The case is usually presented by barristers (also referred to as ‘counsel’). There are barristers for the prosecution representing the State who bring the case (known as 'counsel for the prosecution') and barristers for the accused person (known as 'counsel for the defence'). The barristers receive their instructions from solicitors who sit facing them.
The prosecution barristers address the court. It is their job to present the evidence against the defendant. They explain to the court what the defendant is accused of doing and are responsible for presenting the case against the defendant
Defendants can appoint their own defence team, or, if they are unable to afford it, have state-appointed counsel to represent them.
Counsel for the defence represents the person accused of the offence or offences. They do this by questioning the prosecution case and presenting evidence on behalf of the defendant.