What is the difference between a solicitor and a barrister?
There are two types of lawyers in the UK: solicitors and barristers. They have different skills, knowledge of specialist areas and roles within the justice system. Barristers are self-employed with more specialised knowledge and advocate in courts and tribunals. Solicitors work within a firm or partnership and manage your case (including legal documentation) before, during and after court. A detailed definition is available here.