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What is the difference between a solicitor and a barrister?

I know the rough differences between them but which one can defend their client in court as I have an interest to do that?

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Sikawayi’s Answer

Hello Samira, thank you for your question. Solicitor 's is someone who ask permission to advertise who they are and what they're selling on your legally owned property. And a barrister is someone who want to represent you and or your company in court. Barristers are usually found in the UK. and it's my understanding they can practice in other countries with the right paperwork. Best of luck
Thank you comment icon Thank you for your answer, Sikawayi! Does that mean there are no such thing as barristers in other countries if I were to practise law internationally? Samira
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Cynthia’s Answer

Solicitor 9 to 5.

Barrister has as seat in office and schedule can vary depending on what sort of investigations to do.

Nowadays most solicitors can aspire to do the role description of barristers.
Thank you comment icon I am really grateful you took the time to answer this question. Samira
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Chloe’s Answer

Hi Samira,

A solicitor's role can vary to a barrister's role.

A solicitor would mainly be based in an office or law firm, and you would be more 'behind the scenes' and even advising the barrister by giving them instructions. It is often solicitors who instruct barristers to represent on the behalf of their clients on a case. Some solicitors do choose to do their own advocacy at Court.

A barrister would mainly represent their client at Court and often they are based in barrister chambers. In order to become a barrister you would need to take a barrister exam and then obtain a pupillage from a barrister chambers. They would read through lots of papers and present their client's case in front of a judge. If you are to become a barrister, advocacy skills and communication skills are important.

Both roles are equally as important when working on a case.
Thank you comment icon Thank you so much, Chloe! Samira
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Baljit’s Answer

Hi Samira
A barrister goes to court and a solicitor works in an office to do legal work. Sikawayi's answer is spot on- this is the way the British has its legal process.
Thank you comment icon Thank you for the advice. Samira
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