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06 DEC2016

Direct Access Portal – LEX Diary Integration

Damien Breingan

The Direct Access Portal (DAP) is a website
that provides search facilities for those wishing
to directly access the services of barristers
(without the delay and expense of applying through solicitors).

It is supported by the Bar Council,
and as the ONLY official site of its kind,
uniquely containing a definitive up-to-date
list of qualified collaborating
Direct Access barristers.

Barristers registered with the Bar Council
and who pay the £100 annual
Bar Representation Fee (BRF)
are automatically given credentials
to access DAP services.

Each barrister is able
to log in to their own individual section
of DAP and update their online profile,
which includes expertise and geographical
location, as well as their availability for
work on particular days.

Visitors to the website can, via a simple
search screen, enquire as to the availability of
any barristers who specialises in a particular
area of law, or location in the country.

We were recently approached by the
team behind the Direct Access Portal, to discuss
whether it would be possible to somehow
automate the process of updating a barrister’s
availability stored in DAP, via some form
of import mechanism from LEX.

We’re pleased to announce that
LEX Version 4.210.01 and above, now includes
the functionality to automatically synchronise
LEX and DAP diaries. We’ve added:

The facility to enable DAP integration
on a ‘Per-Barrister’ basis.

Chambers controls over how frequently
LEX will update DAP

The ability to select which appointment
types will be classed as ‘unavailable’.

Options to decide the time of day to
be updated, and how many days into the
future the DAP diary will be updated.


There are additional charges for members wishing to link their LEX/DAP diaries .

Please contact our support team on 0116 272 5015 or via, for more information on the cost of LEX DAP integration and how to enable the feature.

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