While academic excellence is one of the more important aspects considered, it, alone is not enough to demonstrate your capability to become a professional barrister, as you can see here. It is, therefore, essential that you nurture, possess and demonstrate other skills that will not only prove you are ready to become a professional barrister but which will also come in handy when your career takes off.
Here are some essential skills a barrister should possess:
Communication and Networking Skills
Successful barristers need to build and maintain healthy, professional relationships with their clients, and these relationships are often based on a rapport established between the professional and their client.