Barristers, solicitors, and the Four Inns of Court of England – OUP Blog

Posted February 28th, 2018 in barristers, inns of court, legal profession, news, solicitors by sally

‘After many years of attempting to explain the need for two kinds of lawyer in the United Kingdom to exasperated and confused European colleagues – and even US ones – I have lighted on the following language. Solicitors are a primary market of legal services. They are profit-sharing organisations in which senior lawyers manage teams of junior lawyers to do almost everything their clients want. They operate just like any law firm around the world, save to the extent that their life is made easier by the existence of a secondary legal services market, which must be accessed either through them or lawyers overseas, which is known as barristers, or the Bar.’

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OUP Blog, 26th February 2018