advising clients on general legal issues
advising clients on specialist legal issues
advising on litigation advising on tax matters
dvocacy i n al l courts advocacy in the l ower courts
commercial work conveyancing of houses
dealing with commercial transactions
drafting of documents in connection with litigation
making wills preparing cases
share and other property dealings
|advocacy in the lower courts||advocacy in all courts|
'A solicitoris a man who calls in a person he doesn't know to sign a contract he hasn't seen to buy property he doesn't want with money he hasn't got.'
Attributed to: Dingwall Bateson(1898-1967), British lawyer
11.The legal training for solicitors (who provide general legal advice to clients) and barristers (who present cases in the upper courts) is different. The following short texts describe the stages in legal training, but they are mixed up. Put the steps into the correct category and order.
1 PRACTICE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
The next stage is to obtain a 'tenancy': becoming an assistant to a practising barrister.
2 GETTING THE QUALIFICATIONS
The next step is to acquire some legal training specific to the work of a barrister.
3 DEVELOPING PRACTICAL SKILLS
Next the intending solicitor has to enter a two-year training contract with a firm of solicitors to gain practical experience in a variety of areas of law.
4 GETTING THE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: PUPILLAGE
This is the 'apprenticeship' served by trainee barristers, who are known as pupils. It usually takes a year and consists of a mixture of assisting and observing experienced barristers, as well as more practical experience.
5 GETTING THE ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
The quickest and most common route to qualification is by means of aqualifying law degree.
6 GETTING THE VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
You will have to undertake the Legal Practice Course, which is the professional training for solicitors. The course teaches the practical application of the law to the needs of clients.
7 GETTING THE ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
The first part of training to become a barrister is known as the academic stage, which provides a general theoretical introduction to the law.
|Training for solicitors||Training for barristers|
In British English, the noun is spelled practiceand the verb practise;in American English both the noun and the verb are spelled practise.
12. Below are some typical legal phrases. What preposition do you use with the following phrases?
1 to accuse someone of something
2 to be liable____ something
3 to sentence someone____ a punishment
4 to claim damages____ something
5 to be entitled____ compensation
6 to bring a case____ someone
7 to be guilty____ an offence
8 to fine someone____ something
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