Benefits of Joining for Barristers
- Individual listing on the Lawyers’ Service website and a link to your chambers’ webpage, which can be accessed by over 2,500 specialist solicitors.
- Discounts on events such as the Annual Clinical Negligence Conference.
- A substantial discount if you subscribe to the Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management.
- Expert Database: AvMA maintains one of the most comprehensive databases of the best and most experienced medical experts in the field of clinical negligence litigation. Each expert is vetted by our experienced staff and we monitor feedback from solicitors who have used them. Should you need assistance, we can also offer you a bespoke service, with help from our team of experienced lawyers and medics who can help you identify the right expert for your case. Although we guarantee to respond to requests within 7 workings days, we usually turn around requests within 24 hours. Your membership gives you unlimited access to the experts on our database. Where possible, each response to a request aims to provide details of two potential experts who may be able to assist.
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How to join
Membership is an annual subscription which runs from 1st July to 30th June. The rates are banded according to your number of years call and set out here: Barristers Membership Rates 2022 – 2023. You may join pro rata calculated from the month of joining. If you would like to join, please submit the form here and Norika Patel, our Lawyers Service Administrator and PA to Lisa O’Dwyer Director of Medico-Legal Services will send you more details.
Please note that by subscribing or re-subscribing to Lawyers Service it is implied that you are prepared to comply with our Barristers code of conduct 16.05.23 which has been approved by the Bar Council and reflects the fact that barristers act for both claimants and defendants.