Picking a Barrister

Choosing a barrister is an important decision that should not be taken lightly. The barrister you choose will represent you in court and could have a significant impact on the outcome of your case.

Here are some tips on how to choose a barrister:

  • Ask for recommendations. The best way to find a good barrister is to ask for recommendations from friends, family, or colleagues. If you know someone who has been through a similar legal situation, they may be able to recommend a barrister who they had a good experience with.

  • Research online. Once you have a few names, you can do some research online to find out more about them. Read reviews, look at their websites, and see if they have any experience in your particular area of law.

  • Listen to your solicitor. Once you have narrowed down your list, it is important to speak with your solicitor. This will give you a chance to ask any questions you have.

  • Trust your gut. Ultimately, the decision of who to choose as your barrister is a personal one. You need to feel comfortable with the barrister and trust them to represent you in court.

Here are some factors to consider when choosing a barrister:

  • Experience. Make sure the barrister you choose has experience in your particular area of law.

  • Reputation. Do some research to find out what other people say about the barrister.

  • Style. Some barristers have a more aggressive style, while others are more laid-back. Decide what style you prefer, but remember – court is not the same as TV!

  • Fees. Barristers’ fees can vary, so make sure you understand the fees before you hire one.

  • Location. If you need a barrister who is in a particular area, make sure you choose one who is conveniently located for you.

Choosing a barrister is an important decision, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult one. By following these tips, you can find a barrister who will represent you in court and help you get the best possible outcome in your case.

All enquiries can be sent to clerks@anvilchambers.co.uk