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Barristers are the backbone of legal advocacy in courtrooms. They represent clients, offer expert legal advice, and present cases with precision. If you have a sharp mind, excel in argumentation, and have a passion for justice, a career as a Barrister might be your calling.

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.

Are You Suited to be a Barrister?

If you're analytical, thrive on challenge, and possess strong communication skills, you could excel as a Barrister. This role demands a commitment to justice, the ability to think on your feet, and the skill to argue effectively.

Average Salary**


Why Choose a Career as a Barrister

Choosing a Barrister's path offers the chance to impact lives and uphold the law. You'll navigate complex legal challenges and defend clients' rights. This career provides intellectual stimulation, professional respect, and the opportunity to advocate for fairness.

Frequently Asked Questions

Considering a Barrister career means committing to rigorous legal standards and advocacy excellence. Barristers work closely with solicitors and clients to ensure justice prevails. If you're legally minded, enjoy debate, and want a career where argumentation meets advocacy, consider stepping into the Barrister's shoes.

Career Outlook

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