How to Find and Instruct a Barrister


Generally, barristers are retained for their professional services by way of instruction through a firm of solicitors in Ireland, or a European or Foreign Lawyer.

Barristers work constructively with solicitors, employed barristers and European lawyers in litigation and with all lawyers in advisory matters. Based on these instructions, a barrister can provide advice and assistance either on specific points of law or on the remedies which may be available to a client.

Solicitors in Ireland have considerable experience in identifying and instructing barristers with the appropriate expertise.

The Bar of Ireland maintains a list with the details of each member of the Independent Bar’s qualifications, areas of practice and specialisation and a search facility to enable identification of barristers according to specified criteria.