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Rules of etiquette and unwritten rules for barristers watch

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    I was reading a Nutshells law book, and came across the rules of etiquette and unwritten laws.

    a) Barristers never shake hands. The theory is they all know one another.

    b) They use grovelling language to the bench, e.g ''may it please your Lordship...'', ''I humbly submit''. Fellow barristers are referred to as ''my learned friend'', whereas solicitors are simply ''my friend''

    c)There are strict rules of dress which require all to wear dark suits and women to look as much as possible like men.

    d)Barristers are forbidden from interviewing their clients, other than in the presence of the solicitor. They are forbidden from interviewing any witness, other than in certain very restricted circumstances.

    I just thought that was interesting
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