What is the difference between a barrister and a solicitor?
Friday May 3, 2013
We often hear various legal terms thrown around in conversations or from numerous media sources. Judiciary, adversary, jurisdiction, mens rea, etc. Such terms can be confusing if you are not commonly exposed to the legal industry. In my experience, the two most frequently confused legal terms are ‘solicitor’ and ‘barrister’. Often people use them interchangeably, not being aware that the two roles are entirely separate. It is important to be aware of the correct meaning of these terms in order to properly use them in the appropriate context.