Employment Law (02:55)
Barristers pay fees for the office staff and support at the Belfast Bar Library. Suzanne Bradley works for the Equality Commission and receives the Tribunal Bundle for a religious discrimination case. Gavin Connolly receives advice for upcoming testimony.
Property Law (03:10)
The Ulster Architectural Heritage Society argues against demolishing a building in the conservation area. Rita Harkin explains how it could set a dangerous precedent.
Barrister Students (02:53)
Jason Elliott trains at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies for a year. Martin O'Brien provides advice on how to present a case to the judge. The Ian Higgins Moot takes place before three senior judges; Dublin wins.
False Imprisonment (02:50)
Ronan Lavery works on a judicial review that challenges the Department of Justice. Individuals should be able to employ a lawyer. Barristers are supposed to read a page in a minute and a half.
Final Exam (02:19)
Elliott studies for his examination before he can begin an apprenticeship. It costs $800 to purchase his legal robes and wig.
Trials Begin (03:03)
Lavery argues against destroying a building on behalf of the Ulster Architectural Society. Bradley argues a case of religious discrimination at a Fair Tribunal.
Court of Appeals (04:53)
The judge rules against Brownlee obtaining new counsel. Barristers need to have professional detachment. Lavery argues at the Supreme Court in London; it will make the final ruling.
Court Outcomes (05:06)
Lavery is pleased with the verdict from Supreme Court Justices. Elliott participates in a formal ceremony admitting him to the profession before beginning his apprenticeship with a master. There are different challenges new members of the bar must face.
Credits: Barristers: Episode 5 (00:34)
Credits: Barristers: Episode 5
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