Lawer vs Barrister - What's the difference?

lawer | barrister |


As nouns the difference between lawer and barrister

is that lawer is while barrister is (legal|chiefly|uk|irish|australian|nz) a lawyer with the right to speak and argue as an advocate in higher lawcourts.

lawer

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (Bale)
    (Webster 1913)

    barrister

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (legal, chiefly, UK, Irish, Australian, NZ) A lawyer with the right to speak and argue as an advocate in higher lawcourts.
  • Usage notes

    Some legal systems apply a separation of the roles of barrister and solicitor, such that a barrister (only) may address the court on a client's behalf and a solicitor (only) may act as an attorney for clients. In particular, this separation occurs in the UK and in countries that use the UK system. It does not apply in the US. Some systems apply a separation of roles that does not match the barrister/solicitor split.