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TED Talks to Inspire Barristers

TED Talks to Inspire Barristers

A barrister is a critical member of the courtroom, specializing in advocacy and litigation. There are many tasks that are delegated and taken on by barristers. A person in this legal position could do anything from drafting legal pleadings to researching the...

Choosing a Legal Practice Area

Choosing a Legal Practice Area

There are more than 20 speciality areas of law, such as civil rights law, corporate law, finance law, animal rights law, constitutional law, and corporate law, among others. Within those, there are litigators, contract lawyers, and trial lawyers. It is impossible for...

Two Popular Podcasts for Barristers

Two Popular Podcasts for Barristers

Podcasts have become increasingly popular. Easily accessed through mobile devices, the digital audio platform has blown up with people from every walk of life subscribing to podcasts that strike their fancy.  The best podcasts are entertaining while also being...

What to Know Before Becoming a Barrister

What to Know Before Becoming a Barrister

It can be incredibly challenging to attain a career in law, especially if you’ve decided to become a barrister. A barrister is a specific type of lawyer who often specialises in Court advocacy. People may consider practice as a barrister to be more complex than acting...

Attributes of an Effective Defence Lawyer

Attributes of an Effective Defence Lawyer

Defence lawyers have a very important role in society as they ensure that people receive a fair trial. There are a number of attributes and skills required of barristers to enable them to be successful in their roles. Qualities such as confidence, integrity, and...