Students practise language concerning the relationship between solicitors and barristers in the British legal system.
The classification of lawyers into barristers and solicitors is often viewed as a very strange and unnecessary development. :This lesson looks at the differences between the two professions - their roles and their responsibilities - and specific vocabulary relevant to them.
Aim: To practise the skills of:
- Prediction – about the differences between barristers and solicitors
- Reading for specific information – to check predictions and understand the differences between barristers and solicitors and to understand the construction of a text and paragraph order.
- inferring meaning of words from context
- Discussion - based on information and opinion
Level: Upper intermediate to advanced
Student profile: It is envisaged that students will be studying law, will be trainees or qualified lawyers.
Time needed: The lesson is in 5 stages and should take 60-90 minutes
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