I will add some useful links from time to time.  This is a start…

The Bar Council has a public access directory although it is not very user friendly. You may notice that it produces random search results – some barristers appear repeatedly in the results whereas others, sadly, don’t seem to appear at all, even though they may offer direct access. The direct access portal is easier to use and the number of barristers on the portal is growing.

Legal aid was withdrawn for the majority of private family disputes April 2013.  If you want to check if you qualify for Legal Aid there is an online ‘checker’ on

I am a member of ADR group for family mediation.