Attorney, Barrister, Solicitor, Sworn Advocate - Training and Expierence
Barristers normally take a three-year law degree at university, followed by a one-year course at Bar school after which they are called to the Bar. Thereafter they take a pupillage in chambers and then seek a permanent place as a “tenant”. The primary function of barristers is to act as advocates for parties in courts or tribunals, but they also undertake the writing of opinions and some of the work preparatory to a trial. With certain exceptions a barrister may only act upon the instructions of a solicitor, who is also responsible for the payment of the barrister’s fee. Barristers have the right of audience in all courts: they are either Queen’s Counselor or junior barristers.