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In many Common Law nations, the distinction between solicitor and barrister is that the solicitors traditionally have direct access to clients and do much of the paperwork and discuss the planning with the clients. In some jurisdictions it was/is common practice that the barrister is not hired by the client but appointed by the judge. The barrister in turn ...


Lawyer is perfectly fine Lawyer is a catch-all term for both barristers and solicitors.


According to this Australian source the terms have the same meaning as every other jurisdiction I am familiar with: Barristers are lawyers, but not all lawyers are barristers.

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