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bar·ris·ter [barrister barristers] BrE [ˈbærɪstə(r)] NAmE [ˈbærɪstər] noun
a lawyer in Britain who has the right to argue cases in the higher courts of law
late Middle English: from the noun ↑bar, perhaps on the pattern of minister.
Lawyer is a general term for a person who is qualified to advise people about the law, to prepare legal documents for them and/or to represent them in a court of law.
In England and Wales, a lawyer who is qualified to speak in the higher courts of law is called a barrister. In Scotland a barrister is called an advocate.
In NAmE attorney is a more formal word used for a lawyer and is used especially in job titles: ▪ district attorney.
Counsel is the formal legal word used for a lawyer who is representing someone in court: ▪ counsel for the prosecution.
Solicitor is the BrE term for a lawyer who gives legal advice and prepares documents, for example when you are buying a house, and sometimes has the right to speak in a court of law.
In NAmE solicitor is only used in the titles of some lawyers who work for the government: ▪ Solicitor General.
•the barrister for the ferry company
•Mortimer is still a practising barrister.
•The barrister for the defendant picked up on this inconsistency.
•The solicitor must instruct a barrister to appear before the court.
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