Typically I come across a case that makes me shake my head.I read this case the opposite day that was in one other realm; the barrister for the mother accused a Family Court docket choose or court docket officials of altering the transcript. Even worse – it appears that after the mom acknowledged that the transcript was correct, her counsel continued to argue the point, with the consequence that the mom copped an indemnity costs order in opposition to her, and her counsel has been referred by the courtroom to regulatory authorities.
But first, what’s a barrister and how does the term differ from a solicitor and a lawyer? A lawyer is just the general time period that covers solicitors and barristers, i.e. all barristers are lawyers but not all lawyers are barristers. A solicitor is a authorized skilled that interacts with the purchasers. A member of the general public will go to a solicitor with their legal problem and the solicitor can conduct litigation on their behalf. A solicitor could refer their client to a barrister who has more specialist information and can provide legal recommendation. A barrister will represent a consumer in court docket and will negotiate settlements – barristers do not usually conduct litigation. In earlier years the distinction between barristers and solicitors was extra defined but is changing into less so in current periods as extra solicitors are allowed to appear in court as advocates.
Criticism duly noted and apology willingly given. To clarify: except for the final paragraph, the criticisms were levelled on the plan fairly than the deviser-of-the-plan, the ultimate paragraph serving merely as a response to some of the extra aggressive comments/responses directed by B2B in the direction of those who had been invited to comment each here and on his personal blog – a variety of which, I word, have subsequently been eliminated. Where criticism is invited it by some means does not appear in the spirit of issues to then chew those people who contribute: it’s this self-defensive aggressiveness, together with a powerful undercurrent of bitterness apparent in studying his blog, which comes throughout as chippy.
A brand new national framework for the regulation and reform of the Australian legal profession is presently being performed to harmonise and streamline the foundations applying throughout borders to Legal Practitioners to ensure a higher degree of national uniformity. There has additionally been a development in direction of de-regulation of the authorized profession which jealously patrols it’s borders, and which is not self-regulating.
All of the above are generalisations and there are all the time exceptions to the rule. Nevertheless, I’d suggest that individuals choose their chambers nicely in advance of making use of and think very carefully and realistically about what these chambers are prone to wish to see in a candidate. For those who can’t say with confidence that you think they’ll wish to interview you on the power of what you can at present put in your software kind, do not apply. Go and do no matter you assume may be obligatory and apply when you may have performed it. Better to defer your software to present yourself the most effective alternative of success.