Robin (robin777) wrote in in_english,
Robin
robin777
in_english

Solicitor vs Barrister

I was wondering if anyone could explain the difference between the solicitor and the barrister. What I could find out confused me.
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 3 comments
*Rolls up legal sleeves*

It's quite different.

A solicitor is limited by the law society to the amount of court work he does, but a barrister's job is JUST that, to represent a client in court. However, a barrister's CLIENT is the solicitor that "briefs" him (e.g. gives him the case) NOT the member of the public, hence a member of the public can never sue a barrister for bad representation.

A solicitors and barristers training is also different.

if you need anything more specific let me know
Oooh interesting. Ta for that, I had no clue myself.
Thank you so much for explaining that. I am not longer confused.