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Simple English definitions for legal terms

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A quick definition of legal practitioner:

A legal practitioner is a type of lawyer who helps people with legal issues. In the old English system, there were different types of legal practitioners, such as barristers, special pleaders, certified conveyancers, and solicitors. Some legal practitioners can charge fees for their services, while others cannot. If a legal practitioner makes a mistake, they may not be sued for it.

A more thorough explanation:

A legal practitioner is a term used to describe a lawyer or a member of one of the recognized branches of practice in the traditional English system.

In the English system, legal practitioners can be:

  • Barristers
  • Special pleaders not at the bar
  • Certified conveyancers
  • Solicitors

For the first three types of legal practitioners, they are allowed to recover their fees. However, barristers cannot recover their fees as their acting is deemed voluntary, and their fees are considered honorary payments. This means that no action can be taken against them for negligence or unskilfulness.

For example, if a person hires a solicitor to represent them in a legal matter, the solicitor is considered a legal practitioner. The solicitor can recover their fees for their services. However, if a person hires a barrister, the barrister cannot recover their fees, and their acting is considered voluntary.

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do you guys want to hear my newest irrational fear
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That you have so much fun tonight dancing after the sun goes down you fall in love but way too hard and your heart pops!
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Hahah lolll show those fools your dance moves!! I am actually about to start working until about 4 in the morning so I can go out of town Tuesday so avenge me!
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I came face to face with an Amazon worker on prime day though and that was crazy. Don’t think I’ll ever forget that. They looked completely drained it was insane.
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Thanks wasp right back at you! You too! This work is really interesting! It’s one of three jobs where it’s been hard to stop before school starts for sure.
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Heard Biden dropped out of the race. Made me remember when you said bye den dropped out of my life. You'll always be my first choice nominee. No need to text back
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i have never fully comprehended any of your messages bunny
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