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Counsel in United Kingdom

Definition of Counsel

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

A barrister, barristers collectively, or anyone advising and representing litigants.

Counsel Meaning

Counsel in Scottish Law

Advocates who act for the prosecution and the defence.

Counsel in North Ireland

The legal system in the UK uses the term counsel as an approximate synonym for a barrister, and may apply it to mean either a single person who pleads a cause, or collectively, the body of barristers engaged in a case.

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

This entry was last updated: March 14, 2016


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