What is a barrister?
A barrister is a lawyer who specialises in appearing in court.
Why choose a barrister?
Being a specialised court advocate, a barrister is best equipped to present your case in court effectively.
How are fees charged?
While there may be a perception that a barrister’s fees are very high, this is not necessarily the case. The barrister’s fees depend on a range of factors such as:
the level of skill and experience required
the complexity of the matter
the extent of out-of-court work required
What is the difference between a barrister and a solicitor?
A barrister must generally confine his work to appearing in court and doing work related to court.
A solicitor is generally permitted to provide legal advice in court and non-court related matters.
Do I need a solicitor when I engage a barrister?
In some non-complex matters, a barrister may be able to appear for you on a ‘direct access’ basis.
However, in lengthy and complex litigation a solicitor is required to instruct your barrister to ensure that your case is effectively and properly presented.