A barrister is a form of a lawyer who specialises in courtroom assistance, drafting legal cases and, last but not least, expert opinion. Barristers usually work in chambers within the court. A barrister differs from solicitors. Solicitors do most of their legal work within a law firm and have direct Continue Reading
What is the practice of real estate law?
Real estate law is a very broad category, and it can include but is not limited to sales, environment, land use, leasing, finance, restructuring and litigation. To become a well rounded real estate lawyer, you not only need the experience and qualifications in the bag but the willingness to gain Continue Reading
Legal proceedings and social media
Social media has taken the world by storm in recent years and it’s certainly impacted upon the law. When a court case is in progress it’s normal for people to be commenting on it, tweeting about it and building up publicity (without the help of the press). This means that Continue Reading
Do lawyers need to be good at maths?
One of the first questions that come up in Google relating to becoming a lawyer is the question “Do lawyers need to be good at maths?” The answer to this question is actually quite simple; no, you don’t need to be good at mathematics. You do, however, need excellent analytical skills. Continue Reading
What is a Notary?
I recently applied for my working holiday visa in Australia for it to be approved hours later. My girlfriend who is a nurse, however, had a lot of work to do before she could have her application processed. Once she’d gathered all of her relevant identification documents and pages of Continue Reading
What Differentiates Professions from other Career Paths?
What are known as professions; Solicitors, Doctors, Accountants, as a few examples, differ from other career paths in a number of ways. Anybody who has studied to be an accredited professional will know that a big part of it is the organised education and qualification requirements to get to that Continue Reading
The Duties of Lawyers: Conflict of Interest
Conflict of interest is yet another important duty for lawyers to uphold. It covers a range of potential conflicts between the interests of different current clients, ex-clients and current clients, the lawyer and the client, and the judge and the client. The goal of the statutes which protect individuals from Continue Reading
The Duties of Lawyers: Confidentiality
Confidentiality is one of most important duties of those working in the legal profession. Most people have heard of confidentiality, whether from direct experience or through TV, but what many people fail to understand is that confidentiality isn’t actually all encompassing; there are limitations. One of the biggest limitations of Continue Reading