Definitions for "Barrister"
Counselor at law; a counsel admitted to plead at the bar, and undertake the public trial of causes, as distinguished from an attorney or solicitor. See Attorney.
A lawyer who specialises in court appearances and providing written opinions. Usually not able to act for clients directly and is engaged through a solicitor. In some courts they are required to wear wigs and gowns.• Disability• Duty Lawyer• Solicitors - Legal Practitioners
A qualified lawyer who represents people in court and who may provide legal opinion out of court.
Keywords:  benchers, bvc, inn, gowns, wigs
A member of Middle Temple or one of the other Inns who has been Called to the Bar Bencher A member of the governing body of the Inn ("the Bench"). There are currently over 210 active Benchers and approximately 90 Senior Benchers. Call to the Bar The ceremony during which student members of the Inn are awarded the degree of “Barristers”, following successful completion of the BVC. At the Middle Temple, those being Called wear wigs and gowns for the ceremony which is held in Hall.