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solicitor advocate

a solicitor in England having rights of audience before specified higher courts; a solicitor in Scotland having the right of audience before any of the higher courts. These individuals remain solicitors and are not ADVOCATES nor BARRISTERS although carrying out the same functions in the spheres within which they are authorized.
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With a team of experienced staff including legal clerks, solicitors, barristers and solicitor-advocates, Linskills Solicitors has expanded its legal services and is now one of the last law firms that offers welfare rights advice, and is recognised as the 'go-to firm' for cases that push the boundaries of the law.
Mr Hibbert has joined the firm's commercial department where he is acting for clients at both the Wrexham and Oswestry offices, alongside a high calibre team of solicitors, solicitor-advocates and other specialist lawyers.
The figures also show that solicitor-advocates received PS4.5million in fees, a fall of 15 per cent from PS3.9million the previous year.
Speaking about his new position, he said, 'Many solicitors aim to become solicitor-advocates at some stage in their career, but with so few in the UK as a whole, nothing is guaranteed and to become the youngest in the UK is a real honour.
He is the youngest of 620 solicitors in the UK and 18 solicitors in Wales to become a solicitor-advocate, which allows him to represent both criminal and civil cases in any higher court or Crown Court in the UK.
At a separate meeting at the Liverpool Victoria Rowing Club, in Wallasey, held as a "training day" because lawyers are not allowed to strike, more than 40 solicitors and solicitor-advocates shared their concerns about the impact on victims and vulnerable individuals.
But one faculty source said: "Seeking recognition of the seniority of long- standing solicitor-advocates is understandable and they can enshrine it in any way they like.
Vincent Belmonte, vice-president of the Society of Solicitor-Advocates, said: "It is quite clear that these things are happening as a result of the lack of resources in the fiscal service in Edinburgh and the lack of resources in the justice system in general."
Mr Beltrami claimed that solicitor-advocates, who were brought into being in 1995, had never been accepted by advocates.
Mr Beltrami claimed solicitor-advocates, who were brought into being in 1995, had never really been accepted by fully fledged advocates.
Richard Steer from Cardiff, 30, an employment specialist at Cardiff law firm Leo Abse & Cohen, is one of only 15 solicitors in all of Wales to become a solicitor-advocate, which means he can represent both criminal and civil cases in any higher court in the UK.