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The average salary for:

Barrister
for a Temporary role is
£31,200

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Barristers and advocates are specialists in advocacy and represent individuals or organisations in court. They're independent sources of legal advice and can advise clients on their case.

QUALIFICATIONS

Entry to training requires a qualifying law degree or postgraduate diploma. Entrants then undertake a one year Bar Professional Training Course followed by pupillage in one of the Inns of Court. The system for training of advocates in Scotland requires a postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, followed by two years’ training as a solicitor and period of professional training lasting several months. The position of judge is obtained by appointment of those who have substantial post-qualifying experience in legal practice.

TASKS

  • Advises client on the basis of legal knowledge, research and past precedent as to whether to proceed with legal action.
  • Becomes acquainted with the facts of a case through reading statements, law reports, and consulting with clients or other professionals.
  • Conducts trials according to rules of procedure, announces the verdict and passes sentence and/or awards costs and damages.
  • Drafts pleadings and questions in preparation for court cases, appears in court to present evidence to the judge and jury, cross examines witnesses and sums up why the court should decide in their client’s favour.
  • Hears, reads and evaluates evidence, and instructs or advises the jury on points of law or procedure.

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