Solicitors, Charted Legal Executives, Barristers and Lawyers: What Is The Difference?

Posted by Chris Ringham on Feb 16, 2022 11:00:00 AM

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What Is a Solicitor?

A solicitor is a qualified legal practitioner who has the responsibility of preparing legal documents, as well as defending their client or representing in their best legal interests. A solicitor will offer you legal advice on a wide selection of areas within the law and can help a range of clients from individuals to small businesses.

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What Is a Chartered Legal Executive?

A Chartered Legal Executive is a person who has qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. They take instruction from clients and provide legal advice. They negotiate, or contact other professionals, on behalf of their clients. They analyse and summarise complex legal information, draw up wills and draft legal contracts.

What Is a Barrister?

Barristers are experts in their selected areas of the law. Barristers can help you by advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of a claim, draft a selection of legal documents, negotiate in settlement meetings, and represent you before tribunals and courts. We do not employ Barristers but will instruct one on your behalf should a complex issue require their assistance

What Is a Lawyer?

A lawyer is a generic term for anyone who is qualified to give legal advice in one or more areas of law. Solicitors, Chartered Legal Executives and Barristers are all types of lawyer.

Contact Bowsers Solicitors Today

Here at Bowsers Solicitors, we have a team of Solicitors and Chartered Legal Executives ready to help you with your legal requirements. Instead of spending hours searching online for 'will dispute near me' or 'dispute resolution solicitors near me', get in touch with our experts for guidance and support with any of your legal needs. 

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