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Barristers and Judges

Job holders in this unit group prepare and conduct court cases on behalf of clients, preside over judicial proceedings, and pronounce judgements within a variety of court settings and tribunals.

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About this Career

£31,657

Average salary

New workers start around £15,033.72. Normal pay is £31,657 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £57,621.26.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

The number of unique job postings in your area that have listed this skill in the last year.

Skills

Job postings

Critical Thinking
91
Reading Comprehension
90
Active Listening
88
Writing
87
Active Learning
86
Speaking
85
Learning Strategies
70
Monitoring
65
Mathematics
59
Science
29

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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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