The Barrister magazine is a valued benefit of membership in ACTLA and has gained praise from both the Bench and the Bar. It is, however, doable to hold the qualification of both barrister and solicitor at the same time. Within the High Court and the Court docket of Final Appeal , as a normal rule, only barristers and solicitor-advocates are allowed to talk on behalf of any occasion in open courtroom.
As is the practice in lots of other Commonwealth jurisdictions reminiscent of Australia, Canadian litigators are “gowned”, but with no wig, when showing before courts of “superior jurisdiction”. Having recourse to all of the specialist barristers at the bar can allow smaller companies, who could not maintain giant specialist departments, to compete with larger firms.
By contrast, an “employed” barrister is a barrister who works as an employee within a larger organisation, both in the public or personal sector. … Read More