For some, it is only a question of time before solicitor-advocates catch up with barristers.
But in civil litigation, too, owing to similar financial pressures, solicitors now have greater incentives to represent clients directly before the higher courts.
Owing in part to cost pressures, most solicitor-advocates are practising criminal advocacy. Over fifty percent of applications are accepted, after successful completion of the requirement.
Solicitors can qualify to represent clients in the criminal courts, civil courts or both. For this purpose, the Bar Council of India has an internal Committee whose function is to supervise and examine the various institutions conferring law degrees and to grant recognition to these institutions once they meet the required standards.
With further reductions in criminal legal aid rates, some argue that the large difference in numbers between criminal and civil solicitor-advocates will persist. In those days it was about being noticed — noticed by the right people — and being noticed while not messing up.
The techniques of writing effectively and persuasively apply just as much to those documents as they do to written submissions. Written work that is dense, impenetrable, lacking cohesion or badly structured will rarely be useful and sometimes may be counter productive.
A well framed issue provides the roadmap for the presentation of the facts and argument. Writing out an argument helps the writer to understand his or her case, to define, refine and recast the matters that the Court must decide, to identify the facts that materially bear upon those matters and how best to present and express those facts, and weave them into the legal issues and arguments and how to put the legal argument.
Following changers in the title was replaced with Attorney at law. Sometimes that may be by way of narrative or by incorporating the facts into the legal analysis.
Market forces based on strong commercial relationships between the client and their lawyer should be the determinant of consumer choice for privately paying clients.