Hardwicke joins list of firms on revamped Veolia panel By Margaret Taylor 10 August 2011 11:11 17 December 2015 14:38 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 Filemot 10 August 2011 at 11:24 Does this mean we are going to see the end of solicitors freedom to instruct barristerson behalf of their clients and the courting of solicitors by barristers clerks that goes with it? Reply Link BabyB 10 August 2011 at 11:35 Unlikely. There will still be a large amount of courting by clerks – solicitors continue to provide the stalwart of work for the Bar Reply Link Anonymous 10 August 2011 at 17:19 Many barristers are choosing NOT to take instructions directly from clients as they view this as they appreciate receiving full but concise instructions from solicitors – several chambers consider direct instructions involve too much of an admin burden. Reply Link Anonymous 11 August 2011 at 09:37 Some sets are choosing not to take direct instructions, but others are using direct access to flex their muscles. Solicitors are starting to approach them for referrals, there are more firms doing litigation but still the same number of barristers working on those cases. Is this the beginning of a major power shift? Reply Link Anonymous 11 August 2011 at 11:28 “full but concise instructions..” When was that then? Reply Link Ian Dodd 11 August 2011 at 13:30 What about congratulating Hardwicke on their acheivement and showing most of the rest of the Bar where it’s all going and how to do it? Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.