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Barristers: Training Routes
There are two routes to becoming a Barrister:
Law Degree Non-Law Degree
Join one of the 4 inns of
court; dine 12 times to be
"called to the bar"
Join an inn of court
Bar Vocational Course
(BVC) Bar Vocational Course (BVC)
1 year of pupillage 1 year of Pupillage
Qualification Qualification…read more
Barristers: Taking Silk
Must work as a junior barrister for at least ten
Then can apply to take silk [become a QC].
Junior Barristers [and solicitors with an
advocacy qualification] must pay a fee of
Must complete an interview; names are then
submitted to the Lord Chancellor…read more
Barristers can, since Hall v Simons (2000) be
sued for negligent work in court.
If the barrister himself does not deal suitably
with a complaint , there is the Bar Standards
Board which can order a Barrister to pay up to
£5000 in compensation.
Barristers may also be disciplined by the
Senate of the Inns of Court in serious cases
where the Barrister fails to maintain the
standards laid out by their Code of Conduct.…read more