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TRENDING List of Famous Barristers

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List of famous barristers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top barristers in the world? This includes the most prominent barristers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable barristers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic barristers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned barristers.

List people include Margaret Thatcher, Judah P. Benjamin and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known barristers to the lesser known barristers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the barrister field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous barristers ever?" and "What are the names of famous barristers?" then you're in the right place.
Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Barristers
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Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and is the only woman to have held the office. ...more

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Age: Died at 88 (1925-2013)

Birthplace: Grantham, United Kingdom

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Chemist, Barrister Scientist, + more

Credits: Tracking Down Maggie: The Unofficial Biography of Margaret Thatcher, The Gulf War, Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape Ban the Sadist Videos!

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#56 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#6 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

#70 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

#15 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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Tony Blair is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Barristers
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Anthony Charles Lynton Blair is a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. He now runs a consultancy business and performs charitable work. Blair was the Member of Parliament for Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour ...more

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Age: 63

Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer

Credits: CBS News Special Report: Joint News Conference, The Class of 92, Sir David Frost: That Was the Life That Was, Countdown to Zero

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#24 on The Best Political Nicknames

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Jawaharlal Nehru is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Barristers
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Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India and a central figure in Indian politics for much of the 20th century. He emerged as the paramount leader of the Indian independence movement under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi and ruled India from its establishment as an independent nation in ...more

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Age: Died at 75 (1889-1964)

Birthplace: Eurasia, Allahabad district, Uttar Pradesh, India Allahabad

Profession: Politician, Barrister, Writer

Credits: Naunihal

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#12 on Freedom Fighters of India

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Ned Sherrin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Barristers
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Edward George "Ned" Sherrin, CBE was an English broadcaster, author and stage director. He qualified as a barrister and then worked in independent television before joining the BBC. He appeared in a variety of radio and television satirical shows and theatre shows, some of which he also directed. ...more

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Age: Died at 76 (1931-2007)

Birthplace: Low Ham, United Kingdom

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Raconteur, Film Producer Actor, + more

Credits: Orlando, Up the Front, The National Health, That Was the Week That Was That Was The Week That Was, + more

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Airey Neave is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Barristers
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Airey Middleton Sheffield Neave DSO, OBE, MC, TD was a British army officer, barrister and politician. During World War II, Neave was one of the few servicemen to escape from the German prisoner-of-war camp Oflag IV-C at Colditz Castle. He later became Conservative Member of Parliament for ...more

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Age: Died at 63 (1916-1979)

Birthplace: Knightsbridge, Eurasia, United Kingdom

Profession: Politician, Soldier, Barrister

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Michael Kirby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Barristers
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Michael Donald Kirby AC, CMG is an Australian jurist and academic who is a former Justice of the High Court of Australia, serving from 1996 to 2009. He has remained active in retirement: in May 2013 he was appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council to lead an inquiry into human rights ...more

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Age: 78

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Profession: Judge, Barrister, Jurist, Solicitor Lawyer

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Lalith William Samarasekera Athulathmudali known as Lalith Athulathmudali was a Sri Lankan politician of the United National Party and former Cabinet Minister of Trade, National Security, Agriculture, Education and deputy minister of defence. ...more

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Age: Died at 57 (1936-1993)

Birthplace: Colombo, Eurasia, Sri Lanka, Western Province Colombo District

Profession: Politician, Barrister, Lecturer

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S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Barristers
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Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike frequently referred to as S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, was the fourth Prime Minister of Ceylon and founder of the Left wing and Sinhala nationalist Sri Lanka Freedom Party, serving as Prime Minister from 1956 until his assassination by a Buddhist robe wearer in ...more

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Age: Died at 60 (1899-1959)

Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Profession: Politician, Barrister

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