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William Calokerinos, Mediator


William Calokerinos, Barrister


Briefed by a Solicitor

The most usual way I am briefed as a mediator or barrister is by a solicitor. The payment of my fees and the necessary fee disclosures are all organised through the solicitor.

Briefing me direct (Direct Access)

These are called the ‘Direct Access Rules’.  I can be briefed as a barrister on a ‘direct access’ basis only in the following circumstances:

  • non-litigious matters such as giving advice or seeking rulings;
  • tax disputes in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT); and
  • by Corporate Inhouse Counsel acting for a corporation.

If you brief me on this basis, there a few more formalities to go through.  

This is not hard though. I will send you a letter (probably by email) confirming the brief and these disclosure requirements – attaching the standard terms and other more standard disclosure. You can then accept this offer in the way set out in the letter – usually by just continuing the brief, or by confirming agreement – for example, by return email.