non exclusive), but by starting where everyone else ends up you are making the smart move. BATCAG is free for existing Barrister Access clients.

Ask your finance director what was your capital spend on HGV between 1999 and 2011 and take an average of 7.5% and that could be what your claim is worth. If that is money you would like back then click this link to our BATCAG Contact Form, where we will ask you for a few details with no obligation and for which you incur no cost.

Additional Options

Air Cover has been specifically designed to provide you with cover for most of the legal issues encountered by business today. But there are times when you will need services that fall outside Air Cover.

Because we appreciate the way in which costs can rise, we always aim to give you a fixed price rather than costing by the hour, and existing clients always get preferential pricing. Finally because you have your cash flow to consider we offer 6 month and 12 month payment plans which allow you to spread the cost of our services.

With Barrister Access you gain the advantage of having legal services normally offered by a solicitor, but at a more favourable price, and, advocacy without the extra cost. So if you have a licence hearing, court appearance , impending litigation or tribunal hearing as existing Barrister Access clients you are already in good hands.

The list below is not exhaustive but indicative of some of the more common services we provide outside of Air Cover.

  • Debt Collection
  • Licensing
  • License Hearings / Tribunals
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Property Leases
  • Rent Reviews
  • Rent Tribunals / Arbitration
  • Planning Applications
  • Immigration
  • Motoring Offences
  • Civil Litigation
  • Tribunal Hearings

Debt Collection

What could be simpler than collecting outstanding debts from customers who bought your goods and services? In an ideal world debts should be paid on time, the reality is far from ideal.

Yet, with the banks withdrawal from lending, where else do your customers get credit? From their suppliers – that is you. So while your bad debt rates may not have increased appreciably over time, your average collection days almost certainly have and the uncertainty over Brexit is tightening credit even more than before. Unfortunately sending legal letters to your customer has the same effect it has on you, it gives you another 3 months.

Having the biggest gun available means not having to pull the trigger, and Barrister Access has a unique service which can solve this problem for you, without unnecessary expense and without ending up in Court or losing your customer, it will even please your Board. Give us a call and we will give you the answer.

Property Matters


Rent Reviews & Arbitration

Every business comes up against the dreaded rent review and needs professional help. Every sensible business person knows that the cost of not taking the right professional advice is greater than the alternative. Yet like building quotes, when asking a traditional solicitor, what is going to be the professional cost, you get a variation of how long is a piece of string.

At Barrister Access one of our specialties is rent revues and tribunals, which is why we will not only provide you with a realistic assessment of your outcome but we will also provide you with 2 x fixed fee quotes, one with tribunal and one without.

Remember every solicitor uses a barrister to fight the review in the tribunal. By using Barrister Access you go directly to the source while saving the cost of a solicitor.

Planning

Planning issues are complex. Planning officers are full time professionals but they are not tribunal trained. Barrister Access planning barristers are both professional and tribunal trained. Come to us with your planning issues at an early stage, we will guide you through the process thus giving you the best chance to achieve your objectives without even going to Tribunal.

At Barrister Access you get a realistic assessment of your outcomes and 2 x fixed fee quotes, one with tribunal and one without.

At Barrister Access you get a realistic assessment of your outcomes and 2 x fixed fee quotes, one with tribunal and one without.

Pricing

Going to law is not cheap, and you don't always have to win to recover your costs from the other side. At Barrister Access you get an initial free no obligation telephone consultation with a barrister who has at least 10 years experience. The objective is for you to understand an estimation of what your realistic options are and an indication of the total cost and the costs at various stages.

Direct Debit / Payment Plans
Because we understand how unexpected costs can affect decision making (and not always for the better) at Barrister Access we can, in a lot of circumstances, spread your cost by agreeing a payment plan under the Direct Debit scheme.

Family Issues
Although we are a service aimed primarily at business clients we recognise that some family business owners from time to time have personal matters on which they require advice and we can source a barrister who can provide the same highly professional focused service for private or family matters as for the business client.

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