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United Kingdom

Barrister (United Kingdom)

  • Generic name of profession

    Title:
    Lawyer/Barrister/Solicitor
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Barrister
    Translation(s):
    undefined
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Region:
    England & Wales
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

     
    EU Law :
    Other  

    No EU basis for regulation

    National legislation:

    E&W: Legal Services Act 2007. Northern Ireland: Monarch and Common Law (www.barlibrary.com)

    Useful link:
    http://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

    Regulation

     
    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities and protected title

    Recognition

     
    Recognition under:
    Other  

    n/a

    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PS4 - Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years) , Art. 11 e
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
    No
    Prior check of qualifications only for individual professionals not benefiting from automatic recognition:
    No
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    E&W: All reserved legal activities (as defined by Legal Services Act, ie  a) the exercise of a right of audience, b) the conduct of litigation, c) reserved instrument activities, d) probate activities, e) notarial activities, f) the administration of oaths)) and any other legal activities (as defined by Legal Services Act, ie the provision of legal advice, assistance or representation in connection with the application of the law or with any other form of resolution of legal disputes) provided under the title "barrister".

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