In English law. An advocate; one who has been called to the bar. A counsellor learned in the law who pleads at the bar of the courts, and who is engaged in conducting the trial or argument of causes. To be distinguished from the attorney, who draws the pleadings, prepares the testimony, and conducts matters out of court. In re Rickert, 66 N. H. 207, 29 Atl. 559, 24 L. R. A. 740. Inner barrister. A serjeant or king’s counsel who pleads within the bar. Ouster barrister. One who pleads “ouster” or without the bar. Vacation barrister. A counsellor newly called to the bar, who is to attend for several long vacations the exercise of the house. Junior barrister. A barrister under the rank of queen’s counsel. Also the junior of two counsel employed on the same side in a case.
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
In the United Kingdom, this is the equivalent to a trial lawyer in the United States. Also see solicitor with regard to U.K. legal practice. 1. English law. A counsellor admitted to plead at the bar. 2. Ouster barrister, is one who pleads ouster or without the bar. 3. Inner barrister, a serjeant or king’s counsel who pleads within the bar. 4. Vacation barrister, a counsellor newly called to the bar, who is to attend for several long vacations the exercise of the house. 5. Barristers are called apprentices, apprentitii ad legem, being looked upon as learners, and not qualified until they obtain the degree of serjeant.