If you pay the annual Bar Representational Fee and are Direct (Public) Access qualified, you are entitled to join the Bar Council Direct Access Portal. DAP is the Bar Council portal for direct access barristers, mediators, and arbitrators. Please apply using the form below.
Unfortunately, for those who have not paid the BRF subscription you cannot be registered until you have done so.
The BRF costs £150 per annum or £12.50 per month by Direct Debit and has many other benefits including:
A monthly subscription to Counsel magazine (worth £110.00)
Unlimited copies of Certificates of Good Standing (otherwise £260 each)
Discounts on training courses provided by the Bar Council (including those awarding CPD) and on many Bar Council events including the Annual Bar Conference.
If you have not paid the annual BRF but would like to know how, apply here.
If you wish to add another area of professional work (mediator/arbitrator) you can do this through your account page.
Please use the form below to apply for registration with DAP
If you are a clerk you can use the link on the left or click here for more information and to register with DAP and access the account profiles of your members of chambers. You can also monitor and respond to enquiries.