What is the job of a solicitor and lawyer and what is the difference?
Which is the one that works in a firm and doesn’t require going to court?
Thanks a lot!
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My simplistic understanding is a solicitor draws up paperwork, contracts, when you buy a house etc. A lawyer will more likely help you sue people, go to court etc (although that is more a barrister in court – but the lawyer advises these things as a first step).
The lines are blurred, and many professional offices have all these, and work in together. You may need a licence to practice some of this in some countries.
A solicitor will rarely, if ever, go to court. A lawyer will sometimes. A barrister is always in court. Again, my simplistic understanding.
There are two types of lawyer – a solicitor and a barrister. A barrister works in the courts and wears the wig and gown (sometimes) A solicitor often works in a firm and would handle day to day stuff like conveyancing and family disputes etc. A solicitor is generally salaried whreas a barrister is usually self employed, receiving work from solicitors on behalf of clients who need representation.
Solicitors are generally in Europe.
Lawyers are generally in the USA.
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