Welcome to my website. My name is Russell Burton-Lawrence and I have been matching Barristers to the needs of clients for over 25 years. I make it easier for people to deal with their legal issues as quickly and cost-effectively as possible by connecting them directly to barristers – the top tier of lawyer in England and Wales – who will assist them.
Many people still think that a solicitor is the first port of call when it comes to legal services. They are not and haven’t been for many years now. You have a choice – so instead of going to a solicitor you can go directly to a barrister and one of the benefits to you in doing this is that it is cheaper! If you are unsure as to the difference between barristers and solicitors click here to find out.
The BENEFITS in going direct to a Barrister:
• LOWER COSTS – Barristers tend to cost less than people expect. This is because barristers don’t have the level of overheads that solicitors have, so they can charge less. When you pay a barrister you are paying for their time and expertise – not the cost of running an expensive office, secretarial costs, etc.
• FIXED FEES – Barristers have been providing their services at fixed fees for years. Knowing the cost in advance gives you peace of mind and a great night’s sleep!
• LEGAL EXPERTISE – Barristers are experts in their chosen areas of law. They advise on the strengths and weaknesses of a claim, draft legal documents, write letters on your behalf, negotiate settlements and skillfully represent you before courts and tribunals.
• SPEED OF SERVICE – Barristers have specialist legal knowledge and skills which mean they are able to provide solutions to legal problems quickly and efficiently.
So let me connect you to a barrister who can help you with your legal issue – and save you money! I primarily connect people to barristers specialising in divorce and matrimonial finance ~ child arrangements ~ business disputes ~ will disputes ~ motoring offences. But if your particular legal issue isn’t mentioned above, it is still worth contacting me as I will probably be able to refer you to another provider who has barristers specialising in your area of need.
I am based in Kent and have helped people throughout the county and further afield, so no matter where you live be sure to call me first on 01732 866 562 or complete my enquiry form here. I can’t wait to connect you to a barrister!
FIXED FEESSolicitors usually charge by the hour - and that can get expensive! I charge ‘fixed fees’ meaning you know what the fee will be before agreeing for the work to be done. You remain in control.
EXPERTISEBarristers are the legal experts-the elite lawyers who solicitors go to when they need advice on the law. Barristers know their area of law inside out and you can benefit from their expertise. This puts you in a very powerful position.
LOWER COSTSBarristers will cost you LESS overall than if you went via a solicitor - no doubt about it. Several of my clients have paid as much as 50% LESS than the fees they had been quoted by solicitors by going via me to a Barrister.
TIMELY SERVICEGiven that Barristers have special legal knowledge they are able to do things quickly and efficiently, saving you time and money. They get straight to the crux of the matter.
Mr Dave Shepherd, Maidstone, Kent
‘I used Russell’s services in Family Law Act proceedings. He was always incredibly helpful and a huge source of strength and support during difficult times. The barrister that Russell arranged to give me legal advice and to represent me in court was excellent – he totally knew the law and was very effective in court. I was extremely happy with Russell’s service and I know that I paid a lot less than if I had gone to a solicitor instead. I have no hesitation in recommending The Barrister Broker based on my own experience – great customer service Russell!’ Dave Shepherd, Maidstone, Kent
Mr Andy Snook, Kent
“Russell is highly professional and knows exactly who to put you in touch with. He takes time to understand what the issue is and then acts upon the information, ensuring that there is a constant flow of communications between the client and the barrister he’s appointed until a resolution is attained. I can’t think of a reason why anybody wouldn’t use his Barrister Broker service!”
Ms J Williams, Sevenoaks, Kent
“A bad experience using a solicitor at a court hearing led me to contact The Barrister Broker having read about him in a local magazine. Russell came to see me and explained the benefits in using barristers for legal advice and court representation. The barrister that Russell arranged for me was well organised, knew child law inside and out, and was excellent in court. I was delighted with the final outcome for me and my child. Russell is very approachable, has a calming effect and was always available to speak to me which I found very reassuring. I thoroughly recommend Russell’s services to any Mum going through a divorce or experiencing child contact issues with their ex. A mother with piece of mind finally.”
Mr Dave Cassell, Isle of Wight
"Following a court trial last year which I won, I experienced a great deal of trouble getting paid by the losing party even though the court had ordered the claimant to pay me. With endless help and support from Russell and, via him, legal expertise from one of his barristers, I have now received every penny that the claimant was ordered to pay to me. I am extremely grateful to Russell for coordinating the process and for always being available."
Mr Terry Blake, Businessman and Entrepreneur, Edenbridge, Kent
“My company needed to go legal on a couple of occasions last year following breach of contract and non-payment of invoices. I knew of The Barrister Broker locally so I contacted him. Russell quickly arranged for me to take advice from a specialist Barrister and thereafter ongoing assistance as and when I needed it. This led to both matters being settled without the need to attend court. I found the option of by-passing a solicitor and instead going direct to a Barrister to be extremely valuable and highly cost-effective and the level of expertise was clear from the outset. My advice to anyone needing legal assistance is simple: contact Russell.”
Mrs J Cocking, J&K Gallery Ltd, Crowborough
“I needed to consider taking legal action and as luck would have it, Russell’s name came up as the person to contact. Russell quickly arranged for a senior barrister to attend at my business premises for a site visit and conference providing me with the benefit of his expertise and a clear strategy going forward. I found the process of going direct to a barrister via Russell to be incredibly straightforward and most definitely cost-effective. If I should need legal advice again, the only person I will be calling will be The Barrister Broker.”
Mrs V Bushell, Bromley, Kent
“I have been using The Barrister Broker’s services for the last 15 months until my case recently came to a fair conclusion at court. I acted as a Litigant in Person in order to avoid the cost of solicitors having heard that using barristers via Russell was more cost-effective, which certainly proved to be the case. Russell arranged for me to be advised step-by-step by a specialist divorce barrister who also represented me at each court hearing. The expertise of the barrister was obvious from the outset which I found very reassuring. I am extremely grateful to Russell for his hands on approach and constant support. This was an excellent experience for me and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Russell’s services to others going through a divorce.”
Mrs S Morton, Edenbridge
"My son had solicitors acting for him in child contact proceedings but after six months the solicitor’s costs were spiralling out of control to the point where we could not retain the services of the solicitor any longer. This was at a very crucial point in the proceedings and time was of the essence. I remembered reading about The Barrister Broker in a local magazine and rang him. Russell acted very quickly and arranged for us to have a conference with an experienced family law barrister within a few days. The expertise of the barrister was obvious from the start. He knew exactly what needed to be done and how to go about doing it which gave us all a real boost in confidence. The final hearing lasted several days with judgment in favour of my son. Being able to go directly to a barrister has been a godsend and the amount of money we have saved as a result has been unbelievable. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Barrister Broker to anyone needing legal services. My only regret is that we didn’t remember the magazine article at the outset.”