Why become a barrister?


The Bar can offer a highly satisfying and rewarding career if you possess:

  • A high level of intellectual ability
  • Articulacy in written and spoken English
  • An ability to think and communicate clearly under pressure, and
  • Determination and stamina.

Use the left-hand navigation menus to find information about what barristers do. You can also view profiles of practising barristers, which provide insight into the lifestyle and culture of barristers working in different practice areas, and on the different practice options available to barristers, including self-employed, employed and dual capacity practice.