News Litigation In-house The Bar Direct contact between GC and chambers skyrockets By The Lawyer 28 November 2010 00:00 17 December 2015 15:44 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer BarAccountant 29 November 2010 at 14:07 Good news, however I do not feel the Bar as a whole has done enough to promote direct access. Reply Link Anonymous 21 January 2011 at 08:28 I don’t believe that the issue in failing to insrtuct the Bar directly was ever lack of confidence, as the article states As a former GC who made several attempts over the years to deal directly with various barristers, the main issues were that the Bar was not user friendly, not sufficiently responsive, rarely met agreed deadlines, and it was tedious trying to get past the clerks, behind whom the barristers sheltered when they failed to deliver as agreed. I was let down once too often and eventually gave up in despair but am glad to see things have seemingly changed for the better. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.