1. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I like to watch British movies/TV shows, especially detective movies/shows. I've noticed mention of solicitors and barristers. I did check online, but I'm still a bit confused.

    In the US, if I were involved in a court case (civil or criminal), I'd meet with an attorney in his/her office, and that same person would represent me in court and speak on my behalf.

    The impression I got from my research online is that in the UK, I'd meet with a solicitor in his/her office, but that person would turn over the case to a barrister who would speak on my behalf in the courtroom, and the solicitor would not be present in the courtroom. Is that how it works? If so, how does the barrister have all details of the case and not overlook something the solicitor might know?

    In terms of money, does the solicitor or barrister get paid more? Are there separate law degrees in university for solicitors and barristers?

    Do barristers still have to wear funny wigs in court?
    12-16-2014 01:40 PM
  2. eusty's Avatar

    Not sure about the wigs.....I try to avoid court! ;-)

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    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-17-2014 01:05 PM

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