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Difference Between Lawyer, Solicitor, Barrister, Attorney And Judge

Despite the fact that they are all legal practitioners, there are certain differences between them that will be discussed more below:

1. a legal professional (e.g., a lawyer)

Anyone who is a Licensed Legal Practitioner and who has the credentials to provide any sort of legal advice in certain areas of the law is referred to as a Licensed Legal Practitioner in this context.

Simply said, a solicitor and a barrister are two different categories of attorneys.

2. A lawyer or a solicitor

This is a sort of lawyer that provides legal counsel to his or her clients in a certain area of the law that he or she is familiar with. A solicitor is the first person a business or an individual turns to when they want legal assistance on a variety of issues, such as safeguarding their intellectual property or entering into a legal agreement.

It is the solicitor who is responsible for the day-to-day management of their clients' legal matters.

Any solicitor who is handling a disagreement matter will spend the most of their time outside of court gathering evidence and engaging in some sort of settlement discussions; they will only appear in court if a barrister is required to represent the client.


When a client becomes embroiled in a complicated court issue, a solicitor will request a barrister to appear in court on their client's behalf, according to the law.

An skilled lawyer who gives specialised legal advice on certain areas of the law, a barrister is someone who spends the most of their time representing corporations or people in court.

A barrister assists the solicitor in the preparation of certain court papers. A solicitor, on the other hand, can become a barrister after passing a test and meeting the standards of the Bar authority of the state in which he or she practices.

4. Attorney

Generally speaking, a lawyer who has passed the bar examination and is permitted to practice law in a certain jurisdiction is referred to as a "licensed attorney."

As opposed to a barrister or solicitor, an attorney does not represent clients in court. This is because the confidentiality agreement between an attorney and their client does not extend to court matters.

Attorneys can operate in the capacity of attorneys, however it is crucial to note that not all attorneys are capable of performing the job of attorneys efficiently. This is due to the existence of a distinct professional code of conduct that states the rigorous obligations that attorneys are subject to.

5. Judge

It is the role of a judge to oversee the proceedings of an in-person court of law; he is responsible for hearing the arguments of both counsel and making an unbiased decision on the matter.

When a judge makes a decision, it is purely based on their knowledge of the law and their own personal judgment.

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