Is Judge Rinder a real barrister? – The Sun

JUDGE Rinder's sharp wit and scathing courtroom put-downs have made his self-titled ITV show essential viewing.

The offbeat nature of the cases he tackles and his cutting retorts have led some viewers to claim that the TV star isn't legally qualified – but this is far from the truth.

Is Judge Rinder a real barrister?

Robert Rinder is a practicing criminal law barrister.

He was called to the bar in 2001 after graduating with a double first in politics, modern history and art at Manchester University.

He was then accepted for pupillage at top chambers on London, 2 Paper Buildings.

During his legal career he has been involved in several high-profile cases, once defending British Serviceman charged with manslaughter over the deaths of Iraqi detainees.

Despite wearing judges robes in the show, Rinder is not a member of the Judiciary – and this is made clear.

What legal cases has Robert Rinder been involved with?

Robert Rinder has been involved in legal cases outside of his ITV show.

These are some of the high profile cases he's worked on.

Murder of Charlene Ellis and Letisha Shakespeare

Representing a Birmingham gang member

Manslaughter of detainees in Iraq by British servicemen

Rinder was a part of the prosecution.

Fraud in the British Overseas Territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands

Rinder worked as counsel to the Turks and Caicos Islands’ Special Investigation and Prosecution Team.

It was established to prosecute allegations of bribery, international corruption and fraud.

Rinder told New Law Journal: "Having spent the last five years in the Turks and Caicos Islands on the corruption trial involving the former government, I am greatly looking forward to coming home and using my advocacy experience across a wide spectrum of the law".

Does Judge Rinder still practice law?

Judge Rinder isn't actually a judge – he's a barrister.

He still practices law and has ambitions for the future.

He isn't retiring to being a TV personality just yet.

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