Do I Need a Barrister?
Anderson Fredericks Turner is a law firm that is able to represent individuals the courtroom, no matter the simplicity or complexity of the case. We believe in providing a tailored approach for every case – and that includes our advocacy.
When lawyers speak about ‘advocacy’, it is a reference to the ability to persuade. Whether it is at a negotiating table or in the courtroom, all lawyers focus on how to persuade others about the correctness of the case of their client. Clearly, there is no ‘one size fits all’ way to persuade an opponent or the court.
In the courtroom, we understand effective advocacy on behalf of a client begins with thorough preparation and a complete knowledge of the case. We seek to know not just the case of our client but also of the other side in the case. Our lawyers give our clients a strong voice in all cases, which is demonstrated by the results we achieve on a daily basis.
While all solicitors employed by Anderson Fredericks Turner have the capacity to appear in courts as your advocate, we also have lawyers who have undertaken the specialist training of a barrister, which adds to our capacity to appear and advocate on behalf of our clients – both inside and outside of court.
This often results in substantial financial savings to a client in funding their legal representation
Costs of a Barrister
A frequent question we encounter is: How much will a barrister cost?
Simply put, the answer depends on the skill and experience of the barrister, as well as the area of law. Engaging a barrister can be a significant additional cost in a case.
In the first place, there should be some pause for thought as to whether a barrister is needed for your case at all.
If a solicitor can properly represent the interests of a client, it may mean the extra cost of a barrister is unnecessary. In considering that issue, it is important to understand the level of skill and experience of your solicitor.
While all solicitors employed by Anderson Fredericks Turner have the capacity to appear as solicitor advocates, we have lawyers who have undertaken the specialist training of a barrister, which adds to our capacity to appear and advocate on behalf of our clients – both inside and outside of court.
This means clients may choose not to engage a barrister where they do not consider there will be any ‘value’ added to their case. This often results in substantial financial savings to a client in funding their legal representation, without diminishing their ability to obtain the desired outcome.
Contact us if you wish to discuss the options available to you in your case, as well as the likely costs involved.