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What does a Barrister do?

Barristers place cases before civil, criminal and industrial courts and other tribunals. The job duties of a barrister include receive written information in the form of briefs and verbal instructions concerning cases from Solicitors, other specialist Legal Professionals and clients; provide advice and written opinions on points of law; confer with clients and witnesses in preparation for court proceedings.

Area of specialisation may include commercial, defamation, criminal, equity, international law or tax.

How to become a Barrister?

To become a barrister, you would require a bachelor degree in law and higher, followed by a vocational stage of training and practical experience. Registration or licensing is also required.

Average Salary**

**Source: payscale.com

Career Outlook

Entry-Level
Solicitor
Mid-Career
Barrister
Experienced
Queen's Counsel, Senior Counsel

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