John Pugh's Chambers
707 - 709
The Corn Exchange
Fenwick Street
L2 7RB

Specialists in consumer credit and commercial debt litigation

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John Pugh LLB (Hons)

Eileen Ashton JP LLB (Hons)
Practice Manager

Suzanne Thomas

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Public Access Information

Public Access

John Pugh is qualified to provide public access services of the type described by Dyson L.J. in Agassi v Robinson.  Eileen Ashton has also undergone Bar Council Training in public access skills.

We accept instructions direct from members of the public or companies or through intermediaries, in all forms of commercial litigation.

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If you are involved in a commercial dispute we will discuss what is involved in this modern and flexible way of conducting litigation before you commit to it.

Whatever form of secretarial assistance you employ it helps to bring them to the first public access meeting. Lines of communication are as vital in litigation as they are in any other situation of developing conflict.

We will also assist you with financial mis-selling disputes and vetting of your credit card agreements and fixed sum loan agreements for enforceability.  Where we believe a case looks good enough to obtain After The Event Insurance we will give you written advice to take to a solicitor to pursue the matter on CFA both with the solicitor and us.  If the claim does not have the value necessary to recover costs we will assisting you, if you wish, by drafting your claim for you, in pursuing relief in respect via the small claims court.

If you wish to instruct us we are obliged by the Public Access Regulations 2004 to e-mail or send you a client care letter which we will require you to sign and return before we can undertake work for you.

Our first consideration when considering whether to accept instructions is whether it is in you best interests to instruct us direct (with its cost saving over instructing solicitors) or whether your interests would be better served by instructing solicitors and instructing us through them (more expensive but cheaper than litigation which goes wrong if you do not have the time or administrative assistance to attend to the routine administration involved).

We cannot do the routine letter writing or liaising with court and opponent, involved in litigation for you.  Our services are the same as we offer to solicitors, i.e. they are confined to giving legal advice, drafting key documents and advocacy at court, mediation or in negotiations).

We do not offer a no win no fee service on Public Access because we are not licensed to conduct litigation (some barrister are so licensed but we have elected not to provide this service - so if you need litigation to be conducted for you you should find a barrister who is licensed to do so or a solicitor) One consequence is that we cannot cover you with After the Event insurance of your liability for the other side's costs if you lose you case. Our written opinion, however, may assist you in obtaining no win no fee representation from solicitors

For more information about Public Access to barristers from the web site of the Bar Standards Board click here.

Tel: 0151 236 5415        Fax: 0151 227 5468        Email:        DX 14182 Liverpool