n. Lawyer(especially in England)who can plead or argue a case in one of the higher courts. In England and Wales, a barrister is a member of one of the Inns of Court; he has passed examinations and spent one year in pupilage before being called to the bar. Barristers have right of audience in all courts in England and Wales. Note also that barristers are instructed only by solicitors and never by members of the public. A barrister or a group of barristers is referred to as 'counsel'.

  专门律师,(尤指英格兰)能在一个高等法院为诉讼进行辩护的大律师。在英格兰和威尔士,高级律师是某一律师学院的一个成员;在成为高级律师前他还得经过一年的严格培训并通过各种有关考试。在英格兰和威尔士高级律师在所有法院都有辩护的权利。还要注意:只能由初级律师向高级律师提供案情,社会公众的成员绝对不能这样做。一个或一组高级律师也称之为辩护人。