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Our latest high profile client, Barristers4U.co.uk has launched an exciting new competition for law students with Clerksroom Direct! 

Barristers4U.co.uk launched in May 2017 with enviable coverage in Legal Futures and the consumer press (with a little help from us!).

Barristers4U.co.uk is the first legal service of its kind to offer the significant expertise of 1000+ regulated barristers directly to the public, along with certainty over legal fees through fixed fees on all of its legal services. 

The Cardiff-based company, operated by Welsh entrepreneurs, allows individuals to search for and directly instruct Bar Standards Board regulated and experienced barristers, without using a solicitor.

Emma Waddingham Consulting is the appointed Marketing Consultancy for Barristers4U.co.uk and the competition launch partners, Clerksroom & Clerksroom Direct.

The Low Down

Barristers4U.co.uk is delighted to announce a new and exclusive competition in collaboration with students and Clerksroom Direct - the largest network of qualified direct access barristers in England and Wales.  

Barristers4U.co.uk launched this month, making headlines in both the legal and consumer press as it offers consumers the largest network of barristers to offer fixed fee work, direct, without the need to instruct a solicitor.

We are looking for informative, easy-to-read and engaging content for the national website to educate and support consumers and customers of Barristers4U.co.uk when looking to instruct our national network of 1000+ barristers. 

 We have partnered with Clerksroom Direct to offer an exclusive selection of prizes that includes  a three day mini-pupillage with a barrister practising with the national chambers.

Do you have what it takes to explain legal services to the general public in 350 words? 

The Details

Pick up your laptop, pen, pencil or stylus and get writing!

We are looking for NO MORE than 350 words on our chosen topic (outline provided below). The top three entries will proceed to the judging panel, comprising a senior barrister and other senior lawyers. Written entries can also be supported by or replaced by the use of other mediums, such as video or podcast recordings (no longer than 2 minutes long)

The Theme

The theme for the competition is: 

How changes to provision of legal services has affected consumers in terms of how, where and when they purchase legal services - and at what price.
Extra Info:

The provision of legal services is changing by the day. While we’re not quite at ‘Tesco Law’ yet (although it’s achievable), your insurer, your accountant and your union now offers legal advice (as does the Internet) in a more accessible, direct and affordable way. Barristers - seen as the pillars of legal advice - can now offer their services directly to the general public, often offering cheaper and more accessible legal advice on legal matters that include motoring offences, divorce, boundary disputes, educational / public law decisions and judicial reviews. 

What Are We Looking For?

What we’re looking for is a piece that provides a candid outline (with a consumer in mind, not a practitioner!) on how they can access legal services, how the changes put them in the driving seat and offer them added / best value and how direct access is one of the major components of this sea change. We would like to see examples of how public / direct access to barristers has emerged, in what practice areas and perhaps if / why consumers should consider adding the right barrister solution to their shopping basket. 

The Terms
  •  All entries are subject to editing and may be published at anytime during the competition by Barristers4u.co.uk.
  • Prizes for the competition include a 3 day mini-pupillage with a barrister practising with Clerksroom Direct.  
  • The competition is now open for submissions and the closing date is midnight on Friday 30th June 2017. Please email: competition@clerksroomdirect.com
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