What a barrister does
In simple terms, a barrister is your voice in court. Barristers act on the instructions of their clients, specialise in advocacy and use their skills, expertise and knowledge to present your case in the best possible way.
A barrister will often be instructed by a solicitor, but can now also be instructed by individuals, to advise on specific legal issues and to prepare legal documents to enable claims to be brought and applications to be made in the civil and family courts.
Become a pupil
If you’re interested in becoming a barrister, you’d first need to take your Pupillage at a chambers. We offer a twelve month pupillage each year and comply with the Equality of the Bar.
Latest news events
22nd April 2013
We are proud to announce that John Hallissey won the prestigious award for ‘Barrister of the year 2013’ at the Law Society Annual Ball in Leicester.
22nd April 2013
We are delighted to announce that Amanda Cranny and Ivan Cartwright have been appointed as Assistant Deputy Coroners for Nottinghamshire.
26th March 2013
Stephen Lowne and Mark Watson have successfully prosecuted three defendants charged with murder. All three were found guilty after a five week trial at Northampton Crown Court.
14th March 2013
We are proud to announce that Chris Lowe and Ben Gow have been appointed on to the CPS Rape Panel. We are also proud to announce that Kate Plummer has been successful in her application for Grade 2 on the CPS Advocate Panel.
12th March 2013
John Hallissey has been shortlisted for the ‘Leicestershire Law Society Barrister of the Year Award’.
7th March 2013
James Thomas now sits on the Serious Organised Crime and the Proceeds of Crime Panels.