Barristers: The Legal Profession

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What are the two ways of becoming a Barrister?
Law degree route, or a non-law degree route
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What does a Law degree consist of?
3 years, studying: EU law, tort law, contract, criminal, public law, trusts, property and equity
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What does a Barrister need to get a minimum of in a law degree?
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Training route for a non-law degree?
Must take the CPE course, join an Inn of court, then apply to go onto the BPTC
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Training route for a law degree?
3 year law degree LLB, join an Inn of court, (obtain 12 units), apply to the bptc, pupillage for two years
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What are the Inns of court?
Gary's Inn, Middle Temple, Lincoln's Inn, Inner Temple
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What is the function of the Inns?
Provide lunches and dinners, award scholarships to students, administer accommodation, provide law libraries and common rooms
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What is the content of the BPTC?
Civil litigation and remedies, sentencing, evidence, professional ethics, two optional subjects
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What skills is a Barrister expected to master?
Case work skills, legal research, opinion writing, interpersonal skills, general written skills, advocacy, conference skills and ADR
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What is obtaining 12 units?
Dining, attending dinners, weekend sessions, education days and education dinners
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What is pupillage?
Lasts a year, divided into sets of two 6 months, in the first six months the student shadows a the barrister, and the second set of 6 months the trainee can work on heir own
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What is the role of Barristers?
Specialise in advocacy, opinions on points of law, self employed
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What work do they do?
Family, crime, landlord, commercial, tax
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Who regulates Barristers?
The Bar Standards Board
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Who can become a QC?
Senior barristers can become a Queens Counsel
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Why do Barristers want to become a QC?
Because it is a mark of seniority, they can do less work
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Arguments for retaining QC'S?
Recognition, helps solicitors identify experts, promotes expertise
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What complaints can a legal ombudsman deal with of a Barrister?
Delay, poor work, lack of knowledge, serious rudeness to the client
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