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Most citizens only occasionally encounter members of the legal professions, because this may be in connection with what?

Most citizens only occasionally encounter members of the legal professions, because this may be in connection with:
1. Buying a house
2. Making a will
Or,
3. Being involved in a dispute, or divorce

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Buying a house, making a will, or being involved in a dispute, or divorce will involve what?

Buying a house, making a will, or being involved in a dispute or divorce will involve:
1. Talking to
2. Taking advice from
a local solicitor

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Many people, especially those with limited means and if the issue is a civil dispute, visit their local Citizens Advice Office to do what?

Many people, especially:
1. Those with limited means
2. If the issue is a civil dispute
,visit their local Citizens Advice Office to seek free legal advice

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Citizens Advice Office

The Citizens Advice Office is a community-based charity that provides:
1. Help
2. Advice

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The 3 main branches of the legal profession

The 3 main branches of the legal profession are:
1. Legal executives
2. Solicitors
3. Barristers

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Legal executives

Legal executives:
1. Are legally qualified professionals employed largely by solicitors
2. Normally specialise in a given area of law

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Who are legal executives regulated by?

Legal executives are regulated by the Institute of Legal Executives

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Solicitors

Solicitors are mainly graduates with a law degree who cover a range of legal work both:
1. Civil
2. Criminal
and have to be formally qualified

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Solicitors do what?

Solicitors undertake most of the work in:
1. Magistrates' Courts
2. County Courts

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Solicitors must undertake what?

Solicitors must undertake:
1. Professional training of a 1 year legal practice course
2. Then 2 years under training in a solicitor's practice

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Who are solicitors regulated by?

Solicitors are regulated by the Law Society

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Barristers

Barristers are:
1. Graduates who become specialist in a narrow aspect of the law
2. Employed by solicitors on behalf of their clients to represent them in the higher courts

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What has barristers' traditional work been?

Barristers' traditional work has been advocacy - they present cases in court

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What is a barrister briefed (employed) by a solicitor to do?

A barrister is briefed (employed) by a solicitor to work on the solicitor's client's behalf

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What are barristers in relation to the solicitors?

Barristers:
1. Are independent of the solicitor
2. Pursue their own judgement about how to proceed with the case

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Where do barristers work?

Barristers can work in a Magistrates' Court, but they mainly work in:
1. Crown Courts
2. The High Court
Or,
2. The Court of Appeal

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What are barristers normally?

Barristers are normally specialists in a specific area of law, either:
1. Civil
Or,
2. Criminal

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What are most barristers?

Most barristers are law graduates

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Pupillage

Pupillage is on-the-job training

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Barristers have to undergo training by undertaking what?

Barristers have to undergo training by undertaking:
1. The Bar Vocational Course
2. Then pupillage with a qualified barrister

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Queen's Counsel

Queen's Counsel is recognition by their profession that they have become experts in their own field

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What do most senior barristers do?

Most senior barristers apply to become Queen's Counsel (QCs)

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Who do barristers work for?

Barristers work for themselves

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Solicitors' undertake most of the work in Magistrates' Courts and County Courts, both the preparation of the case and its advocacy.
What do solicitors also do?

Solicitors also deal with:
1. A large amount of commercial work, land and building issues
2. The conveyancing of houses, making wills and advising on tax matters

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What are many solicitors?

Many solicitors are graduates with a law degree

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The Citizens Advice Office is a community-based charity that provides help and advice, including what throughout the UK?

The Citizens Advice Office is a community-based charity that provides:
1. Help
2. Advice
,including free legal advice throughout the UK

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Solicitors' undertake most of the work in Magistrates' Courts and County Courts, both what?

Solicitors' undertake most of the work in Magistrates' Courts and County Courts, both:
1. The preparation of the case
2. Its advocacy

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Queen's Counsel is recognition by their profession that they have become experts in their own field.
Barristers may apply to become QCs, or KCs if what?

Barristers may apply to become:
1. QCs
Or,
2. KCs
if there is a king on the throne

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Barristers work for themselves, but often do what with other barristers?

Barristers work for themselves, but often share premises, known as chambers, with other barristers

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