Barristers and Judges

Barristers and judges prepare and conduct court cases on behalf of clients, preside over judicial proceedings, and pronounce judgements within a variety of court settings and tribunals.


New workers
£ 19,016
£ 45,046
£ 85,666

Available jobs

In the past year there were 18,694 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Conducts trials according to rules of procedure, announces the verdict and passes sentence and/or awards costs and damages.

  • Hears, reads and evaluates evidence, and instructs or advises the jury on points of law or procedure.

  • Drafts pleadings and questions in preparation for court cases, appears in court to present evidence to the judge and jury, cross examines witnesses and sums up why the court should decide in their client’s favour.

  • Advises client on the basis of legal knowledge, research and past precedent as to whether to proceed with legal action.

  • Becomes acquainted with the facts of a case through reading statements, law reports, and consulting with clients or other professionals.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Legal Hearings

  • Data Entry

  • Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

  • Settlement

  • Call Center Experience

  • Social Work

  • Booking (Sales)

  • Administrative Support

  • Loans

  • Counter-Terrorism

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Management

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Customer Service

  • Organizational Skills

  • Administrative Functions

  • Research

  • Detail Oriented

  • Clerical Works

  • Governance

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.