Barristers place cases before civil, criminal and industrial courts and other tribunals. The job duties of a barrister include receive written information in the form of briefs and verbal instructions concerning cases from Solicitors, other specialist Legal Professionals and clients; provide advice and written opinions on points of law; confer with clients and witnesses in preparation for court proceedings.
Area of specialisation may include commercial, defamation, criminal, equity, international law or tax.
To become a barrister, you would require a bachelor degree in law and higher, followed by a vocational stage of training and practical experience. Registration or licensing is also required.