A ‘barrister’ is an independent specialist advocate and advisor in law. In April 2003 there were 554 barristers in impartial apply in Northern Ireland sixty six had been Queen’s Counsel (QCs), barristers who have earned a excessive status and are appointed by the Queen on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor as senior advocates and advisers.
Most attorneys nonetheless focus totally on courtroom apply and nonetheless a very small number of attorneys give subtle and expertised legal recommendation on a day-to-day basis to large companies. In Nigeria , there is no formal distinction between barristers and solicitors.
In the states of South Australia and Western Australia , in addition to the Australian Capital Territory , the professions of barrister and solicitor are fused, but an impartial bar nonetheless exists, regulated by the Authorized Apply Board of the state or territory.
The Authorized Practitioner’s Act, refers to Nigerian attorneys as Legal Practitioners, and following their call to the Bar , Nigerian lawyers enter their names in the register or Roll of Legal Practitioners kept on the Supreme Court.
There are 4 Inns of Court docket: The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn , The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn , The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple , and The Honourable Society of the Inside Temple All are located in central London, near the Royal Courts of Justice They carry out scholastic and social roles, and in all instances, provide financial support to pupil barristers (subject to benefit) via scholarships.