What Barristers do
What barristers do
Barristers are regulated specialist legal advisers and court room advocates. They can provide a range of services, including:
- representing people or businesses in court or tribunal or another formal setting, making their case for them;
- advising their clients on the strengths and weaknesses of their case; and
- starting a legal proceeding in a court on behalf of their client (providing they are specially authorised by us to do so, known as being “authorised to conduct litigation”).
There are strict rules about what a barrister must do for the court and their client, and the way they must behave. See What to expect from your barrister for more detail. If a barrister breaks these rules, we (as their regulator) can take action against them.
This text is the text issued by the Bar Standards Board.