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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
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 ...more
Tony Blair is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Barristers
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 ...more
Jawaharlal Nehru is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Barristers
awaharlal 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 ...more
Ned Sherrin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Barristers
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 ...more
Airey Neave is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Barristers
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 ...more
Michael Kirby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Barristers
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 ...more
Lalith Athulathmudali is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Barristers
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, ...more
S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Barristers
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 ...more
Mary McAleese is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Barristers
Mary Patricia McAleese served as the eighth President of Ireland from 1997 to 2011. She was the second female president and was first elected in 1997 succeeding Mary Robinson, making McAleese ...more
Gough Whitlam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Barristers
Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC was the 21st Prime Minister of Australia, serving from 1972 to 1975. The Leader of the Labor Party from 1967 to 1977, Whitlam led his party to power for the first time ...more
Adrian Fulford is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Barristers
Sir Adrian Bruce Fulford is a British judge who is a member of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and was a member of the International Criminal Court in The Hague from 2003 to 2012.
Peter Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Barristers
Peter Denis Sutherland is an Irish international businessman and former Attorney General of Ireland, associated with the Fine Gael party. He is a barrister by profession, and is also Senior ...more
Jack Straw is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Barristers
John Whitaker "Jack" Straw is a British politician who served as the Member of Parliament for Blackburn from 1979 to 2015. Straw served in the Cabinet from 1997 to 2010 under the ...more
Conrad Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Barristers
Conrad Gerard Smith is a New Zealand rugby union footballer. He plays predominantly at Centre. He captains the Hurricanes in Super Rugby, and plays for New Zealand internationally, with whom he ...more
Clarissa Dickson Wright is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Barristers
Clarissa Theresa Philomena Aileen Mary Josephine Agnes Elsie Trilby Louise Esmeralda Dickson Wright was an English celebrity chef, television personality, writer, businesswoman, and former ...more
C. G. Weeramantry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Barristers
C. G. Weeramantry
Sri Lankabhimanya Christopher Gregory Weeramantry, AM is a Sri Lankan lawyer who was a Judge of the International Court of Justice from 1991 to 2000, serving as its Vice-President from 1997 to ...more
John Mortimer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Barristers
Sir John Clifford Mortimer, CBE, QC was an English barrister, dramatist, screenwriter and author.
A. P. Herbert is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Barristers
Sir Alan Patrick Herbert CH was an English humorist, novelist, playwright and law reform activist. He was an independent Member of Parliament for Oxford University for 15 years, five of which he ...more
Mary Robinson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Barristers
Mary Therese Winifred Robinson served as the seventh, and first female, President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, from 1997 to 2002. She ...more
Anthony Shaffer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Barristers
Anthony Joshua Shaffer was an English playwright, screenwriter, novelist, barrister and advertising executive.
Judah P. Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Barristers
Judah Philip Benjamin QC was a lawyer and politician who was a United States Senator from Louisiana, a Cabinet officer of the Confederate States and, after his escape to the United Kingdom at ...more
Clive Anderson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Barristers
Clive Anderson is an English television and radio presenter, comedy writer and former barrister. Winner of a British Comedy Award in 1991, Anderson began experimenting with comedy and writing ...more
Charles Isaac Elton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Barristers
Charles Isaac Elton
Charles Isaac Elton, QC was an English lawyer, antiquary, and politician. He is most famous for being the author of the bestselling book The Great Book-Collectors. He was born in Southampton. ...more
Henry Fielding is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Barristers
Henry Fielding was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel Tom Jones. Aside from his literary achievements, he ...more
Alexander Williams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Barristers
Alexander "Alex" Williams is an English film animator and cartoonist. He is the son of animator Richard Williams. He has worked on numerous animated films, and is the author of the ...more