Questions tagged [barristers]

In split legal representation jurisdictions, barristers are members of the bar who specialise in courtroom advocacy.

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Barrister in the UK

I have had an interest in taxation throughout my adult life, and I recently stumbled upon a position at a Chambers to do exactly that, and they also pay for me to become a Barrister. If I eventually ...
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How does a layperson know whether to hire a Queen's Counsel?

1. A layperson may not know whether his/her case is complex enough to hire a Queen's Counsel. So how does a layperson decide, when deciding hiring a public access barrister? 2. Are barristers ...
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Will Queen's Counsel automatically become King's Counsel upon the accession of a male Head of the Commonwealth?

Would Jane Bloggs QC become Jane Bloggs KC overnight? Or would current silk simply be able to apply for the new title, as occurred in some jurisdictions when the title of Senior Counsel was introduced?...
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Is it possible to arrange remote attendance at Family Law court hearing in the UK?

It is possible to hire a barrister and be represented. Is it possible to hire a barrister and be represented and have a Skype / Hangouts / anything running during the court hearing? Previous ...
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How friendly are learned friends supposed to be during court breaks?

In a courtroom, just when everyone arrives before the hearing, how common or expected is it for the opposing lawyers to shake hands (covid aside) and have small talk pretending (or really being) ...
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What does 'public performances required of a barrister' mean?

[ Source : ] He [UK Solicitor Tom Giles] thought about becoming a teacher before taking a conversion course and going into legal aid. “It’s a cliche, isn’t it – growing up in a lesbian household in ...
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How did the advocacy styles of Robert MacCrindle, Lords Alexander and Bingham differ?

Please expound Lord Phillips's brusque explanation below? Pick your favorite case, if a case can better exemplify these advocacy styles. I.e. what exactly do the emboldened phrases mean? What would ...
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How can a barrister succeed, if a barrister lacked 'the depth into law'?

From the 3 m 51 s juncture of Lord Neuberger's interview at the Cambridge Union of 2015/12/12: On the other hand, I do honestly feel, and I am sure some people who read my judgements would agree, ...
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Can Bangladeshi Lawyer practice in UK?

If somebody has no Nationality card of UK, is he able to practice in UK court, although he has completed BPTC courses?