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    Okay, I'm doing AS citizenship and I just need a few questions answered:-

    Whats the difference between a solicitor and a barrister (That was a 20 mark question)

    How does the Humans Right Act differ from the European Convention on Human Rights?

    How has the Humans Right Act changed over the years?

    What are "life-chances"?

    thanks for any help
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    for solicitors and barristers

    after law degree - one of 2 courses to qualify

    Bar course = barrister
    Legal Pratice course = solicitor

    once passed, solicitors join firm in 2 year training contract while there have to complete 6 week professional skills course
    barristers join chambers through pupillage for 1 year - can present cases after 6 months

    Solicitors prepare cases and gather notes
    Barrister is given these and has rights of audience in the courts
    Barristers main role is adovacy (standing up in court)
    However under new act (courts and legal services act 1990), Solicitors can gain right of audience by doing a extra exams

    can't approach a barrister have to go to solicitor first unless your are surveyor or accountant

    Barristers self employed
    solicitors employed by firm or CPS (crown prosecution service)

    if you need to know any more, i'll try and help, thats just basics
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    (Original post by Katie Heskins)
    Okay, I'm doing AS citizenship and I just need a few questions answered:-

    Whats the difference between a solicitor and a barrister (That was a 20 mark question)

    How does the Humans Right Act differ from the European Convention on Human Rights?

    How has the Humans Right Act changed over the years?

    What are "life-chances"?

    thanks for any help
    Katie
    try pm'ing a user called Jade... she's going to read law at uni i believe, and may be able to help with your queries.

    i think a barrister deals with court cases, while a solicitor just deals with general legal procedings on paper etc.
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    Barristers are self-employed, usually work out of chambers where the share the services of a clerk, and are members of an Inn of Court, either Grays, Lincolns, Middle Temple or Inner Temple. Most are based in London. Barristers are specialist advocates. Their work is of three types:

    • advocacy, particularly in the Crown Court and higher courts.
    • writing "counsel's opionion" on the strength of cases for solicitors
    • drafting legal documents, particularly claims, but also others
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    aww you're all very helpful thank you!!
 
 
 
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