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I am about to give up!

Does anyone know or coukd point me in the right direction in finding a barrister who will deal direct with myself?

Re: Barrister

Which State are you in?

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.  M K Gandhi
NSW - South West Sydney
What I did when I was looking for one was ring up the various chambers when they reside.  Some will, some won't.  You need to be able to instruct them so you need to know your stuff.  $1,500 per day to $3,000 per day was what they charged when I made enquiries.  I have used one who I instructed myself.  I do know a few, but I prefer not to recommend anyone in particular.  It's a matter of you interviewing them to see if they are up to the job because you are employing them.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.  M K Gandhi
Thanks for replying Calista.

I found one in Brisbane and she is willing to come down here however after having sent her all my documents, I have had no response from her whatsoever to my emails, phone calls or text messages. She was going to assist me in writing an affidvait too.

So I'm stuck!

Did the barrister you have assist you like that also?

I'm at the end of my rope  :'(

Not Good

No, I only used the barrister at the time to argue for an adjournment which I got.

Sounds sus…….
I would now be requesting all your documents back in writing to her and put a time limit on it, ie within 7 days.
Try and get one closer to home if you can and you really need to meet and talk with them.
There should be a contract in place an agreement between you which you will both need to sign.

See if she will return your documents back to you, and keep ringing around.  
I don't think I would trust this person who has not responded to you despite all your efforts to reach her.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.  M K Gandhi
The documents I sent were through a file sharing site.
I know she may simply be busy or God forbid something has happened but a simple phone call to just acknowledge something, anything would be nice!
We have discussed over the phone quite a bit about my matter and she seemed legit.
She is also a mediator as well as a solicitor. She was perfect for what I needed.
It sounds odd, and maybe something has happened to her.  But then again I would expect you to have been notified.  Did you run a check to see if she is registered?
Run a few searches online and see if anything comes up or if you can find anyone who she is affiliated with.  Maybe contact the law society in Brisbane to see if they know anything?
Does she work alone or is she in with a group of Barristers because you may be able to contact the receptionist or secretary who takes messages for the barristers.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.  M K Gandhi
I have done a few searches and she comes up quite a bit.
She does not work for any firms but is independent.
I'll whisper her name to you.

Gosh!

I have found her and like you said there are many references to her online.  But if she works alone, she must be so busy!  All the areas she specialises in!  When you phone her does anyone other than her answer?  Surely she must have a secretary, or other partners to be specialising in so many areas!

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.  M K Gandhi
No she only has a mobile number. The fax number she has is for Chambers in Brisbane where she only rents the building. She is not part of that firm or whatever you call it.
Like you said, she may be so caught up/absorbed in something already.
I was referred to her by 4mydaughter and his advice or referals have never let me down before.
 
I have a landline and a fax number for her.  I will whisper them to you.  If she was referred to you then that is a point to consider.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.  M K Gandhi
Thanks Calista, but I have tried that number too.
The number has been disconnected.
I've even contacted the chambers where she has her mail/fax/email sent to and I spoke to a barrister from there who advised me that she works alone.
Maybe I'm panicking for nothing but time is running out for me. Court is weeks away and the affidavit needs to be in soon.
I would be panicking too!  Write to her by registered mail, which will require her signature.  I hope you have an address.  That way you will know if she is still around.  You can track this online and see who signs it.    If no response, then you will likely need to seek an adjournment while you try to locate someone else.  Also, I would attempt to get your documents back somehow, although if she surfaces, she may want to charge you for reading them, but unlikely I should think.    I assume you sent her copies, so you have the originals, so maybe you don't need those documents.   Have you checked the land line numbers with Telstra to see if a new listing.  Also the law society should be able to assist you there.  This happened to me once when a lawyer suddenly disappeared.  I rang the law society and they were able to leave her a message for me.  

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.  M K Gandhi
Barristers at law do not like direct access briefs. These type of clients have a reputation for being nuts. There are restrictions on what a barrister at law can do.

You could see if a fresh-faced reader will take it on. However, their tutor will probably steer them gently away from you with a horror story or two.

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What do you mean by "fresh-faced reader"?
Iamnotanna said
What do you mean by "fresh-faced reader"?
Brand new with little work and experience and trying to build a up a clientele.
So my chances it appears, are slim to none.
Just don't know what to do anymore! :(
Iamnotanna said
So my chances it appears, are slim to none.
I hope the above is just referring to obtaining a direct brief Barrister and not your chances in Court.

Perhaps you need to find a Solicitor that will charge a minimum fee to brief a Barrister. However it would mean the material you give the solicitor would not require much work.
All of the above!

All of the above.
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