The Basic Council of the Bar, additionally referred to as the Bar Council, is the representative body of barristers in England and Wales. In some international locations with widespread legislation legal programs, such as New Zealand and some areas of Australia , lawyers are entitled to practise both as barristers and solicitors, however it stays a separate system of qualification to practise solely as a barrister.
The occupation included a number of grades ranked by seniority: avocat-stagiaire (trainee, who was already qualified however needed to complete two years (or more, depending on the interval) of coaching alongside seasoned legal professionals), avocat, and avocat honoraire (senior barrister).
In December 2014 there have been just over 15,500 barristers in unbiased apply, of whom about ten percent are Queen’s Counsel and the remainder are junior barristers Many barristers (about 2,800) are employed in companies as ‘in-house’ counsel, or by native or national authorities or in educational institutions.
In the states of South Australia , Victoria , and Western Australia , in addition to the Australian Capital Territory , the professions of barrister and solicitor are fused, but an impartial bar nonetheless exists, regulated by the Legal Observe Board of the state or territory.
Black & Johnstone v NZ Credit Fund (GP) 1 Ltd (High Court docket, 14 February 2017, Toogood J), Carolan v New Zealand Actual Property Credit score Ltd (2017) 23 PRNZ 405 (High Court docket): performing for the Cayman-primarily based Torchlight Fund, excessive-profile investor George Kerr, and other entities, to repel functions brought by New Zealand Authorities companies and an Australian investment fund to search court docket files.