What is the difference between a Barrister and a Solicitor?

Both types of professionals practice law in Great Britain, but their roles are different.

A barrister represents clients in open court and may appear at the bar.

A solicitor is allowed to conduct litigation in court but, with only a few exceptions, not to plead cases in open court.

In practice, most plaintiffs and defendants deal with solicitors, not barristers.

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