Generally, barristers are retained for their professional services by way of instruction through a firm of solicitors in Ireland, an employed barrister, or a European or Foreign Lawyer.
Barristers are instructed by all types of lawyers and work constructively with solicitors, employed barristers and European lawyers in litigation and 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 and employed barristers 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.