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Advocate in United Kingdom

Definition of Advocate

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Advocate :

1. One who exercises a *right of audience and argues a case for a client in legal proceedings. In magistrates’ courts and the county courts both *barristers and *solicitors have the right to appear as advocates. In most Crown Court centres, the High Court, the Court of Appeal, and the House of Lords barristers have exclusive rights of audience. However, the provisions of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 allows solicitors with appropriate experience to qualify for rights of audience similar to those of barristers and acquire *advocacy qualifications for the Crown Court, High Court, and Supreme Court. In many tribunals there are no rules concerning representation, and laymen may appear as advocates. Advocates no longer enjoy immunity from law suits for negligence in relation to civil or criminal litigation

2. In Scotland, a member of the Faculty of Advocates, the professional organization of the Scots Bar.

Advocate Meaning

Advocate in Scottish Law

A lawyer who is a member of the Faculty of Advocates, or Scottish Bar. Also known as counsel. Different advocates act for the prosecution and the defence.

Advocate depute Meaning

Advocate depute in Scottish Law

Experienced prosecutor who appears in the High Court. They make decisions in serious cases and fatal accident inquiries, also advising procurators fiscal on complex or sensitive issues.

Definition of Advocate

A barrister or solicitor representing a party in a hearing before a court.

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  • Article Name: Advocate
  • Author: MacCallum
  • Description: Definition of Advocate In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Advocate : 1. One who [...]

This entry was last updated: May 27, 2015



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