Member Registration

DAP Membership 

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.

Address Details

Please use your own email address. You can add your clerk's or secretary's email address later in the process.


Barrister Information

Mediator Information

Please select the qualifying organisation(s)

Arbitrator Information

Please select the qualifying organisation(s)

Click here for terms and conditions