An ever-expanding label
A Lawyer is an ever-expanding label used to describe fee earners in the legal profession. Such roles include: Solicitors, Barristers and Legal Executives, with Paralegals becoming increasingly important in the day-to-day running of a law firm. Details of each can be seen below:
WHO IS A LEGAL PROFESSIONAL?
There are a wide range of legal professionals including:
- Chartered Legal Executives
- Trademark attorneys
- Patent Attorneys
- Licensed Conveyancers
- Costs lawyers
- Probate Practitioners
All of the lawyers in this list are regulated by the Legal Services Board and all have professional status.
In addition many organisations involved in legal activity employ paralegals who normally have some legal qualifications and who may be involved in interesting legal work subject to the supervision of qualified professionals.