BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS IN ENGLAND AND WALES

BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS IN ENGLAND AND WALES Peter Goldsmith' BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS IN ENGLAND AND WALES * C h a i r m a n o f the bar o f England and Wales 1995, currently Chairman International Relations Committee. INTRODUCTION T h i n k of a British barrister and you probably think of Rumpole of the Bailey. The Wordsworth-quoting English gentlemen with ash from a small cigar on his waistcoat but an unerring knack of getting to the truth of a case which usually means getting his client off. Or perhaps you think of John Cleese in A Fish Called Wanda: mixing the bewigged tradition of an English barrister with an incongruous affair with Jamie Lee Curtis. The truth about the British legal profession is more prosaic than these caricatures. But there is truth in the depiction of the high degree of forensic shill and court craft of the modern English legal profession. It combines a high degree of knowledge, experience and ability with the better parts of old tradition; integrity, independence and fearlessness. First, we should look at the structure of the legal profession in England and Wales. Unusually, but not uniquely in Europe,k the pro- fession of lawyer is divided into http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Tilburg Law Review Brill

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Publisher
Martinus Nijhoff
Copyright
© 1996 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
2211-0046
eISSN
2211-2596
D.O.I.
10.1163/221125996X00111
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Peter Goldsmith' BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS IN ENGLAND AND WALES * C h a i r m a n o f the bar o f England and Wales 1995, currently Chairman International Relations Committee. INTRODUCTION T h i n k of a British barrister and you probably think of Rumpole of the Bailey. The Wordsworth-quoting English gentlemen with ash from a small cigar on his waistcoat but an unerring knack of getting to the truth of a case which usually means getting his client off. Or perhaps you think of John Cleese in A Fish Called Wanda: mixing the bewigged tradition of an English barrister with an incongruous affair with Jamie Lee Curtis. The truth about the British legal profession is more prosaic than these caricatures. But there is truth in the depiction of the high degree of forensic shill and court craft of the modern English legal profession. It combines a high degree of knowledge, experience and ability with the better parts of old tradition; integrity, independence and fearlessness. First, we should look at the structure of the legal profession in England and Wales. Unusually, but not uniquely in Europe,k the pro- fession of lawyer is divided into

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Tilburg Law ReviewBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1996

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