Barristers are lawyers who represent people in court. Barristers represent people in the youth court, magistrates’ court and Crown Court.
Barristers usually wear wigs and gowns in the Crown Court but they can take them off if there are children involved in the case (see modifications).
If a barrister intends to represent children in the youth court, there is a requirement imposed by the Bar Standards Board, for a registration of their competence to do so.1
- 1. Rule S 59 BSB Handbook