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Barrister

A lawyer who argues before a court and provides specialist advice. A barrister generally does not have direct contact with the client, and may only litigate before a court when instructed by a solicitor. A barrister is not an attorney and may not act on behalf of a client except in conjunction with the solicitor. Barristers and solicitors are most common in common law jurisdictions, especially those with legal roots in Great Britain. Many countries, including the United States, do not distinguish between barristers and solicitors.
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In June, the Chief Executive of the Bar (Council) of Ireland Ciara Murphy wrote to the Director of Public Prosecutions to complain that barristers had been "penalised" and "punished" for not going on strike.
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There is a clear distinction between UNREGISTERED barristers and PRACTICING barristers in the English Legal System:
The Criminal Bar Association, which represents barristers across the country, has advised its members to take 'days of action' and to refuse legal aid cases from April 1.
LHC Chief Justice urged the female barristers to visit district courts and meet female judges to know the ground realities.
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But John Elvidge QC, leader of the North Eastern Circuit, accused ministers of drawing up "cynical policies" which "consistently misled the public about the true level of turnover for self employed barristers practising criminal law".
Traditionally, barristers had to be instructed by a solicitor but about 10 years ago the Bar Council introduced a scheme whereby certain professional people such as accountants and engineers could instruct barristers directly without having to go through a solicitor.
Mr Lithman said 98 per cent of specialist criminal barristers will refuse to work at hourly rates which would dip below the minimum wage.
A BARRISTER has been banned for life after he "conned" a Teesside client and acted for him in a dispute when he had not finished his legal training.