Essay on The Work of a Solicitor and a Barrister

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The Work of a Solicitor and a Barrister

In the legal profession, there are two main categories of a lawyer. These two categories are barristers and solicitors. Between the two there are differences such as their training, their wages as well as their individual roles. In this essay, I will be discussing the different areas and how they differ. I will also compare them to each other and will analyse and evaluate them.

To train as a barrister, you need a degree of at least at upper second class honors. If the degree is in law then the graduate can go onto the next stage of training. However, if the degree is in another subject than law, then the student must do a Common Professional
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This is beneficial as the barrister can learn additional information from the senior and experienced members of the professional as not everything is written in black and white.

The Bar Vocational Course (BVC) is the practical part of a barristers training. The BVC helps to develop key skills such as legal research, fact management and advocacy as well as the core areas of knowledge of civil and criminal litigation and evidence and sentencing. Then after completing the BVC, the students are called to the Bar where they graduate. The duration of this course is one year. Each student on the BVC course pays between £4000 and £7000.

A solicitor goes on a vocational course known as the Legal Practice Course (LPC) where the students can expect to pay between £4000 and £7000. The duration of this course is one year as is the barristers training. The course is of a practical nature and consist the students learning a variety of skills and techniques. For example students will learn the technique of learning how to interview clients, how to draft contracts, how to advocate before courts. Additionally, the students will learn how to draft business and solicitor accounts. Therefore, this course is seen to be very demanding and it is essential that the students dedicate themselves to this in order to pass

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