He went to college, and he got-plucked, I believe they call it: and then his uncles wanted him to be a barrister, and study the law: but he is such a dissipated young man, they will never make a lot of him, I assume. A barrister acts as a check on the solicitor conducting the trial if it becomes apparent that the claim or defence has not been properly performed by the solicitor prior to trial, the barrister can (and usually has a duty to) advise the client of a separate probable claim against the solicitor. The answer is no. A correctly performed litigation will have a right division of labour among the solicitor and the barrister involved.

In South Africa the employment and practise of advocates (as barristers are identified in South Africa) is constant with the rest of the Commonwealth. Apart from representing customers in court hearings, barristers …

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